Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the St Kitts Shore Excursion: Panoramic Tour with Optional Brimstone Hill Fortress Visit. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Usually we head to the beach, but we were pleasantly surprised by the botanical gardens and Brimstone Fort. Great history and a wonderful tour
When we got off our ship a rep was waiting for us. We were given to Anthony our driver and away we went! Our driver was funny and informative. Caribb Batik was wonderful. We toured the grounds by ourselves. We were given 45 minutes to do so and that was just right for time wise. Then off to Brimstone. LOVE this place. Only thing I didn't like is that we only had 45 minutes here. Wish it was longer. Could have spent more time here for sure. Maybe next time. Anthony then returned us to the cruise terminal. It was only a 3 hour tour but it will stay with all of us as a great time. I definately will use Viator tours again for St. Kitts. Just hoping they will expand the time at Brimstone next time.
We thought is was great and asked 4 other ship mates to join but they paid less money by paying the agent in person than we did booking on viator that we paid 6.00 per ticket more for 2 tickets off the Celebrity Equinox. Bit the trip itself was good and guides very nice and informative.. Maybe we can get a credit towards our next viator bookings???
SQ was the perfect guide .He was very knowledgeable about the island and took us to some beautiful viewpoints. He answered all our questions and was very friendly. If you want to see the best of the island in an unstressful way then this is the perfect way to spend a few hours. From beautiful beaches and stunning coastline to a park in the rainforest. St Kitts has something for everyone.
The driver SQ smooth and quiet was very nice and took time to explain and show us around. Would recommend him
We enjoyed our excursion very much. In particular, the highlights of the trip were the visits to the Brimstone Hill Fort and the manor house now used to make and display batik.
The views from the Fortress as great. Our guide was great. As we didn't book on the ship there was only a small group of us. So no waiting around. Enjoyed it
There isn't really that much on this island to see. However the tour did take you around and show what there. The driver was very informative and shared his knowledge with us which was great. Did not chose to go up to Brimstone Hill Fortress because of traveling with a couple of people who have a difficult time walking. If it's your first time visiting this island I would recommend this so you can see what it has to offer.
With this being our first time in St. Kitts, this tour gave us an overview of the island. Enjoyed the Batik factory, the surrounding gardens and the demonstration of how they made the Batik designs. Got to see the monkeys on our stop at the lookout point (and had a picture taken with one after paying the camera fee).This is a small island with not much else to see. We did not take the optional visit to the Brimstone Hill Fortress. The price of the tour was reasonable for what we saw.
Very informative tour with a very personable guide in Quarmy. Set off almost on time, and got us back to the cruise in good time. The trip to Nicholas Abbey was very interesting. Quarmy is our favourite!!!
Very pleasant morning with two dofferent drivers - we didn't go on the extended Fort (Brimstone Hill) tour.
The batik factory tour was interesting and the grounds around it were just beautiful - picture taking everywhere.
We then separated from the group and were driven across the island to a beach to deposit a family for their excursion. That gave us an opportunity to see some other sights and the view from the top of a hill near Frigate Bay was breathtaking. Got some memorable snapshots of Nevis and the Atlantic Ocean on one side and Caribbean Sea on the other. I wish I could remember the name of the driver; he was very informative about the island and answered all my questions. We would recommend this tour, even just for the panoramic part. Thanks again to Zondra for meeting us and arranging the change in the tour. St. Kitts is certainly an interesting island to visit.
Our driver (SQ) was fun, polite and on time. The tour was full of amazing views and fun information during the drive time. My only wish was that the stops had guided tours too!
I highly recommend continuing on to Brimstone Fortress, it is fantastic!!!
a good overview of the coastal areas...had a great guide, "SQ", who was very personable and gave lots of good information. The fortress is worth doing if you are into history and views. Next time want to see the rainforest.
Driver=friendly+knowledgeable. Wanted more time @ Fortress (maybe less @ House) to walk around/read museum pieces.
Driver mentioned more monkeys than people on island. Would like to see monkeys in the wild. :)
Nice tour of the Island. A bit of trouble with understanding our guide, but super nice guy and we managed just fine!
Nice tour. The stops are very beautiful, but I would have like to stopped for a little longer at each location.
Trip was great. The driver was very nice, had lots of good information. We were the only ones on the tour. Would use Viator again.
QC was very informative on the way to the batik factory. We changes buses there and rode with the group that was dropped at a beach club so we got to see a lot of the island. Wish we had known it was a BEACH CLUB and just not a beach somewhere on the island. Would have done that as well. Not too much on St Kitts to see.
This was worth doing, though not a must do. The guides were great and very knowledgeable and hospitable.
This was a nice tour. The view from the fortress is to die for. When you stop, do not hold the monkey unless you are willing to pay! He does not tell you he expects money until you hand the baby monkey back to him. This tour was the most organized tour of all.
We had a very friendly and flexible driver, van was comfortable. We really enjoyed the island and seen some picturesque sights. The fortress is especially worth seeing.The botanical gardens were one of the best.
Met by the Viator rep at the port who then escorted us to a taxi with our own driver/guide. We were then driven around Basseterre, which is one of the prettier towns in the Caribbean islands before proceeding onto a batik printing demo and gardens and onto the fortress. Well worth the visit, interesting history and magnificent panoramic views of the coastline, could have spent more time there.
The tour excursion was driving around town but not very informative. The excursion drove to a botanical garden which was just a straight walk in and out, no further explanations or a feel of a real tour also the brimstone hill fortress was pretty short when we visited (not enough time to really check it out). Overall the tour was mainly rushed.
The greeter girl didn't have our driver there for about 20-30 minutes to pick us up, after giving us a specific time to be at the meeting area. The tour guide was good at explaining things and personable. There was a point at the batik factory where our group split to those going on to brimstone hill and those that were not. We had to wait an extra 20-30 minutes for the cab to come get the other people. When we arrived at the batik place we were told the ACTUAL time to return to the cab.....then it appears as he had not called for the other driver...Knowing WHEN he told us to finish our looking around, he SHOULD have had the cab there then. As it was, we just stayed in the parking lot waiting to leave, but could have spent more time exploring