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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 November 2016

Everything worked like clockwork, the rep was in the right place at the right time the luxury cab was waiting. As with St. Lucia only my wife and I were booked on the trip and it was fabulous, again everything as per the advert but again enhanced by the driver/guide who went out of his way to ensure we enjoyed our experience and his island. Would highly recommend Viator and will definitely be using them again. I was apprehensive about using and prebooking our trips but Viator made our holiday a much more enjoyable experience.

Douglas C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Our trip was great. The guide was very friendly and informative. He made the tour ours.

Barbara S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Great excursion. Juny was a well informed and personable guide who was intent on helping us appreciate the beauty of the island.

william L USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

SQ the tour guide was good, nothing much about the island except the fort was great, nice view

Elyse W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The tour representative was easily identified at the pier. Our tour guide was informative and entertaining. The country is beautiful and this particular tour really allowed us to get a flavor of St. Kitts. I highly recommend this tour.

Charlene S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Our driver, who told us to call him SQ, was excellent and very knowledgeable. The ladies decided SQ stood for super cute. The island ride was beautiful and we saw all the most important spots. The fort had fantastic views. A great excursion from our ship!

Richard S USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The tour meets at the port but the guide does not arrive until approx 30 minutes before the start of the tour so be patient. The van is comfortable and air conditioned. A relatively quick drive through town on our way to the Romney Manor/Batik Factory. The Manor and grounds have been beautifully restored and are plenty of spots for some great photos. The Batic Factory is a small building demonstrating how the shirts are made and there is a store to purchase the shirts and dresses. About one hour is provided for this stop.
As you travel to the Brimstone Hill Fortress the guide will point out some of the MANY churches on the island and provide interesting information about the island as well. About 45-60 minutes is allotted to see the fortress which is about enough time to go into the fortress but not really enough time to actually read all of the information in the fortress. You do have time to see everything but you must keep moving on your self guided tour of the fortress.
After the fortress we stopped along the ocean at a spot with vendors of food and merchandise. This stop was about 30-45 minutes which was more than enough time. We also saw where the Caribbean sea meets the Atlantic Ocean, very interesting.
Upon return to the port there is enough time to walk around downtown for a bit and to get a bite to eat. The restaurant we ate at had very slow service and the food was just OK. The food offered by a local street vendor was MUCH better and extremely reasonable in price. I wish we would have seen the street vendor first.
This shore excursion is certainly worth the price and a good way to see many parts of the beautiful island.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

It was very good. Beautiful island!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

We met our guide easily from the cruise ship dock. We were 2 of the 4 on this excursion but our tour guide treated us with enthusiasm and took great care of us all day. We traveled in a comfortable van to Basseterre and walked around downtown until it was time to leave for Romney Manor where we treated to a demonstration of batik work. We then moved onto Brimstone Hill Fortress with plenty of time to walk around and explore before we went back to the ship with plenty of time to spare. Along the way we heard local history and inside information and were treated to a local beer/soda while we waited for another couple to join us.

Robert W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Very good, SQ nickname, our guide showed us lots of great places on the island, pointed out many points of interest as we traveled. Spoke about life on the island, and added personal stories. My wife and I had a Wonderful time.

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