Jagged volcanoes soaring above azure and turquoise seas, dense rainforests in myriad shades of green, rolling fields of sugarcane--welcome to St. Kitts. Along with its neighbor, Nevis, St. Kitts presents an exotic landscape more common to Polynesia than the Caribbean. The islands' terrain, rich soil, and climate made them ideal locations for raising sugarcane. In fact, St. Kitts and Nevis were once the crown jewels of the Caribbean. During the 17th and 18th centuries, Spain, France and England vied for control of the islands, with the English finally winning out in 1787. Today, British and French heritage is evident on both islands. Basseterre, the capital of St. Kitts, boasts fine, restored colonial buildings. Impressive Brimstone Hill Fortress, called the "Gibraltar of the West Indies," is one of the most impressive fortresses in the Caribbean.
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Local Connections: Romney Manor, Caribelle Batik & Timothy Hill Lookout with Artist
2 hours | St. Kitts | SKB-110S K B - 1 1 0
Take in the charming beauty of St. Kitt's 390-year-old capital of Basseterre. Witness the verdant mountains and ocean scenery from the comfort of your seat. Discover its French and British historical and cultural roots as your leisurely drive winds its way up and down the picturesque streets.
Fairview Great House and Gardens & Panoramic Drive
2.75 hours | St. Kitts | SKB-215S K B - 2 1 5
Plantations & Great Houses
Learn the history behind this treasured isle. Experience colonial times with a tour of a 300-year-old, restored traditional West Indian Great House. See the beloved landmarks of historic Basseterre. Finally, take in the rugged good looks and panoramic vistas of Frigate Bay and Timothy Hill Look Out.
Delight in a scenic drive through Basseterre past the tourist and residential resort area of Frigate Bay. Stop at Timothy Hill for spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Sun and fun at Cockleshell Beach.
Explore this beautiful island by an open-air safari truck and on foot. Each provides dramatic views and memorable photos. Sightsee through Basseterre, ride up Monkey Hill, walk breezy nature tails, sit in the Sofa Stone, and relax on the beach at Frigate Bay.
Soak up the scenic sights of St. Kitts. Discover its rich history and witness the French and British influences revealed in the carefully preserved historic buildings. Then, explore the lush grounds of Romney Manor and visit the studios of Caribelle Batik to learn the secrets behind its many fabric creations.
Easy St. Kitts Scenic Drive & Romney Manor (Wheelchair Accessible)
2.5 hours | St. Kitts | SKB-121S K B - 1 2 1
Plantations & Great Houses
Designed especially for wheelchair travelers or those with limited mobility and their families, this scenic excursion is the same as SKB-120 and features a sightseeing tour through Basseterre with visit to Romney Manor and shopping at the Caribelle Batik Studio.
Glimpse into the island's primeval splendor with a guided walk through a rainforest and a stop to view Carib Rock petroglyphs. Travel through Basseterre to Old Road, the Caribbean's first British town, and on to Romney Gardens. Round out your tour with shopping at the renowned Caribelle Batik Studio.
Off-road exploration of St. Kitts by 4X4 Land Rover vehicle. Journey through tranquil St. Kitts villages. Photograph the vistas from Bayfords, a mountain top viewpoint. Fun and sun at Frigate Bay Beach.
Get off the beaten path and explore the wilds of St. Kitts when you, your friends and family or other cruise guest drive your own 4X4 Jeep Wrangler vehicle on an off-road adventure that takes you into the heart of a rainforest and to the top of a mountainside retreat. Then, refresh with a swim in the sea.
Explore the undersea home of colorful starfish, sea urchins, and a rainbow of tropical reef fish on a snorkeling adventure. Then, climb into a two-person kayak and paddle the unspoiled and undeveloped coast of the peninsula to Friar's Bay for a tasty and well-earned picnic.
Soak up the sun and sea breezes on a relaxing catamaran cruise down St. Kitt's stunning Southeast Peninsula. Anchor in a secluded cove and snorkel, swim or relax onboard. On the return cruise, enjoy music and dancing or just sit back and relax while sipping a delicious rum punch.
Best of St. Kitts - Brimstone Hill, Romney Manor & Caribelle Batik
3 hours | St. Kitts | SKB-100S K B - 1 0 0
Brimstone Hill Fortress
Soak up the sights and sounds of St. Kitt's spectacular beauty and rich heritage. Step into history at Brimstone Hill Fortress, a World Heritage Site. Enjoy the tranquility of Romney Manor where you can shop for batik fabric and garments made locally at the Caribelle Batik Studios.
Local Connections: Caribbean Culinary Demonstration & Tastings with Chef
3.5 hours | St. Kitts | SKB-250S K B - 2 5 0
Plantations & Great Houses
Savor the flavors of the Caribbean during a cooking demonstration followed by lunch. Learn the flavor secrets of the island and take the recipes home with you! The Fairview Great House and Botanical Gardens hosts this culinary event, and your day is as culturally rich as the food prepared.
Shake "fins" with a playful dolphin! Visit a nearby dolphinarium where a marine specialist will introduce you to friendly mammals that'll greet you with a splashy hello! You'll have an opportunity to interact with your playful new friend and even receive a salty kiss!
Ride the "Last Railway in the West Indies" once used to haul cane from the fields to the sugar mills on track laid a century ago. Glide past cliff side piggeries and fields of pineapples as your friendly hosts supply you with refreshing beverages and serenade you with music.
Here's your chance to swim and splash with dolphins. Wade into the inviting ocean waters to meet a bottlenose dolphin family. Learn more about these playful and intelligent creatures and pet, hug and even kiss them. Then take to the waters and hold on tight for an incredibly exciting swim!
Double your fun when you cast off for adventure on two of the Caribbean's most picturesque islands. From St. Kitts enjoy a relaxing catamaran cruise to a pristine snorkeling spot. Back aboard your sleek watercraft, ride the wind across "The Narrows" to Nevis and Pinney's Beach for lunch.
Get swept up in the sweet island life of St. Nevis. Travel by sea taxi to this island paradise and drive through the tranquil capital of Charlestown, the birth place of Alexander Hamilton. Arrive on Pinney's Beach for a delicious lunch at LIME Beach Bar located on the beach.
Sightsee by land and sea. Hop aboard a historic train for a unique island view. Then, board a catamaran and sail along the coast past Brimstone Hill, the green slopes of Mount Liamuiga, Old Road, and Bloody Point, where the French and British joined to defeat the Carib Indians in 1626.