Antigua Island Tour Excursion Reviews

The largest of the British Leeward Islands, Antigua boasts one of the Caribbean's most spectacular coastlines with secluded coves and sun-drenched beaches.
Amazing Antigua was the tour name.
Sail Date: January 2018
Amazing Antigua was the tour name. Took a general bus tour of the island, stopping at Shirley Heights (great views) and Nelson's dockyard (great place to walk around) to look at the restoration or oogle the incredible boats docked ... Read More
Amazing Antigua was the tour name. Took a general bus tour of the island, stopping at Shirley Heights (great views) and Nelson's dockyard (great place to walk around) to look at the restoration or oogle the incredible boats docked there now Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Best views anywhere.
Sail Date: January 2018
Best views anywhere. Like the dockyard and all the boats. Also like sailing around the shoreline.
Best views anywhere. Like the dockyard and all the boats. Also like sailing around the shoreline. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Our favourite island!
Sail Date: January 2018
Our favourite island! Simply beautiful and the people are outstandling friendly. Don't miss out on the neck/back and foot massage with on street traders Tropical Bliss Spa, you will feel completly renewed.
Our favourite island! Simply beautiful and the people are outstandling friendly. Don't miss out on the neck/back and foot massage with on street traders Tropical Bliss Spa, you will feel completly renewed. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Private Antiqua VIP tours was excellent.
Sail Date: January 2018
Private Antiqua VIP tours was excellent. Our singing driver Alvin very informative and fun to have as our guide. We visited, Betty's hope sugar mill and was told slave history. As a side note I noticed a lot of other tour ... Read More
Private Antiqua VIP tours was excellent. Our singing driver Alvin very informative and fun to have as our guide. We visited, Betty's hope sugar mill and was told slave history. As a side note I noticed a lot of other tour participants following us around attractions as Alvin was knowledgeable and obviously they had booked the cheap tour! Devils bridge – where caribbian sea meets the atlantic ocean and the seas spray through/under small coral bridge We visited Nelsons dock yard – the bakery offered some interesting items, rest isn't that interesting, but the guide Alvin recommended was excellent. Fig tree drive was a windy road not that interesting, Islanders call bananas - figs **** no rain forest as advertised in ship brochure **** Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We hired a taxi for this tour.
Sail Date: January 2018
We hired a taxi for this tour. Driver was courteous, safe, and informative. English Harbour was very good but we didn't get enough time there. Cost was only $25/person for a 2.5 hour tour
We hired a taxi for this tour. Driver was courteous, safe, and informative. English Harbour was very good but we didn't get enough time there. Cost was only $25/person for a 2.5 hour tour Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
An amazing coincidence- the rowing contest from the Canary Islands to Antigua arrived exactly as we ...
Sail Date: January 2018
An amazing coincidence- the rowing contest from the Canary Islands to Antigua arrived exactly as we arrived at the port on the tour. We were able to see the little row boats and see the rowers and the festivities welcoming them. It was ... Read More
An amazing coincidence- the rowing contest from the Canary Islands to Antigua arrived exactly as we arrived at the port on the tour. We were able to see the little row boats and see the rowers and the festivities welcoming them. It was very interesting. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Kept waiting at pre-arranged meeting point for half an hour.
Sail Date: December 2017
Kept waiting at pre-arranged meeting point for half an hour. Tour guide who finally made contact looked after us very well. We had a tour of whole island but it didn't fully meet my expectations considering how much we paid.
Kept waiting at pre-arranged meeting point for half an hour. Tour guide who finally made contact looked after us very well. We had a tour of whole island but it didn't fully meet my expectations considering how much we paid. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Antigua has beautiful waters but its interior is average.
Sail Date: December 2017
Antigua has beautiful waters but its interior is average. Stay on the water.
Antigua has beautiful waters but its interior is average. Stay on the water. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Stranded by the tour operator at a local eatery waiting for transportation.
Sail Date: December 2017
Stranded by the tour operator at a local eatery waiting for transportation. Delayed the entire tour group over half an hour.
Stranded by the tour operator at a local eatery waiting for transportation. Delayed the entire tour group over half an hour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Private tour for just the two of us booked with VIP.
Sail Date: December 2017
Private tour for just the two of us booked with VIP. Alvin our tour guide and driver was excellent. Husband is a photographer and wanted to get great island shots and Alvin knew exactly were to go. Took us to lunch very local as well ... Read More
Private tour for just the two of us booked with VIP. Alvin our tour guide and driver was excellent. Husband is a photographer and wanted to get great island shots and Alvin knew exactly were to go. Took us to lunch very local as well and I had a wonderful Goat Curry. Great experience Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
For all but the Barbados stop, the ship requested all passengers who booked ship excursions to ...
Sail Date: December 2017
For all but the Barbados stop, the ship requested all passengers who booked ship excursions to check in at the theater where you received the trip ticket and a number, then sit inside to wait to be released according to the tour number you ... Read More
For all but the Barbados stop, the ship requested all passengers who booked ship excursions to check in at the theater where you received the trip ticket and a number, then sit inside to wait to be released according to the tour number you were given. This process worked very well. Following two sea days, we arrived in Antigua around 9:00 a. m. Since it was our first time to the island, we went on a ship shore excursion - a Panoramic Tour of the Island (3-hours). We enjoyed the tour and learned a great deal about the island from the driver (“Tony with the Pony” tail), but it was a long van ride over bumpy roads. The tour included two stops, one at a resort on the ocean and the second at an herb garden. We purchased a few souvenirs in the shops near the terminal building. Unfortunately, it was a national holiday and many shops were closed. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Saw most of the island.
Sail Date: December 2017
Saw most of the island. Went to one beach. Had a bit of time for pictures and shopping. Would like to to return.
Saw most of the island. Went to one beach. Had a bit of time for pictures and shopping. Would like to to return. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Our driver/guide Jerome was fabulous and the tour itself was extremely informative and scenic.
Sail Date: November 2017
Our driver/guide Jerome was fabulous and the tour itself was extremely informative and scenic. Antigua has a lot to offer.
Our driver/guide Jerome was fabulous and the tour itself was extremely informative and scenic. Antigua has a lot to offer. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
We really enjoyed this tour and the tour guide Edwin was great.
Sail Date: November 2017
We really enjoyed this tour and the tour guide Edwin was great. He thoroughly explained the scenes and then afterwards when we mentioned we wanted to find a nearby beach he took us there himself and picked us back up! He was amazing. We ... Read More
We really enjoyed this tour and the tour guide Edwin was great. He thoroughly explained the scenes and then afterwards when we mentioned we wanted to find a nearby beach he took us there himself and picked us back up! He was amazing. We would definitely book this tour again. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Great overview of parts of the island.
Sail Date: November 2017
Great overview of parts of the island. the Guide was great giving us information about the island, the plants and the economy. had a short beach break which was nice. I am sure there was better beaches but nice nonetheless.
Great overview of parts of the island. the Guide was great giving us information about the island, the plants and the economy. had a short beach break which was nice. I am sure there was better beaches but nice nonetheless. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Antigua has bad roads full of potholes, and I think the driver hit most of them.
Sail Date: November 2017
Antigua has bad roads full of potholes, and I think the driver hit most of them. The mini bus had small seats and little legroom, especially for someone over 6' tall. The bus needed new shocks/struts because we bounced up and down ... Read More
Antigua has bad roads full of potholes, and I think the driver hit most of them. The mini bus had small seats and little legroom, especially for someone over 6' tall. The bus needed new shocks/struts because we bounced up and down for almost 3 hours. If you have a bad back or neck, do not take the "Panoramic Antigua Drive". It was difficult to enjoy the tour because of the rough ride. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Very interesting for our first visit to Caribbean.
Sail Date: November 2017
Very interesting for our first visit to Caribbean. Trip was informative and we got a good feel of the island.
Very interesting for our first visit to Caribbean. Trip was informative and we got a good feel of the island. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Our group of 6 from cruise critic roll call got Nellie as our tour guide for the History Replayed ...
Sail Date: November 2017
Our group of 6 from cruise critic roll call got Nellie as our tour guide for the History Replayed tour. The van is great with AC. Nellie is a total sweetheart. Nellie kept a running commentary of what we see and where we go. She got ... Read More
Our group of 6 from cruise critic roll call got Nellie as our tour guide for the History Replayed tour. The van is great with AC. Nellie is a total sweetheart. Nellie kept a running commentary of what we see and where we go. She got us a plate of local bananas and "black" (in name only) pineapples to sample. We never felt rushed at any place. Entrance to the national park ($8) was separate from her tour price. Even though she'd mentioned in email to me no drinks are included, she did have a cooler in the van and offered iced drinks. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
BRUTAL.
Sail Date: November 2017
BRUTAL. Hot and cramped mini-bus over dreadful roads with a very unprofessional guide/driver whose best time is during the regatta with the 'wet t-shirt contest'.
BRUTAL. Hot and cramped mini-bus over dreadful roads with a very unprofessional guide/driver whose best time is during the regatta with the 'wet t-shirt contest'. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
All the vendors in orange shirts had same $25.00 per person price for an island tour.
Sail Date: November 2017
All the vendors in orange shirts had same $25.00 per person price for an island tour. Our promised only 5 in the van, but we ended up with 9 and 4 of them were told it included the Shirley Heights shipyard, but it did not. After much ... Read More
All the vendors in orange shirts had same $25.00 per person price for an island tour. Our promised only 5 in the van, but we ended up with 9 and 4 of them were told it included the Shirley Heights shipyard, but it did not. After much heated discussion, the four left our tour and took a cab to the shipyard as that was their priority. When we stopped for a bathroom break, the bathroom was closed. The second stop at the marina charged for the bathroom which had no running water....disappointing. Driver pointed out all the schools and churches, but nothing about the history or the forts etc. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Nothing remarkable.
Sail Date: November 2017
Nothing remarkable. Would have been nice if we could have stopped at a roadside stand to try some of the fruits we were driving past (Black pineapple), or even a sample on board?
Nothing remarkable. Would have been nice if we could have stopped at a roadside stand to try some of the fruits we were driving past (Black pineapple), or even a sample on board? Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Without doubt, as other travelers noted, this is the standard many expected from Viking, even as an ...
Sail Date: November 2017
Without doubt, as other travelers noted, this is the standard many expected from Viking, even as an included tour. Excellent organization, great guide, nice island!
Without doubt, as other travelers noted, this is the standard many expected from Viking, even as an included tour. Excellent organization, great guide, nice island! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
2 1/2 hour tour.
Sail Date: November 2017
2 1/2 hour tour. Air not functioning well on bus. Driver/tour guide explained a bit about government and history. The fact that residents of Barbuda were evacuated to Antigua for their safety.
2 1/2 hour tour. Air not functioning well on bus. Driver/tour guide explained a bit about government and history. The fact that residents of Barbuda were evacuated to Antigua for their safety. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
My opinion of this tour is colored by a snippy tour guide and several passengers who were ...
Sail Date: October 2017
My opinion of this tour is colored by a snippy tour guide and several passengers who were challenged by the heat and walking. Nice views but I felt our time in Nelson's Dockyard was too limited. We did not get to the museum.
My opinion of this tour is colored by a snippy tour guide and several passengers who were challenged by the heat and walking. Nice views but I felt our time in Nelson's Dockyard was too limited. We did not get to the museum. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
A ride around the island, with a tour guide speaking not into the microphone.
Sail Date: October 2017
A ride around the island, with a tour guide speaking not into the microphone. Two stops - 30 minutes for a rum punch at a restaurant and 20 minutes at someone's herb garden. A real disappointment.
A ride around the island, with a tour guide speaking not into the microphone. Two stops - 30 minutes for a rum punch at a restaurant and 20 minutes at someone's herb garden. A real disappointment. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises