St. Kitts Rainforest Hiking Tour
St. Kitts Rainforest Hiking Tour
Home to the last remaining tropical forest area on St. Kitts, The Central Forest Reserve National Park (CFRNP) is a wonderland of natural beauty and biodiversity. Designated a National Park in 2007, it serves an important role of conservation and water supply for the island and is a popular ecotourism destination. Enjoy this adventurous St. Kitts excursion through the lush canopy of the rainforest and visit the surrounding garden estates in St. Kitts.
The St. Kitts tour starts with a comfortable drive in an air-conditioned van or open air safari vehicle to the lavish Romney Gardens. Explore the gardens and Caribelle Studios, where artisans create clothing designs using the ancient batik art form that has been handed down through the ages.
Next, take a journey into the jungle, walking along a trail beneath the thick vegetation that rises above and shelters you from the sun. Home to the African Green Vervet Monkey and many other exotic creatures, this verdant paradise features close to a thousand plant species. Your guide will regale you with interesting facts about the forest, taking time on this hiking tour to point out flora and fauna, birds, and other natural curiosities along the way. Walk past a small waterfall making gentle bubbling sounds, and enjoy an adventurous swing from one of the many sturdy tree vines that appear along the path. Enjoy cool refreshments at the end of your hike.
At the end of your trip, you'll have free time at a beach to go for a swim or relax and enjoy the sun before returning to the ship.
Reviewer: Nancy Beckman
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the rain forest tour. Getting off the ship, it was easy to find our tour guide, which made it very easy for us. As it turned out, we were the only couple taking the tour! We were thrilled to have the guide all to herself, to answer our questions, and guide us at our own pace. The tour was not just a rain forest tour, but it was a Wonderful tour around Saint kits with stops at interesting places and then a nice walk through the rain forest, and more of a tour to the beach and a chance to take a swim. The tour with everything it was supposed to be, and more! Our guide was a charming young man with a delightful sense of humor, so we enjoyed ourselves immensely.
First off, Captain Junior made this one of our favorite excursions of the cruise! He was funny, very informative about the location and the jungle and made sure we were all having fun! There were only 4 people on our trip which made it very interactive and allowed for us to take our time walking though the jungle. The location was absolutely beautiful and we even got to see monkeys in the jungle! Captain Junior was AWESOME!! But.... not only was Captain Junior awesome, our bus driver Janeel was just as amazing!! He was very knowledgeable about the area, gave great info during our drive and made it fun. HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS TOUR GROUP! They were fantastic!!!!
Reviewer: Elaine Stephens
Very nice tour, good variety of activities, some in our group though found it harder than they expected in the Rainforest. It was rated Easy but I would say Moderate would be a better description. Just right for us. Nice to cool off at the beach afterwards although no beach chair was provided and too expensive to rent for the short time we were there.
We had a most enjoyable excursion with Captain Junior in February of 2019. Our group was small, only 6 of us, and he made us all feel welcome and comfortable. We learned many things that we would simply have passed by had we not had such a wonderful and knowledge guide.
Captain Sunshine was awesome. I think we lucked out a bit as the other ship docked that day had arrived a bit earlier than us, so those guest went in a bigger vehicle, and our family got our own private tour. Our driver was awesome. He showed us all over the island, and explained the surroundings as we traveled. He even made a quick stop by his own house to get us cold drinks after the hike. Then took us to a beautiful beach on the other side of the island, the best beach we visited on this cruise. Made for a wonderful day, and a great experience.