Activities on Antigua and Barbuda
has been a central part of Antigua's culture for centuries, ever
since the British under Horatio Nelson made English Harbour their
Caribbean base. Today, the stately Georgian architecture of Nelson's
Dockyard hosts a more pleasure-seeking fleet--the international
racing boats, recreational yachts, and classic sailboats of Antigua's
annual Sailing Week. With such a rich
marine tradition, its no surprise that boats of all sorts can be
hired in Antigua. Most hotels have Sunfish or Sailfish, and a number
of companies hire yachts.
are more than a little devoted to cricket. The island has historically
been a very strong contributor to West Indian and international
cricket, and the Antigua Recreation Ground is one of the finest
places in the Caribbean to take in a local, regional, or international
match. Devotees of the game can visit the Antigua and Barbuda Museum
for a look at the infamous cricket bat of Vivian Richards, native
Antiguan, former captain of the West Indies Cricket Club, and one
of the greatest batsmen of all time. Matches can be found almost
anywhere on the island, at almost any time.
Although more recently established than its sailing
counterpart, Antigua's annual Tennis Week draws an impressive field
of international competitors to the island in May of each year.
Quite a few of the island's hotels have excellent facilities.
Antigua & Barbuda has hundreds of wrecks
to explore and good shelf diving. Arrange for diving equipment
through your hotel or guest house.
Jolly Dive Center
Jolly Dive is located on the beach at Jolly Beach with easy access to Antigua's finest dive sites.
Operating from Jolly Beach in Jolly Harbor for over 25 years, Jolly Dive is staffed with both PADI and NAUI professional scuba diving instructors.
Diving excursions Monday through Saturday with Sundays available upon request.
Antigua & Barbuda - Caribbean West Indies
P.O. Box 149 Jolly Harbour, Antigua, W.I.
West Coast Tours Antigua Ltd
Reef Rider Boat and Snorkel Tours offers special excursions either to view the bays and reefs of the west coast, or to experience one of the best snorkel spots in Antigua. Tours vary in length and larger groups of 6 or more can be custom designed. Experience Antigua from a unique point of view.
Local Antiguan, Eli Fuller will show you the "other side" of Antigua.
Growing up spending most of his time on the water, Eli wants to make
sure that even if you have been to Antigua on 10 other holidays, your
day out with him will leave you with a new picture of Antigua. This
tour has been spoken about on all of the cruise and travel forums as
well as in countless guides and periodicals.
| See why
Islands Magazine, The Rough Guide, The Guardian, The
BBC and many others stress that his tour shouldn't be
missed while on Antigua.
For more info visit http://www.adventureantigua.com/
THE ISLAND ECO TOUR
Discover the Eco-system of Antigua. Come be adventurous and experience the
off-shore deserted islands, hidden caves and the amazing scenery of Nelson's
Dockyard, not too mention the wild life encounters and perhaps a chance of
seeing a dolphin or whale.
Snorkel on colorful reefs or just relax on the beach with our locally made
fruit juices or rum punch.
Phone: (268) 464 3571
Windsurf Antigua is located at Dutchman's Bay - best location, superb climate and ideal wind conditions. We have good equipment and also specialise in teaching beginners.
Phone: (268) 461-9463 / 773-9463
Hiking has not been much developed as an organized
activity, although Antigua has many trails and tracks that are
well suited to it. Most of the popular hikes lead to one or another
of the island's many hilltop fortifications: Fort George sits atop
Monk's Hill, and Fort Barrington (captured by the French in 1666)
is on the promontory at Deep Bay. The Historical and Archaeological
Society frequently arranges group hikes.
Much of the appeal of the natural environment
in Antigua and Barbuda is the multitude of bird species to be found
there. The Frigate Bird Sanctuary on Barbuda,
though accessible only by boat, is the largest bird sanctuary in
the Caribbean and contains over 170 species; Long Island and Great
Bird Island also offer outstanding opportunities for birdwatchers.
There are two golf courses on the Antigua: an
18-hole, 70-par course at the Cedar Valley Golf Club and another
at Jolly Harbour. The K-Club on Barbuda also has its own 9-hole
JOLLY HARBOUR GOLF CLUB
1. Fairly easy all one has to do is obtain a membership form, fill it out, return
form and pay monies then will be given a laminated membership card.
2. Different type of memberships are offered:-
Corporate membership - (the more members the less the cost)
4 corporate cards - $1,000.00EC per member
5/6 corporate cards - $950.00EC per member
7/8 corporate cards - $890.00EC per member
per year - $558.00US
6 mths - $345.00US
3 mths - $238.00US
1 mths - $180.00US
- once you own a property in Jolly Harbour fees are discounted.
Individual - $468.00US per year
Couples - $702.00US per year
Couples membership -
1 year - $820.00US
6 mths - $520.00US
3 mths - $345.00US
1 mth - $275.00US
3. Green Fee prices are already included in the membership fees, if a
member does not have their own carts and clubs they can be rented at a special
For non-members the fees are:-
9 holes - $25.00US
18 holes - $40.00US
Golf Cart fees:-
9 holes - $15.00US
18 holes - $23.00US
4. Telephone # 268-462-7771 Ext 608
Fax # 268-562-2810
CEDAR VALLEY GOLF COURSE
1. Obtain and fill out a membership form - form has to be returned for approval
- is usually approved. Once approved payments have to be made. There is a joining
fee of $260.00EC
2. Membership fees:
Single - $1,280.00EC per year
Husband & Wife - $2,050.00EC per year
Family (husband & wife + Kids in school not college) $2,300.00EC per year
3. Green Fees $30.00US per 18 holes daily
Carts $30.00US per 18 holes (if cart is shared $15.00US per person)
4. Telephone # 268-462-0161
Fax # 268-562-2762
Sportfishing, bonefish in Barbuda's Codrington
Lagoon, hunting of deer, boar, various gamefowl on Barbuda. Licenses
and gun permits must be obtained in Codrington Village. The Antigua
and Barbuda Annual Sport Fishing Tournament is held in May of each
There are several stables in Antigua. Arrangements
for riding can be made through your hotel.
Offers Mountain Bikes for short or mid-term
rentals and the sale of bicycle parts and accessories.
Address: PO Box 2771,
St. John's, Antigua
Tel: 268 462-2453, 268 462-6050
Fax: 268 460-7587
Contact: Curtis Ryan
Hours of Operation: Sunday - Monday (6 days)
Swimming, Snorkeling, Boatride
An Eco Tour Not To Be Missed - Antigua's Best Kept Secret Discovered
A unique Eco experience in one of the best unspoiled coastal
areas in the Caribbean. Experienced guides will ensure you enjoy
a half day of kayaking, snorkeling, power, boating and hiking adventure
on the beautiful east coast of Antigua.
Paddle tranquil lagoons, uninhabited islands and protected mangroves and snorkel
and hike at Bird Island, a 20 acre 'jewel in the ocean' that has white beaches,
live reef and rare wildlife.
Coast Horizon -- Eco-Fantasies
Palm Tree Garden
Cades Bay Antigua, W.I
Tel: 268 562 4074/5
|Swim with the Stingrays, Antigua
From the cruiseship pier you will take a short, airconditioned bus ride through the scenic interior of Antigua to the quaint fishing village of Seatons.
Here you will be greeted by the the professional staff at the Stingray City Dive shop who will give you a briefing on the equipment and give you safety tips for a fun interaction with the Rays. The Dive shop has Change Room, Restroom and Locker facilities for your convenience. All snorkel equipment is provided.
From Seatons you will be transported by boat, winding your way through the mangrove lined islands of the North Sound.
This all too short picturesque trip abounding with birdlife and sealife ends at Barge reef, the home of Stingray City Antiugua. Protected by the fringing reef, the calm crystal clear waters are the home to many Southern Stingrays.
Here you will be assisted and supervised by the professional dive staff into the stingray habitat where you will be able to play with, pet and perhaps even feed one of the tame stingrays. Entry into the 3-8 feet deep water is an easy step from the large swim platform. Even non-swimmers can enjoy the rays.
Thesed amazing animals will surprise you with their gentlness and with the informative briefing you receive these once feared "beasts" will find a special new place in your heart and provide you with an unforgettable memory.
This amazing experience is enhanced by the unbeatable scenery and the pristine coral reef surrounding the area.
After aprox. one hour you will be travel back the dive shop where you will be able to rinse of in the fresh water showers, view the photographs taken by the professional photographer and even purchase some of the local arts and crafts available, while you enjoy a refreshing drink.
The short ride back to the cruiseship pier brings an end to this once in a lifetime trip.
Antigua certainly does have the Brightest Rays in the Caribbean!
Tour approx. 3 hours
Stingray City Antigua
Telephone: 268 562 7297
Fax: 268 562 7803
Tropical Adventures offers a wide
range of excursions and incentive programs including Airport Transfers, Off
Road Jeep Safaris, Historical Tours, Five
Star Catamaran Lunch, Snorkeling, Kayaking,
Lobster Lunch Tours, Pirate
Ship Adventures, VIP tours and much more. Our wide choice of
tours enables us to customize excursions to meet and exceed your
clients expectations. Tropical Adventures believes in protecting
our environment and cultural heritage with out which our tours
could not operate. Our professional and enthusiastic staff is committed
to service excellence and safety.
For more information and photos
P.O. Box 301
Cruises: Kokomo Cat Cruises Ltd. |
Even the most devout landlubber will enjoy sailing aboard the newest, fastest,
and safest catamaran in the Caribbean.
Click here for details of cruises available:
Tel: 1-268-462-7245 (that's 1-268-462-SAIL)
Fax: 1-268-462- 8305
Our friendly, professional crew know exactly what it takes to give you a good
Thirst quenching drinks, delicious food and calypso rhythms turn an exhilarating
sailing experience into the ride of your life!
Our three boats offer an unrivalled quality and variety of cruises at unbeaten
prices. We also do private charters.
Click here for details of cruises available:
Tel: 1-268-462 4792
Fax: 1-268 4623661
Antigua's newest water-bourne attraction
"Experience" the thrill of a speedboat trip in our unique chauffeur-driven
Glastron GX185 speedboat
Postal Address: PO Box 179, Jolly Harbour
Telephone: 1 268 774 1810 or +1 268 774 7215
Fax: 1 268 560 9488
general enquiries or
our 'fastrak' booking service where we will try to respond to your mail within
a few hours.
"SENTIO" has been
serving the important guests of the finest resorts for 10 years.
We specialize in chartering for small groups, (we can accommodate
up to 18 guests) providing first class service and world class
fun. Because we offer private yacht cruises, you can set the agenda.
The cruises we offer are:
- Full and half-day sailing cruises along the Caribbean coastline visiting
deserted beaches, shell collecting, snorkeling, or just sitting back in the
spacious covered cockpit over a gourmet lunch and a glass of wine.
- Champagne sunset cruises from The premier Curtain Bluff Resort or Historic
Nelson's Dockyard, English Harbor.
- Weddings...get married on the yacht or have the bride and groom go for a
romantic cruise after the ceremony. (We take care of all the details.)
- "private romantic" get-a-way's... wear (or not) what you want and we'll take
you to that deserted bay and beach.
- Birthdays, Anniversaries and special events are our specialty. Families with
kids are very welcome aboard... the kids love it! We even do special meals
- Sailing lessons for the whole family and week-long sailing charters to other
Islands can be arranged.
Horizon Yacht Charters, based in
Jolly Harbour Marina on the leeward coast of Antigua, is an established,
owner-operated charter business.
With a small fleet of carefully maintained yachts - ranging in size from 36
to 50 feet - both mono hull and catamaran , we offer a high level of customer
service to each of our guests.
Whether you're a sailing enthusiast, or simply looking to sit back, relax and
enjoy a Skippered charter, we can tailor the perfect vacation, just for you.
Contact: 562 4725
The most memorable tours in the
On our tours you can see just about all of Antigua's coastline from deserted
offshore islands to the downtown cruise-ship port and from busy Dickenson Bay
to pristine and rugged Half-moon Bay. Visit Monserrat and get closer to an
active volcano than is possible any other way, then see the charred remains
of its now deserted capital city. If you want something special, allow us to
suggest some custom tour options for you. Whatever you choose, you wont forget
your tour with us!
No visit to Antigua can be considered
complete without an ESTATE SAFARI TOUR or CLASSIC JEEP
TOUR around the Island.
Make Advance Booking online now!!
Lobster, fish, conch, chicken,
rice, salad and a variety of snacks.
Open bar with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
Snorkeling equipment and professional instructions.
Sunbeds, umbrellas, picnic tables.
Private excursions can be arranged.
Antigua, West Indies
A complete water sports facility, established since 1980. Located at Dickenson
Bay, activities include jet skiing, waterskiing, parasailing, kayaking, hobie
and sunfish sailing, windsurfing and tubing.
Also available are sun beds with umbrellas, a beach bar with cold drinks and
snacks, fresh water facilities. A calm bay ideal for families with children.
Custom tailored snorkeling trips to many of our beautiful reefs on Tashi, a
41 Ft. rib design boat.
Call us or email us for more information.
Open 7 days a week.
Yacht Club Marina
Antigua Scuba Center
English Harbour, Antigua, W.I.
Ph. (268) 729-4698 or (268) 561-1383, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Antigua Scuba Center is friendly little dive center operating out of English
Harbour on the beautiful south coast of Antigua. Antigua's south coast is quite
rugged: rocky cliffs plunge straight down into the ocean and that means..GREAT
DIVING with drop offs and mini walls galore (click "Dive Sites" for more info).
The favourable underwater landscape is only the beginning: The coral encrusted
walls and jumbles of boulders you will see create a myriad of hiding places
for all types of Caribbean reef fish which congregate in numbers! Larger marine
life such as turtles, stingrays, barracuda, jacks, permit, nurse sharks and
morays are regularly seen here. South Antigua's abundant marine life is truly
one of the diving world's little surprises.
Destination Day Charters |
You drive your boat. After a detailed briefing including safety aspects and
instructions on operating the boats, jump into your boat and head out for a
dream tour, skirting beautiful coves, mangroves, deserted offshore islands
with our skilled instructors pointing out the wildlife and local features of
this pristine area. A drink and swim stop are included
Phone : (268) 562 4905
Cell or Mobile: (268) 770 2940
Fax: (268) 562 2904
NASH SAILING CRUISES |
Telephone: (268) 560-0014 / 464-6662
P.O. Box 1003 Galleon Beach,
St. John's Antigua West Indies
In Antigua, sailing yacht Jabberwocky offers first
class day or overnight charters on a fast cruising
yacht with very comfortable accommodation. The crew are
attentive and knowledgeable, the food excellent and
the prices much more reasonable than you might think.
Contact email@example.com for
details or see the website at
Antigua sport fishing experience with "Overdraft" deep sea fishing charter.
On your Antigua vacation you too can experience the excitement of fishing Marlin,
Tuna, King fish, Dolphin (fish), Wahoo, Shark or Barracuda, in the Atlantic
waters of Antigua with "Overdraft" deep sea fishing charter.
We pull out all the stops to make your visit to Antigua an exciting and memorable
experience. Captain Frank Hart knows Antigua's Atlantic fishing grounds better
than most, and invites you to share in the excitement of sport fishing in Antigua
P.O. Box 1124
Phone (268) 464-4954 or 463-3112
Fax (268) 462-3119
Enjoy fishing with Captain Mike who has been deep sea fishing here in Antigua
since he was a child. Mike's 31 foot Bertram has been lucky recently with catches
of large wahoo, marlin and tuna. Mike operates from Jolly Harbour.
All drinks and tackle are included. There is a max of 6 guests per charter.
Scooter & Car Rental
If you want an easy, fun and cheap way to discover Antigua then Cheke's Scooter Rentals is the solution for you. Daily rates include: 2 Helmets, Instruction, 24 hours of Rental Time and Maps. For your convenience Scooters can be delivered island wide to your hotel, villa or apartment & we also hire cars at very competitive rates. All drivers must be over 18 years old and have a valid Driving Licence.
We can supply a temporary Antiguan Driving Licence at additional cost of US$20.VISA, Master Card, Travellers Cheques and Cash Accepted. To book your Antigua Scooter Rental contact Cheke's immediately!
We have a choice of four types of scooters ranging from 50-150cc.
Daily rates are as follows:
Per Day: US$40
2 or More Days: US$35 per day
The Weekly rate is US$225.
Cheke's also provides a special offer to Cruise Ship Passengers of only US$55 for the day. Insurance is optional and costs an additional US$10.
Quad bikes are another exciting way of exploring Antigua both on and off road. Quads range from 200 to 400cc. These are available at US$45 per day and we also have a Cruise Ship Special at US$65 where we deliver the quad bikes direct to the cruise dock at no extra cost.
To book your Antigua Scooter, Quad Bike or Car Rental contact Cheke's immediately!
Tel: (268) 562-4646
Mobile: 001 (268) 773-3508
Rent A Car
Located in Falmouth
TEL: (268) 560-2618
CELL: (268) 729-2618
CELL: (268) 723-3957
P O Box 60
Jolly Harbour Marina
+1 268 721 3456 (Jolly Harbour) or +1 268 722 8468
Miramar Sailing provides fun and relaxing day and term sailing charters
from the beautiful Caribbean island of Antigua.
Aboard our 40ft Beneteau Oceanis 400, we will ensure that your cruise is a
holiday experience to remember.
Miramar is available for
* 'Special Day" Cruises
* Dedicated Sunset Sails
* Special Occasion Cruises - Weddings, Honeymoons, Anniversaries and celebrations
of all kinds
* 7/10 day Round the Island Cruises
* Longer Cruises between the islands
Zip Line Canopy Tour
The Antigua Rainforest Canopy Tour is a unique eco-tour through Antigua's lush rainforest where you embark on an unforgettable 21-element journey through the verdant forest, high above the trees.
Cell + 1 268 720 5313
Office +1 268 562 6696
Scenic Tours Antigua
Tours and Transportation
P.O.Box W1639, St. John's
Phone: 1 (268) 764 3060/720 4020
Toll Free: 1 888 380 1234
Sailing Antigua - Classic yacht sailing tours
Phone: 268 725 7263 Cell
The powerboats: http://www.adventureantigua.com
The Blog: http://www.antiguaisland.blogspot.com
Sunsail Club Colonna
Sunsail is delighted to announce that we are again offering vacations at Colonna Resort, Antigua, offering a full Sunsail beach, delivering outstanding sailing instruction. Children of all ages are welcome and will have a great time on and off the water! For those aged 8 - 17 our dedicated Youth Sailing Club offers a structured combination of sailing and fun. The hotel can also arrange a nanny or local baby sitters, should you so wish.
Located on the northern tip of Antigua in HodgesBay, Colonna Resort is perfectly placed to enjoy all that the Caribbean has to offer and promises the best dinghy sailing and windsurfing in the Caribbean. This stunning tropical resort offers a palm lined beach, wildlife, friendly people and great year round sailing on crystal clear waters in balmy trade winds. Colonna’s Italian style red roofed buildings, terracotta walkways and tropical gardens, make an attractive backdrop for the pool, beaches and bay. You can dine alfresco in the open-air restaurant overlooking the beach, and out on the spit at our traditional Caribbean bar (De Rum Shack) for delicious rum punch and cocktails.
For more information please call USA 866-786-7370 or UK 0844 463 6706, or visit www.sunsail.com
Sunsail Yacht Charters
Sunsail’s yacht charter base is located in EnglishHarbor, Antigua at Nelson's Dockyard. Built by the famous Admiral Lord Nelson this is an ideal starting point for exploring the coastline and some of Antigua’s lovely beaches. This historic area is now known as much for its lively pubs and restaurants as its fascinating history. And nearby ShirleyHeights is popular for its famous “Jump Up” BBQs and punch parties with dancing and live music.
Sunsail offers a range of sailing catamarans and monohulls for charter, visit www.sunsail.com for a quote or call
USA 866-786-7370 or UK 0844 463 6706
Nicholson Yacht Charters & Services
Nicholson's has been in the business of chartering yachts since 1949 when Commander Nicholson sailed into English Harbour and founded Yacht Chartering in the Caribbean.
We specialize in luxury sailing and power yacht charter vacations, ideal for families, friends, couples, honeymoons and reunions. A private yacht charter is one of the most unique vacation experiences imaginable and offers the freedom no other cruising vacation can. It is the perfect way to explore Antigua & Barbuda and the Caribbean chain of islands, as the Caribbean offers some of the best blue water cruising in the world.
Our charter yachts have professional captain's and crew dedicated to pleasing you!! They offer snorkeling, scuba diving, wakeboarding, water-skiing, kayaking, kitesurfing and a cruising holiday taking you to places only accessible by charter yacht. Call us today and lets explore the world of chartering together....
Nicholson Yacht Charters & Services
Ph: 1 268 460 1530
Ph: 1 305 433 5533
A member of the Charter Yacht Brokers Association
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