Like its neighbor Nevis, St. Kitts is a Caribbean haven in the Leeward Islands. Miami is around 2,100km (1,300 miles) away, and nearby islands include St. Barts and Antigua. You’ll dock at Port Zante in the historic capital, Basseterre, towards the island’s southern tip. The port’s sparkling-new facilities include restaurants and boutiques, jewelry shops, souvenirs and a duty-free plaza.

How to Get to Basseterre
Downtown Basseterre is just a 15-minute stroll away from Port Zante. If you take a taxi, agree on the fare upfront as cabs don’t tend to be metered. Minibuses also takes passengers downtown. If you’re driving, keep a lookout for goats, cows and other wildlife that might wander into your path. St. Kitts’ tourism operations are based at the port, a good spot to pick up maps and island information.

One Day in St. Kitts
The French and the British have both left their mark on St. Kitts, and a stream of pirates and slave traders visited over the centuries. Today the island offers cruise passengers a taste of colonial history, rainforest scenery and snorkel adventures in the Eastern Caribbean. To get your bearings, a Discover St. Kitts shore excursion tour takes in the capital’s Independence Square, the Romney Manor batik factory and gorgeous Caribbean beaches. There’s time for shopping or a visit to Brimstone Hill Fortress on a panoramic island tour.

Away from the coast, behind the green mountains fringing Basseterre, St. Kitts is a lushly rainforested island with waterfalls and exotic wildlife, highlighted on a half-day tour. If the call of the crystal-clear water is too tempting to resist, go kayaking and reef snorkeling with tropical fish and sea turtles for a relaxing St. Kitts shore excursion.

Port Information
Cruise lines sailing to St. Kitts include Carnival, Azmara, Celebrity, Seabourn, Norwegian and Princess. Port Zante’s extensive port facilities can handle the world’s largest liners, including the QM2. St. Kitts’ currency is the Eastern Caribbean dollar, but US dollars are just as widely accepted. You’ll find banks with ATMs in central Basseterre. English is spoken with a distinctive Caribbean lilt on St. Kitts.

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St Kitts Shore Excursion: Discover St Kitts Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 21 Reviews

Are you ready for a fun tour of one of the Caribbean’s most charming islands? Visit Basseterre, a town still depicting the structures of the French and ...  Read more

Location: Basseterre, St Kitts
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $33.99

St Kitts Shore Excursion: Panoramic Tour with Optional Brimstone Hill Fortress Visit

4.5 star rating: Recommended 35 Reviews

While you’re in port in St. Kitts, get a full St. Kitts experience with a panoramic tour shore excursion. You’ll tour Basseterre, enjoy gorgeous scenic drives ...  Read more

Location: Basseterre, St Kitts
Duration: 2-3 hours

From USD $28.99

St Kitts Shore Excursion: ATV Adventure

Spend your time in port on St Kitts on an adrenaline-pumping tour through the island’s lush countryside by all-terrain vehicle (ATV). Enjoy views of volcanic ...  Read more

Location: St Kitts, St Kitts
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $94.99

St Kitts Shore Excursion: Kayak and Snorkel Adventure

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

While you’re in port in St. Kitts, enjoy the island’s beautiful coastline on a kayak and snorkel tour shore excursion. You’ll enjoy St. Kitts’ Caribbean shore ...  Read more

Location: Basseterre, St Kitts
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.99

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