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St. Kitts Scenic Railway

Needsmust, St. Kitts
+1 869-465-7263
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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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

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 3 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
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

The scenic railway is well worth the cost - the rum flows, the commentary is informative and entertaining and the Accapella (?) singers provide a great atmosphere.

Thank carolelp2
Reviewed 28 April 2017

The St. Kitts Scenic Railway was a lovely way to see most of the island. We sat on the top deck under a canopy. I was disappointed that we sat facing each other - it would have been more pleasant and easier to handle the...More

Thank Viki613
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Now this is what I call seeing the Island in style. This old Locomotive once used in the Sugar cane industry of the island has been converted into rail cars and now used to transport tourist on tours around the island. This tour provides you...More

Thank NWSesq
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are there bathrooms available during the train ride?
8 June 2017|
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Response from Andree P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a bathroom in each car I believe.
Sheila R
Is it necessary to book through the cruise ship.
24 February 2017|
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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 🤔
How much is this tour if you buy on your own vs. the bloated prices that cruise ships charge?? Thanks
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