Excursions & Activities
Beyond the grounds of Galley Bay, a host of exciting adventures are all within easy reach. Join a Jeep adventure into the rainforest, play golf, or discover some of the island's 365 beautiful beaches. The island also has a fascinating history, revealed in several interesting sites around the island. You'll also want to stroll around the vibrant capital city of St. John's, stopping to dine and to shop for unusual souvenirs. Our experienced guest services staff can arrange everything you need to make your excursion complete, 'from' transportation and directions to suggestions for things to see along the way. Among our most popular and recommended are:
Adventure Antigua extreme circumnavigation
Adventure Antigua will take you around Antigua in high speed Miami Vice style. See all 365 beaches (count them if you can). A brief stop is made to Stingray City Marine Park. Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch with your toes in the water at Green Island. Snorkel at the awesome Pillars of Hercules at historical Nelson Dockyard.
Adventure Antigua eco tour
You are guided though the secret spots of Antigua`s North sound which is a large, un-spoilt area off Antigua. Protected by twenty-two little Islands, countless reefs, flats, and mangrove nurseries. This area is perfect for people interested in going “off beaten path”. You stay within the calm protected areas and never venture into the rough Atlantic. Some of the activities available on this tour are snorkeling lessons, caving, swimming and lots of sightseeing. All drinks, lunch and snorkeling gear are included.
Antigua`s premier Catamaran cruises. The 66 ft. Spirit of Antigua is stable, yet quick of the wind, offering exhilarating sailing and more time to enjoy Antigua`s finest beaches and most pristine snorkeling sites. Complimentary refreshments and a delicious Caribbean style buffet lunch contribute to the on board experience. Choose between three scheduled lunch cruises, all picking up at the Resort.
Excellence catamaran cruises
Discover the secrets of Antigua and Barbuda in the luxury of the excellence. Relax as you cruise the Island`s coast line, view the natural beauty of the Island paradise. Take a cruise over to Barbuda for a day of snorkeling in the turquoise waters or relax on the pink sand beach. Also visit the Frigate Bird sanctuary, the rarest of its kind.
This is an extremely safe, fun and educational excursion. A short boat ride on calm waters will take you there. There you will be able to pet and feed Southern Stingrays in their natural environment. You will learn about these amazing animals from your experienced guide. Snorkel on coral reefs with colorful fish life. The calm, clear, shallow water makes this easy and fun for everybody. Come enjoy the experience of a lifetime!!
Deep Sea Fishing
A Bertram 31 „O „ will take you out in the Atlantic waters to fish for Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, King Fish and Barracuda. Tackle, bait, drinks and lots of sunshine provided. We welcome beginners & experienced Anglers.
Antigua rainforest zipline & kayak adventure
A new combination tour of Safari, Zipline and Kayak
Socoho 4x4 Safari Land Rover transports guest to the rainforest canopy to do a 9 zipline tour then a safari continues to an Eco park to Kayak or paddle boat to Cades beach to snorkel. Lunch and drinks will be served before returning to the hotel.
Antigua rainforest canopy tour
Antigua`s greatest adventure ride, in the heart of the rainforest. A suspension bridge over the water, leads to the start of the 9 zip lines with the longest at over 350 feet, suspended over the glorious gorge in Fig Tree Drive. Enjoy the Indiana Jones style bridge, skinny man bridge, stairway to Heaven and leap of faith a 25 feet descent!!
Tropical adventure 4x4 discovery
Trail-blaze with us through the rustic, wilder side of Antigua. Explore historical and geological sites off the beaten track. Learn about folklore, culture and history. Revisit the past at betty`s hope plantation and see pot works dam. A delightful lunch will be served. Traverse the limestone rocks of devil`s bridge. Cool off in the clear waters at long bay beach.
Tropical adventure eco kayak
Let our island safari land rover take you through the lovely countryside. Discover the most beautiful side of the island by kayak. Experienced guides explain the ecology of mangroves-reef, birds, fish, sea turtles and natural wildlife. Visit a secluded beach for lunch. Swim, snorkel or simply relax.
Tropical adventure island safari & half moon
Step into one of our comfortable zebra-striped, land rover and prepare yourself for an adventurous and fun filled tour of the island. Your friendly guide will drive the southwest coast, through fig tree drive, on to see wallings dam & Falmouth. We journey through the quaint country side to newfield for lunch. Relax and dip your feet in the turquoise sea at half moon bay beach.
Tropical adventure island safari & stingray fantasy
Swim and feed friendly southern stingrays in the sea. Snorkel the coral reef and see colorful fish. See breathtaking views of island and sea as you are guided through Antigua‟s unchartered terrain, by land rover.
Tropical adventure land & sea tour
The best of both worlds
This is a great chance to see Antigua from 2 very different, yet equally breath-taking vantage points. By 4x4 land rovers and by the mystic catamaram.
Caribbean helicopter montserrat tour
Simply the most exciting tour in the Caribbean! A chance to see the live Soufriere Hill Volcano and the surrounding exclusion zone from the safety and comfort of a Bell Helicopter. Includes views of the crater, pyroclastic flows, and the buried capital Plymouth.
Full island tour
See more of Antigua in 30 minutes than most visitors can see in an entire vacation this tour includes dramatic overhead views of most of Antigua`s hotels, and historic sites, along with over 50 miles of clear tropical waters, reef systems and of course, 365 of the best beaches in the world!!!!
“Your yacht for a Day”
Exclusive private day charter aboard a 50 foot sailing yacht
Sailing, Secluded Bays, Swimming & Snorkeling, Celebrations & Special Occasions, Calm Water Sailing, Family Fun and Champagne Sunsets.
The thrill and excitement of sailing aboard a yacht including lunch freshly prepared by our onboard chef with fresh food and fine wine.
An open bar throughout the day.
Day Charter - 10:00am to 4:30pm
- A Gentle Sail with the wind in your hair
- An open Bar throughout the cruise
- Champagne and Canapés
Outdoor Activity Center
The Most Activities on the Island!
- Mountain Biking
- Air Pistol Shooting
- Clay Pigeon Shooting
- Fishing or Row Boat
- Rum Adventure
Tuesday garden tour
Departs at 10:30am from Guest Services Desk
Nature's bounty is in full bloom at Galley Bay! The Tuesday morning garden tour is both educational and fun. Our Grounds Supervisor introduces our guests to all types of plant and animal life at Galley Bay. The tour ends with a sneak peak of the onsite vegetable garden which will most assuredly enhance your next meal at one of our amazing restaurants.
Vie for the coveted Cornish croquet cup. The tournament is scheduled on the 2nd Monday of each month. Practice sessions are also available. Grand prize – Champagne dinner for two at Ismay`s Gazebo.
Thursday Nature Walk & Swim
Come and explore with us on an invigorating nature walk to Fort Barrington one of the oldest forth with a very panoramic view of the east and west coast and swim at Deep Bay Beach. Departing the Hotel at 9:45 am
Car rental is available to explore the island's sightseeing historical sites. Savor the local Caribbean cuisine or shop in historic St. John's all only 30 minutes from the resort by car, as is Antigua's international airport.
Shirley Heights Lookout is open from 9am to 10pm for lunch and dinner every day apart from Monday when it closes at Sundown. This is home to the 'biggest and best' party on the island every Sunday for the last 25 years where crowds of visitors and locals converge from 4pm to reserve their spot to watch the most wonderful view of the sunset on the island, as the Steel Band plays. GB