Hike to Pillars of Hercules

Easy Hike to Pillars of Hercules
4 Stars4.0 / 5  |  1 ReviewReview This Tour
Price: $97.00
Ages 4 and under are free.
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Scenic, Active
Shore Excursion Duration 3 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier.
Food/Beverage Provided Bottle of water.
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable, clothing and sensible, flat-soled, sturdy, closed toe walking shoes. Sunscreen and sunglasses are also recommended.
Restrictions No hiking experience is required. Guests must be confident and in good physical condition and have full mobility to be able to hike for the full duration, which is approximately 1 hour. Hikes are done on outdoor trails so please expect dirt, gravel, asphalt, concrete and other terrains. Not recommended for travelers with back problems, heart problems or other serious conditions. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Connect with Antigua's tropical paradise as you immerse yourself on a scenic hike that takes you to enjoy unforgettable views of Nelson's Dockyard and more when you book this hiking tour. Your scenic 3.5 hour hike includes an expert local tour guide who will lead you on a hiking adventure to take in views of sites like the Pillars of Hercules and along forest trails to hop over large boulders. You'll also enjoy comfortable roundtrip transportation via an air conditioned vehicle, water to quench your thirst, and a water pouch to hold your belongings for your convenience. With the chance to enjoy nature and Antigua's breathtaking views on an easy hike that requires no hiking experience, this island hike excursion is ideal for beginner hikers, outdoor enthusiasts, and culture connoisseurs!

Your island hiking adventure kicks off as you meet up with your local tour guide at the Heritage Quay Pier. Follow your guide on a scenic 30 minute island drive on a comfortable air conditioned vehicle to your hike's starting point. As you follow your guide, you'll get to catch spectacular views of a wide selection of landmark sites, including the iconic Pillars of Hercules, which sits at the mouth of the English Harbour. You'll get to admire the majestic natural formation of this stunning limestone rock carved by rain, sea, and wind.

Next, head to the top of the island to capture breathtaking views of Antigua and the islands that kiss the horizon with a visit to the 18th-century Nelson's Dockyard. You'll get a chance to admire the stunning architecture and views of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, which houses the ruins of the Clarence House and the Dockyard Museum: a former naval officer's home. This cultural heritage center and marina once served as a safe harbor to protect cargo and ships from damage from hurricanes and also offered a great viewpoint of the neighboring island of Guadeloupe.

Continue your scenic excursion at the island's south side, reliving your childhood memories as you hop over big boulders and watch the waves and tides crash into the shorelines. Just south of Nelson's Dockyard, you'll get a chance to admire the architectural grandeur of the 18th century Fort Berkeley. This famous fort was home to over 29 cannons, but now you'll catch stunning yacht views and admire views of the islands across the Caribbean Sea like Montserrat. Wrap up your scenic hike by enjoying the stunning skyline and water views on the south side of the island before returning to your port.

From enjoying a leisurely scenic hike on forest trails to taking in stunning island views, this hiking adventure is a nature lover's dream. Book this exciting hiking excursion today and get ready to immerse yourself in Antigua's natural beauty.

4 Stars4.0 / 5  |  1 ReviewReview This Tour
Hike to Pillars of Hercules
May 17, 2023
This was a very nice tour. Rick was a great guide and very knowledgeable about the island. The only concern I have is the description is misleading. This is not a beginner level hike. I was unsure when I booked but decided to take a chance. When Rick saw my physical condition, he changed to a different less strenuous route which still proved to be a bit too strenuous for me given the terrain and the temperature. That aside, the views were stunning and I enjoyed sitting on a rock with views of harbor and ocean on either side while the others completed their trek and came back for me. I would highly recommend this excursion for people who are used to mountain hiking.
4 Stars