Best of St. Kitts

Best of St. Kitts
Price: $105.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeStandard
Shore Excursion TypeScenic, Cultural, Water/Beach, Shopping
Shore Excursion Duration5 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
Shore Excursion Leaves FromAn approximately 5 minute walk from the cruise pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage ProvidedWater
Recommended DressComfortable light clothing, a cap, sunglasses, walking shoes, sunscreen, a swimsuit and a towel.
RestrictionsMust be able to get in and out of the travel van.
Tour Details

Best of St. Kitts

The Caribbean is rich with contemporary culture, historical sites and natural beauty. This St. Kitts tour will ensure that you experience it all to the fullest. See the island's most enamoring sites, enjoy an adventurous walk through the rainforest, and end your day relaxing on the beach.

After meeting your knowledgeable guide, begin your St. Kitts tour in Basseterre, the capital city of the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis. The oldest town in the Eastern Caribbean, Basseterre is a small city with some of the best preserved British and French colonial architecture in the entire Caribbean. Visit Independence Square, which was once the site of a slave market and the center of the island's commerce, and view the cathedral, courthouse, and other historic buildings. Learn about the Berekely Memorial and its unique clock faces, and view the St. Kitts National Museum.

From Basseterre, take a walk to the Fort lands area. Once a fortress, the area is now home to restaurants, unique shops and other attractions. View the Cenotaph, a tall memorial dedicated to World War I and World War II veterans. As you journey westward, learn about how ancient history blends with contemporary culture and view attractions from the island's past as well as more modern structures. See the national hospital, the local Coca-Cola bottling company, and two off-shore universities. If you look closely, you will also see a nest of egrets tucked in among the cultural sites. Next, explore Bloody Point, the site of a massacre in 1626. Your guide will share historical facts about the tragic event where the English ambushed the native Carib people of the island.

The next stop on your journey allows you to walk through a beguiling rainforest, where you will see some of the most verdant natural foliage in the region. As you make your way down the trail, your guide will share information about the flora and fauna and point out exotic plant and animal species. Enjoy an adventurous swing from one of the many sturdy tree vines that appear along the path.

A trip to Romney Manor, home to the Caribelle Batik handicraft facility, is next on your tour. Watch as artisans create clothing designs using the ancient art form that has been handed down through the ages. Enjoy exploring botanical treasures that grow on this lush 12 acres of gardening delights, and explore the Carib petroglyphs (rock carvings/drawings) found at the nearby Wingfield Estate. Watch for some of St. Kitts's 50,000 green vervet monkeys that are often seen playing about on the property.

Venture on to Middle Island, where you will see the first Anglican church built on St. Kitts. Tour the burial site of Sir Thomas Warner, an English explorer, and pass Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of historical, cultural and architectural significance. Stop at Gibbons Hill, a lookout point where you can see the unique phenomenon of the meeting of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. View the Black Rocks on your tour as well, an amazing sight of giant boulders that were deposited by a volcanic eruption 1800 years ago. Enjoy some complimentary refreshments here, and enjoy the panoramic views of the island's natural beauty, stately architecture and ambling plantations.

The next leg of your journey includes a drive through the affluent Frigate Bay area, a more recently developed region with numerous modern mansions and unique contemporary architecture. View picturesque beaches and breathtaking views as you pass through this modern paradise. Make your way to Timothy Hill on the Southeast peninsula and view the nearby Nevis Island. Witness the amazing churning waters of the Atlantic Ocean on both sides of the peninsula, as well.

At the end of your journey, make your way to South Friar's or Cockleshell beach where you can relax on the beach, go for a swim, get a massage, or enjoy any number of water and beach sports available to you. Available activities include: horseback riding, aquatic sports, jet skiing, a children's trampoline and many more fun adventures.

There is so much to see on this Caribbean tour, a camera is a must. Bring a swimsuit and a towel as well for beach fun, and a tote bag for shopping along the way.

Shore Excursion Size
Standard
Shore Excursion Type
Scenic, Cultural, Water/Beach, Shopping
Shore Excursion Duration
5 Hours
Activity Level
Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From
An approximately 5 minute walk from the cruise pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Water
Recommended Dress
Comfortable light clothing, a cap, sunglasses, walking shoes, sunscreen, a swimsuit and a towel.
Restrictions
Must be able to get in and out of the travel van.
4.5 Stars4.6 / 5  |  13 ReviewsReview This Tour
Informative and fun
February 21, 2020
From the very informative bus tour to the beach stop off at the end, the Best of St Kitts excursion was all that it claimed it was. Our tour guide was very well informed about the history of the Island, requested questions and comments at the end of each segment, and had a pop up quiz for our tour group at the end of the ride which was a humorous, fun way to encapsulate all the material we had just heard. The beach was tranquil and with a coral reef just beginning mere meters from the beach. The variety of fish and sea urchins that were there were all on view for a mere 10$ rental of a mask and snorkel. Or for those who wished to sunbathe, there were lounge chairs available. A perfect day trip.
Reviewer: Laura Lynch
5 Stars
Best of St. Kitts
November 21, 2019
Great tour. Tour driver great, very knowledgeable. Saw a great deal of the island. Even gave us an opportunity to hold a monkey!!!
Reviewer: Jane Shone
5 Stars
Great Tour but NO Lunch
May 22, 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed our guide Captain Junior. He was fun and educating! Great ride through the city before getting to the jungle. Nice walk and lovely fruit shakes available for purchase. Enjoyed the scenic drive and the adorable monkeys that are everywhere! The last stop was at a beautiful beach, but you had to pay to use the chairs and even the bathhouse to change! There was a restaurant there, but waited over 20 minutes and no one seated us. The food was terribly expensive. I could recommend you take your own lunch from the ship with you! It was a long day and we finally ate a bite before we got back on the ship.
Reviewer: Carla Ferrel
4 Stars
St. Kitts
May 03, 2019
We had a closed air conditioned bus which took up all around St. Kitts. Loved going up to the top to see the Fort. The Fort is huge with a lot of history behind it.
Reviewer: Wendy Roberts
4 Stars
St kitts excursion
March 29, 2019
Good guide, great tour that shows us really the best of the island, very complete, surrounding, beach, fort, manoir, very interesting and cultural.
Reviewer: Aline
5 Stars
Tour of st kitts
February 05, 2019
Janeel our tour guide was awesome. Was very knowledgeable and informed us of much history. Very polite. Even went out of his way when asked about smoothies on the island. Would highly recommend this tour.
Reviewer: Judy Roach
5 Stars