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How to Spend 1 Day in St. John’s

How to Spend 1 Day in St. John’s

About half the population of Antigua lives in St. John’s, the historic capital city on the shore of a sheltered bay. A day gives you enough time to tour the town’s historic attractions, see some of the island, and hit the beaches that make Antigua famous. Here are some tips for how to spend the ultimate 24 hours in St. John’s.

Morning: Island Safari

Get oriented on Antigua this morning with a round-island tour by 4WD vehicle. You’ll cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time, with stops at notable island landmarks such as Pot Works, Betty’s Hope, Devil’s Bridge, and Long Bay Beach. Most tours start and end in St. John’s, so save some time for a stroll around town. Don’t miss Heritage Quay, the vegetable market, and the bustling town center, where you can pick up a range of local gifts and souvenirs. History buffs might opt instead for a tour of the historic Fort James site by Segway.

Afternoon: Under the Sea

To truly appreciate the appeal of Antigua, you have to spend some time in the water. This afternoon is all about fun in the sun. Take a boat ride to Stingray City for the chance to swim with gentle stingrays in their natural habitat, spend some time snorkeling in Cades Reef, or try something new on a sea-scooter snorkeling tour—an excellent way to view wildlife in Antigua’s underwater wonderland. Alternatively, head to one of Antigua’s many blissful beaches—Galley Bay, Ffryes Beach, and Half Moon Bay among them—for a little relaxation beneath the Caribbean sun.

Night: Sunset Sail

Polish off your perfect day in St. John’s with a sunset cruise around the island. Hop aboard a catamaran for cocktails and appetizers as you watch the sun sink below the horizon, all to the sounds of soft music. Once you’re back on solid ground, sit down for a seafood dinner at one of St. John’s many restaurants, and if you still have energy to burn, head to the King’s Casino for an evening of retro gaming, dancing, and live music to wrap up your island time.

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Turtle Beach Power Snorkeling Adventure

Turtle Beach Power Snorkeling Adventure

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Sea scooter snorkeling tours are popular shore excursion for visitors docked at St. John cruise ports. After your guide and captain provide a sea scooter tutorial, dive in and propel through the water, taking in diverse ocean life around you along the way. In addition to souvenir photos, light snacks and beverages are included.
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  • 2 hours
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Fort James Segway Tour in St John's

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Fort James Segway Tour in St John's

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Experience the old and the new in Antigua as you explore the island’s 18th century Fort James site by motorized Segway during this small-group excursion. Pilot your personal zero-emissions vehicle along the paved paths of this historic British military installation, gliding past the picturesque Caribbean coastline at a speedy pace before enjoying a swim break and refreshments. Best of all, this small-group tour is limited to just 10 people. Your visit also includes a guide, bottled water and soft drinks and all necessary equipment.
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  • 3 hours
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City of St John's Sightseeing Tour

City of St John's Sightseeing Tour

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Take in the top sights in Saint John’s during this 3-hour sightseeing visit to the city’s top attractions. Stop by the most popular spots in the capital, including Heritage Quay, the vegetable market, the town center and more as you soak up the unique architecture and Caribbean vibes of this charming urban area. Your Saint John’s excursion also includes round-trip transportation from your hotel.
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  • 3 hours
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Sail and Snorkel in Cades Reef

Sail and Snorkel in Cades Reef

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Sail and snorkel around Cades Reef and the surrounding beaches during this 6-hour boat tour from St. John's. Relax on the white sand while the crew serve you drinks and prepare a barbecue lunch. Round-trip transportation from St. John's hotels or the cruise port included.
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  • 6 hours
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Snorkel and Kayak Adventure in Antigua

Snorkel and Kayak Adventure in Antigua

Enjoy a day of snorkeling, kayaking and sightseeing on the crystal-clear waters of Bird Island near Antigua on this 6-hour, family-friendly excursion. Journey through the scenic Antigua countryside with your guide, before heading across the turquoise waters of the Caribbean by boat to Bird Island, where you’ll enjoy a tasty lunch followed by an afternoon of fun water activities. Check out the island’s diverse marine life with snorkel gear, or paddle its calm waters by kayak. Your Bird Island adventure also includes all necessary equipment and round-trip transportation from your hotel.
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  • 6 hours
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Island Safari 4x4 Discovery

Island Safari 4x4 Discovery

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Rumble through Antigua's rugged landscape in a Land Rover jeep during this 5.5-hour tour from St. John's. Listen to your guide's narrative about the island's history and culture, then end up at Long Bay Beach for some leisure time. Lunch and round-trip transportation from St. John's accommodations are included.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Island Safari and Stingray Fantasy Antigua

Island Safari and Stingray Fantasy Antigua

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Get up close and personal with the wildlife of Antigua on this 4-hour combination safari tour and Stingray City visit. Start your excursion with a backcountry ride through the lush countryside of Antigua in a 4x4 Land Rover Defender, as you look to observe exotic plants and animals not visible anywhere else on the island. Then complete your wildlife exploration with a trip to Stingray City, where you’ll get to swim and feed some of these fascinating (and gentle) marine animals. Your wildlife adventure also includes a guide, lunch, beverages and round-trip transportation from your hotel.
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  • 4 hours
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