St Johns, Antigua

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clock-o3 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English and 4 more

Overview

Get the perfect introduction to the history and scenic beauty of Antigua during this 3.5-hour tour of its top attractions. During your visit you’ll stop by Nelson’s Dockyard National Park, a colonial-era naval base and renowned yachting location, taking some time to browse the area’s unique shops and art galleries, then stop by the picturesque Blockhouse Ruins and finish your day with panoramic views from Shirley Heights. Your Antigua visit also includes round-trip transportation from the port and all entrance fees.
  • Island shore excursion of Antigua
  • See Nelson's Dockyard National Park and English Harbour
  • Stunning ocean views
  • Relaxing stroll by the water
  • Complimentary port pickup and drop off
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free guarantee: on-time return to your ship
Sample the top historical sights and lush tropical beauty of Antigua on this 3.5-hour port-of-call tour covering the island’s top cultural and natural attractions. 

Start with a 9am pickup from the cruise ship pier, continuing on with your guide to Nelson’s Dockyard National Park. This one-time British naval site now offers a wealth of historic and modern amenities. Admire the glamorous luxury yachts that now line its marina, before taking time to check out the art galleries and colonial-era structures such as Admiral’s Inn, the Copper and Lumber Store, the Sailmaker’s Loft that line the harbor shore. 

Then head over to the Blockhouse Ruins, a scenic overlook offering fantastic views of the Atlantic Ocean and Indian Creek, and on a clear day, the nearby island of Monserrat in the distance. Finish your excursion with a stop at Shirley Heights, another hilltop historic site with fantastic views of Nelson’s Dockyard down below.

Conclude your island trip with a return to your port-of-call to meet your cruise ship.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your excursion ends with ample time for you to return to St John's for your ship’s departure. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Reviews

Viator Traveller's Reviews

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K
, Apr 2018

We had a bad start which turned out to be a fantastic tour. Our booking said the start time of the tour was 9 a.m, but we could not find anyone at 9 a.m, and after phoning the office, was told the tour time had been changed to 10.30, although we had not received any notification by phone or email. We popped into a few shops and stopped at a cafe, and returned at about 10.15, and waited until 10.30. At 10.30 when I phoned again I was told the driver had been to collect us at 10.10, and because we were not there, they went without us. Eventually Gregory came for us at 11 a.m. Gregory was a delight - a friendly and charming gentleman, very knowledgeable about the island, and gave us a really great private tour for about 4 hours, including stopping for a drink and fresh fruit from a roadside stall. However, we were upset that we had wasted 2 hours of our day, which only gave us a very short time at the beautiful beach, before we had to return to our cruise ship.

A
, Apr 2018

We received a tour of the island, but it was a bit awkward as we were the only 2 passengers in the car. You're not in a bus, but your tour guide's personal vehicle. This tour was also really boring. You get out for a few stops, but you don't have much time to enjoy and stretch your legs. I fell asleep for the last hour of the tour. It would have been so much better if we stopped off for lunch, or had the opportunity to visit a beach and grab a drink. I don't feel like I really got to enjoy or experience Antigua.

N
, Mar 2018

An extremely informative and excellent tour provided by Winston whose charm and local knowledge made it all the more enjoyable. Thank you Winston!

S
, Mar 2018

An amazing tour. Our tour guide was Vincent and he was absolutely a fabulous guide. Would definitely recommend our friends to book through your website. Made my birthday extra special.

U
, Mar 2018

This was a really good excursion but the meeting place wasn't clear and we had to ring the tour company to find the driver. Once this was sorted out we had a really good experience with Cyril our driver, who was very knowledgeable and polite . We were able to spend as much time as we wanted at every stop and thought this was a good value excursion.

T
, Mar 2018

Our driver was knowledgeable, funny, and entertaining. The tour was excellent, well run and the lunch was fabulous!

P
, Feb 2018

The sights were interesting, but our guide was just not into it. He did loosen up and smile a bit the last half of the tour. We were disappointed with Nelson's Dockyard because we were hastily added to a large group and were unable to hear their guide, who was an employee there. We were not given tickets for drinks and were sort dumped at the restaurant, not knowing exactly what was going on. We had to make our own way back to the gate to meet our tour guide, who told us at the beginning that we had 10 minutes to do all of this. It was very frustrating, and I feel Nelson's Dockyard would have been a great place to visit under different circumstances.

N
, Feb 2018

It was an excellent tour but it started off rough. We were supposed to meet at 9am at the Beehive Restaurant. We arrived 8:45am and one of the many taxi drivers asked if we needed anything. We thanked him and said we were waiting for a tour from National. He said the driver just left. Luckily I had brought our paperwork and the taxi driver offered to call the company. They told him they would send the driver back to get us. When the driver returned about 9:15am, he had a poster with our names on it but he said there was a mix up in that there was another van and he thought we were on that van. I did not buy the excuse and figured we were off to a bad start. However, he did give us a great tour of the island. I would recommend Viator for this tour.

k
, Feb 2018

From start to finish our tour was great. Dale our tour guide amazing , provided information, very knowledge, and willing to answer our questions. We were on a cruise. This tour company told us were to meet them...very easy...Dale was there with a sign and our name. Would recommend this tour and Viator...

W
, Jan 2018

Antigua was one of the islands on our Southern Caribbean Cruise. We wanted to book our own excursion rather than tour the island with a big tour group from the cruise. We had seen prior reviews about your company and Winston as the tour guide. Winston was great. He was attentive and informative. He showed the five of us all of the sites of Antigua and then when asked, recommended Hemingway's for lunch. All in all, Winston was great as was the tour and lunch. I would highly recommend booking with Viator.


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