- Round-trip speedboat transportation from your St. Johns cruise ship terminal!
- English-speaking certified crew and guide!
- Snorkeling instructions, and guided snorkel at Antigua's Stingray City!
- The snorkel set includes varied-sized fins, sanitized snorkel, a silicone mask, and a vest!
- Complimentary cold beverages and delicious local lunch!
- Guided walking exploration of Nelson's Boatyard!
Go totally around the island on a fast speedboat and snorkel at the famous Stingray City - hold and feed the stingrays on this unique cruise shore excursion from St. John's!
You will meet your English-speaking Antigua Powerboat Shore Excursion guide at your St. John's cruise terminal and jump aboard your special speedboat. This is not an ordinary boat, this is a fast 45-foot offshore speedboat using three, eco-friendly, 225hp four-stroke Yamaha engines and a top cruise speed is an exhilarating 40 MPH, will head first to Antigua's famous Stingray City. There is nothing to fear as these docile marine creatures are used to human interaction and are more like puppies eager to greet the guests and look for a treat! Your stingray city snorkel excursion guide will go over the rules about interacting with the stingrays and will be in the shallow water with you at all times. They will assist you to hold and feed the stingrays in the crystal-clear ocean water. You can also enjoy an optional snorkel on the nearby natural reef abundant with various marine life. Snorkel equipment is included and your St. John's Antigua Around the Island Speedboat and Stingray City Excursion guides will show you how to use all of the snorkeling gear.
Guests will then get back on board the speedboat and head next to the next stop on this Antigua Cruise Shore Excursion. Green Island is a small private island, where you can stroll to the beach for a swim whilst lunch is set up! Enjoy your mouthwatering delectable lunch that is included. Relax on the idyllic beach, taking in splendid views of the surrounding islands and ocean. Lunch consists of BBQ chicken, seasoned pasta, green salad as well as fried plantain and banana bread for dessert. Dietary restrictions can be met in most cases - please advise at the time of booking this Antigua Speedboat and Stingray Snorkel Excursion. Complimentary drinks include coke, diet coke, passion fruit and tamarind juices, bottled water, and local homemade rum punch.
From Green Island, you will then continue to Nelson's Dockyard. This cultural heritage site is named after Admiral Horacio Nelson and is home to some of the island's big sailing and yachting events. Guests will hop off here and the shore excursion guide will lead the group on a short walking exploration of Nelson's Dockyard before getting back on the speedboat.
Your speedboat shore excursion captain will tell you some interesting information and anecdotes before you cruise on to the Pillars of Hercules. Jump in and follow your powerboat excursion guide for a fantastic snorkel session at these amazing limestone boulders that enter the ocean from the base of Shirley Heights Hill.
Be sure to bring your underwater camera as you snorkel among stingrays, trumpet fish, and blue tangs just to name a few of the local St. John's Antigua marine life.
Finally, you will cruise to a secluded beach on the south side of the island. Relax, swim or stroll along the shore - the choice is yours. You may also enjoy additional snorkeling and head out on your own, to see what marine life inhabits the nearby waters.
Please note due to guests' safety, rum punch is served only after snorkeling activities are completed.
As your speedboat excursion concludes, it is time to return to your Antigua cruise ship pier terminal after a fascinating speedboat adventure, stingray city, snorkel, and beach excursion!