Every single thing was booked when we tried for a shore excursion except for the railway tour. It was nice, we were on a bus to the other end of the island to pick up the railway and the railway is scenic but nothing too exciting. they did a good job of entertaining you with local singing and the drinks were flowing.
2 hours or 18 miles by train & 1 hour by bus for last 12 miles. Took us all the way around the island. We had the only female guide / buss driver. She really knew her stuff about St. Kitts. Worth the money.
this a must do. excellent no complaints see a lot of the island three hours long with half an hour on bus the rest on train, restrooms on train as well as complementary drinks only a snack available but you are only on for three hours
This tour on an old sugar cane railroad train was pleasant. Tour guide informational, a couple free drinks and snack, outdoor and indoor seating (would there have been enough room inside if it were raining?).
I felt this was a lot of money for this tour. Also, the railroad part was way too long. Most of the time on the tour we were looking at trash in peoples yards. I don't think I would recommend this tour.
The best trip we went on was the Scenic Railway Tour of St Kitts. Expensive but definitely worth it. Nice views of the island and very strong free cocktails. We couldn't hear the narration from the 4th carriage but our minibus driver had told us the same information (from what I could hear) any way.
We took the railway tour followed by a catamaran tour for the ride back to port. Sit in the covered top deck of the railcars or you won't really see anything except embankments. Narration was well done and could be heard in all of the cars (5 that day, a fully booked day so I'm glad we reserved the excursion pre-cruise). Drinks were unlimited. A small group of local women visited each of the cars, singing. Photographic opportunities were limited and difficult to take due to motion, but it was a pleasant day. The catamaran ride was also great, giving us a view of the opposing side of the island. It was also well narrated and drinks were unlimited. Some folks took full advantage of this feature. People were asked to take shoes off before boarding. We carried ours in our daypacks; otherwise you had to find yours from the baskets after landing. Sunglasses were a must, and hold onto your hats!
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