St. Johns, Antigua and Barbuda
Local Sightseeing, All
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Approximately 3½ hours
Explore Antigua’s colorful past and present with the only tour company in Antigua with a WSPR (‘whisper’) Radio System. Enjoy air-conditioned transportation with commentary from your experienced and knowledgeable guide. Listening in through the ease and clarity of the Whisper system, you will miss nothing.
A scenic drive takes you from the island’s quaint northern capital, St John’s, through the heart of the island. Take in Antigua’s tropical countryside, everyday picturesque village life, and gentle rolling hills, rich in daily West Indian life. Local villages with old churches exemplify West Indian culture.
You will pass the magnificent view of Falmouth Harbour en route to English Harbour. Here you will find the famed Nelson’s Dockyard. Built in 1725, the Dockyard served as the base for the English naval squadron patrolling the West Indies. As you enter this historic park -- the only working Georgian dockyard in the world -- you are met by a National Park guide, who leads you on a short, informative walking tour through the Dockyard. Note the beautifully restored buildings, detailed plaques, and many points of interest. A refreshing drink is served here.
After the tour you’ll have free time to explore the Dockyard, museum, art gallery, gift shop and boutiques.
Continue to Shirley Heights Lookout -- a former signal station that offers a commanding view of the Atlantic Ocean and picture-perfect view of Nelson's Dockyard and English Harbour. This used to be used as warning of enemy ships approaching.
Your waiting coach returns you to St John’s and the ship.