The lovely, and historical, island of Antigua has become a popular destination for those who enjoy temperate climates and natural beauty. In fact, Antigua is an international favorite of both sailing and yachting enthusiasts due to the calm turquoise waters that surround the island and a world class regatta is held here annually. But, other than those two sports, there is much to see and do on Antigua and we are sure to have a St. John's Excursion that will help make your visit something special such as our St. John's Antigua Around the Island Speedboat and Stingray City Excursion.
Cruise ships dock in St. John's, which is both the capital and the port city of Antigua Island due to its deep waters and, once you disembark, you will soon see an amazing compilation of both history and modern conveniences. The Arawak were the first well-documented group of indigenous people to settle Antigua. They paddled to the island by canoe (piragua) from present-day Venezuela. But Antigua's rich history also includes historical figures such as Christopher Columbus and Admiral Horatio Nelson who established the port as one of Great Britain's most important Caribbean naval bases.
With this rich background, Antigua now offers a variety of unique locations to visit such as St. John's Cathedral and St. John's Lighthouse. There are also several forts, museums, and lovely botanical gardens. Enjoy sightseeing in air-conditioned comfort, explore the powdery beaches and just relax with our St. John's Antigua Prickly Pear Island All Inclusive Beach Day Pass Excursion, or maybe you'd prefer to view the diversity of life under the surface of the waters while on our St. John's Antigua 2 Tank SCUBA Diving Excursion or our St. John's Antigua Power Catamaran Eco Snorkel Excursion. Whatever you choose to do, our John's Shore Excursions will offer the best this lovely island has to offer.
Fun Fact: Colonists took agricultural items such as corn and sweet potatoes back with them to Europe and from there these vegetables spread around the world.