St. Kitts Scenic Railway Excursion Reviews

Board a narrow train, built between 1913 and 1926 for transporting sugar cane, for a scenic 3-mile circle of the beautiful Caribbean island of St. Kitts.
Sail Date: March 2019
Narrow guage railway and they take it (really) slow. All inclusive drinks is an attendent taking your order and then serving the drinks 20 minutes later. Plenty of time to get a couple of drinks.
Narrow guage railway and they take it (really) slow. All inclusive drinks is an attendent taking your order and then serving the drinks 20 minutes later. Plenty of time to get a couple of drinks. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: February 2019
The WORST excursion ever. The train operators crammed the people on the train, kept saying - move over, move over. We were packed in SO tight I felt extremely uncomfortable having my body pressed against the stranger sitting next to me for ... Read More
The WORST excursion ever. The train operators crammed the people on the train, kept saying - move over, move over. We were packed in SO tight I felt extremely uncomfortable having my body pressed against the stranger sitting next to me for a 3 hour ride. The train operators didn't care. We were pushed so close to each other we couldn't turn around to take pictures. THREE HOURS OF HELL!!! I HATED THIS EXCURSION!!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
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Sail Date: February 2019
Fantastic tour. Kathylydia, the guide, was so knowledgeable and friendly. She made learning the history of the island really interesting. Lots of free drinks: soda, water and rum drinks. Views on the island through the train ride was ... Read More
Fantastic tour. Kathylydia, the guide, was so knowledgeable and friendly. She made learning the history of the island really interesting. Lots of free drinks: soda, water and rum drinks. Views on the island through the train ride was beyond gorgeous!! A definite value Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: February 2019
Different way to tour the island on an old sugarcane rail line. Good scenery but the first car behind the engine had fumes that were a distraction. Free drinks helped :)
Different way to tour the island on an old sugarcane rail line. Good scenery but the first car behind the engine had fumes that were a distraction. Free drinks helped :) Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: January 2019
We enjoyed a ride on the train that now runs most of the way around the island. The tracks are from the old sugar cane railway but the two tier train is modern. There is not much to see en route, now that the sugar cane is gone, but they ... Read More
We enjoyed a ride on the train that now runs most of the way around the island. The tracks are from the old sugar cane railway but the two tier train is modern. There is not much to see en route, now that the sugar cane is gone, but they keep you entertained with a commentary, rum punch and three local singers. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Sail Date: January 2019
Fantastic tour!!! Highly Recommend. Everything about this was perfect!
Fantastic tour!!! Highly Recommend. Everything about this was perfect! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Sail Date: January 2019
The train was tore up and tour was canceled we were very disappointed and were not informed tour was cancelled until you showed up to the tour area which again was a very long walk to shopping area. If we were aware we could have spent a ... Read More
The train was tore up and tour was canceled we were very disappointed and were not informed tour was cancelled until you showed up to the tour area which again was a very long walk to shopping area. If we were aware we could have spent a dollar to go to the end of shopping area and a dollar to be taken all way back to cruise ship Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Sail Date: January 2019
First time to St. Kitt's; I love trains and sailing, so this combo tour was a no brainer. Not worth the cost (US$320 for two) but one of those excursions you can happily check off your list. The track-side scenery was bland but the ... Read More
First time to St. Kitt's; I love trains and sailing, so this combo tour was a no brainer. Not worth the cost (US$320 for two) but one of those excursions you can happily check off your list. The track-side scenery was bland but the on-board singers and cookies provided a diversion. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Sail Date: January 2019
thought it was a bit pricey but since the walking was minimal thought it would be a good fit for us. The tour started with a small passenger bus ride to the rail station. Teddy our driver was very informative and funny telling us about the ... Read More
thought it was a bit pricey but since the walking was minimal thought it would be a good fit for us. The tour started with a small passenger bus ride to the rail station. Teddy our driver was very informative and funny telling us about the island. Once we got to the rail station we picked the upper deck to get a better view of things..if you do this and want to see beaches and the surfs..sit on the passenger side..They served alcohol/virgin drinks/soda and the narrator gave us a tutorial on the island.. Amazing how minimal the peoples houses were.. O Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: January 2019
We actually booked the catamaran sail and railroad. Our other fave of the trip. Very nice excursion.
We actually booked the catamaran sail and railroad. Our other fave of the trip. Very nice excursion. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: January 2019
Good way to see the island. Not exciting, but decent commentary. Trip ended with beach barbecue at Carambola Beach which was a great addition.
Good way to see the island. Not exciting, but decent commentary. Trip ended with beach barbecue at Carambola Beach which was a great addition. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Seabourn Cruise Line
Sail Date: January 2019
Very nice, leisurely ride on the train
Very nice, leisurely ride on the train Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Sail Date: January 2019
A tour of the island by bus to start with and then the railway. Excellent! The on board bar was great - plenty of rum punch and pina colada! And an on board choir! Good commentary. Wonderful views and great fun!
A tour of the island by bus to start with and then the railway. Excellent! The on board bar was great - plenty of rum punch and pina colada! And an on board choir! Good commentary. Wonderful views and great fun! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Sail Date: December 2018
Although expensive this was very good, just wish the tour guide on the train hadn’t talked non stop for the hour and half journey.
Although expensive this was very good, just wish the tour guide on the train hadn’t talked non stop for the hour and half journey. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Sail Date: December 2018
A truly great experience.
A truly great experience. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Sail Date: December 2018
This seems so contrived to take the railway. It is completely worth it. St. Kitts is underdeveloped, so the railway is a great way to see the coast. Plus there's also rum punch!
This seems so contrived to take the railway. It is completely worth it. St. Kitts is underdeveloped, so the railway is a great way to see the coast. Plus there's also rum punch! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Sail Date: December 2018
A cool way to see the island. Very beautiful and enjoyable.
A cool way to see the island. Very beautiful and enjoyable. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: December 2018
Highly recommend this tour. It had a beautiful view of the whole island, unlimited free drinks, free cookies, and a lovely singing choir. We had to takes 30 min bus to the train. The train was about 2 hours and then 10 min bus back to the ... Read More
Highly recommend this tour. It had a beautiful view of the whole island, unlimited free drinks, free cookies, and a lovely singing choir. We had to takes 30 min bus to the train. The train was about 2 hours and then 10 min bus back to the ship. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: December 2018
For what it was it was expensive, made up for by drinking lots of rum punches on board.
For what it was it was expensive, made up for by drinking lots of rum punches on board. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Sail Date: November 2018
Really got to see a lot of the island. Entertainment on the train was good as well as the free drinks. Thanks!
Really got to see a lot of the island. Entertainment on the train was good as well as the free drinks. Thanks! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Sail Date: November 2018
Terribly overrated. While the train gives a unique view of the island's natural beauty, and you can see a great deal of "real" St. Kitts, travelling approx 2/3 around Mount Liamuiga, it also gets pretty monotonous seeing ... Read More
Terribly overrated. While the train gives a unique view of the island's natural beauty, and you can see a great deal of "real" St. Kitts, travelling approx 2/3 around Mount Liamuiga, it also gets pretty monotonous seeing abandoned sugar plantation and impoverished village after plantation and village. Add to this an overly chatty tour guide that must of been paid by the word. It is definitely eye-opening, but I think I would have preferred the "top 10" tour and a better glimpse of Brimstone hill than from the window of a bus as we returned to the ship Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Sail Date: November 2018
Best excursion on this cruise! Unbelievably beautiful! Saw parts of the island that are unobtainable and learned a great deal about the history of the island.
Best excursion on this cruise! Unbelievably beautiful! Saw parts of the island that are unobtainable and learned a great deal about the history of the island. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Sail Date: October 2018
Very warm day. If you sat up top the views were great but hot and sunny. We sat in the air conditioned car and 80 percent of the views were of the sugar cane stalks. The tour took in a good part of the Island and the staff was very ... Read More
Very warm day. If you sat up top the views were great but hot and sunny. We sat in the air conditioned car and 80 percent of the views were of the sugar cane stalks. The tour took in a good part of the Island and the staff was very accommodating and we had a pleasant trip. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Sail Date: September 2018
Started with a tour van that was air conditioned and interesting tour guide. The train ride was a 2 hour disappointment since we toured the rough looking countryside, and could not hear the tour guide over the speakers with all the train ... Read More
Started with a tour van that was air conditioned and interesting tour guide. The train ride was a 2 hour disappointment since we toured the rough looking countryside, and could not hear the tour guide over the speakers with all the train noise and blenders making drinks. Good effort but it didn't work for me. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International