Historically known as the “Gateway to the Caribbean,” Antigua is strategically located in the heart of the Leeward Islands. By the end of the eighteenth century, the island had become a central port and a valuable commercial colony. With an astounding geographical advantage over its island neighbors, Antigua was situated in a position that offered control over the major sailing routes to and from the region's richest island colonies. Read More
Today, most of the island's historical sites such as the fort ruins and the Old World architecture of English Harbourtown, are reminders of colonial efforts to ensure the region’s safety from invasion. Now more well-known for its scenic tours, Antigua is home to 365 beaches and fully-restored sugar mills that now serve as houses, restaurants, shops and bars. But excursions in Antigua will reveal more than countless beaches or an architectural haven, you’ll explore a locale bustling with spicy Creole flavors, remnants of British Colonial and Arawak traditions, and the celebration of a distinctive and rich history. Even more, this archipelago boasts a vast coastline of safe harbors that are protected by an unspoiled coral reef wall, a barrier that supports the amazing wealth of secluded, powdery beaches scattered about the island.
With unmatched splendor, Antigua’s amazing coastline and abundant harbors boast a variety of things to do for visitors, including yacht cruising and racing, as the island has developed a reputation for its many annual yacht and boating regattas—the most renowned being Antigua Sailing Week. Now, visitors to Antigua can join in on the fun all-year-round through one of the many yachting and boating experiences Island Routes offers! Extreme Circumnavigationprovides visitors with high-speed boating excursions around the island, hitting the many sights along the shores. Excellence Barbuda by Sea takes visitors on scenic tours to Antigua’s sister island of Barbuda which is one of the few islands in the Caribbean that remains pristine and untouched, with its silky seashore bordered with endless pink and white sand beaches that stretch as far as 10 miles without halt.
Whether your scenic tours or excursions in Antigua are for the purpose of relaxation, rejuvenation, adventure or culture, we know that you can find it all here. Come be adventurous and explore the off-shore deserted islands, hidden caves, and amazing scenery of Antigua and Barbuda with us.
An Adventure that takes you right around Antigua’s rugged 365 beaches in a 45 foot offshore racing boat specially designed. Enjoy the high speed run through the islands of the North Sound with its myriad coral reefs. Enjoy a great lunch after snorkeling!