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Ultimate Rum Runner's Tour of Basseterre

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  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Immerse yourself in the history of the sugar cane industry and learn about its influence in rum production during this rum-focused tour of Basseterre. Listen to your guide talk about Caribbean history and the role of rum in St. Kitts, stopping at several famous island bars and a scenic lookout point, where you'll try the island's signature drink. Round-trip transportation included.
  • Rum-focused tour of Basseterre
  • Learn about the role of rum and sugar cane in St. Kitts' economy
  • Stop at several local watering holes
  • Round-trip transportation provided

What's Included

  • Beverages
  • Bottled water
  • Local guide
  • Port/hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Port Zante
    77RG+PVQ, Basseterre, St Kitts & Nevis

    If your ship arrives at our Port Zante pier, please go through the ship terminal/Arrival Hall, one of our local representative will meet you with their own sign that says, “Welcome to Annie’s Caribbean Tours.”

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

11:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Hotel pick-up from outside Basseterre and Frigate Bay locations are at an additional cost.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Minimum of 4 people per booking is required to operate this tour. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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28 reviews
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Fantastic and fun tour
Jdunne3, Jan 2020
From the moment we got off the boat and met Annie she was bright, bubbly and welcoming. The tour consisted of four bar stops to try different rum cocktails and from the best vantage point of the island, Annie gave us her homemade ghost punch which was hands down the best of the lot. Annie is very sensible in ensuring people are not stupidly drunk, providing food and plenty of water throughout the trip. We particularly liked that the bars were not all tourist hotspots. It was a great mix of experiencing the local and tourist bars. While driving between each bar, Annie was very knowledgeable on the history island and gave us loads of information throughout. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to experience the island and it's history with a bit of a fun twist. We have recommended to our parents when they go in February and I also recommend to anyone reading this!
Response from Host, Jan 2020
Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We appreciate your feedback and will continue to improved our customer experience. We are pleased to have provided you and your family with an enjoyable experience while in St. Kitts. We do hope that you will return and refer us to your friends and family.
Annie is fun and sassy
Scott_M, Jan 2020
Great time had by all! Good history of the island and great stops for good rum drinks. Annie's rum punch was by far the best, however the recipe remains a secret.
Response from Host, Jan 2020
Thank you for the wonderful review! We appreciate your feedback and are so happy that you and your family enjoyed your time with us. We do hope that you will come back to St. Kitts for another trip.
Switched to a diferrent excursions
patriciamrangel2019, Oct 2019
I would have given an excellent rating with the exception that we ended up in a diferrent tour. When reconfirming I was told that there where not enough ppl for the tour so was given the option to join a full day tour of the island. It was a good tour, but not as fun as a rum tour would have been. Also once I got home I checked the prices and the tour we took was cheaper than the one we originally booked 😒.
Response from Host, Oct 2019
Thank you @patricia for your review. We appreciate all the feedback received from our passengers. We would like to apologize for the inconvenience where you did not going on the tour you paid for due to insufficient numbers. We do hope that you enjoyed the tour and let us know if we can assist with making your experience much better. Again, we are sorry for this inconvenience and do hope that you will return to St. Kitts for another trip.
Have you ever watched Drunk History on TV? That's what this tour felt like.
PaulP2112, Apr 2019
If you like to drink and learn a little bit as you go, this is a great tour. Annie, our guide, was knowledgeable and funny. She took us to five different stops where you're not sampling, you're given full on rum drinks. By the end of the afternoon, if you're not careful, you can get a little crazy. My favorite stop was Lover's Bar. That's also where things came a little undone. When we arrived, the bar proprietor put a bag of ice, a bottle of dark rum and four bottles of Ting soda on the bar. He cranked up the awesome reggae tunes and it was basically self-serve. Later, he brought out some moonshine for the group to taste and fed us chicken wings. My advice, should you decide to take this tour, would be to moderate (especially at Lover's) and drink water in the van between stops. A fun afternoon for sure.
Annie’s island!!!
Bob_D, Jan 2019
This tour is not only informative while filled with great rum drinks and some spectacular views too!! Annie keeps tour very lively and entertaining... one of best tours ever!!!
Anne tour guide was the best - very...
Donovon V, Apr 2018
Anne tour guide was the best - very informative and had a blast. She kept us out longer than allowed so we tipped her well. Drinks were tasty. 2 of the bars were tourist bars and the other 2 were local bars and those were the best. Being able to drink among the locals and experience their culture was awesome. The chicken legs that we ate at Lovers Lounge were tasty. Great job in your cooking skills Kendall.
What a terrific tour led by the...
Brenda M, Feb 2018
What a terrific tour led by the amazing and delightful Annie! Our group of four met up with Annie at the designated pre-tour location about 10 minutes early - we were joined shortly thereafter by another couple from another cruise ship in port that day January 22, 2018. Annie waited for another 20 minutes for a group of five who were supposed to join us, but they never showed up. Even after she took us to our first rum stop - Cheers, located within the Port Zante cruise / shopping area - she went back to see if her tardy customers had made an appearance. I include this here to attest to how long she waited for these customers, who as far as I know, never contacted her about their change in plans for the day. It was evident to us that Annie takes her business and her reputation seriously, and she takes amazing care of her clients. We had a delightful day with her touring St Kitts, learning about the island's culture and history, sampling incredible rum drinks, and meeting other island residents. Our stops included Cheers Port Zante Tony's Basseterre Lover's Bar ... don't recall exactly where on the island this was located but they served a mean Ting with a Sting and the best fried chicken we've ever eaten Vibes Frigate Bay and a gorgeous spot where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Caribbean Sea - this is where Annie served us her secret rum punch. If you are looking for a fun way to explore the island while sampling some delicious rum beverages, this is the tour for you - you will not be disappointed in Annie or her tour!
Our guide, Annie, was awesome! Our...
Amee_G, Mar 2017
Our guide, Annie, was awesome! Our ship docked in a different area for some reason, but when we walked off the ship we spotted her right away. The tour started out exactly right with a rum punch emphasis on the rum!. Annie took us all over and told us all about her beautiful island. We stopped at Lover's Bar for our second drink. We had lots of time for pictures and a few stops to see the sites. I'm not sure the name of the third drink but it was great. We had time to shop a bit before Annie took us back to our ship. I'm cruising to St Kitts next year and have already suggested this tour to my travel companion.


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