Antigua Shore Excursion: Yacht Racing

Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours in Antigua & Barbuda

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Tour description provided by Viator

If you’re looking for something a little more adrenaline-pumping than snorkeling tours and fishing trips during your Caribbean cruise, don’t miss this yacht-racing shore excursion in Antigua. This hands-on experience will have you zooming across the water on a racing yacht, participating as much or as little as you like while the experienced crew races another boat. It’s a great way to enjoy the open sea and get a taste of local Antigua culture — the island is one of the world’s yacht-racing capitals. Rum punch included.
When your ship docks on the island of Antigua, meet your sailing guide at the cruise pier and head to your high-performance racing yacht. Listen to a safety briefing and join the racing crew on board. You may take a seat in the back, where you can relax and watch all of the action, or be part of the fun yourself by helping the experienced racing team as you travel across the water. During a crash course in yachting in a practice area, learn about skills like tacking and grinding winches. Then when everyone is ready, the 45-minute race begins. With the wind in your face, feel the heart-pounding excitement of going head to head with another yacht on the open sea. Afterward, the crew will slow down and give you a chance to take the wheel of the yacht, if you wish. Cruise around Falmouth Harbour, home to impressive super yachts, and admire the gorgeous setting. Whether your boat wins or loses, it’s celebratory rum punch all around when you get back to the Ondeck base. Toast your experience overlooking the coast before heading back to your cruise ship. Worry-free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely return to the Antigua port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

What’s included

  • Bottled water
  • Rum punch
  • Local guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Worry-free shore excursion guarantee

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (optional)


  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a local guide