Antigua Activities

Activities on Antigua and Barbuda

Land Activities Water Activities Excursions
Cricket Jolly Dive Center Day Cruises
Hiking and Birdwatching West Coast Tours Antigua Ltd Antigua Adventures
Eli's Eco Tours
Tennis Boating Tropical Adventures
Golfing Diving
and Snorkeling
Antigua Seafaris
Hunting Antigua
Scuba Center
South Coast Horizon
Riding Fishing Sailing Cruises
Bike Plus Kayaking Caribbean Helicopters
Cheke's Scooter & Car Rental  Swim with the Stingrays Prickly Pear Island Excursion
Big O Rent A Car Island Speedboats Estate Safari Tour
or Classic Jeep Tour
  Seasports Ltd. Exotic Destination Day Charters 
  Capt. Nash 
Sailing Cruises
Zip Line Canopy Tour
  Windsurfing Scenic Tours Antigua
  Jabberwocky Yacht Charter  
  "Overdraft" Deep Sea Fishing Charter  
  Deep Sea Fishing  
  Horizon Yacht Charters  
  Miramar Sailing  
  Ondeck Group  
  Sailing Antigua -
Classic yacht sailing tours
  Sunsail Club Colonna
Sunsail Yacht Charters
  Nicholson Yacht Charters & Services  




Sailing 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.

Antiguans 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 DiveJolly 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.

Padi diveDiving 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

West Coast Tours AntiguaReef 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.

Tel: 268-728-5239

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 

Antigua Seafaris 



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
email: [email protected] 



Windsurf Antigua
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
e-mail: [email protected]


Hiking and Birdwatching


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 course.


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

Single membership:
per year - $558.00US 
6 mths -   $345.00US
3 mths -   $238.00US
1 mths -   $180.00US

Homeowners membership
 - 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 membership rate.
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
E-mail: [email protected]  


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
E-mail: [email protected] 

Fishing and Hunting


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 year.



There are several stables in Antigua. Arrangements for riding can be made through your hotel.

Bike Plus


Offers Mountain Bikes for short or mid-term rentals and the sale of bicycle parts and accessories.

Address: PO Box 2771, 
Independence Drive
St. John's, Antigua
Tel: 268 462-2453, 268 462-6050
Fax: 268 460-7587
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Curtis Ryan
Hours of Operation: Sunday - Monday (6 days)

Kayaking, Swimming, Snorkeling, Boatride 
An Eco Tour Not To Be Missed - Antigua's Best Kept Secret Discovered By Few


Email: [email protected]
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.

South Coast Horizon -- Eco-Fantasies


Pyramid Park
Lecture Theatre
Palm Tree Garden
Lagoon Adventure

Cades Bay Antigua, W.I
Tel: 268 562 4074/5

e-mail: [email protected] 

Swim with the Stingrays, Antigua


Stingray CityFrom 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
Email: [email protected]  

Tropical Adventures 


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 click here!

Tropical Adventures
P.O. Box 301
Redcliffe Quay
St. John's
Antigua, W.I.

Tel: 268-480-1225
Fax: 268-462-2064
Email: [email protected] 

Day 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:
Email: [email protected]

Tel: 1-268-462-7245 (that's 1-268-462-SAIL)
Fax: 1-268-462- 8305

Wadadli Cat Antigua


Our friendly, professional crew know exactly what it takes to give you a good time! 

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:
Email: [email protected] 

Tel: 1-268-462 4792
Fax: 1-268 4623661

Islands Speedboat Ltd.


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

[email protected]  for general enquiries or
[email protected]  for our 'fastrak' booking service where we will try to respond to your mail within a few hours.

Sailing Cruises


"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 for them.

- Sailing lessons for the whole family and week-long sailing charters to other Islands can be arranged.

Email: [email protected]

Horizon Yacht Charters


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

E-mail: [email protected]

Caribbean Helicopters 


The most memorable tours in the Caribbean:
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.

Seasports Ltd.


Dickenson Bay
Antigua, West Indies
e-mail: [email protected]

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.

Antigua Yacht Club Marina
Antigua Scuba Center


English Harbour, Antigua, W.I.

Ph. (268) 729-4698 or (268) 561-1383, [email protected]

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.

Exotic 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 

e-mail: [email protected] 



Small Groups 
Telephone: (268) 560-0014 / 464-6662 
E-Mail: [email protected]

Jabberwocky Yacht Charter
P.O. Box 1003 Galleon Beach,
St. John's Antigua West Indies
E-Mail: [email protected]

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 protected]  for further
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
ST.John's, Antigua
Phone (268) 464-4954 or 463-3112
Fax (268) 462-3119
E-mail [email protected]

Deep Sea Fishing
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.

Email: [email protected] 

Cheke's Scooter & Car Rental 

Cheke's Car RentalIf 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
Email: [email protected]

Big O Rent A Car
Located in Falmouth
Contact Info:
TEL: (268) 560-2618
CELL: (268) 729-2618
CELL: (268) 723-3957
E-MAIL: [email protected]

Miramar Sailing Ltd
P O Box 60
Jolly Harbour Marina
West Indies
+1 268 721 3456 (Jolly Harbour) or +1 268 722 8468
e-mail: [email protected] 
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.

Ondeck Group
Peter Anthony
Cell + 1 268 720 5313
Office +1 268 562 6696
Skype: peteranthony1106

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
Email: [email protected]

Sailing Antigua - Classic yacht sailing tours
Phone: 268 725 7263 Cell

The powerboats:
The Blog:

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

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 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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