Activities in St. Johns

Home to the main cruise ship dock and the capital city of Antigua, Saint John's is the busiest spot on the island.  In this town, it is the simple activities that matter, like a visit to the Saturday Morning Market where you'll find the best deals on local goods or a walking tour of town that will take you to a historic cathedral and a culture museum.

Sailing and scuba diving are two activities that adventurous visitors won't want to overlook, and those in the know can head to Shirley Heights on Sunday nights for a party that introduces you to local people and music while enjoying a barbecue of fresh caught fish and other delights.  And, if you missed the Saturday Market, don't worry.  Some of the best duty-free shopping in the Caribbean is available at the Heritage Quay or Redcliffe Quay Markets. 

Bike and Scooter Rental

This capital city can be a great place for a biker looking to do some sightseeing. Additionally, other small vehicles like scooters can give you a mobility edge over cars when navigating the streets of St. Johns.

If you are intrigued by the idea of enjoying the scenery at a leisurely pace, there are two businesses that can help you. For more details about bike and scooter rentals, go to this page.


The fish population near St. John's changes with the season, so those planning to visit this city should plan accordingly if they have a specific game in mind.

If you like to go fishing you will be happy to discover there are several charter fishing services located in this area. Take advantage of this extended discussion regarding fishing in the area if you'd like to discover additional details.

Sailing and Boating

The table directly below shows some details on area firms that can enable you to spend some time out on the open water.

Boating Opportunities In And Around St. Johns
Name Phone Location
Adventure Antigua Day Sails (268) 726-6355 Freeman's Village, 4.3 mi. Southeast of Central St. Johns
Antigua Ocean Adventures (268) 464-7576 Freeman's Village, 4.3 mi. Southeast of Central St. Johns
Life's A Beach A Water Sports, Cruises & Taxis (268) 784-1406 Freeman's Village, 4.3 mi. Southeast of Central St. Johns
Miramar Sailing (268) 721-3456 Jolly Harbour, 4.5 mi. South West of Central St. Johns
Pirates Of Antigua (268) 562-7946 Freeman's Village, 4.3 mi. Southeast of Central St. Johns
Treasure Island Cruises (268) 461-8675 Downtown St. John's

If you'd like to read about charter operators and local marinas go to this page.


ZEMI Art Gallery

If you have some people who love to shop in your group, they can have some fun exploring some of the area's 74 retail shops. To reach our guide to shopping in St. Johns, visit this page.


The Museum of Antigua and Barbuda

Another great option is spending a day soaking in the culture, sounds and sights of St. Johns. The area features 9 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to vacationers. Tourists who like spending time outdoors typically enjoy the area's outdoor parks and botanical garden. Go to this article which is all about area sightseeing attractions if you're looking for more facts.

Information concerning a firm that can show you the most interesting local sights can be found here:

Sightseeing Services In St. Johns
Name Type Phone Location
Antigua Nature Adventure - Cat's Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (268) 560-4362 Downtown St. John's
Historical Harbour Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (268) 736-8846 Downtown St. John's
Island Safari Excursions and Sightseeing Service (268) 480-1225 Downtown St. John's
Regal Travels & Tour Travel and Tour Operators (268) 562-0211 Downtown St. John's
Tropical Adventures Antigua Excursions and Sightseeing Service (268) 480-1225 Downtown St. John's


If you like to snorkel you'll be pleased to know you can easily find places to do so during your vacation in St. Johns. To find out about other snorkeling opportunities, visit this page.


Relaxing in a spa just might be one of the highlights of your entire vacation. If you enjoy going to spas, you might be happy to know there are several in this area. To read our complete page about spas, go to this page.


Grand Royal Antiguan Beach Resort

If you're a tennis player you might want to stay at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 3 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The table below may help with your planning. Included is the number of courts available, whether lighting is offered, and some other details. Click on each name to learn more details concerning the property.

Accommodations with Tennis Near St. Johns
Property Location Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Grand Royal Antiguan Beach Resort Five Islands, 2.6 mi. West of Central St. Johns 5 check
Sandals Antigua Caribbean Village & Spa Dickenson Bay, 2.7 mi. North of Central St. Johns 2 check
Rex Resorts Halcyon Cove Dickenson Bay, 2.8 mi. North of Central St. Johns 4 check

For example, Grand Royal Antiguan Beach Resort is located directly on the beach, where you can go and relax between games.

Other Activities

View the table just below for information concerning other activities. for information concerning one other option. for more options.

Other Activities In St. Johns
Name Type Phone Location
Antigua Megaplex 8 Movie Theater (787) 880-7979 1.1 mi. North-Northeast of Downtown St. John's
Antigua Recreation Grounds Sporting Event Venue -- 0.3 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown St. John's
Aquasports Snorkeling Equipment Rental Service (268) 462-3474 Downtown St. John's
Deluxe Cinemas Movie Theater (268) 562-4036 Downtown St. John's
Stingray City Snorkeling Tour Operator (268) 562-7297 Downtown St. John's
YMCA Fitness Centers and Instructors -- 0.3 mi. Northeast of Downtown St. John's

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