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Sail Date: April 2011
We didn't have any particular plans in St. Kitts, so when a man approached us offering a 4-hour taxi tour of the island for $20 pp, we took a chance and jumped on it. It turned out to be a great decision...we saw a majority of the ... Read More
We didn't have any particular plans in St. Kitts, so when a man approached us offering a 4-hour taxi tour of the island for $20 pp, we took a chance and jumped on it. It turned out to be a great decision...we saw a majority of the island, and th tour included free beer and soda. The driver wasn't exactly a tour guide, but he did explain our stops and was very friendly. We went to several overlooks, the Caribelle Batik, a few historical points of interest...the island is poor, but we felt safe and secure in the air-conditioned van. Look out for the "monkey guys" after you walk into Basseterre...once he puts the monkeys on you, you're a goner. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2011
Take the Scenic Railway - you won't be disappointed. The island otherwise is a very modest place in every way.
Take the Scenic Railway - you won't be disappointed. The island otherwise is a very modest place in every way. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2011
Went to South Friar's Beach. It's a nice beach, not too far from the port. Limited swimming area b/c of the reef, rocks & sea urchins. There's a woman selling Aloe massages. Get one!
Went to South Friar's Beach. It's a nice beach, not too far from the port. Limited swimming area b/c of the reef, rocks & sea urchins. There's a woman selling Aloe massages. Get one! Read Less
Sail Date: April 2011
The last time we were at St. Kitts we were able to rent a car for about $45.00 and drive all around the island exploring. It is beautiful, and at one point we actually considered retiring to the island. However, we were told that the ... Read More
The last time we were at St. Kitts we were able to rent a car for about $45.00 and drive all around the island exploring. It is beautiful, and at one point we actually considered retiring to the island. However, we were told that the government had greatly increased taxes recently and the rental car rates jumped to over $100.00 for the day. We had a short day in port and there was no way were going to pay that rate. We decided to take a taxi for $16.00 each way to the Shipwreck Bar and we hung out there and did some snorkeling (Just OK). Read Less
Sail Date: April 2011
First time there so we did the ship's tour to Romney Manor and Caribelle Batik, then to Brimstone Fortress. Worth visiting, but if you go just catch a cab.
First time there so we did the ship's tour to Romney Manor and Caribelle Batik, then to Brimstone Fortress. Worth visiting, but if you go just catch a cab. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2011
Great shopping, wonderful bar right in the middle of the shopping plaza to grab a beer or fruity tropical rum specialty.. We didnt get out to see much of the island, but it is very picturesque from the ship.. Pretty beaches on either side ... Read More
Great shopping, wonderful bar right in the middle of the shopping plaza to grab a beer or fruity tropical rum specialty.. We didnt get out to see much of the island, but it is very picturesque from the ship.. Pretty beaches on either side of the ship.. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2011
In St. Kitts we went on the Rainforest tour we booked by Royal Caribbean. We took a bus and had a great tour guide. I wish I could remember his name as he was awesome. It was interesting on the drive to the forest to see the villages. We ... Read More
In St. Kitts we went on the Rainforest tour we booked by Royal Caribbean. We took a bus and had a great tour guide. I wish I could remember his name as he was awesome. It was interesting on the drive to the forest to see the villages. We passed by some very poor areas were the people obviously did not have much. Our guide told us that tourism is the only income of the island, since the sugar trade has shot down there. They desperately need to have recycling as plastic and glass bottles and other trash litter some of the streets. The rainforest was beautiful though and I was impressed by the knowledge of the plants and wildlife that our guide had. Before we walked into the rain forest we were taken to a lovely garden with a gift shop. We were saw monkeys in the trees there and were later surprised to see that people have them on leashes as pets also. After the tour we went back to the ship for lunch and then came back out to the port. The town is right there at the port. We were immediately approached by the young boys with the monkeys who want you to pay them for pictures with the moneys. We did a picture with monkey as it was hard for me to say no. The monkey were very cute. We shopped awhile and then we got soaked by rain and went back to the ship. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2011
We had booked a tour online with Thenford Grey who met us at the cruise terminal at 9:00 am. He had a small air-conditioned bus for 16 people. We started the tour by being introduced to the Governor General of St. Lucia (Sir Cuthbert ... Read More
We had booked a tour online with Thenford Grey who met us at the cruise terminal at 9:00 am. He had a small air-conditioned bus for 16 people. We started the tour by being introduced to the Governor General of St. Lucia (Sir Cuthbert Sebastian) who was in a car in the area in front of the cruise terminal. We then boarded our small bus and started the tour going through the city of Basseterre while Thenford gave us the history of the island and local landmarks. We stopped along the water’s edge to view pelicans diving into the water for their meals. Our first stop was at Romney Manor. This estate was once owned by Samuel Jefferson II, the great, great, great grandfather of Thomas Jefferson. In 1834, the owner at the time Lord Romney freed his slaves. Now it is home to botanical gardens on its grounds of 10 acres as well as Caribelle Batik. Here we had about 45 minutes to view the demonstration of the Batik process and walk the grounds. Thenford was very well versed in the flora and fauna of the area. He was reciting both scientific and local names of each plant or tree. While there we spotted several families of Vervet “Green” Monkeys which have a larger population on the island than humans. Thenford reminded us that there is only one letter different between pet and pest. Our next stop was to visit the World Heritage Site called Fort Brimstone Hill. This large fortress was once called the Gibralter of the Caribbean. From its highest vantage point you can view 7 different islands on a clear day. It has been restored and offers wonderful views of the surrounding area. Thenford provided cold water for us. We then drove back through Basseterre again heading to the southern most point of the island to visit a beach at Cockleshell Bay. Here there were a few restaurants and bars along side the beach. They also had a small menagerie of animals with monkeys, goats, and pigs. We stayed there for 2 hours before returning to the ship. Several passengers went swimming and snorkeling while there. We returned to the ship by 3:00 pm Read Less
Sail Date: March 2011
Old San Juan was a nice port, would have enjoyed more time there. St Maarten was not our favorite, apparently it has changed. Highlight was the original French bakery for lunch with the best ever pastries and some shopping for gifts. ... Read More
Old San Juan was a nice port, would have enjoyed more time there. St Maarten was not our favorite, apparently it has changed. Highlight was the original French bakery for lunch with the best ever pastries and some shopping for gifts. St. Kitts was beautiful, toured the Island with an independent taxi,visited the batik studio, went to the beach,snorkeled did a little shopping. We may go back there and stay a few days. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2011
They have a cross island train...something pretty unique in the Caribbean. Kids had a lot of fun...drinks included!
They have a cross island train...something pretty unique in the Caribbean. Kids had a lot of fun...drinks included! Read Less
Sail Date: March 2011
Walked off ship. Hired Trevor & his van. For $20/person, he took us around the island for about 5 hours to various interesting sites; & to a local restaurant on a beach. Highly recommended. Lovely island.
Walked off ship. Hired Trevor & his van. For $20/person, he took us around the island for about 5 hours to various interesting sites; & to a local restaurant on a beach. Highly recommended. Lovely island. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2011
No excursions here. We just relaxed and sampled the local brewery's home brew, which is Carib beer. This is brewed in St. Kitts. Awesome flavor. Again, think i tried 7-10 :). But lovely area with good culture.
No excursions here. We just relaxed and sampled the local brewery's home brew, which is Carib beer. This is brewed in St. Kitts. Awesome flavor. Again, think i tried 7-10 :). But lovely area with good culture. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2011
Took a tour with this man that has been living in St Kitts for over 60 years! He was wonderful, his name was Charles. The island was beautiful! We had been there before but always to the beach. Saw a whole different light with the island ... Read More
Took a tour with this man that has been living in St Kitts for over 60 years! He was wonderful, his name was Charles. The island was beautiful! We had been there before but always to the beach. Saw a whole different light with the island tour, and a lot of monkeys!! We were gone about 4 1/2 hours and it was so worth the 20$ pp. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2011
Once again walked off the ship without any planned excursions. Got a taxi for the four of us for $20 per person for an island tour with a stop off at the botanical gardens, black rock point (I think that is what it is called), a trip up ... Read More
Once again walked off the ship without any planned excursions. Got a taxi for the four of us for $20 per person for an island tour with a stop off at the botanical gardens, black rock point (I think that is what it is called), a trip up the mountain where the Atlantic ocean meets the Caribbean sea and then we were dropped off at Fryar`s Beach for a couple of hours. This is the beach where the wild monkeys come down the hill to eat the scraps the restaurant throw their way. Too cute and there were mongoose as well. Words of advice this beach had a lot of sea urchins so bring water shoes to prevent mishaps. There is an area clear of them but still worrisome a bit. The Shipwreck Shack were food and drinks are served is very reasonable and offers tasty offerings. Umbrellas and 2 chairs go for $ 10 and I negotiated 2 more chairs for free for our 2 girls. Our taxi driver, Nigel, A237 came back for us at the specified time and brought us back to the ship in time. We even had enough time to walk around the pier area which is quite quaint with its little boutiques and flea market. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2011
Panoramic & Beach Excursion with Pereira Tours. Arranged an island tour with beach stop on St. Kitts through Liz Pereira. Met her at 11:30 and joined five others on a van tour of St. Kitts. Our tour driver was Gordon who did a great ... Read More
Panoramic & Beach Excursion with Pereira Tours. Arranged an island tour with beach stop on St. Kitts through Liz Pereira. Met her at 11:30 and joined five others on a van tour of St. Kitts. Our tour driver was Gordon who did a great job of providing informative commentary as we went along. We enjoyed touring the city of Basseterre and then heading out into the countryside. We stopped at Romney Manor with its wonderful gardens and Caribelle Batik shop. We were amazed at the beauty of this place. We then proceeded to tour some more of the island including the overlook where you can see the Atlantic on one side and the Caribbean on the other. We then made our beach stop at South Frigate Bay. We rented chairs and umbrellas as Mr. X's Shiggedy Shack. We enjoyed swimming there and I did some snorkeling around a rocky pier. We also ate at Mr. X's and had a few rum punches. Very reasonable prices. Gordon came back for us later and had us back to the ship in plenty of time as all aboard was 6:30. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2011
Beautiful island, would love to explore it further, however the Scenic railway is not worth the money or time.
Beautiful island, would love to explore it further, however the Scenic railway is not worth the money or time. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2011
We had never been to this island so decided to take a taxi right off the ship for an island tour. This was ok, but will find a beach next time. Cheap tours though right off the ship...$20 per person for a 3 hour tour.
We had never been to this island so decided to take a taxi right off the ship for an island tour. This was ok, but will find a beach next time. Cheap tours though right off the ship...$20 per person for a 3 hour tour. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2011
Brimstone Fort (UNESCO heritage site) was amazing, and Cockleshell Beach was good (not great... a bit dirty), and bugged a bit by beach entrepreneurs. But still beautiful island and had a good time.
Brimstone Fort (UNESCO heritage site) was amazing, and Cockleshell Beach was good (not great... a bit dirty), and bugged a bit by beach entrepreneurs. But still beautiful island and had a good time. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2011
Beautiful, picturesque island. Nice dock with a modern touristy shopping mall. We went zip-lining. It was great gliding over the forest canopy with fantastic views of the mountains and the Caribbean. Although I didn't play, the golf ... Read More
Beautiful, picturesque island. Nice dock with a modern touristy shopping mall. We went zip-lining. It was great gliding over the forest canopy with fantastic views of the mountains and the Caribbean. Although I didn't play, the golf course looked very inviting. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2011
This was out first time in St Kitts and I found it very interest and not touristy. WE took a tour of the entire island including a train trip which allowed us to see their beaches both rocky and sandy - black and white sand. The people are ... Read More
This was out first time in St Kitts and I found it very interest and not touristy. WE took a tour of the entire island including a train trip which allowed us to see their beaches both rocky and sandy - black and white sand. The people are very friendly and most of the shopping was in the dock area which is quite new. I was unaware of the high monkey population there. We did not see any except the ones that they had for photos at the dock. Their primary industry used to be sugar cane and they are still transitioning to tourism. We enjoyed being here and would go back again   Read Less
Sail Date: February 2011
My second ship's tour was the next day at St Kitts. For the price it was a bit of a let down. It was advertised as a 7 hour snorkel, beach, lunch and booze cruise, for $108 per person - a little steep. The only parts that were great - ... Read More
My second ship's tour was the next day at St Kitts. For the price it was a bit of a let down. It was advertised as a 7 hour snorkel, beach, lunch and booze cruise, for $108 per person - a little steep. The only parts that were great - the catamaran was very nice and a great day for sailing - they put up full sail and got the boat up to some of the fastest speed I have ever been on a sailing vessel, while still being very comfortable even for novices. The other detail they got very right was a friendly, helpful crew and plenty of booze and beer after the first thing snorkeling stop. The stop for snorkeling, although it seemed popular as a place to take cruise customers was mediocre - beautiful cliffs rising up off rocks and boulders, but unfortunately that was the main thing to see underwater - rocks and boulders and some nice fish, but not abundant and very very few corals, sponges, etc. I only found one little 5 foot bump of coral, maybe 15 feet long and 6 feet high, and I covered most of the area they allowed us, several times. After that the booze was flowing and nice party music and a good sail to the beach for lunch, across the maybe 1-2 miles channel between St. Kitts to Nevis island - also a wind tunnel where the boat reached maximum speed. The beach at Nevis was rather plain - no water toys, no loungers or shade umbrellas - a picnic area with enough picnic tables, but the food was poor. My wife really disliked it - some chicken and shriveled up hot dogs were the main course and several rather tasteless salads, and conglomerations, probably our worst food of the trip, but I filled up on it. People did enjoy the nice wide, but dark and fairly coarse sand beach or hanging out in the water with plenty of beer and rum punch served up to everyone. I think almost everyone drank more than they were used to - I did. When I got off the tour I knew I was drunk, but not sick or staggering. So they got the booze part of the tour right. We had to be back to the ship at a time that cut the tour to more like 6 hours. This tour was also crowded - we jumped on among the first so I could get a place where my less water and sun loving wife could get shade and spray shelter at a table, but people did fan out over the boat, mostly on the nets up front or sides - enough to be tolerable. The ship sold so many tickets to this tour there was a second similar catamaran taking another full load from our ship - same itinerary as us. We had a fun mock race on the return - we seemed faster for a while - they tried to get around us on the up wind side and some of the guys on the other catamaran mooned us - pretty funny and entertaining exchanges. Later the other boat slipped around us on the downwind side and beat us back to port. So half or more of the components were underwhelming, especially considering the price - the food, the beach and amenities there, and the snorkeling were all a bit sub standard in my opinion. I would recommend, if you pick this tour, to pick it for the booze, party atmosphere, nice catamaran sail boat, and a good crew and service. I expect you could arrange similar on shore before hand or after disembarking for nearly half the price and a lot less people - I noticed one boat following our itinerary for the day, at a distance, had maybe 6-12 people. Our single catamaran had 60 people. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2011
The last stop was St. Kitts, and the four of us book scooters through Ride St. Kitts, also found through tripadvisor reviews. I will give a so-so review for this excursion as they did not tell us until the last moment that an additional ... Read More
The last stop was St. Kitts, and the four of us book scooters through Ride St. Kitts, also found through tripadvisor reviews. I will give a so-so review for this excursion as they did not tell us until the last moment that an additional $24 per scooter would be required (payable in cash only at the police station), and the fact that I believe they knew our day would be a wash out. We got poured on several times during the ride and had no rain gear along. It was a scary ride instead of an enjoyable one for me. The island itself is extremely poor, and the road we traveled certainly did not offer many pull-off, Kodak moments. I would choose a different excursion next time. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2011
We had a morning excursion, this time the Sky Safari zip line experience. We had a very interesting ride over to the Sky Safari office, our bus driver Gabriel was very knowledgeable and basically gave us an island tour on the out and back ... Read More
We had a morning excursion, this time the Sky Safari zip line experience. We had a very interesting ride over to the Sky Safari office, our bus driver Gabriel was very knowledgeable and basically gave us an island tour on the out and back drive. Upon arrival to the Sky Safari grounds, our group was split into two, because apparently the vehicle they normally use to get customers up the mountain had broken down, so they had to break us down into small enough groups to go up in a Toyota 4x4. The two men that were our zipline guides were very entertaining (they called themselves "Dr. J" and "Stringbean") and made sure everyone felt very safe. They also educated us about some of the horrible practices of slave owners on the sugar plantations on the island. Due to the early rise, we ended up not exploring as much of St. Kitts as we would have liked. Between it and Nevis this is definitely a place we'd like to return to. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2011
In St Kitts we did not book any tours ahead of time. My husband and I did a taxi tour that we found just outside the cruise port. The tour lasted two hours and circled the majority of the island. The tour was interesting and gave you an ... Read More
In St Kitts we did not book any tours ahead of time. My husband and I did a taxi tour that we found just outside the cruise port. The tour lasted two hours and circled the majority of the island. The tour was interesting and gave you an idea of what life on the island is like. We stopped several times throughout the tour - including a garden and several ocean overlooks. The tour guide cut a piece of sugar cane and passed pieces around for us to try. The tour guide was friendly and courteous. We returned to the ship for lunch and proceeded to the South Friars beach for a swim and drink at the Shipwreck bar. The bar is a very laid-back place with no frills tables. The bartenders were not very friendly and drinks were fairly priced. My husband saw a starfish while snorkeling here. There is a floating raft out in the ocean to dive from. There were green monkeys across from the bar and were lured in by one of the locals for others to see. We really enjoyed this laid back day at the beach. It was about a 10 minute drive from the cruise port - and was an inexpensive taxi ride. Read Less

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