St. John's, Antigua
Duration 1 3/4 hrs
Behold the breathtaking beauty of the still-active Soufriere Hills volcano on neighboring Montserrat from a helicopter with tiered seating that ensures a great view. As you fly high above the turquoise sea between the islands of Antigua and Montserrat, the pilot will describe the devastation from the volcano since 1995, when it erupted for the first time in centuries. The volcano eventually buried the capital of Plymouth in ash and forced it to be abandoned. Much of southern Montserrat lies within the Exclusion Zone, an area that is considered too hazardous to enter except by flying overhead. From the comfort of the helicopter, you will enjoy a literal bird’s-eye view of the Exclusion Zone, the volcano and the destruction from past eruptions. Few experiences are quite so memorable. Be sure keep looking down on the way to and from Montserrat as whales and sea turtles are often spotted..
- Observe a still-active volcano on Montserrat from high above in a helicopter.
- See the widespread destruction that the volcano’s past eruptions have caused.
- Look for whales and sea turtles in the waters between Antigua and Montserrat islands.
- Adult from: $731.13 NZD
- Child from: $731.13 NZD