Dining On A Modified Oil Tanker!

There’s a new attraction in Antigua and it’s not your typical park or an island tour. I’m talking about a modified oil tanker which is now a floating restaurant/bar/nightclub, anchored out in Jolly Harbour. (Drumroll please)…. It’s known as “D-Boat”.


Jolly Harbour is a beautiful bay in the south-western side of the island, in the village of Bolans. From the jetty at the harbour, there’s a ferry which transports visitors to and from D-Boat. To find the ferry easily, ask for the Crows Nest Restaurant, as it’s right in front of the pick-up/drop off area. The views during transit are really lovely.




D-Boat is a great spot to enjoy a bite to eat, and a glass of wine at sunset. Their menu is quite diverse and affordable by Caribbean standards, starting from around $8 USD and a glass of wine is $4. I ordered a plate of chicken wings with blue cheese dip, while my cousin Anya chose the chicken wrap with a side order of fries.





The dining area, while somewhat small, offers a great view of the sea, and the gentle rocking motion by the ocean is enough to lull anyone into a relaxed state.


On the weekends, the venue is transformed into a nightclub, complete with a Dj and a dancefloor. It’s definitely a unique place to get your groove on! During the day however, the atmosphere is laid back, and guests can have a blast using the on-site water slide and enjoy a dip in the stunningly blue Caribbean waters.


For anyone looking to add a bit of ‘different’ to their day, an afternoon or evening spent on D-Boat is a great option. We had a wonderful time and I’m pretty sure you will too!




About Jodi

I absolutely love to travel. Most days, it's hard to focus on anything else. However, I'd like to change my travel style from now on. I have always been a 'safe' traveler, with hotel reservations made, cruise vacations and a set timetable. I want to break out of that habit, and become an independent backpacker. This blog will serve to document my aspirations to experiment with traveling solo, around the world!

Posted on February 17, 2014, in Antigua and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.

  1. This is brilliant idea!!! I would love to work onboard =)

  2. Great idea indeed. I admire Your “paradise” photos, so beautiful.

  3. Great stuff, Jodi ๐Ÿ™‚ When you’re on board looking out you’re not looking at the tanker!

  4. How cool! I’d never heard of this. Sounds like something I may need to experience for myself someday.

  5. Sounds fun Jodi. The sunset shot is particularly stunning! Good luck with your travel plans for 2014 ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Wow! Amazing! I envy you!๐Ÿ˜„. Great blog, I am following you!

  7. Good place for a date for example. ๐Ÿ™‚ Nice photos.

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