Mega Island Tour

Mega Island Tour
Price: $65.00
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic, Transfer, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration 4 Hours
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier or Cruise Ship Tender Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress Comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing, cap, sunglasses, walking shoes and sunscreen.
Restrictions Guests must be able to get in and out of the transportation vehicle. Wheelchairs may be accommodated with advance notice for an additional fee of $25 US (not included), which is paid directly to the local representative before the tour departs. Handicap accessible for walker and collapsable wheelchair.

Mega Island Tour

This tropical St. Kitts excursion starts with a pickup at the pier where you, your guide, and other guests will set off on a sightseeing island tour as you drive through the historical, bi-cultural (French/English) city of Basseterre. The drive to Basseterre is approximately a 20-25 minute drive from the port.

Along the way, you will pass the National Museum, the Berkeley Memorial, and Independence Square (formerly Pall Mall Square) while listening to your guide explain the mega island's complex history. Since 1750, Independence Square was the center of government and business. As you will hear on your St Kitts tour, African slaves were housed nearby and traded in the square until it was outlawed in the 19th-century. Thereafter, you'll head off to the coast for the Carving of De Rocks, but not before passing some of the other historic city's prime landmarks, including the city's many churches.

Tropical St. Kitts has had a dangerous history, well-deserving of its current peace. On your route to the Carving of De Rocks, you will pass the War Memorial, dedicated to remembering those servicemen who gave their lives in the World Wars. You will also see more St. Kitts sights on your tour, including the Bird's Nest, the Bloody Point, and Old Ruins Plantation. Your guide will explain the incredible significance of each of these landmarks.

Next, head through the lush rainforest, more than a quarter of the landmass to pass by the sugar plantations, previously farmed by slaves for two centuries, and on to the beautiful Botanical Garden and Romney Manor, a 17th-century sugar plantation. There you will find Caribelle Batik (entrance fee included in tour price), which produces high-quality crafts made in the traditional batik style for you to admire or purchase as a souvenir. The Botanical Garden, Romney Manor, and Caribelle Batik are all located near to each other, therefore you will be able to walk around and explore the area for about a half-hour before setting off to the historic Brimstone Hill Fortress.

Following Caribelle Batik, you will venture off on a 20-minute drive to Brimstone Hill Fortress (entrance fee included in tour price), built in the 1600s by the British to defend the island, and now converted into a museum. Once you arrive, you will have approximately 45 minutes to explore, take pictures, and embrace all the amazing sights this historic landmark provides.

After the fortress, you take about a 15-minute drive to the historic Black Rocks for beautiful views of the mega island. Your guide will point out other highlights and historical facts along the way. Timothy Hill is the last stop on this tour where you will visit the South East Peninsula, where the Atlantic and the Caribbean Sea meet. Have your cameras handy, as this is a sight to capture before heading back to your ship! Reserve this complete St. Kitts tour for a pleasant day of sightseeing.

Please Note: This island tour includes all entrance fees, which are needed for admission to Caribelle Batik and Brimstone Hill Fortress. Wheelchairs may be accommodated with advance notice for an additional fee of $25 US (not included), which is paid directly to the local representative before the tour departs.

5 Stars4.8 / 5  |  46 ReviewsReview This Tour
Great Tour
February 27, 2020
We chose this tour over those offered onboard because it covered so much of the island. It was a good choice. We felt that we did not miss a thing. I would highly recommend Mega Island Tour.
Reviewer: Marie Palumbo
5 Stars
Excellent Tour
February 16, 2020
The Fort is awesome and not to be missed! The tour was great. The view from Timothy's hill was amazing.
Reviewer: Russ
5 Stars
Fun trip
December 27, 2019
We had a great trip. The driver was very knowledgeable and took us around the island. It was well worth what we paid. :)
5 Stars
Mega Island Tour
December 22, 2019
Great excursion! The guide was very knowledgeable and took her time to explain all the sites. She recommended different drinks and foods to try at the stops. We were given plenty of time to explore the Brimstone Fortress, and then had a great overview of the island. I would highly recommend this tour.
Reviewer: Jan Pearson
5 Stars
Mega Island Tour
December 15, 2019
The tour was very good. We covered a lot of ground. Brimstone Hill Fortress was a great stop. We could have used some more time there. Romney Manor was also very good. Our driver did a great job
Reviewer: Steve Cashour
5 Stars
Great Excursion!
December 10, 2019
Annie was our tour guide and we were cool and comfortable in her newer model Toyota van. We enjoyed her complimentary beverages... 'Ting with a Sting' was the favorite! She was very knowledgeable and we loved seeing and learning about the beautiful island of St Kitts! I would recommend this tour.
Reviewer: Karyn A
5 Stars