Depart the pier area and take a scenic drive to a local art gallery where artisans practice their crafts.
Enjoy a welcome beverage and snacks and meet a local painter and observe her painting some of her favorite island scenes. Take part in her painting class and have a souvenir of this special day to take home. You will be entertained with stories of Antigua and her past through music and poetry reading spoken in the local dialect.
Local vendors will have their handiwork on display and for sale. You can find arts and crafts, sea island cotton and local clay pottery and some of these items will be produced right before your very eyes.
Take in the beautiful surroundings of the two old sugar mill ruins on the estate as you make your way to the beach. This secluded spot offers swimming for anyone who would like to take a refreshing dip.
At the arranged time, your transportation will return you to the pier area and your ship.
This excursion started a bit late due to Jackie's driver not fulfilling his end of the bargain. Her driver bailed on her the last minute, causing a lot of people to be upset. However, it wasn't her fault as she has no control over her hired drivers. Anyway, she managed to finally sort everything out and she turned out to be amazing. She is the Jackie of all trades - from singing her heart out to directing traffic to make sure we got back to the ship on time. She also gave us art lessons on the beach and taught us how to paint coconut trees after we had a swim in the warm crystal blue water. The tour to Ms. McMillan's house was equally exciting. It is so rare to see someone open up their house for visitors to enjoy. All in all, a great tour despite the start. She would have gotten five stars if everything was perfect!!