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Hike to Antigua’s famous Pillars of Hercules via the Shirley Heights Lookout (Half-day)

Hike to Antigua’s famous Pillars of Hercules via the Shirley Heights Lookout (Half-day) | Antigua and Barbuda

Take advantage of the spectacular coastline of Antigua and Barbuda and head off on a half-day hike to the awesome rock formations, the Pillars of Hercules.


1/2 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Dec


All Levels


* Hike through Antigua and Barbuda's beautiful coastal terrain

* Learn about the interesting history of the island

* Take in spectacular views from the most southern point of the island


Come along with us on a guided hike to the beautiful Pillars of Hercules. These are naturally occurring limestone pillars on the coastline. The waves crashing against them makes for an awesome sight. They really are a must see if you’re visiting Antigua. Plus, the hike to get there is pretty fun!

We’ll start out from the English Harbour and make our way to the Shirley Head’s lookout. Shirley Heights is actually an old military base and has a lot of history. Your guide will be able to share this history with you as you hike.

The journey to the lookout will take around an hour and will include some uphill. Along the way, you’ll get to see native flora and fauna. When we get there, we’ll take time to enjoy the awesome view of the English Harbour before we continue on.

Our trail will then take us along the Atlantic cliffside and we’ll be able to take in beautiful views of the ocean. We’ll then weave through a trail that will take us down to the beach. There we’ll have to scramble across some boulders and walk through the water to reach our final destination, the Pillars of Hercules.

So, book now and soon you’ll be hiking in Antigua and taking in the stunning coastal views.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

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