Climb aboard a luxurious rail car for a train ride through Saint Kitts, offering the first scenic railway in the Caribbean. Journey 30 miles (48km) onboard your opulent rail car, outfitted with an observation deck, complimentary drinks, air conditioning, and large windows to guarantee prime views. As you travel, listen to a fascinating historical overview of the Caribbean before finishing with a sightseeing coach tour covering 12 miles (19km) of the island’s key attractions and landmarks. Your train ride also includes round-trip hotel transport.
Ride the first scenic railway tour created in the Caribbean
Take a luxurious train trip through the island of Saint Kitts as you travel along one of the Caribbean’s first scenic railways, finishing with a coach bus tour of the island’s key sights. Whether you’re a train lover or simply looking for a unique way to explore this tropical island, this train excursion is a great option.
Start your trip with a pickup from your Basseterre or Frigate Bay hotel, continuing to the train to begin your ride. The sumptuously-appointed rail cars feature a range of amenities, including beautifully-designed interiors, a full-service bar, and bathrooms. The car’s upper level features a viewing platform where you can enjoy unobstructed views of the island’s soaring mountain scenery and thick, green cane fields. Meanwhile down below on the lower level, you’ll enjoy air-conditioning and sublime views through the large windows. You’ll also be able to pick from a selection of included beverages during your ride.
Watch as your train pulls out and begins its journey winding its way along the edge of Mount Liamuiga. As you travel you’ll be able to see a variety of scenery like secret black sand beaches, the ruins of decaying plantations and sturdy iron bridges (one of which spans more than 300 feet (90m) over a large valley). The train also passes through a number of towns on the way, including Saddlers Village and Mansion Village, flanked by fields of fruit.
Listen to commentary about the island and your route, hearing tales like about the “Last Railway in the West Indies,” a train that was used to transport sugar cane from the island’s plantations to its main sugar factory in Basseterre. You’ll also be serenaded with catchy folk songs and tunes performed by the St. Kitts Railway Choir.
Upon finishing your scenic train ride, climb aboard a sightseeing coach for a 12 mile (19km) tracing Island Main Road. Among the sites you’ll pass are Brimstone Hill Fortress and a number of small towns and villages on the way back to Basseterre.
Please note: there is no reserved seating. All seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Reviews by Viator travelers
, Mar 2019
me and my cousin were booked on the trip on Tuesday march 12th .I was informed by accident the night before that the train would not be running that day by the holiday rep ….well can you imagine my disappointment ...was offered the morning of our flight home which was not an option ...by the way the train was not running because there were not enough cruise ship bookings so I demand a total refund pls
Booked the tour online and there was a problem with our pickup at Marriott however following a call Blu Water Safari quickly picked us up but we arrived almost 30 minutes late at the catamaran. If there was another group ahead of us they left and we ended up the only 2 people on a beautiful 65 foot catamaran with a 4 person crew!! The crew showed no signs of being burdened with all that work to sail the two of us to the other end of the island. THe crew was fabulous constantly filling our complimentary drinks and helping us step out onto the front of the yacht. The crew leader came to the front and gave us a narrative of what we were sailing by then we were met at the marina and a safari open air tour van took us on an amazing land tour. His name was Elvis and he was very, very good. There is no way that Blue water Safari made any money on this trip for 2 but the important point is that they delivered the service anyway in a 5 star manner. Blue Water Safari is a reliable tour company that delivers a superior service.
The narrative on the train trip provided context to the history and development of St. Kitts. Christmas carolling by the staff was much appreciated along with free flow of rum drinks. The greenery and coast with black sand were spectacular.
The train itself was comfortable.. open air up top and allegedly air conditioned on lower level (not in OUR car). Toilet onboard was disgusting -- worse than outhouse. Staff, however, were terrific. "Sites" consisted of 3 bridges, concrete quarry, school kids waving and a beach view here and there.