Learn how to sail or hone your skills with Royal Yachting Association sailing courses, or take an easy afternoon charter from English Harbour along our beautiful coastline. You can even sign up to be in an international race event. All of this and more offered through On Deck Sailing and Miramar Sailing.
Deep Sea Fishing
Caribbean deep sea fishing is second to none in the waters off Antigua, with Marlin, Tuna, King Fish, Wahoo and Barracuda all common catches. Various charters with exceptional skippers are available and this is a very popular experience for visitors.
Stingray City Park
The Stingray City Park‘s southern rays are said to be the brightest rays in the Caribbean. This is a unique experience standing on a sand barrier a mile off the coast in clear turquoise waters. Touch and feed a stingray and snorkel amongst magnificent coral reefs and colourful tropical fish.
Round the island
The Xtreme Circumnav adventure, is totally unique with a high speed Miami Vice style run through the amazing islands of the north sound, a stop at Stingray City Marine Park, a Robinson Crusoe style lunch at Green Island and more, ending with a swim at beautiful Rendezvous Bay.
Kayaking the North Sound Marine Park is one of Antigua’s most popular things to do. Encouraging visitors to ‘embrace it, but not invade it,’ the tours are led by local fishermen with a wealth of knowledge about the reefs, sea life, flora and fauna.
One of the first established and still the most popular today is Eli’s Original Eco Tour, a day of snorkeling, caving, sightseeing, hikes, and other adventures among the 22 little islands in the North Sound of Antigua.
Kitesurfing harnesses the power of the wind through a large parachute type kite to propel a rider across the water on a small surfboard or a kiteboard (similar to a wakeboard). The sport is fast growing in popularity and has a strong following in Antigua and two great schools in Kite Surf Antigua and 40 Knots so you can try it out!
A number of companies in Antigua offer sailing and motor yacht charter. Exploring Antigua’s 365 beaches, coves and historic harbours is hugely popular on sunset cruises, half day picnic charters, picnic excursions and all-day cruises to some of the uninhabited outer isles, which offer some of the best hiking and snorkelling spots.
The clear blue waters around Antigua are perfect for paddle boarding (aka SUP). There are too many perfect spots to list! Some favourite areas include English Harbour, Non Such Bay, Green Island, with numerous places to rent your board. A great way to see our rich sea life and explore the reefs, all from the comfort of your board.
Scuba diving activities are available daily in English Harbour. If you’re a beginner looking to try it out or get your PADI certification, or an experienced diver, there are excellent dive schools and sites in Antigua. Certified centres include Dive Carib, Dockyard Divers and Indigo Divers.
This park consists of tiny islands, mangroves and inlets. There is also an uninhabited island where you can picnic. Sea turtles and starfish are visible in the inlets. The endangered West Indian Whistle Duck can be spotted in The Narrows between Antigua and Guiana Island. There are escorted kayak and motor boat tours.
Take a 3 hour tour with Reef Riders exploring the west coast of Antigua on a two-passenger boat and peer into the underwater world that lies throughout. An expert guide will take you from the pickup spot at Jolly Harbour, and once out in the ocean you will head south along the west coast to their team’s carefully chosen snorkeling spot in Cades Reef.