Antigua Shore Excursion: Round Island Tour
You’ll also have time to stroll around and view the Admiral's Inn, Copper and Lumber Store, Sailmakers's Loft, Mystery Pillars, the art gallery and the fabulous yachts moored to the old quay side.
Visit the Blockhouse Ruins overlooking the mighty Atlantic Ocean, Indian Creek and, on a clear day, the island of Montserrat. Afterwards take a short visit to Shirley Heights for a bird's-eye view over Nelson's Dockyard.
Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your excursion ends with ample time for you to return to St John's for your ship’s departure. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. See our terms and conditions for full details.
- Local taxes
- Port pickup and drop off
- Entry/Admission - Nelson's Dockyard
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
We had a bad start which turned out to be a fantastic tour. Our booking said the start time of the tour was 9 a.m, but we could not find anyone at 9 a.m, and after phoning the office, was told the tour time had been changed to 10.30, although we had not received any notification by phone or email. We popped into a few shops and stopped at a cafe, and returned at about 10.15, and waited until 10.30. At 10.30 when I phoned again I was told the driver had been to collect us at 10.10, and because we were not there, they went without us. Eventually Gregory came for us at 11 a.m. Gregory was a delight - a friendly and charming gentleman, very knowledgeable about the island, and gave us a really great private tour for about 4 hours, including stopping for a drink and fresh fruit from a roadside stall. However, we were upset that we had wasted 2 hours of our day, which only gave us a very short time at the beautiful beach, before we had to return to our cruise ship.
We received a tour of the island, but it was a bit awkward as we were the only 2 passengers in the car. You're not in a bus, but your tour guide's personal vehicle. This tour was also really boring. You get out for a few stops, but you don't have much time to enjoy and stretch your legs. I fell asleep for the last hour of the tour. It would have been so much better if we stopped off for lunch, or had the opportunity to visit a beach and grab a drink. I don't feel like I really got to enjoy or experience Antigua.
Our driver was knowledgeable, funny, and entertaining. The tour was excellent, well run and the lunch was fabulous!
The sights were interesting, but our guide was just not into it. He did loosen up and smile a bit the last half of the tour. We were disappointed with Nelson's Dockyard because we were hastily added to a large group and were unable to hear their guide, who was an employee there. We were not given tickets for drinks and were sort dumped at the restaurant, not knowing exactly what was going on. We had to make our own way back to the gate to meet our tour guide, who told us at the beginning that we had 10 minutes to do all of this. It was very frustrating, and I feel Nelson's Dockyard would have been a great place to visit under different circumstances.
It was an excellent tour but it started off rough. We were supposed to meet at 9am at the Beehive Restaurant. We arrived 8:45am and one of the many taxi drivers asked if we needed anything. We thanked him and said we were waiting for a tour from National. He said the driver just left. Luckily I had brought our paperwork and the taxi driver offered to call the company. They told him they would send the driver back to get us. When the driver returned about 9:15am, he had a poster with our names on it but he said there was a mix up in that there was another van and he thought we were on that van. I did not buy the excuse and figured we were off to a bad start. However, he did give us a great tour of the island. I would recommend Viator for this tour.
Antigua was one of the islands on our Southern Caribbean Cruise. We wanted to book our own excursion rather than tour the island with a big tour group from the cruise. We had seen prior reviews about your company and Winston as the tour guide. Winston was great. He was attentive and informative. He showed the five of us all of the sites of Antigua and then when asked, recommended Hemingway's for lunch. All in all, Winston was great as was the tour and lunch. I would highly recommend booking with Viator.