the best of Antigua 2 private tours by Emelda
This tour takes you to the Shirley's Heights which is a restored military outlook with that spectacular view of breathtaking scenic landscapes at 360 degrees from 490ft above sea level. After which we will tour the Nelson's Dockyard which is the only continually working Georgian Shipyard in the world. Nelson's Dockyard retains it eighteenth century charm with original, restored buildings and also serves as a world class marina, hosting yachts from around the world. The tour continues through the Rain Forest which is the lush, green scenery of Antigua.
During the tour we will make various historical picture stops of the St. Barnabas Church, the sugar mill etc. You will also be treated with the sweetest pineapple in the world, "The Antigua Black Pineapple". After this excited tour we will then proceed to one of the 365 beautiful white sandy beaches which is optional.
I promise you a memorable time in Antigua.
The tour will start from the time you enter the van. A history will be given to you by me your toursbylocal rep as we begin the journey to the National Parks of Shirley's Heights, Nelson's Dockyard and the Rain Forest. While driving I will make photo stops as well. This tour takes just about 3 hours then we will end at the beach if you wish. There is an entrance fee of $8. 00 per person which covers all points.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: If you are arriving on a cruise the meeting location is at the Antigua Exoctic Store on the Board Walk on the water front. It is important for me to know the name of the ship. I will carry a sign bearing your name. If you are staying at a hotel then I will meet you at the hotel. I will need these info before as to make arrangements.
End location: You will be dropped off at the same point where you were picked up
Duration: 3 hours 30 min.
There are times the tour can go over the 3 and half hours which depends on the type of passengers. If there is rain of course it can take a little longer and usually it does not affect the tour.
The cost shown is for 4 passengers. If your group is larger than 4 please contact me for a tour designed and priced for your group with appropriate transportation. You will get around in my taxis which are clean, comfortable, air condition 15 seat passengers bus and a 6 seat wheel chair assisted van. They are very spacious with lots of leg room for a tall person. See pictures posted.
Including in the tour is transportation and tour guiding.
$8 for National Parks entrance fee which includes Shirley's Heights and The Nelson's Dockyard.
This is optional if one does not want to visit the park.
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Emelda was a great guide. Lots of local knowledge. Excellent tour for first time visitor. One point to remember, local time may be different than ship time. Should confirm in advance.