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

6 hours | Antigua | A N U - 3 4 0
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$ 129.95
Min. age: 4 years | Max. height: 84 inches | Max. weight: 350 lbs. | Min. weight: 50 lbs. (See special notes)
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Points of Interest

  • Nelson's Dockyard
  • Shirley Heights
  • Beaches
Includes meal, Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

WHAT YOU WILL VISIT
4X4 Land Rover Adventure
A 4WD, open-air Land Rover is a specially designed vehicle built for off-road exploration. Your driver will take you down rugged paths where regular tour buses are prohibited. As you traverse the countryside, you'll be entertained with stories on the area's history, folklore, and vibrant culture.

Nelson's Dockyard National Park
Nelson's Dockyard, the only Georgian naval dock in the world and a unique Antiguan landmark. Although this is the Caribbean's premier example of a British naval yard, it was actually constructed by Antiguans. Nestled in the cone of a dormant volcano, the dockyard has been well protected for over 500 years from the hurricanes that frequent the area. Built in 1725, the dockyard served as the base for the English naval squadron patrolling the West Indies.

Turner's Beach
There are 365 beaches in Antigua, and Turner's Beach is one of the best! Relax on the beautiful sugar sand in this true tropical paradise. The warm Caribbean Sea invites swimmers and snorkelers and the shoreline is the perfect place for a stroll in the golden sun.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES
Blockhouse Ruins
View the remains of the powder magazine, gun platforms, cisterns, and officer's barracks atop this sheer cliff. From this breezy vantage point, you will have a photographic view of the surrounding coastline and the Atlantic Ocean.

Shirley Heights Lookout
Take in picture-perfect vistas of Nelson's Dockyard National Park and the English Harbor from this lookout once used as a signal station to warn those in the dockyard of approaching ships.

LUNCH
Delectable Caribbean fare is served up at a beachfront restaurant with lovely views. Tuck into a chicken kebab or cheese burger with your choice of French fries, rice or salad.

WHAT YOU WILL SEE ALONG THE WAY
An off road vehicle takes you places most visitors don't see. Begin at the Body Pond area in the center of the island, once the main freshwater source. Next your off-road vehicle easily climbs to the peak of historic Nelson's Dockyard National Park, where the lookout points of Shirley Heights and Blockhouse Ruins await. View the remains of the powder magazine, gun platforms, cisterns, and officer's barracks atop this sheer cliff. From this breezy vantage point, on clear days you can see all the way to Montserrat and Guadeloupe.

Special Notes:

Wear a swimsuit and bring a towel and adequate sun protection if you plan to swim at the beach. Minimum age to participate is 4 years old and the maximum weight to participate is 350 pounds.

Medical Restriction:

Not suitable for pregnant women or those with back/neck injuries.

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship on a 4WD tour and photo stop for Middle Hill Grounds

Transport type:
Four-wheel drive vehicle
Transport Capacity:
8
Travel time:
00:45
Time at site:
00:15
Free time at site:
5
Inside visit:
No
Walking distance:
20
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Photo stop for Blockhouse Ruins

Transport type:
Four-wheel drive vehicle
Transport Capacity:
8
Travel time:
00:20
Time at site:
00:10
Free time at site:
5
Inside visit:
No
Walking distance:
20
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Photo stop for Shirley's Heights

Transport type:
Four-wheel drive vehicle
Transport Capacity:
8
Travel time:
00:20
Time at site:
00:15
Free time at site:
5
Inside visit:
No
Walking distance:
20
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Guided tour of Nelson's Dockyard

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
8
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
00:45
Free time at site:
35
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
300
Steps:
2
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Scenic drive through the Rain Forest and free time at Turners Beach

Transport type:
Four-wheel drive vehicle
Transport Capacity:
8
Travel time:
00:35
Time at site:
01:45
Free time at site:
90
Inside visit:
No
Walking distance:
100
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Re-board your vehicle and return to your ship

Transport type:
Four-wheel drive vehicle
Transport Capacity:
8
Travel time:
00:35