Set sail for adventure as you join the crew of an Antiguan yacht-racing ship for a heart-pounding competition against another vessel. Whether you’re an experienced sailor or just looking for some excitement on the open water, this excursion is the perfect antidote to the typical port-of-call activities.
Depart from the Saint John’s Cruise Ship Terminal at 8:30am, proceeding with your guide to the site where your high-performance racing yacht is anchored. Listen in for a short safety briefing, and meet the ship’s crew who will be leading the race. Depending on your level of interest, either grab a seat in the back to observe the festivities, or dive right in as you work hand-in-hand with the crew as they prepare to race. If you choose to participate, you’ll get a quick 45-minute primer on yachting in a safe practice area, teaching you necessary skills, including winching and grinding.
Once you feel prepared, the 45-minute race begins. Feel the sting of the ocean spray on your face and the wind on your skin as your ship goes up against a nearby competitor during this thrilling test of sailing skill and wit. When the race finishes, dial the excitement back a few notches with a pleasure cruise around Falmouth Harbor. Along the way you’ll observe the impressive super yachts that call the site home, and have a chance to take the wheel of your own ship, should you choose.
No matter the outcome of your race, celebrate your day on the water with a rum punch as you return back to the marina. You’ll sip your cocktail in style on a private platform with stellar views of the coast before returning to the port to meet up with your cruise ship.
Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Antigua port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.