Antigua: Historic Lord Nelson's Dockyard National Park

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 3 hours

Departs: Antigua, Antigua

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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This excursion is a great half day tour for cruise guests or hotel guests happy to meet at the cruise pier and wanting to see the real Antigua. You head through the vast array of villages, the rainforest and stunning beaches to the historical Nelson’s Dockyard.  This tour is a great way to see the history and sights and giving you time for free time during your day ashore.

What's Included

Cruise port meeting point

Guided tour

Non porting guarantee - If your ship does not port for any reason we will refund in full

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 2 - 95

Additional Info

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • A voucher will come through 14 days before the tour showing the exact meeting point for the tour.
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Shirley Heights
Your tour will meet you at the cruise port and head on a beautiful journey through the villages and beaches making your way through the memorable rainforest.  This journey gives you the real feel of what Antigua has to offer.

As we arrive at the dockyards the views of the historic forts across the landscape stand out.  You can enter the park through the trails which gives you the opportunity to enjoy the park's scenic and natural beauty. 

Bring your camera as there is some amazing chances to capture the beauty of the parks, with many glorious boats in the dockyard, the beautiful harbour, the historic sites and the unforgettable views from places such as Shirley Heights.  Shirley Heights is a restored military lookout and gun battery.

The reason they chose this location is easy to understand with spectacular views over the English Harbour and Falmouth Harbour greets your eyes, showing you the scene that is often used as the iconic image of Antigua.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Nelson's Dockyard
Nelson’s Dockyard is the largest of Antigua’s National Parks and is still used today as a working dockyard for numerous yachts and ships. Fully restored to its original splendor, the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century buildings of the Dockyard house modern amenities such as shops, hotels, and marina businesses.

In the early eighteenth century, the British Royal Navy recognized the strategic importance of English Harbour in protecting ships from hurricanes and in its position at the south of the island for monitoring French naval activity. From 1784 through 1787, the British Hero of Trafalgar, Horatio Nelson, served as the captain of the H.M.S Boreas, sent to Antigua to enforce British laws in the colonies. Restoration of the dockyard began in the 1950's, renamed Nelson's Dockyard in honour of the years he spent in Antigua.

The dockyard was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2016, Nelson's Dockyard provides many sites and activities for visitors to explore and enjoy.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

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