Antigua Exclusive History and Culture Tour
- Experience the rich history of Antigua with our exclusive small-group South Coast Tour
- Enjoy personalized visits to notable sites like Nelson's Dockyard
- Visit English Harbour, the historic 18th-century British Navy headquarters
- Enjoy breathtaking views of the Caribbean from Shirley's Heights and the observation decks at Dow's Hill Interpretation Center
- Walk through lush rainforests and visit a pineapple farm on an unforgettable tour
Exclusive Antigua Culture and History Tour
Enjoy this exclusive small group tour to Antigua's beautiful and historic South Coast. With a maximum of only 12 people, you will enjoy more personalized visits to sites such as Nelson's Dockyard, Dow Hill Interpretation Center, and Shirley's Heights.
English Harbour, Antigua's historic district, is focused on the 15 square miles of Nelson's Dockyard National Park. Developed as a base for the British Navy in the great age of sail, the harbor served as the headquarters of the fleet of the Leeward Islands during the late 18th century.
Although the dockyard was greatly expanded at that time by Horatio Nelson, it was gradually abandoned in the nineteenth century and was closed in 1889. Today Nelson's Dockyard has been completely restored, and it is now the only Georgian dockyard in the world.
Further above the harbor, at Shirley's Heights, are the partially-restored fortifications of the harbor's colonial observation post; the view from Shirley Heights extends out over the harbor and far across the Caribbean to neighboring islands.
Dow's Hill Interpretation Center is a place visitors can watch an impressive multimedia presentation of Antigua's history from its initial settlement to independence. Observation decks at Dow's Hill provide another fine view of the harbor and the ruined fortifications of Fort Berkeley, located on the far side of the bay.
Enjoy a lovely day with us as we travel the beautiful Southern Coast of the Island through the lush and natural rain forest. Smell the fresh fruits as we stop at the Pineapple Farm. Feel relaxed and comfortable in an air-conditioned bus on this small group tour of Antigua.
Please Note: The National park entrance fee ($15 US per person) is not included and must be paid on the day of the tour. Dow's Hill Interpretations Centre will be closed 9/4/23 - 11/5/23 for renovations and maintenance. Nelson's Dockyard will remain open for tours and access to Shirley Heights will continue as normal.