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

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

What people are saying about Explore-Share

Kumari Selvakumar


Sept 14, 2022

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Sept 6, 2022

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Aug 23, 2022

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Aug 17, 2022

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Lesley Weber


July 16th, 2022

Thank you explore-share for a wonderful via feratta experience. We have been wanting to learn for a long time but don't have the facilities in Scotland. The guide Mitja was extremely helpful and knowledgeable, answering all my many questions and providing advice. On the day head to take another group but he quickly arranged another guide Borut, who was brilliant. We had a fantastic morning learning via ferrata at Hvadnik in the gorge. It gave us the confidence to later hire our own equipment and go out in Mojstrana. Altogether a five star + experience. Thank you.

Richard Scrivener


July 20, 2022

Hello! I have been thoroughly impressed by the service and assistance that explore-share have provided the past couple years in helping to plan my trip to the High Tatras in Poland. I really appreciated the flexibility that they provided in allowing me to rearrange my trip twice owing to covid. They were responsive and communicative throughout. This trip was part of my Stag weekend celebrations and explore-share connected me with an outstanding guide in the form of Marcel - he was an excellent recommendation and we really enjoyed our guided hike in the High Tatras with him. Marcel was an outstanding professional, placed a high focus on preparing well and staying safe, and was also a great guy! Highly recommend. Many thanks and best wishes - Richard

Yvonne Morrison


May 8, 2022

Our first time with Explore-Share. An absolutely fantastic experience from start to finish. Extremely good value, very well organised with attention to detail. We travel widely and this has by far been the best of experiences. Well done to all concerned. We are already looking at booking another trip!

Mark Stone


April 14, 2022

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James Dempster


March 9, 2022

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Leonardo Rodriguez


March 4, 2022

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Daniel Martinez


Feb 2, 2022

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