Our Story


‘Stevie’ Mendes is the owner as well as one of the main captains in the Barefoot Fleet. He is a fifth-generation, Antiguan-born, seasoned waterman. Growing up fishing with his father and grandfather he has been out on the ocean since the day he was born. Being a boat captain for the last 20 years, Stevie is fully qualified holding his 200 Ton Yacht Masters. A major part of the success of Barefoot Antigua is the hand-picked highly skilled captains and crew that are all a part of the team. Whether it be wakeboarding, kitesurfing, fishing, diving or even exploring all the best nooks and crannies that Antigua and Barbuda has to offer, you couldn’t be in better hands. Stevie and his crew will share their knowledge and passion for beautiful Antigua and Barbuda and the oceans that surround it. Your day will be nothing but memorable and unforgettable!


Growing up in Antigua and having the ocean as our backyard, it was our ‘go-to place’ to discover and learn. As very young children, we were fortunate to have access to a boat, which opened up a world of opportunity to explore. 

These experiences have been memorable and rewarding and have shaped us into the people we are today. Stevie decided to purchase Barefoot so that we could carry on living our best lives, just as we did as children. The memories made have been invaluable and we felt that we needed to share this incredible journey with others and give people the opportunity to experience Antigua and Barbuda like we have. This is how Barefoot was born.

The boats have been fully tailored around the activities we love doing most. We specialize in completely private and customized tours designed around our guests’ ideal day. If you are the type who wants to get out and be active, learn a new sport or go on a fishing adventure, we have you covered. If you would rather have a more relaxing day, going to lunch at a restaurant by boat and hanging out at an untouched, secluded beach, we got you! If you would like to get a few friends together and maybe celebrate your birthday, partying on your own private island, we have the best sound system and can guarantee you a day for the memory bank!

So, come along for the ride!