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St. Kitts Scenic Railway

Needsmust, St. Kitts
+1 869-465-7263
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St Kitts Scenic Railway Tour
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The narrow gauge St. Kitts scenic railway is one of the most beautiful train rides in the world. Originally built in 1912 to deliver sugarcane from the fields to the sugar mill in Basseterre, the "Last Railway in the West Indies" now provides a fascinating way for visitors to see the island from the comfort of modern passenger train cars and sightseeing buses. The railway hugs the Northeastern coastline where spectacular vistas of ocean, surf, cliffs, and lush vegetation surround you. The train rolls across tall steel bridges spanning deep ""ghuts"", or canyons, and winds through small villages and farms. Dark green rainforests are skirted by rippling fields of sugar can, with the volcanic cone of Mt. Liamuiga rising above the railway. This unique rail and highway experience allows visitors the opportunity to see the island in a very short period of time. Your guide will point out all the sights as the train passes old sugar estates with abandoned windmills and chimneys.
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“open air” (57 reviews)
“free drinks” (38 reviews)
“top deck” (28 reviews)
Needsmust, St. Kitts
+1 869-465-7263

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

When you want to explore islands in the Caribbean, the St. Kitts Scenic Railway is the way to go! We sat comfortably in the top deck of the train. While on the ride, we were educated on the history of the island and saw acres...More

Thank Tiffany A
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently did the scenic drive and railway tour with my family of 5. The description sounded great especially with a son who loves trains but I would not recommend it. The entire experience was very over priced in my opinion. Our 3 kids range...More

2  Thank FloridaMel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I believe the train tour is catered more towards cruise ship visitors than island vacationers, understandable as I'm sure the bulk of their revenue comes from the cruise visitors; however, I still expect a level of welcomeness to others. My dad and I heard the...More

Thank mariclairekimbrell
Reviewed 15 June 2017

The tour we selected through our RCL cruise was for a bus and scenic railway, which gave us a beautiful overview around the whole island of St. Kitts. We saw beautiful coastlines as well as animals, foliage, mountains and locals. We also saw some monkeys...More

Thank Laurie K
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

This is a great way to see the whole island of St. Kitts. St. Kitts is beautiful and has amazing landscapes. The tour guide on the train was extremely knowledgeable as well. This was a very fun tour.

Thank Julie A
Reviewed 29 May 2017

I took the tour from the Marriott St. Kitts Resort. The whole tour was well organized and the guides and drivers were well informed and very pleasant. I had a day on my own and this was a great way to spend it. The bus...More

2  Thank ALFBrewer
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

My wife and a couple of good friends took the rail tour as part of our cruise excursion. A very nice and informative tour as well as complimentary rum drinks. It was a nice way to see the island and not just the touristy places...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 5 May 2017

We booked this tour through our cruise ship so of course we overpaid but this tour is worth it. The rail takes you around half of this beautiful island and takes about two hours. You get to enjoy beautiful vistas of the cloud covered mountain...More

1  Thank Alex K
Reviewed 5 May 2017

It was a little hot this day so my wife and I took this St. Kitts railway tour. The ride is just amazing, the train is well air conditioned with upper open air level. The staff are kind, lovable and caring people who just stole...More

Thank 1952Mike
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Having spent several days on the beach, we welcomed the opportunity to see this Caribbean island from a different perspective. Maybe it was the free-flowing rum drinks, but we were pleasantly surprised with this activity. Half expecting a Disney-type train ride, we were pleased to...More

1  Thank aliceann1
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Response from PoshTosh9 | Reviewed this property |
We booked through the cruise ship ..they were offering the same trip when we got off the ship but it was more expensive 🤔
13 January 2017|
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Response from mancscruiser | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, as far as i am aware the cruise ship takes over the train for the day and so you won't be able to book independently. I agree it is a bit expensive, but you are taken there and back with drinks included, so that... More