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Hiking to the Shirley Heights Lookout in Antigua, from English Harbour (Half-day)

Enjoy a half-day experience hiking from the English Harbour to the Shirley Heights Lookout and learn more about the history of the country.


1/2 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Dec


All Levels


  • Enjoy a hike to one of the most picturesque places in Antigua
  • Take in spectacular sights of the English Harbour
  • Learn about the military complex and the history of the area


Hiking from the English Harbour to the Shirley Heights lookout is an awesome way to get active on your tropical vacation. Let one of our certified guides show you the way, and give you information about the area as you go along.

Situated on the most southerly tip of the island of Antigua, Shirley Heights lookout gives you amazing views of the English Harbour. The lookout is actually part of the Shirley Heights military complex, an area that is rich in history. Your guide will be able to explain more to you about this history.

The hike to get to the lookout is moderate, it can be done in one hour. There are some steep sections, but with a basic level of fitness though you won’t find this too much of a challenge. The biggest hazard is loose ground on the trail, so you’ll want to be surefooted!

We’ll hike through the dry jungle and see different kinds of cacti. There are also graveyards that have been there for centuries! If you’re into history then you’ll love this hike.

When we do reach the lookout we’ll take some time to explore the military complex. You’ll be blown away by the views, and you’ll see why this really is one of the best hikes in Antigua.

Don’t wait! Book your trip now and you’ll soon be hiking in the Caribbean!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

What people are saying about Explore-Share

Kumari Selvakumar


Sept 14, 2022

I’m extremely happy with the ease with which I could book via your site reliable and experienced guide. Thank you so very much, and I’ve started to recommend your site to my friends. Dimitris is not only an awesome guide, but a wonderful person who was always looking out to give me the best experience I can have when he found out how much I love climbing! He is the Best!

Niklas Warren


Sept 6, 2022

I am very pleased with Explore-Share! This was my first international climb, and the communication and response time were great. Herbie is a very skilled guide and very efficient. The entire booking process & payment was smooth. I will definitely use Explore-Share again. Thank you.



Aug 23, 2022

I was looking for a local guide for a hike I was planning and came across Explore-Share. They seemed to have good reviews and so decided to give them a try. The experience was very positive and completely happy with their service. I will be using them again for next trip.

Colin Finnegan


Aug 17, 2022

Easy to set up and find the perfect trip. Informative site that is easy to use. Guides are all great to work with and communicate all arrangements needed. As simple as can be!

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

Great service by explore share. Our guide, Fred, gave us a fantastic day. Totally wild adventure that would be impossible on our own. I’m really impressed. Thank you very much.

James Dempster


March 9, 2022

I can’t recommend this enough. Great service, great price and the on the ground team was top notch. Top marks all round.

Leonardo Rodriguez


March 4, 2022

Everything went very well! Above our expectations! Thanks Explore-Share and Thanks Kiliholidays! Great support from all you! Thanks for the hard work and excellent level of commitment.

Daniel Martinez


Feb 2, 2022

Excellent job making your platform available to all mountain lovers. Our guide Gabrielle was an excellent companion



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