• Location: St Johns, Antigua
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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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.

Highlights

  • 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

What You Can Expect

Antigua Shore Excursion: Round Island Tour

View from Shirley Heights

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.

Customer Reviews

NATHAN T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 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.

kjsas

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 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...

William H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 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.

Michael M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

We were lucky to get Gregory as our guide and we hit it off right away. It was a comprehensive tour complemented by a few stops for Wadadli and many laughs. Thank you Gregory, it couldn't have been better. Loved English Harbor. The Antiguan people are very kind.

Rafael H. O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Nice tour of the island. Nice guide!

Christopher T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

We booked this tour because we wanted to see English Harbour and Nelson's dockyard as our cruise ship's excursions didn't include these. Having looked at Viator's reviews we asked for Winston and he didn't disappoint. We hadn't realised this would be a private tour and we really enjoyed it especially the visit to Nelson's dockyard.

leahaf

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Our guide, Dale, did an excellent job taking us around the island and showing us the beautiful sights! Wonderful tour that was very informative and fun!

Ted E. T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

We really enjoyed this tour. Our tour company was National Tours and our driver and tour guide was Michael Mikie. Our van was immaculate and Mikie was very informative, friendly, and showed his passion for Antigua. We would highly recommend this tour for those wanting a good overview and history of Antiguia.

Diana T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

The tour was excellent. We were given a thorough tour of the island. Our tour guide was friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. His vehicle was very comfortable and he made sure he kept it cool for us when we were out looking at the sights. It was definitely a great tour.

Rachel P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

We had a group of 8, we were split in 2 vehicles but that was ok. Both guides were great!! Just make sure to confirm if you are on the cruise ship that the cruise ship time is different than the island time.

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