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St. Kitts 4-Hour Sail & Snorkel with Open Bar & Lunch

1. St. Kitts 4-Hour Sail & Snorkel with Open Bar & Lunch

Enjoy a cruise to a top snorkeling site off St. Kitts, sailing by luxurious, fully equipped catamaran with an attentive and friendly crew. On this half-day activity you can take advantage of a snorkel lesson from a member of the crew. There’s no need to bring snorkeling equipment, it’s already on board! While you’re taking in the underwater world the crew will lay out a light buffet style lunch for your pleasure. Back on the cat after your snorkeling adventure there’s an open bar for you to enjoy as well. The catamaran features state of the art bathrooms, sunning nets, plenty of seating space, music, and a fully stocked bar. Note that alcoholic beverages are served only after the snorkel portion of the tour.

Best of St. Kitts Tour

2. Best of St. Kitts Tour

The tour begins with pickup from the cruise terminal before a drive through the historical section of the St. Kitts capital Basseterre. Enrich your cultural experience with historical knowledge as your local guide provides an introduction to the city, founded in 1627 by French settlers. See the Independence Square where slaves were sold and Basseterre's churches. On leaving the city, stop at Romney Manor, formerly owned by Captain Samuel Jefferson, great-great-grandfather of Thomas Jefferson. Romney Manor is 25 acres of lush, tropical gardens, now home to the Caribelle Batik workshop and boutique. Next, enjoy the stunning views of mountains, valleys, and neighboring islands at the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, 800 feet above sea level. The tour then turns eastward toward the third destination: Timothy Hill, the gateway to the Southeast Peninsula. Take in a panoramic view of St. Kitts' sister isle Nevis and the majestic backdrop of the Frigate Bay valley before relaxing at the nearby Carambola Beach.

St. Kitts: Nevis Island Tour and Beach Time with Lunch

3. St. Kitts: Nevis Island Tour and Beach Time with Lunch

Board a fast and comfortable power catamaran at the St. Kitts Cruise Port and head over to Charlestown on the beautiful sister island of Nevis, known in colonial days as the Queen of the Caribbean. Switch to an air-conditioned van once on Nevis and enjoy a panoramic tour of the island. See the lush tropical vegetation competing for your attention with spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea. Pause for a photo stop at Hamilton House, the birthplace of the first American Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton. Let your guide point out other interesting landmarks along the way. Have an opportunity to visit St.Thomas Lowland Church, the oldest Anglican Church in the Caribbean, dating back to 1643. Take in amazing views of St. Kitts. Enjoy a brief stop at an 18th-century plantation great house, converted to a modern boutique hotel. Go through quaint villages to a beautiful beach for a delicious Caribbean-style lunch. Sip on rum or fruit punch and lounge around in your beach chair. Take a refreshing swim in the blue waters of the Caribbean Sea or just relax in the sand. Get back on your boat straight from the beach when it's time to go.

St Kitts Mini Speedboat and Snorkel Tour

4. St Kitts Mini Speedboat and Snorkel Tour

Benefit from pick-up at the cruise ship terminal or Frigate Bay Beach. Then, embark on a thrilling snorkeling adventure by 2-person mini speedboat. Skim across the waters along the sheltered southeast peninsula of St Kitts. Get a safety briefing to ensure you feel confident with the experience before you set off. Stop to snorkel in the crystal clear waters to view the rich marine life of the Caribbean Sea at leisure. Your tour leader will ensure that you are comfortable with the provided snorkeling equipment, including a mask, fins and flotation vest. They will also offer help to any novice snorkelers. Hop back aboard the mini speedboat for a 2nd exhilarating run down the coastline back to the beach. Drop anchor and enjoy a complimentary snack of local fruits and juices on the beach. Get dropped off back at the cruise ship port at the end of the services.

St. Kitts Private Catamaran Experience

5. St. Kitts Private Catamaran Experience

The suggested itinerary would have you travel from Port Zante on Saint Kitts to Nevis on a half-day snorkeling and beach tour. Departing from Basseterre, head out to Shitten Bay, located on the south-east peninsula. As you cruise onboard a catamaran, enjoy spectacular views of the Caribbean, and enjoy refreshing soft drinks or local juices. Upon arriving to the secluded snorkeling spot, check out the underwater life, and bask in the beauty of the secluded cove. Then head out accross a  narrow channel to the beautiful sister island of Nevis, enjoy the open bar on board on the way. At the sister island of Nevis, stroll on the beautiful Pinney's Beach, maybe stop by Sunshine's bar for one (two is too many) of their potent 'killer Bees' and enjoy the next hour sunbathing, swimming, or exploring the island. Then begin your trip back to Saint Kitts. But the highlight to really remember is that the itinerary is up to you: 3-12 hours to enjoy your private paradise, with a boat, captain and crew member to take care of your every need.

St. Kitts Full-Day Catamaran Cruise to Nevis

6. St. Kitts Full-Day Catamaran Cruise to Nevis

Climb aboard a state-of-the-art catamaran and sail to the beautiful island of Nevis on this 7-hour adventure tour from Port Zante Marina, St. Kitts. Feel the breeze in your hair and the sun on your face as you cross the water. Drop anchor en route in a secluded cove, and dive in to snorkel and swim among snappers, damsels, trumpet fish, angelfish, and several species of parrotfish. Explore the huge boulders underwater that are home to a rich variety of marine life too. After your snorkel, the crew will prepare a delicious lunch while you relax on deck. Then hoist sail and set off to picturesque Pinneys Beach where you can stroll down to the Four Seasons and shop in the boutique or relax in the balmy Caribbean sun. Sail leisurely back to Port Zante Marina in the mid afternoon, and let the attentive crew serve complimentary beverages, including alcohol, once your snorkel session is done.

Basseterre: Plantation and Beach Extravaganza

7. Basseterre: Plantation and Beach Extravaganza

Enjoy a tour around the historic capital of Basseterre, before journeying along the coastal countryside to the most beautiful plantations on the island, Romney Manor, home of Caravel Batik. The first stop on this sightseeing tour of St. Kitts takes you to Timothy Hill for a breathtaking panoramic view of both Frigate Bay and the South East Peninsula where you see both the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea running parallel to each other! It's a breathtaking panoramic view that's second to none.  Continue on your tour with a visit to Friars Bay (Carambola Beach Club) which is your guide's first choice for the beach portion of this St. Kitts tour. Activities at the beach include water sports such as snorkeling, water skiing, sailing, and much more. For those who just want to sit back and relax, all the amenities are available at the beach, bathrooms, change rooms, beach chairs, umbrellas, restaurants, beach bars, and much, much more.

Saint Kitts: Nevis Getaway to Pinney’s Beach by Boat

8. Saint Kitts: Nevis Getaway to Pinney’s Beach by Boat

Begin your trip with a 30-minute ride on a sleek powerboat from the marina in St. Kitts to the beautiful Pinney's Beach on Nevis island. Cruise along the Southeast Peninsula of Saint Kitts on the 15 km boat ride to Nevis. Relax with a refreshing beverage as you view the unspoiled coastline and watch Nevis' peak grow nearer.    Once you arrive at the Pinney's Beach you will have 3.5 hours to relax, swim, have lunch, and the explore this stunning island. Packed with upscale relaxation, you can sit back in your reserved deckchair as the gentle sea breeze caress you. Take the chance to admire and explore your beautiful surroundings. Enjoy mile after mile of superb white sand and a beguiling array of options for eating and drinking. There will be ample time to enjoy lunch at one of the adjacent beach bars and restaurants. Maximize your time on Pinney's Beach as the boat picks you up straight from the beach for the return journey to St. Kitts.

From Basseterre: Caribbean Beach Delight Tour

9. From Basseterre: Caribbean Beach Delight Tour

Discover the beautiful coastal zone from Basseterre to the Southeast Peninsula on a 3-hour tour. After meeting your guide at the cruise ship terminal, you'll embark on your drive along the picturesque coastline of Basseterre. Take in views of the majestic hills along the coastal zone of the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Marvel at the beautiful homes atop these hills as you enter the area of Frigate Bay.  Your journey continues towards the Southeast Peninsula, where you will drive up and down picturesque valleys on the way to the beach, perfect for taking pictures. Once at the beach, you'll have some free time to take part in various water sport activities, such as kayaking, hover boarding, surfing, stand-up paddleboarding, and snorkeling. After an exciting day of discovery, sit back and relax as you are transferred back to Basseterre. Enjoy time to browse the town for any souvenirs and duty free items in the shopping area, which is just a 5-minute walk back to your ship.

St. Kitts Island Half-Day Bus Tour

10. St. Kitts Island Half-Day Bus Tour

Enjoy a half-day scenic drive around St. Kitts to soak up the Caribbean atmosphere of the paradise island, and discover some of the highlights, such as the Caribelle Batik factory, Brimstone Hill fortress, and Black Rocks. The tour operates on a daily basis, with most people preferring to take it early in the week to gain some first-hand knowledge of the island. Departing at 10:00 with a trip through Basseterre city, take the scenic coastal road out to Romney Manor, home of the Caribelle Batik factory at Old Road. Then it’s on to Brimstone Hill, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and admire the fortress that helps tell of the Spanish, French, English, American, Dutch, Amerindian, Carib, and Arawak history of St. Kitts. Continue past Dieppe Bay to see where the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea meet at the Black Rocks. Rich in history, architecture, and culture, this is one of the first tours you should take after your arrival on St. Kitts.


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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 34 reviews

The guide was a former teacher and knew everything about "his" island. At times he even asked us again. (old teaching habit). We always had plenty of time to see everything and the tour was great and informative in every way. He can't do anything for the bad roads. Info: the tour was only in English. Since we were obviously the only guests booked, we had a private island tour, it didn't bother the guide, of course it didn't bother us either. Again a big compliment!

We had a very enjoyable and informative outing with Texas. Not only did he show us the usual highlights of St Kitts, but he complemented his tour with many additional stops. You learn a lot about fauna and botany, try, taste and enjoy the local fruits and herbs. All senses come into play. A highlight of St Kitts and highly recommended!

The best excursion. Crew was so helpful and fun. Great music on board. Linch was good. Catamaran was fantastic. Felt like I was a millionaire cruising the Caribbean. And who doesn’t like unlimited rum punch.

It was excellent experience. Loved the staff. Raphael the instructor was very nice and he taught me how to snorkel and make it happen. He was very entertaining and patient.

Had a fabulous trip and would definitely recommend it. The crew were great and kept us well watered with rum punch.