Medium Hike to Fort Berkeley
Take in stunning views of the historic ruins of Fort Berkeley, admire Pigeon Point, and more when you book this moderate hiking excursion in Antigua. While this year-round tour does not operate on Saturdays, you'll get 3.5-hours worth of adventure and a knowledgeable local guide to lead you along a rain forest trail to see iconic sites like the Pillars of Hercules, Windward Beach, and the marina area surrounding the Copper and Lumber Store. You also don't need hiking experience to enjoy this outdoor adventure, making this scenic tour perfect hiking adventure for hiking newbies and outdoor enthusiasts! You'll also enjoy convenient roundtrip transportation on a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle with a water pouch and bottled water.
Begin your scenic 3.5-hour tour by meeting your local guide at Heritage Quay Pier and boarding your air-conditioned vehicle for a comfortable 20 to 30 minute drive to Antigua's southside to arrive at Fort Berkeley. It took about 41 years to build this 18th-century fort, which also laborers built to defend the English Harbour and the island of Antigua. Here, you'll find the ruins of the 29 or so cannons that the navy once used to defend the island from enemy forces as well as stunning views of the harbor and iconic landmarks like the Pillars of Hercules and Galleon Beach: a serene beach with golden sands and a local favorite for turtle sightings.
Along your scenic hike, you'll also catch stunning views of lesser-known beaches like Windward Beach and enjoy the water views along shorelines of Pigeon Point Beach. Continue your hiking adventure by following your guide as you take a stroll through the world's oldest continuously working Georgian dockyard. This 18th-century dockyard is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is also home to the famous Dockyard Museum, which once was the home of a former naval officer. Conclude your hiking adventure with a stroll along the mariner that sits in front of the historic Copper and Lumber Store before you hop back on your air-conditioned vehicle to return to your pier.
Whether you're looking to take in stunning seaside views or immerse yourself in Antigua's culture by exploring a historic fort and dockyard, this exciting hiking tour offers it all. Reserve your spot on this hiking adventure today and get ready for memories that will last a lifetime on your next visit to Antigua!