Together with nearby islands, Diamond Rock hosts breeding populations of Red-billed Tropicbirds, Red-footed Boobies and Brown Boobies of global importance. Diamond Rock also hosts a regionally significant population of Laughing Gulls.
This small group of islands are surrounded with spectacular reefs and thriving fish populations, and are situated within a proposed marine protected area. Visitors are highly discouraged from going ashore on Diamond Rock due to the presence of breeding seabirds year-round.
A short distance away lies the famous underwater active volcano Kick ’em Jenny. Huge feeding flocks of seabirds can be seen in waters surrounding these islands throughout the day.
The best way to see the islands is by sailboat, which allow for ideal viewing opportunities and minimal disturbance to breeding seabirds. This site is ideal for anyone looking for a remote adventure. Water taxis are not recommended for the general public due to unpredictable weather and strong tidal currents.
While other types of birds can be seen here, this is truly a seabird-specific island, with the locals calling it “Home of the Booby”. Here you will see thousands of Red-footed Boobies—one of the largest colonies in the entire Lesser Antilles.
In addition the island is also significant for Red-billed Tropicbirds, Brown Boobies and Laughing Gulls. Brown Noddies and tern species breed here at certain times in the year, while Magnificent Frigatebirds are plentiful year-round. Masked Boobies can be seen on occasion in the waters surrounding these islands, and if you look closely you might spot a nest!
Access is by boat only, either from Sauteurs, Grenada or Carriacou. All visitors are highly discouraged from going ashore on Diamond Rock due to the nesting colonies of seabirds.
There are several other impressive seabird colonies in close vicinity, such as Upper and Lee Rock, and healthy reefs and snorkeling. A spectacular dive site located just under nearby Isle de Ronde, which additionally features historic and cultural sites, and a hike to a secluded beach.
Accommodations can be arranged on sailboat with an anchorage located nearby at Isle de Ronde.
Archipelagics offers guided nature and sailing tours to this site and nearby islands, with the opportunity to collect data contributing to conservation. Archipelagics combines scientific and local knowledge to provide a holistic interpretive experience.