We arrived in Antigua on Dec 15, 2022.
From the trips offered on the ship, we decided on a snorkeling adventure. We were in a group with 22 guests and made the trip on a catamaran, which took about 40 minutes. The weather was fantastic, and the scenery was worth the trip.
I didn’t have an underwater camera, but it was not a great variety of fishes we saw. Mostly silverish ones, about 20 cm long. I saw other tourists using their cells in transparent zipped bags, and they took pictures underwater with them. Good to know for future expeditions.
On our way back, they offered drinks… plenty. Rum with something sweet. Maybe we took too many. And it was a price to pay. When we arrived back in the city, we could not go much on the streets. We did not see much to grab our attention and the only place where all tourists crowded was the one near the pier, a tourist trap, with a Christmas tree in the central plaza.
Still, a drummer got my attention. I approached and dropped $1 in his colorful pot. He asked me where I was from.
Then he said with all his heart, “Welcome to Antigua, Canadian man,” and he drummed harder for me.
All right, maybe it was our fault that we could not visit more (the rum on the catamaran, duh), and we returned to the boat.