After meeting your driver/guide at the pier, begin your St. Kitts excursion with a short narrated drive through Basseterre City, with its dramatic history, monuments and preserved colonial architecture such as the Berkeley Memorial, Independence Square - once a slave market and ancient churches that reflect bygone times.
Your first stop on this St. Kitts tour is the Carib Brewery which produces approximately 750,000 bottles of Carib lager beer, Skol, Stout, Guinness, Giant and Vita Malts. You will have a guided tour of the facility which takes approximately 56 minutes. Not only will you get to see how beer is made and bottled, but you are invited to enjoy a chilled bottle on completion of the tour.
Depart the modern Brewery, for a scenic drive into the heart of the verdant countryside to Wingfield Sugar Estate, whose ongoing restoration of its 17th century structures, machinery and Rum Distillery leaves you with a lasting impression that St. Kitts once prominent sugar estates, the majority of which lie in ruin, were complex monuments of human industry, ambition, suffering and endurance, all secretly holding memory and meaning. You will have approximately 30 minutes at the site.
A stop will be made at nearby Caribelle Batik where you will have approximately 30 minutes to see Batik printing, stroll through the delightful gardens or perhaps purchase a souvenir before boarding your transport back to the port.
A minimum of 2 guests are required for this tour to operate.
Great guide. Great tour. The Caribe factory was a little disappointing but the rest was really good.
My husband and I were the only people on the excursion. Oliver did a fine job providing information and driving us to the sites. We really enjoyed the Caribe Brewery and taste testing. The excursion seemed a little expensive for what you get, but there was a lot of driving involved and we understand the expense of fuel. Overall, it was a pleasant, calm excursion.
The Island tour was interesting. We were picked up near the dock and went to the brewery. This was a unique tour because we were able to see the whole process up close and personal. We then went to an old plantation and saw local artists at work. The drive was interesting and we got to see the town and some of the country side. The island seemed to be more poor than some of the others that we have been to but I never felt unsafe. Our guide was very patient and answered all of our questions very knowledgeably. If I went to St Kitts again I may or may not get off the boat again. However, this was a good intro to the island for the first time that we were there.