Name of Tour: Sombrero Island
Price: US$2000 for a minimum of 4 people; US$50 for each additional person
Frequency: By appointment
Meeting Point: Sandy Ground, parking lot across from The Pumphouse. Pick up from your hotel may be arranged at an additional charge.
Need to Know/Special Requirements: Sneakers or hiking shoes; swim suit; towel; sunscreen; hat; backpack/bag
Provided: Guide, binoculars, water, local snack, lunch (including drink)
Sombrero Island is one of Anguilla’s gems. Recently designated a Ramsar Site, it provides important nesting habitat for regionally and globally important populations of Bridled tern, Brown noddy, and Brown booby.
The Critically Endangered Sombrero Island lizard is found here and no where else in the world. It lies approximately 40 miles to the north of Anguilla (approximately a 1.5 hour boatride from the Anguilla mainland), was mined for phosphate in the 1800s, and once had a manned lighthouse (which is now automated).
Jump into the clear, deep waters surrounding the island to cool off after a morning of exploring and lunch under the old lighthouse ruins. Sombrero Island is rarely visited and is one of Anguilla’s best-kept secrets. It is a nature-lovers dream.