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St. Kitts: Top Sights Guided Van or Open-Air Safari Tour

1. St. Kitts: Top Sights Guided Van or Open-Air Safari Tour

Discover everything St. Kitts has to offer on a guided motorized tour of the island. Relax with a glass of rum at Wingfield Plantation, see the city of Basseterre, and explore Romney Manor's botanical gardens. Meet your tour guide in front of MauPau Casino, right next to the cruise port. Board your van or open-air safari truck and head off for a tour of the island. Tour around the capital city of Basseterre before making your way to the eastern end of the island. Stop at Wingfield Plantation, and quench your thirst with a complimentary rum drink. Head to Romney Manor and explore the grounds of this 18th-century site, transformed into one of St. Kitts' most stunning botanical gardens. Continue to Frigate Bay and stop off at the iconic Timothy Hill. Marvel at the vast expanse of water, with the Atlantic Ocean on your right and the Caribbean Sea on your left. If you wish, enjoy about 1.5 hours to relax on the beach at Frigate Bay before returning to Basseterre.

Basseterre: Plantation and Beach Extravaganza

2. Basseterre: Plantation and Beach Extravaganza

Enjoy a tour around the historic capital of Basseterre, before journeying along the coastal countryside to the most beautiful plantations on the island, Romney Manor, home of Caravel Batik. The first stop on this sightseeing tour of St. Kitts takes you to Timothy Hill for a breathtaking panoramic view of both Frigate Bay and the South East Peninsula where you see both the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea running parallel to each other! It's a breathtaking panoramic view that's second to none.  Continue on your tour with a visit to Friars Bay (Carambola Beach Club) which is your guide's first choice for the beach portion of this St. Kitts tour. Activities at the beach include water sports such as snorkeling, water skiing, sailing, and much more. For those who just want to sit back and relax, all the amenities are available at the beach, bathrooms, change rooms, beach chairs, umbrellas, restaurants, beach bars, and much, much more.

See It All / The Local Behind The Scenes Tour Of St. Kitts

3. See It All / The Local Behind The Scenes Tour Of St. Kitts

Come and hang with the boys. When you are with us, you're no longer just a tourist. You are now a Kittitian. We want to give you the real local experience. We want you to feel and live our culture as we revolutionize the traditional regular island tours. We are sure you don't just want to drive around the island in a taxi for hours. We think you would much rather, hang with the boys as we introduce you to our culture so you can experience the true beauty of our island, from our food, music, traditions and much more. Welcome to Saint Kitts.

Basseterre: St. Kitts Scenic Railway Day Trip with Drinks

4. Basseterre: St. Kitts Scenic Railway Day Trip with Drinks

Disembark from your cruise ship and get picked up right at the port to head to the railway station. Climb aboard the renowned St. Kitts Scenic Railway, originally built between 1912 and 1926 to deliver sugar cane from the fields to the sugar mill in Basseterre. Enjoy sugar cake (a local delicacy), fruit punch, and daiquiris as you take in the local landscapes. Travel along the northeastern coastline of the island to come across spectacular vistas of the ocean, surf, cliffs, and lush vegetation surrounding you. Cross tall steel bridges spanning deep canyons and make your way through small villages and farms. See dark green rainforests skirted by rippling fields of sugar cane, with the volcanic cone of Mt. Liamuiga rising above the railway. Allow your guide to point out all the sights as the train passes old sugar cane estates with abandoned windmills and chimneys. Admire St. Paul's Village, home of St. Kitts's first national hero Sir. Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw. Discover Brimstone Hill Fortress and Old Road Town, where Sir Thomas Warner, founder of the English colony on St. Kitts is buried. Switch to a spacious bus to complete a full circle around the island before driving back to the port.

Best of St. Kitts Tour

5. Best of St. Kitts Tour

The tour begins with pickup from the cruise terminal before a drive through the historical section of the St. Kitts capital Basseterre. Enrich your cultural experience with historical knowledge as your local guide provides an introduction to the city, founded in 1627 by French settlers. See the Independence Square where slaves were sold and Basseterre's churches. On leaving the city, stop at Romney Manor, formerly owned by Captain Samuel Jefferson, great-great-grandfather of Thomas Jefferson. Romney Manor is 25 acres of lush, tropical gardens, now home to the Caribelle Batik workshop and boutique. Next, enjoy the stunning views of mountains, valleys, and neighboring islands at the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, 800 feet above sea level. The tour then turns eastward toward the third destination: Timothy Hill, the gateway to the Southeast Peninsula. Take in a panoramic view of St. Kitts' sister isle Nevis and the majestic backdrop of the Frigate Bay valley before relaxing at the nearby Carambola Beach.

From Basseterre: St. Kitts Island Tour with Brimstone Hill

6. From Basseterre: St. Kitts Island Tour with Brimstone Hill

Embark on a tour of St. Kitts from Basseterre. Relax on board an air-conditioned bus and visit the Romney Manor Sugar Plantation, the Timothy Hill lookout, and the UNESCO-listed Brimstone Hill Fortress. Be picked up from your chosen location in Basseterre and travel in a comfortable air-conditioned van. Take in the views of the city as you pass important landmarks, including the Berkley Memorial (The Circus), Independence Square, and The War Memorial. Head westward until you reach the Romney Manor Sugar Plantation. Explore what was once owned by the great, great, grandfather of Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States. Continue on to the Brimstone Hill Fortress, a UNESCO world heritage site and the British Military Head Quarters of the 17th and 18th centuries. Learn the complicated history behind this imposing fortress and admire the views over the Caribbean. Then, travel east on the F.T. Williams Highway to the Frigate Bay Area. Explore this glamorous resort area with paradise beaches and bustling restaurants. Ride along the southeast peninsula with views of Timothy Hill, Nevis, and the Caribbean Sea. Relax on the pristine shores of Carambola Beach before being returned to your departure point.

Rainforest Hike and Beach

7. Rainforest Hike and Beach

Have a memorable experience with nature. Witness one of the oldest and historically wealthiest sugar plantation on the island of St. Kitts. Just a short walk away from being fully covered by the thick tropical canopy that shows the beauty of the rain forest. Take a walk into the Wing Field river which is filled with volcanic rocks and occasional flowing of fresh spring water. On this tour your senses will be soothed by the cool humid tropical air on your skin, while your mind relaxes with the sound of the sound of nature's tranquility and your vision filled with flora and fauna and all this with a knowledgeable local guide. Then after relax in the Caribbean sun and sea at one of our favourite beach at Frigate Bay.

Basseterre: St. Kitts Highlights Driving Tour

8. Basseterre: St. Kitts Highlights Driving Tour

Discover the highlights of the island of St. Kitts on this tour from Basseterre. Drive past the important historical locations in Basseterre. Spend some free time on South Friars Beach and view a 400 year-old Saman tree.  Be picked up from Port Zante or from your accommodation in Basseterre. Sit back and relax as your driver points out the historical highlights in Basseterre. Drive by the Berkeley Memorial, Immaculate Conception Catholic Co-Cathedral, Independence Square, and the War Memorial. Arrive at Romney Manor which dates back to the 1600s and was once owned by the family of Thomas Jefferson. Take a walk to the largest living organism in St. Kitts, a 400-year-old Saman tree. View the adjacent Wingfield Estate and the Wingfield watershed. Learn about the batik fabric that is produced at Romney Manor. Pass by Bloody Point on the way to the Brimstone Hill Fortress. Have the chance to purchase entrance to the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Brimstone Hill Fortress. Finally, have some free time at South Friars Beach to relax on the beach, swim, or snorkel. Return to Port Zante or your accommodation in Basseterre at the end of your tour.

St. Kitts Island Half-Day Bus Tour

9. St. Kitts Island Half-Day Bus Tour

Enjoy a half-day scenic drive around St. Kitts to soak up the Caribbean atmosphere of the paradise island, and discover some of the highlights, such as the Caribelle Batik factory, Brimstone Hill fortress, and Black Rocks. The tour operates on a daily basis, with most people preferring to take it early in the week to gain some first-hand knowledge of the island. Departing at 10:00 with a trip through Basseterre city, take the scenic coastal road out to Romney Manor, home of the Caribelle Batik factory at Old Road. Then it’s on to Brimstone Hill, now a U.N.E.S.C.O World Heritage Site, and admire the fortress that helps tell of the Spanish, French, English, American, Dutch, Amerindian, Carib, and Arawak history of St. Kitts. Continue past Dieppe Bay to see where the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea meet at the Black Rocks. Rich in history, architecture, and culture, this is one of the first tours you should take after your arrival on St. Kitts.

Panoramic Landmark Tour (Brimstone Hill & Batik)

10. Panoramic Landmark Tour (Brimstone Hill & Batik)

Maximise your enjoyment of the incredible scenery of St. Kitts as you take a whirlwind tour of the island's most beautiful and historic sites. See some of the island's finest attractions during a 3-hour excursion, from Independence Square in Basseterre to Romney Manor, where you'll have the chance to watch Sea Island cotton being dyed. Immerse yourself in the magnificence of UNESCO Heritage-listed Brimstone Hill Fortress, and learn about British colonial history among fascinating 18th-century artifacts. Seize the opportunity to glimpse fantastic wildlife such as green Vervet monkeys and butterflies in the surrounding tropical rainforest. Pick up a few souvenirs on the way back to the cruise port, Port Zante.

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Upon arrival we were warmly welcomed by Marle, we felt welcomed and with such a friendly atmosphere we had a fantastic start! The guide and tour were extremely good, very flexible (appreciate this!) and for that he deserves a special thanks. We had two great days there, which obviously also added up to the experience. Marle has such a warm personality and highly motivated guide (recommendable!). I truly enjoyed walking us through the area. The scenery was beautiful and it was a relieve to walk in such a quiet and peaceful environment. The atmosphere is so special that it really felt like home to all of us. All respect for Marle who does a great job there; a true sample of excellent tour guide!

Marle and this driver Segz was phenomenal and gave us the best tour on our entire cruise.St.Kitts is a beautiful island and having Marle show us it through the eyes of a local was truly amazing.He was so engaging and personable.Its like we were hanging out with a childhood friend.I highly recommend booking with Marle. His tours are the best.

Leroy was a great guide and very knowledgeable about the island's history and plants. We appreciated getting picked up right at the Marriott in an open air van. It was a good hike for our family. Leroy was very generous in sharing his knowledge of the island and his culture. We highly recommend this activity!

I recently had the best memorable tour ever with Marle. This experience was pretty much awesome , although I was a tourist to the island the tour guide has the happiest demeanor.

Amazing experience! I’m literally planning on doing it again.