Our next excursion was a long awaited one for me…Necker Island. People often associate BVI with Richard Branson and his private island. For years I felt like I was missing the quintessential BVI experience. We booked our trip with Gumption’s Learning Adventures.
Gumption picked us up early that morning in his famous glass bottom boat at Gunn Creek. It’s a short ride over to Necker Island and I enjoyed watching the sea floor below us. We docked and Gumption led us past the tennis courts to the Beach House. There, we watched a few videos about the conservation work with the lemurs and other animals that call Necker Island home.
Then it was time to go meet the lemurs. Going in, we were met by their caretaker and told that the lemurs would most likely just jump on us when we entered. They did just that and I was shocked by how light they are, they just fly out of nowhere onto your shoulder. In my case, one chose to perch on my head for a minute or two…and NO ONE took a picture! My one regret.
Our next stop was the flamingo pond where we watched Gumption feed an enormous flock of flamingos. Afterward, he pulled out 2 buzzers and led a round of trivia about the flamingos and other inhabitants of the pond. Sadly, our group was not educated on these subjects, but we had fun trying. After, we were off to see the tortoises, then a walk to the gift shop, and finally a stop by the farm to visit the turkeys, ducks, miniature horses, and the obligatory chickens and roosters.