william L USA
SQ the tour guide was good, nothing much about the island except the fort was great, nice view
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
this was great. from the ride up the narrow road to the stunning view from the Castle and the tour of the Island all great . made me want to come back and visit longer. Great tour don't miss it .
This was a beautiful way to see the island. The only recommendation I would make for improvements is to further limit the number of people that were in the van. When you have to pull out the extra seats it made the ride uncomfortable because we were all adults. 4-5 less people would have made a difference.
This trip was very well organised and excellent. It included a trip to Brimstone Hill Fort and the site of an old sugar plantation where there are now Botanical Gardens and a Batique Works/shop. The guide was informative and gave us lots of interesting information about the life on the island. Prior to leaving the UK Sandra at the tour company on St Kitts had been really helpful in advising us on the best trip to take in order to get back to our cruise ship in good time.Nigel and Sandra
This was a great tour. Jarmon was pleasant and knew EVERYTHING about St. Kitts. Our stops at the Brimstone Hill Fortress and Romney Manor/Batik Factory were great and he had lots of information to share there also. Would highly recommend.
Our tour of St. Kitts was wonderful. We just happened to be the only ones to book this excursion on this day, so it was like a private tour! Our guide, SQ, was very knowledgeable and lots of fun. The batik factory was very interesting, and there were great views from the fortress.
Our guide was courteous and professional. Great dialogue about the island and sights. The Brimstone Hill Fortress was truly exceptional. We could have spent hours there.
This tour was wonderful!
Representative was there to meet us at the pier, clearly identifiable signs
Driver/guide was excellent-knowledgeable, courteous and interesting
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!
Staff was very professional and on time. Our driver had great knowledge of the island. Best tour we had while on vacation!!!
Mark Z Australia
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.
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.
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
Loved this tour, loved the Fortress, the Botanical Gardens was beautiful.
Margie C USA
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.
Excellent value for money, just about the right amount of time at the places of interest
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