When you meet your guide at a central location in St John's, drive just 10 minutes by air-conditioned minivan to Fort James Beach, where you'll receive a brief orientation and be assigned a horse according to your size and riding ability. Then, hop on your horse and get ready for a great ride, accompanied by your knowledgeable guide plus two experienced outriders.
Feel the cool breeze and enjoy scenic views of the clear Caribbean Sea as you make your way on horseback over powdery sand. Ride across the beautiful beach -- fringed with coconut palms -- to historical Fort James, built by the British in 1706 to protect St John's Harbour. See several cannons and the foundation of the fort wall, as well as a fabulous panorama of the harbor and the lovely Antiguan coastline.
After you tour the fort, return to the coastline and ride along the water's edge where a white-sand beach stretches for almost a mile (1.6 km). Enjoy a complimentary bottle of mineral water as your guide unsaddles your horse in preparation for the next venture -- riding bareback into the warm water. With the addition of a buoyancy belt, and accompanied by your guide, you'll enjoy a refreshing swim!
Then, relax in a lounge chair under a shared umbrella, sipping a cocktail while you soak up the sun; you'll have about an hour to stroll along the beach or go for another swim. If you'd like, treat yourself to a snack or lunch in a restaurant that overlooks the sand and sea.
You'll have the opportunity to shower before return transport by minivan.