St. Kitts Scenic Railway Excursion Reviews

Board a narrow train, built between 1913 and 1926 for transporting sugar cane, for a scenic 3-mile circle of the beautiful Caribbean island of St. Kitts.
Sail Date: January 2019
We enjoyed a ride on the train that now runs most of the way around the island. The tracks are from the old sugar cane railway but the two tier train is modern. There is not much to see en route, now that the sugar cane is gone, but they ... Read More
We enjoyed a ride on the train that now runs most of the way around the island. The tracks are from the old sugar cane railway but the two tier train is modern. There is not much to see en route, now that the sugar cane is gone, but they keep you entertained with a commentary, rum punch and three local singers. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Sail Date: January 2019
The train was tore up and tour was canceled we were very disappointed and were not informed tour was cancelled until you showed up to the tour area which again was a very long walk to shopping area. If we were aware we could have spent a ... Read More
The train was tore up and tour was canceled we were very disappointed and were not informed tour was cancelled until you showed up to the tour area which again was a very long walk to shopping area. If we were aware we could have spent a dollar to go to the end of shopping area and a dollar to be taken all way back to cruise ship Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Sail Date: January 2019
thought it was a bit pricey but since the walking was minimal thought it would be a good fit for us. The tour started with a small passenger bus ride to the rail station. Teddy our driver was very informative and funny telling us about the ... Read More
thought it was a bit pricey but since the walking was minimal thought it would be a good fit for us. The tour started with a small passenger bus ride to the rail station. Teddy our driver was very informative and funny telling us about the island. Once we got to the rail station we picked the upper deck to get a better view of things..if you do this and want to see beaches and the surfs..sit on the passenger side..They served alcohol/virgin drinks/soda and the narrator gave us a tutorial on the island.. Amazing how minimal the peoples houses were.. O Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: January 2019
We actually booked the catamaran sail and railroad. Our other fave of the trip. Very nice excursion.
We actually booked the catamaran sail and railroad. Our other fave of the trip. Very nice excursion. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: January 2019
Good way to see the island. Not exciting, but decent commentary. Trip ended with beach barbecue at Carambola Beach which was a great addition.
Good way to see the island. Not exciting, but decent commentary. Trip ended with beach barbecue at Carambola Beach which was a great addition. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Seabourn Cruise Line
Sail Date: January 2019
A tour of the island by bus to start with and then the railway. Excellent! The on board bar was great - plenty of rum punch and pina colada! And an on board choir! Good commentary. Wonderful views and great fun!
A tour of the island by bus to start with and then the railway. Excellent! The on board bar was great - plenty of rum punch and pina colada! And an on board choir! Good commentary. Wonderful views and great fun! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Sail Date: December 2018
Although expensive this was very good, just wish the tour guide on the train hadn’t talked non stop for the hour and half journey.
Although expensive this was very good, just wish the tour guide on the train hadn’t talked non stop for the hour and half journey. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Sail Date: December 2018
A truly great experience.
A truly great experience. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Sail Date: December 2018
This seems so contrived to take the railway. It is completely worth it. St. Kitts is underdeveloped, so the railway is a great way to see the coast. Plus there's also rum punch!
This seems so contrived to take the railway. It is completely worth it. St. Kitts is underdeveloped, so the railway is a great way to see the coast. Plus there's also rum punch! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Sail Date: December 2018
A cool way to see the island. Very beautiful and enjoyable.
A cool way to see the island. Very beautiful and enjoyable. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: December 2018
Highly recommend this tour. It had a beautiful view of the whole island, unlimited free drinks, free cookies, and a lovely singing choir. We had to takes 30 min bus to the train. The train was about 2 hours and then 10 min bus back to the ... Read More
Highly recommend this tour. It had a beautiful view of the whole island, unlimited free drinks, free cookies, and a lovely singing choir. We had to takes 30 min bus to the train. The train was about 2 hours and then 10 min bus back to the ship. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: December 2018
For what it was it was expensive, made up for by drinking lots of rum punches on board.
For what it was it was expensive, made up for by drinking lots of rum punches on board. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Sail Date: November 2018
Really got to see a lot of the island. Entertainment on the train was good as well as the free drinks. Thanks!
Really got to see a lot of the island. Entertainment on the train was good as well as the free drinks. Thanks! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Sail Date: November 2018
Terribly overrated. While the train gives a unique view of the island's natural beauty, and you can see a great deal of "real" St. Kitts, travelling approx 2/3 around Mount Liamuiga, it also gets pretty monotonous seeing ... Read More
Terribly overrated. While the train gives a unique view of the island's natural beauty, and you can see a great deal of "real" St. Kitts, travelling approx 2/3 around Mount Liamuiga, it also gets pretty monotonous seeing abandoned sugar plantation and impoverished village after plantation and village. Add to this an overly chatty tour guide that must of been paid by the word. It is definitely eye-opening, but I think I would have preferred the "top 10" tour and a better glimpse of Brimstone hill than from the window of a bus as we returned to the ship Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Sail Date: October 2018
Very warm day. If you sat up top the views were great but hot and sunny. We sat in the air conditioned car and 80 percent of the views were of the sugar cane stalks. The tour took in a good part of the Island and the staff was very ... Read More
Very warm day. If you sat up top the views were great but hot and sunny. We sat in the air conditioned car and 80 percent of the views were of the sugar cane stalks. The tour took in a good part of the Island and the staff was very accommodating and we had a pleasant trip. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Sail Date: September 2018
Started with a tour van that was air conditioned and interesting tour guide. The train ride was a 2 hour disappointment since we toured the rough looking countryside, and could not hear the tour guide over the speakers with all the train ... Read More
Started with a tour van that was air conditioned and interesting tour guide. The train ride was a 2 hour disappointment since we toured the rough looking countryside, and could not hear the tour guide over the speakers with all the train noise and blenders making drinks. Good effort but it didn't work for me. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: August 2018
This tour was amazing!! The guide talked the whole time about St. Kitts and was very informative. We got to see the beautiful country side of St. Kitts and sister island Nevis across the ocean. They also provided open bar of rum drinks ... Read More
This tour was amazing!! The guide talked the whole time about St. Kitts and was very informative. We got to see the beautiful country side of St. Kitts and sister island Nevis across the ocean. They also provided open bar of rum drinks that were amazing! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Sail Date: July 2018
Nice time touring part of the island on the train, and an enjoyable cruise back to the port on a catamaran.
Nice time touring part of the island on the train, and an enjoyable cruise back to the port on a catamaran. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: June 2018
My daughter and I loved it. We saw a lot of the island. Margaritas were great!
My daughter and I loved it. We saw a lot of the island. Margaritas were great! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: May 2018
Great experience. The tour guides were very knowledgeable. They truly put in the effort to make the trip special. I love the choir as well.
Great experience. The tour guides were very knowledgeable. They truly put in the effort to make the trip special. I love the choir as well. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: May 2018
This excursion is ok but it is way too long and there is nothing to see, plus part of the excursion is a bus tour. Really wasn't that great.
This excursion is ok but it is way too long and there is nothing to see, plus part of the excursion is a bus tour. Really wasn't that great. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: May 2018
Our driver, Warner, was incredible. He loved the island of his birth. Very Informative and a safe driver. Our train tour guide, Carla was super knowable and loved what she did. She is also a potter and we were able to pick up a piece of ... Read More
Our driver, Warner, was incredible. He loved the island of his birth. Very Informative and a safe driver. Our train tour guide, Carla was super knowable and loved what she did. She is also a potter and we were able to pick up a piece of her work after the cruise. Beautiful! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: May 2018
Wonderful tour around the island. Narration by Carla was excellent, drinks were served, and a small choir entertained us along the way. Great!
Wonderful tour around the island. Narration by Carla was excellent, drinks were served, and a small choir entertained us along the way. Great! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: May 2018
A little long, but ok. The train is not extremely comfortable and the ride took longer then expected. But staff is great, if you like rum drinks it'll make the trip go faster. We did morning tour, not sure how comfortable the ... Read More
A little long, but ok. The train is not extremely comfortable and the ride took longer then expected. But staff is great, if you like rum drinks it'll make the trip go faster. We did morning tour, not sure how comfortable the afternoon heat would be for older travelers. We chose it because we wanted get look at the island and it did give us that opportunity. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International