The guided excursion was great. Personal service and amazing historical insight by our guide.
We were a group of 4, visiting Antigua while on a cruise. Our tour guide Velly was ready and waiting at the pier gate as we got off the ship. She was super knowledgeable about the history of Antigua and had lots of interesting facts for us. Our driver Joe was also great. We got to see the entire island and also had time to enjoy the beach before returning to our ship.
it took us a while to find the right meeeting place but after that it was great
This was truly the most enjoyable tour that I have ever been on. The tour guide showed me much more that what was listed as being included. I should have booked a longer tour as I was able to see much more that I had figured that I would get to see, but did not have enough time to spend very long at each site. I got to see the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium, Betty's Hope. an Old Sugar Mill that is being restored and Devil's Bridge that is a natural bridge that the ocean water has created that is similar to the Natural Bridge on Aruba. I also got to see many other sites that I had not planned on along with what was listed national park, in which lies the famous English Harbour and Nelson's Dockyard, named after Horatio Nelson who served in Antiqua in the 1700's. There was time to wander around and view the Admiral's Inn, Copper and Lumber Store, Sailmakers's Loft, Mystery Pillars, Art Gallery and fabulous yachts moored to the old quay side, visited the Blockhouse Ruins, overlooking the mighty Atlantic Ocean, Indian Creek, and the island of Montserrat. Afterwards a short visit to Shirley Heights for a bird's eye view over Nelson's Dockyard. I was the only one on the tour along with my tour guide who stopped by several other sites. I lost my notes or I could be even more descriptive of an excellent tour. I would definitely use the tour guide and the tour agency again. When packing to get off the ship, I inadvertently threw away my notes with the tour guides name and agency information to contact, but I will book through viator again. Thanks for wonderful tour.
Doing what: Antigua Shore Excursion: Round Island Tour
We left the ship 15 minutes earlier than tour meeting time with the purpose of searching for free Wifi at the port. Once we passed the exit of the port, we already saw our guide Vellie with a sign 'Viator'. Another couple from another ship joined our group of 3. Vellie did a good job briefing us with lots of information about Antigua. Birds' eye views of the island were prettier than Barbados and St. Lucia. At the last stop where complimentary drink was offered, it was lucky that we checked and we were able to enjoy free WiFi.
Guide/Driver was late- not impressed. He kept asking us what we wanted to see and we expected him to know what to show us? He seemed very disorganised. The tour was enjoyable but it didn't start well as we were about to give up as no-one knew about this tour. Tourism office were very rude also and not helpful when we asked them to help ring the tour operator. Would not recommend this tour.
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