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Nelson's Dockyard National Park Tours and Activities

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Nelson's Dockyard National Park
One of the best historical sites Antigua has to offer, Nelson's Dockyard National Park has been at the center of Antigua's activity since the first settlers arrived there in 500 BC. Today, however, the centerpiece of the park is the actual dockyard itself, originally developed as a base for the British Navy in 1725. It is the only Georgian dockyard that still exists in the world. Named for Horatio Nelson, famed commander of the British Navy during the Napoleonic Wars, the dockyard is home to old navy ships and numerous historical artifacts.

Be sure to visit the Dockyard Museum, which offers a full history of the English Harbour and the people who toiled there throughout the years. No visit is complete without also checking out the park's many restored colonial-era buildings, which served the sailors and officers who occupied the harbour during 18th and 19th centuries. Some of the buildings have been preserved to reflect their original historic purpose, while others now contain shops and restaurants.

Located in English Harbour, Nelson's Dockyard National Park is on the southern tip of Antigua and is about a 30-minute drive from the airport.

Address: St. John's, English Harbour, Antigua and Barbuda
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Antigua: Historic Lord Nelson's Dockyard National Park

Antigua: Historic Lord Nelson's Dockyard National Park

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Explore Antigua without the stress of navigating on this 3.5-hour shore excursion with convenient round-trip transport from your cruise terminal. Going with a guide ensures you learn facts often missed by visitors about Antigua's history and culture. The tour features sweeping views of the island from the Shirley Heights lookout and a jaunt through the renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site of Nelson’s Dockyards.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$101.89
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Adventure Antigua - The Extreme Circumnavigation

Adventure Antigua - The Extreme Circumnavigation

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The Xtreme Circumnav is a full day powerboat tour that goes right around Antigua - make sure you count our 365 beaches! After passing the North Sound area, the first stop is Stingray City Marine Park where you will spend 45m-1hr in the water with these incredible rays & other marine life. We continue to Green Island, for lunch on the beach. We then head south to the historic Nelson's Dockyard (we don’t get off the boat) where the Captain points out all the colonial structures & gives a short talk. The 2nd snorkeling session is at the Pillars of Hercules, a fantastic spot where the limestone boulders enter the water at the mouth of Nelson’s Dockyard, base of the Shirley Heights cliff. The last stop is at the magnificent Rendezvous Bay, a secluded beach on the south side of the island, where you can swim, snorkel or beach comb & enjoy our homemade delicious rum punch
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes to 6 hours
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$174.36
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Antigua Shore Excursion: Round Island Tour

Antigua Shore Excursion: Round Island Tour

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Get the perfect introduction to the history and scenic beauty of Antigua during this 3.5-hour tour of its top attractions. During your visit you’ll stop by Nelson’s Dockyard National Park, a colonial-era naval base and renowned yachting location, taking some time to browse the area’s unique shops and art galleries, then stop by the picturesque Blockhouse Ruins and finish your day with panoramic views from Shirley Heights. Your Antigua visit also includes round-trip transportation from the port and all entrance fees.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.21
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Historic Antigua Island Tour

Historic Antigua Island Tour

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This tour is fully customizable to meet each individual's personal interest. This tour includes lunch and a beach stop at one of our beautiful white sand beaches.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$128.21
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Antigua Round Island Tour

Antigua Round Island Tour

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Tour the island of Antigua from one end to the other on this 3.5-hour exploration of all the area’s major landmarks. Join your guide as you check out major Antigua historical sites including English Harbor, Blockhouse Ruins, Nelson’s Dockyard National Park, Shirley Heights and the location for most the island’s yachting and sailing competitions. This overview of Antigua’s top attractions also includes round-trip transportation from your hotel or cruise ship, plus all entrance fees.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.21
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Antigua VIP Tours - Private Gold Tour

Antigua VIP Tours - Private Gold Tour

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This private tour of Antigua’s highlights and hidden gems allows you to fully customize the day's itinerary according to your interests. In addition to navigating while you take in the scenery, your guide offers anecdotes about the island’s top landmarks, from Nelson’s Dockyard to Devil’s Bridge. The tour includes round-trip transport, an open bar and all necessary admission tickets.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$140.00
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Snorkeling and Sightseeing Tour of Antigua

Snorkeling and Sightseeing Tour of Antigua

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This is a guided tour by a local spearfisherman. Taking in all the sights and sounds of the island on land and in the sea, 95% chance of snorkelling with seas turtles(I say 95% because they are not in enclosed areas they are free to go wherever, although i always see them everytime i go) We can also accomadate all types of travelers, even those who do not wish to snorkel. You can contact me and I can guide you on a fun adventurous day in Antigua suited to your desires.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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$100.00
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Historical adventures and Beach excursions

Historical adventures and Beach excursions

If your looking for something to do in a day then this is the tour for you. Our unique tour not only allows you to learn about the historical features and culture of our island but you will also get a chance to enjoy some of our most highly rated beaches. Book today and we guarantee you will enjoy every minute of your brief stay on island.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.00
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$150.00

Biggvee Private Tour

Biggvee Private Tour

Tour Highlights • Go on a sightseeing journey through Antigua in a comfortable SUV • Your knowledgeable local guide will share facts on Antigua’s past and present • See the public market as we make our way into St. John’s • Duty free shopping at Heritage Quay • Stop at the St. Barnabas Church • Visit Shirley Heights and Block House Fort for a look into the island’s past • Stop at Nelsons Dockyard a historical Georgian style Dockyard • Complimentary drinks during tour • Free Wi-Fi
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.93
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South Coast Tour

South Coast Tour

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Small groups for a personal service Tours led by local guide Fully narrated tours Informative, friendly and professional guide
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.39
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North Coast Tour

North Coast Tour

Small groups for a personal service Tours led by local guide Fully narrated tours Informative, friendly and professional guide
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$46.16
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Circumnavigate Tour

Circumnavigate Tour

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Small groups for a personal service Tours led by local guide Fully narrated tours Informative, friendly and professional guide
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.62
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Romance in Antigua Paradise

Romance in Antigua Paradise

This tour is fully customizable to meet each individual's personal interest. Tour can be done in a minivan or in a limousine at an additional cost. This tour includes lunch and a beach stop at one of our beautiful white sand beaches.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$128.21
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Culinary and Arts Private Tour of Antigua

Culinary and Arts Private Tour of Antigua

This tour gives travellers whose sole interest is Arts and Crafts an opportunity to get away from the mundane and mediocre island tours and really get an opportunity to have a customized tour that captures their interest while sampling local foods and fruits on à true Culinary, Art tour!!!
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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SKY VIEW DRONE TOUR - Antigua Paradise South

SKY VIEW DRONE TOUR - Antigua Paradise South

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Sky View Drone Tours was designed go bring a new unique experience to site seeing. Using first person view googles (FPV), we’re able to take you to breath taking locations that you would normally need to hike or take a boat to see. A live HD video stream is sent from our drone to the googles and there is an optional drop down screen for your convenience. Explore our island safely from the comfort of our air conditioned van. This is an exclusive tour with a maximum capacity of 4 persons, perfect for a family of 4, couples or a selection of persons with some mobility issues. The package comes with an engaging tour guide, experienced drone pilot, relaxing music local bites and on board beverages. Re-live your moments, we send a keep sake video of your experience and send it to the email address which you provided. Our friendly staff will be sure to give you an experience you will never forget. On your next visit in Antigua, We invite you to come “Drone Touring” with us!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$179.49
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Luxury Island Platinum Tour

Luxury Island Platinum Tour

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You have the comfort of a private tour with the finesse of your own luxury vehicle. You receive your Antiguan flag, local juices, beers, water, and lunch. We take your pictures for you and you receive a collage of your pictures directly to your email the same day. Enjoy private comfortable and luxury while learning all about Antigua and its history, culture and food.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$205.13
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Private E-Bike Tour of Antigua Forts and Beaches

Private E-Bike Tour of Antigua Forts and Beaches

Fun, Relaxing, Informative, Adventurous! We create an intimate guided tour experience, utilizing comfortable, easy to ride electric beach cruisers. The best way to tour, explore & cultivate your most memorable Antigua experience. ​
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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$120.00
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Safe Secure and Personalized Tours

Safe Secure and Personalized Tours

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Safe ,Secure Personalized Nothing is to much trouble. Take a narrated Wadadli sightseeing tour with experienced guides. See the culture and diversity of my Island . Please take along your towels,sun block and your cameras . Come and explore ! Antigua nice man!. Private tours can be arranged
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.00
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$110.00

Scenic Tour of Antigua

Scenic Tour of Antigua

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Your knowledgeable tour guide entertains and enlightens you on Antigua’s past and present. This extensive sightseeing tour visits the following sites: Devil’s Bridge, Betty’s Hope, Blockhouse, Shirley Heights, Nelson Dockyard, Fig Tree Drive, West Coast for lunch and beach relaxing, and much more! Itinerary: We pick you up at the cruise terminal or your hotel’s reception! Devil’s Bridge Betty’s Hope Blockhouse Shirley Heights Nelson Dockyard Fig Tree Drive Caribbean Sea on the West Coast
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$139.00
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Half-Day Tour: Island Safari Adventure from St. John's

Half-Day Tour: Island Safari Adventure from St. John's

Combine local culture with sun, sand, and sea on this 5-hour tour from St. John's. Get some of the best views of the Caribbean coastline and travel along Antigua's many off-road trails to the island's inland villages to see typical island life. Lunch and round-trip transportation from St. John's are included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$162.83
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Antigua: History, Local Food and Snorkeling whole island tour.

Antigua: History, Local Food and Snorkeling whole island tour.

Antigua: History, Local Food and Snorkeling whole island tour will show you the best Antigua and Barbuda has to offer visitors: we will combine the rich and vast history of the island with heavenly beach getaways, all presented from the perspective of a local guide that will make from your time in Antigua a truly unforgettable experience. Antigua and Barbuda is one the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean, with 365 beaches to relax you can say there is one for every day of the year, but Antigua is more than that, join our tour and discover the adventure. Highlights: - Mingle with the locals while we visit the most important places in St. John’s city. - Learn about how the Spaniards changed the country’s political and cultural landscape. - Visit the world’s only remaining Georgian dockyard. - Get a nice looking Caribbean tan to show off back home at the island’s most beautiful beach.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.00
Price varies by group size
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Antigua VIP Tours - Platinum Tour

Antigua VIP Tours - Platinum Tour

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See the best that Antigua and Barbuda has to offer during this full-day small-group tour. Visit key landmarks and historic sites such as Nelson’s Dock Yard, Betty’s Hope, and Shirley’s Heights. Learn about the Island's culture, sample the island’s delicious food at a local restaurant, and stop at local beaches to take a quick dip and admire the beautiful island scenery.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.00
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Antigua VIP Tours - Private Platinum Tour

Antigua VIP Tours - Private Platinum Tour

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Discover the best of Antigua and Barbuda on this fully customizable private tour of the island. Visit key landmarks such as Nelson’s Dock Yard, Shirley’s Heights, Devil’s Bridge, and more as you travel around in an air-conditioned minivan. Learn about the Island's culture and take in the picturesque island scenery from many beaches and viewpoints around the island. Drinks are included.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$155.00
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Nelson's Dockyard National Park can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 22 Nelson's Dockyard National Park tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Nelson's Dockyard National Park 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Nelson's Dockyard National Park costs USD 101.89. Guided Nelson's Dockyard National Park tours start around USD 101.89 per person. See all 22 Nelson's Dockyard National Park tickets and tours on Viator.
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