St. Kitts Scenic Railway Excursion Reviews
The railway trip was interesting - lots of history related by the guide. The train is old, built in the 1920's and it rocks around a lot and takes you through alternating beautiful scenery and poverty-stricken villages. A real eye-opener. Lovely people.
In St. Kitts we did the Scenic Railway. They have a No-Compete agreement, so we had to book the excursion through Carnival. It was interesting. 45 minute drive on an air conditioned bus with a tour guide pointing out all the sights. About 2 hours on the train, going all over the island. The train ride wasn’t narrated, but there wasn’t much to see on the train ride, other than pretty scenery. Alcohol was included, so that’s a plus. Don’t think I would recommend this excursion though. Kind of boring after the first 30 minutes on the train.
The St Kitts Scenic Rail was probably the worst experience of all. We spent 90 mins crawling along the west coast of the island with a driver who was running out of things to say only to be told the trip was cancelled as the train had broken down. We did get a full refund but I was annoyed as after speaking with a guide they told me the train had been broken for over a week so they shouldn't have been accepting tours. I told Shore Excursions this and they said they weren't aware of any problems so the company must have kept it quiet. I had wasted an entire morning which i wasn't happy about. I got a taxi with a female driver to Carambola Beach which was lovely and had a nice meal in the restaurant (expensive). The weather was pretty bad, heavy torrential downpours so I got a taxi back to the port and did some shopping. Only go to the guaranteed shops as the others try and get you in with a voucher for free earrings and then they go in for the hard sell and keep you for about 30 mins. Plenty of shops in the port itself but in Basseterre main town not many decent shops.
Awesome! very knowledgeable guide. Choir onboard was a plus! Complimentary beverages and sugar treats were very good. Catamaran tour at the end was awesome even though the wind did not cooperate. The guide again was very knowledgeable and the snacks were good.
This was pricey but a nice way to see the island. A narrated bus ride takes you to the train. You ride on an old train and tracks used from the sugar cane industry. You get to see a lot of neighborhoods and the narrator is good. There are ladies on each car to serve FREE drinks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic. You can sit in the bottom cars which have ac or ride on the top in the open-air style cars. Most people chose to ride on the top. We went over 3 bridges where the views were mouth dropping. We got a lot of great photos.
we did the rail and sail here. we got to see most of the island on the rail and sailed around a very pretty part of the cost. very long and in depth tour
My wife took the rail trip and loved it. She stated the bus ride to the train was also wonderful and full of information. She loves the train ride trips and this was no exception.
What a fun trip we took on the Scenic Railway. A knowledgeable man gave us the history of the island as several lovely ladies poured drinks and gave us snacks. We saw the island that would be impossible to see from a car. It was beautiful.
Oh yes, they do have monkeys, and when we were going back to the ship, men would come at you with a baby monkey. I said firmly, "no monkeys" and I was left alone. They're cute, but they want you to pay to have your picture taken with them. I love monkeys, but I also know, monkeys bite!
Railroad and Drive took us on a narrow gauge railroad trip around the island followed by an air conditioned van ride back to the pier area where you could shop or walk back to the ship. Complimentary drinks were served on the train and a running commentary described the sites along the way. If it’s your first time to St Kitts, this is a great way to see the island. Youngsters might be bored since the train ride is two hours long.
Not worth the price or time. Stick to the beach or resorts.
The catamaran had good music and good rum punches. We would take this tour again in a heartbeat.
I went on the Scenic Railway Ride & Circle Island Drive tour
This tour pretty much gives you a train tour of the whole island. It was a lot of fun.
A lovely train ride through the lush countryside of St Kitts.
St. Kitts by Rail and Sail.....Truly an awesome excursion by far. A+++++++ Laid back speed, plenty of Rum Punch and Pina Colada's and singing railway workers. Beautiful views and information. Short ride to boat from train. Boat was a 50+ foot catamaran. Very smooth and again the drinks flowed, plus they fed us! Bring your cameras! I enjoyed this excursion best of all.
Excellent tour. Very interesting commentary on the history of the Island and plentiful supplies of Pina Colada.
Scenic Train Ride - Excellent and fun! Wonderful beverages, especially the Piña Coladas, and loved the Minstrels. May do again.
We took the Caribbean Rail and Sail Tour which was the Scenic Railway with a catamaran instead of a bus. Both parts of the tour were excellent - the catamaran was 1st, and was very relaxing with drinks and a snack included. The railway was an old sugar cane delivery train which was picturesque and very nice. The tourguides again really knew their stuff.
great train ride
The railway was really well done. The use the old tracks from sugar production and you see a lot of the island. There are drinks and a restroom right on the train. If you go upstairs it's open-air and covered and very pleasant. The guide told us a lot about the history of St. Kitts. There were some young people who came on each car and sang local songs. Really a nice excursion.