Antigua

The largest of the British Leeward Islands, Antigua (pronounced an-tee-ga) boasts one of the Caribbean's most spectacular coastlines with secluded coves and sun drenched beaches. The island's rolling hills are dotted with stone sugar mills, relics from the bygone era when sugar was king. Historic Nelson's Dockyard, where Admiral Horatio Nelson quartered his fleet in 1784, attests to Antigua's long and colorful nautical history during colonial times. And St. John's, the island's bustling capital, offers visitors a wealth of boutiques, restaurants and pubs.

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Points of Interest

  • Nelson's Dockyard
  • Shirley Heights
  • Dow's Hill Interpretation Centre
  • Fig Tree Drive
  • Stingray City
  • Beaches
  • Bird Island
  • Canopy Zipline Adventure
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  • Nelson's Dockyard

    Explore the finest example of a British naval yard in the Caribbean. Visit the museum, boutiques, and restored buildings that are part of the area's designated national park.

  • Shirley Heights

    Commanding views of English Harbor and Nelson's Dockyard can be found at this breathtaking photo stop and historical site, originally built as a signal station to alert troops of approaching ships.

  • Dow's Hill Interpretation Centre

    A multimedia presentation celebrates Antigua's colorful history from prehistoric days to the present. The grounds also contain historic ruins and a display of 18th-century artifacts collected from the island.

  • Fig Tree Drive

    This picturesque road winds through lush vegetation, rainforest foliage, and fruit groves. You'll see sugar mills and quaint churches, but don't expect to see figs: in Antiguan, the word means "bananas."

  • Stingray City

    Swim with the "Brightest Rays in the Caribbean" in a safe, aquatic adventure that is fun for the whole family. Calm, clear waters, knowledgeable instructors, and a pristine coral reef enhance your experience.

  • Beaches

    With 365 pristine white-sand beaches, Antigua boasts a beach for every day of the year. Tranquil turquoise waters beckon you to swim and snorkel while the sparkling shores invite you to relax in the sunshine.

  • Bird Island

    This islet three kilometers northeast of Antigua is smaller than most city parks. Early sailors were amazed by the number of birds nesting there.

  • Canopy Zipline Adventure

    The thrill of a zipline tour gives visitors a unique perspective of the amazing Antiguan rainforest as they climb across bridges and soar high above the rich flora that grow within.

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Antigua Beach Break

4 hours | Antigua | ANU-280
  • Beaches

Sink your toes into an expansive stretch of soft white sand on this beach escape; ample time to swim, beachcomb and kick back in your lounge chair while drinking your complimentary cocktail.

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WALKING TOUR OF ST.JOHN'S

2.5 hours | Antigua | ANU-380

Enhance your visit to Antigua with a walking tour of St. John's, the island's bustling capital. Admire the city's Old World charm as you stroll past historic monuments, churches, private residences and shops. Then, learn the island's colorful history with a visit to the Museum of Antigua & Barbuda.

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Scenic Cruise, Snorkel & Beach

3 hours | Antigua | ANU-810
  • Beaches

Experience the best of Antigua above and below the water on this fun-in-the-sun adventure aboard a catamaran. Drop anchor at a barrier reef for snorkeling then cruise to Deep Bay, for swim and sand.

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Antigua Pineapple & Champagne Cruise

2.5 hours | Antigua | ANU-780
  • Beaches

Welcome aboard for a cruise down the beautiful west coast of Antigua. Take in all the picturesque spots, sit back and relax, or if you're feeling energetic, interact with the crew. Sample homegrown "Antigua Black" pineapple, the sweetest in the Caribbean, and sip a glass of bubbly from the champagne bar.

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Nelson's Dockyard, Shirley Heights & Blockhouse

3.25 hours | Antigua | ANU-105
  • Nelson's Dockyard
  • Shirley Heights

Discover Antigua's key historical site on a guided walk through the restored 1725 Georgian naval base, Nelson's Dockyard National Park. And take in the vistas from a military blockhouse and Shirley Heights.

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Nelson's Dockyard, Shirley Heights & Beach

4.5 hours | Antigua | ANU-115
  • Nelson's Dockyard
  • Shirley Heights
  • Dow's Hill Interpretation Centre
  • Beaches

A dazzling overview of Antigua's top attractions from the top of Shirley Heights Lookout to the sands of Turner Beach and includes a visit to Nelson's Dockyard and Dow's Hill Interpretation Center.

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Stingray, Snorkel, Swim & Scenic Country Drive

3 hours | Antigua | ANU-820
  • Stingray City

A host of friendly southern stingrays are waiting to say hello when you hop aboard an island skiff to Stingray City. Interact in the water with your new friends, then snorkel in the surrounding coral reefs.

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Fig Tree Drive & Turner's Beach by 4WD

3.5 hours | Antigua | ANU-345
  • Fig Tree Drive
  • Beaches

Get off the beaten track on a 4WD road expedition that explores Antigua's remote southwest interior. Drive through tropical forest areas, countryside villages and stop for a swim at Turner's Beach.

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Ffryes Beach Break with Lunch

5.25 hours | Antigua | ANU-285
  • Beaches

Ffryes Beach is one of Antigua's most beautiful stretches of sand, is the perfect spot to enjoy swimming. Savor lunch served in this magical setting.

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Eco-Kayaking, Bird Island, Snorkel, Beach & Hike

4.5 hours | Antigua | ANU-880
  • Beaches
  • Bird Island

Enjoy an exciting day filled with aquatic adventure that celebrates the best of Antigua's natural surroundings and breathtaking open waterways. Ride a speedboat, experience the thrill of kayaking, and snorkel in crystal clear waters. Stroll sugar sand beaches, hike through tropical foliage, and take in unparalleled views of the Caribbean.

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Nelson's Dockyard, Shirley Heights & Dow's Hill

3.5 hours | Antigua | ANU-100
  • Nelson's Dockyard
  • Shirley Heights
  • Dow's Hill Interpretation Centre

Travel through the heart of Antigua on a Discovery Recommended tour celebrating its colorful past. Explore the Dow's Hill Interpretation Center, Shirley Heights, and Nelson's Dockyard National Park.

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Devil's Bridge & Beach

4 hours | Antigua | ANU-475
  • Beaches

Reacquaint yourself with the timeless power of nature with a visit to famed Devil's Bridge where dramatic blowholes spray a cascade of waves from the Atlantic Ocean. Then escape to the cool refuge of Long Bay Beach with a swim in the inviting blue water.

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Robinson Crusoe Island Getaway & Snorkel

3.25 hours | Antigua | ANU-830
  • Beaches

Play castaway on the beautiful, tranquil "Robinson Crusoe" private island. Stroll or stretch out on the soft sand and watch the clouds roll by, swim in the crystal clear turquoise waters, or join the crew as they snorkel through coral reefs on a mesmerizing underwater tour.

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Scenic Coastal Cruise, Beach, Hike & Lunch

5 hours | Antigua | ANU-815
  • Beaches
  • Bird Island

Uninhabited Bird Island known for its fine feathered friends, tropical scenery and magnificent swimming and snorkeling is yours to discover on a luxury catamaran adventure that includes an onboard lunch.

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Panoramic Antigua (Wheelchair Accessible)

3.25 hours | Antigua | ANU-121
  • Nelson's Dockyard
  • Shirley Heights

A panoramic adventure in Antigua awaits on a guided tour designed for guests using a wheelchair, that ravels from the northern capital, St. John's, through the heart of the island, to southern, historic English Harbor, taking in all the sights and stopping at three popular attractions: Nelson's Dockyard, Dow's Hill Interpretation Center and Shirley Heights Lookout.

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Panoramic Antigua

3.25 hours | Antigua | ANU-120
  • Nelson's Dockyard
  • Shirley Heights

An easy, breezy panoramic adventure in Antigua awaits on a guided tour that travels from the northern capital, St. John's, through the heart of the island, to southern, historic English Harbor, taking in all the sights and stopping at three popular attractions: Nelson's Dockyard, Dow's Hill Interpretation Center and Shirley Heights Lookout.

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Scenic Coastal Cruise, Snorkel, Beach & Lunch

6 hours | Antigua | ANU-760
  • Beaches

Take in Antigua's magnificent coastline sights from a motorized catamaran on this full circumnavigation cruise with time allotted for snorkeling, and beach combing, as well as lunch served onboard.

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Fort James Segway Adventure

3 hours | Antigua | ANU-570
  • Beaches

Let the good times roll when you hop onto a Segway for a look at St. John's like you've never seen it before. Ride from the pier to the historic Fort James. Then glide into the 18th century British bastion to trace the island's military roots and see its timeworn cannons.

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Rainforest Canopy Zipline Adventure

3.5 hours | Antigua | ANU-400
  • Canopy Zipline Adventure

Soar through the treetops of Antigua's rainforest on an exhilarating zipline adventure. This eco-tour puts you in the heart of the forest and carries you over spectacular scenery and a dramatic gorge.

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Nelson's Dockyard, Shirley Heights & Lunch by 4WD

6 hours | Antigua | ANU-340
  • Nelson's Dockyard
  • Shirley Heights
  • Beaches

An open-air 4X4 Land Rover takes you through Antigua's countryside back roads, revealing its history and natural scenic beauty. Nelson's Dockyard, photo stops, and a beachside lunch round out the day.

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Catamaran and Lobster Lunch, Scenic Cruise & Swim

6 hours | Antigua | ANU-770
  • Beaches

The quintessential Caribbean dream becomes reality on this decadent cruise aboard the luxury catamaran "Mystic." Visit two secluded beaches before indulging in a lobster and champagne lunch served onboard.

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