English Harbour Yacht Charters & Rentals

English Harbour is a Caribbean haven rich in maritime history. Its location is stunning; a sheltered natural haven, cutting deep inland and fringed with lush forests and steep cliffs. In the 18th century, the Royal Navy’s Caribbean fleet was established here and it duly became a key naval base. The entrance to the main harbor is surrounded by two fortresses standing on either side.

On the surrounding hillsides you'll find ruined forts, gun batteries and old cemeteries as a testimony for the former military outposts. As a residential settlement Antigua is tiny, not much more than a scattering of houses and businesses, but the harbor area in its entirety encompasses a unique and diverse landscape of waterfronts, slipways, mangrove swamps, beaches and woodland. The whole area is designated as a National Park, with Nelsons Dockyard a must-see. There is plenty on offer at Nelsons Dockyard, including shops, upmarket restaurants, boutique hotels and some very nice bars.

Beyond Nelsons Dockyard is English Harbor, offering plenty of other charms and attractions, with an English pub serving hearty British pub food with a Caribbean twist, amongst a whole host of other restaurants to choose from. There is a museum where you can learn all sorts of interesting facts about Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson, and the building project that he had on his hands when landing on Antigua. Join the hospitable locals at a “jump up” with steel bands, take advantage of the duty-free shopping, partake in the local rum punch and get your vacation kick-started in true Caribbean style.

 

Mooring:

  • Marina


Things to do:

  • Eat out in a selection of fabulous restaurants
  • Take in some history at the museum
  • Head west for a picnic at Rendezvous Bay
  • Sip Wadadli beer and watch the sun set


Facilities:

  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Post office
  • Bakery
  • Beverage store
  • Internet café
  • Chandlery gift shops
  • Toilets
  • Water
  • Dive center