• Location: St Johns, Antigua
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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Skip the snorkel tour and pump up the excitement as you join the crew of a yacht-racing ship in Antigua for 4 hours of high-seas excitement. Climb aboard your sleek racing ship, helping the experienced crew as much or as little as you like, as you join a head-to-head competition with another vessel. This authentic Antigua activity offers some adrenaline-pumping fun in one of the world’s premier yacht-racing capitals. Your excursion also includes bottled water and rum punch, a guide, round-trip transportation from the port and a worry-free shore excursion guarantee.


  • Antigua yacht-racing shore excursion
  • Learn about the thrilling world of racing sleek, high-performance yachts
  • Spend 45 minutes in a head-to-head race with another boat
  • Be part of the action or just sit back and enjoy the show
  • Finish the tour with a cruise around Falmouth Harbour and rum punch on a private dock
  • Safety briefing and on-the-water practice with a professional crew included
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

Antigua Shore Excursion: Yacht Racing

Antigua Shore Excursion: Yacht Racing

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.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Driver met us right outside of the cruise ship terminal with sign and our name. 15 minute drive to yacht harbour. There were only 2 of us on the excursion, so there was no race, however the crew went out of their way to show us what the boat could do. We sailed to Nelson's Dockyard, cruised through the dockyard then back to the main harbour. This was by far the best excursion of our cruise.

Marie P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Wonderful tour. We were met at the ship and had a taxi ride to the far side of the island with commentary the whole way. Amazing views of LOTS of yachts. The two crew members were both friendly as well as informative pointing out sights the whole way. Although we didn't actually race against another yacht as described in the tour information this was not missed at all. A thoroughly enjoyable day at sea.

Mark S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

First Mate 'OneLove' did a superb job instructing/coaching us landlubbers on the numerous tasks involved with crewing a racing yacht!

Meagan H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

The tour was very well organized. We were on a cruise and the met is right outside the gate with a sign. Simon our capitan and crew were awesome and really fun. We didn and #39;t have enough people for two boats so we only took one. We sailed to Nelsons dock yard.

Jason K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Tour was very well organized. Pick up was right outside the pier gate. The captain and crew were amazing. Really fun experience.

Ir R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

It was a great experience. It was off season so we were the only yacht but with only 4 of us from the cruise ship. It was fun learning and experiencing sailing. The Captain, crew, and everyone who helped us were great. The views of the Island from the yacht were perfect.

Victor H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

The folks at Ondeck really made this tour special for me. Apparently a lot of people had to cancel this tour at the last minute so I ended up being the only participant. They still allowed me to go out on one of the boats with a captain and first mate. They guided me through the process of hoisting the sails as we left the harbor. We went to the Nelson's Dockyard area before coming back. On the return trip I was able to steer the boat through some windy conditions.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

This was an outstanding excursion. Very relaxing. The crew and staff were very attentive and made the excursion an exceptional experience. Thank you...we will repeat in the future.

Gregory T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The staff was very accommodating after a mistake with our reservations. My wife who is an experienced sailor was able to do whatever she wanted on the boat. Last but not least, they serve the best rum punch of any tour.


4 star rating: Recommended December 2017

No yacht racing, Only 4 booked, so took a nice sail out to sea and to Nelsons Dockyard. Well organised and professional. Good especially if never sailed before.

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