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St. John's, Antigua-port
  • St. John's, Antigua

Touting 365 beaches, most protected by coral reefs; a ring of forts; and quaint Colonial architecture, Antigua, and particularly St. John’s, is a classic example of the British Caribbean. Sites to see include St. John’s Cathedral, destroyed by earthquakes and rebuilt on the same spot at least three times, the last time in 1845; and the Museum of Antigua & Barbuda, which, in addition to island history, also offers a fascinating exhibition of semiprecious stones. For a stroll in nature, make your way to Nelson’s Dockyard National Park, or the nature trail to Shirley Heights. St. John’s offers several hot spots for nightlife and live music. And be sure to stop at a local restaurant to taste the buttery “flying fish,” unique to this part of the Caribbean.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Gourmet Explorer Gourmet Explorer
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Best of Antigua
    Seated Tour
  • Champagne & Lobster Catamaran Cruise
    Light Activity /WalkingMeal
  • Coconut Grove Beach Break
    Seated Tour
  • Eco-Fantasies Kayak and Snorkel
    Most Active or Strenuous
  • Executive Collection Full Day Car
  • Executive Collection Full Day Van
  • Historical Island Drive & Beach Break
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Island Off-Road Safari and Beach
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Swim With the Stingrays
    Moderate Activity/Walking

Best of Antigua

Seated Tour

Duration: 3 1/2 hours

Tour Code: SJH-001

Antigua has a beautiful national park in which lies the famous English Harbor and Nelson's Dockyard, named after Horatio Nelson. Journey through the center of the island and appreciate the history, architecture, music and culture that this unique place has to offer. Drive past quaint villages where old churches, rum shops and small chattel houses showcase the West Indian style and culture.

Your first stop will be at Dow's Hill, offering one of the best panoramic views on the island - perfect for taking photos. Take a short guided tour of the area and enjoy a multimedia presentation at the onsite visitors' center. From here, you will proceed to the Blockhouse Ruins, standing 446 feet above the Atlantic Ocean on a sheer cliff. In 1787, this was a principal lookout post for the British. The remains of the powder magazine, gun platforms, water catchment, officer's barracks and 32-pound cannon can be seen. You can also see the prestigious St. James Club on Marmora Bay and the home of musician Eric Clapton.

Take a drive to Shirley Heights Lookout, the southernmost point in Antigua. Be sure to enjoy the sweeping views of the harbor and ocean far below. On a clear day, you may even be able to see the volcanic island of Montserrat, located 28 miles out to sea.

Conclude your fun day with a visit to Nelson's Dockyard Village, one of the most popular attractions in the eastern Caribbean. This naval base was built in 1725 to provide a base for a squadron of ships patrolling the West Indies to maintain England's sea power. The Georgian naval dockyards are still in use today. Enjoy a complimentary beverage at an 18th-century inn, and explore the museum, mystery pillars and bakery. Admire the sleek yachts tied to the old stone quay before you return to the ship.