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

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

Make the most of your port time in St. Kitts with this 2- to 3-hour shore excursion covering both the island's historic sights and gorgeous scenery. Pass through St. Kitts' main city, Basseterre, for souvenir shopping and sightseeing, before visiting a batik factory to learn about this beautiful fabric style. You'll also view historic Brimstone Hill Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and enjoy a scenic drive along the island's coast. This St. Kitts port excursion also includes round-trip transport from the ship and an optional tour inside Brimstone Hill (if selected).


  • Panoramic tour of St. Kitts on a 3-hour shore excursion
  • Tour the city of Basseterre
  • Enjoy scenic coastal drives
  • Visit Brimstone Hill Fortress (if option selected)
  • Port pickup and drop off included
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

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What You Can Expect

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

Brimstone Hill Fortress

See all that St. Kitts has to offer during this 2- to 3-hour port of call excursion covering the island's beautiful outdoor landscapes, unique culture and its hundreds of years of history. It's a great way to get a taste for this Caribbean island if you're looking to do more than simply hit the beach.

Start your excursion with a pickup at the cruise ship port at 10am, continuing to Basseterre, the largest city on the island. Explore historic Independence Square, which was once called Pall Mall Square, and browse the nearby shops to pick up some souvenirs. Proceed next to Romney Manor, the site of Caribelle Batik fabric, making the trip there along a beautiful coastal road. Watch as artisans work to produce finished textiles, putting the cloth through an intricate process of dyeing and drawing to create the finished product. If you'd like, purchase a few batik fashion items, wall art or accessories at the on-site store.

Then head to Brimstone Hill Fortress, a defensive position first occupied by the British in the 17th century, and now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Feel free to purchase an optional entrance inside the fort with your tour, the fee for which supports further restoration.

Finish your St. Kitts excursion with a drive back to Port Zante to meet your ship. If you have have extra time, add in some shopping and admire the incredible views before your ship departs the island.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to Basseterre for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This tour was wonderful!
Representative was there to meet us at the pier, clearly identifiable signs
Driver/guide was excellent-knowledgeable, courteous and interesting

Amy J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

We had a great experience on this tour and would highly recommend it. Our tour guide was very friendly and shared his knowledge of the island with us. Our tour group was very small 4 so that provided a very personalized experience. The Caribelle Batik was very interesting to visit and learn about their fabric designs techniques. The view from Brimstrone Hill Fortress was incredible - a must see on a visit to this island. Mrs Martens was a food recommendation by our guide in the shopping district at the pier was so good! Johnnycake was a wonderful treat!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Staff was very professional and on time. Our driver had great knowledge of the island. Best tour we had while on vacation!!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015


Mark Z Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our guide was a local and very knowledgeable of the island history as well as plants. He was very interesting to listen to. He explained the island well. The tour was leisurely placed and provided sufficient time at each place. The vehicle was clean and comfortable. Brimstone Hill Fortress is worth the visit, the views are outstanding.

Gregory T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We had a great time on St Kitts ! Our guide was very informative and funny, the trip to the fort is a don't miss ! Just wear good sneakers would recommend this for everyone.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great tour in a beautiful country. Highly recommend doing the optional Brimstone Hill, it was fantastic. Disclaimer-You need decent mobility to scale the fortress. Very high steps and narrow walkways, but definitely worth it! Real cannons are still present along with a nice museum!

Margie C USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Loved this tour, loved the Fortress, the Botanical Gardens was beautiful.

Margie C USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We loved St. Kitts. This island was a tropical rainforest with monkeys. The Brimstone Hill Fortress and the tropical gardens are a must see. We also went and saw where there were large lava rocks where the Caribbean ocean separates from the Atlantic ocean. Would highly recommend it if it's your first time to St. Kitts.

Zulya S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

It was amazing tour!

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