St. Kitts Tours
Ultimate Rum Runner's Tour of Basseterre
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Ultimate Rum Runner's Tour of Basseterre

By Annie's Caribbean Tours and Excursions
About
St. Kitts has a long rum-making history, but experiencing this strand of its past and classic rums is easiest on a tour that includes transport and a guide. On this tour, uncover the island’s sugar cane and rum industry as you visit five rum stops. Enjoy a rum at each of three bars and a scenic lookout; pass a sugar plantation, and finish with a glass at a beach bar.
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Ages 21-99, max of 20 per group
Duration: 2h 30m
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Experience St. Kitt’s rum-making past and rums on a tour from Basseterre
  • Chart the island’s rum heritage and visit rum bars without transport hassles
  • Enjoy a rum at five stops, including bars, a lookout point, and a beach shack
  • Hear rum tales you’d miss alone, and enjoy hotel or port pickup and drop-off

  • Beverages
  • Bottled water
  • Local guide
  • Port/hotel pickup and drop-off
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • 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 details
  • Hotel pick-up from outside Basseterre and Frigate Bay locations are at an additional cost.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    Port pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
    • Port Zante, Basseterre
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 10555P5

      • 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
      • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Most travellers can participate
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 10555P5

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      • Annie's Caribbean Tours and Excursions
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      • Loceim
        0 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        False Advertisement. Do not book as a solo traveler!
        I would just like to warn others that St Kitts is not solo travel friendly, this company included. After struggling for a while with many cancellations as a solo traveler, I found this tour company and booked through them. Why? Please see attached photo. It says no group too small on their own website, but that is untrue. I would also like to mention I booked directly through the website as this tour company has wildly different pricing depending on the website. There are 3 different prices listed for the same tour on here, "the v" website and their own. I booked this tour July 2. I received an email receipt and separate confirmation email. I heard nothing else and thought it was fine. Only to receive a voicemail, while I was in the air mind you on July 10 that they were cancelling me because they need a minimum of 3 people. I have no issue with that (as I stated I quickly learned St Kitts doesn't like solo travelers) but why advertise on your website that no group is too small. False advertising. The voicemail ended with it "it is beyond our control" I don't know if she was talking about the trip or my refund, which as of July 13 I still have not received but I will give it a few more days. The cherry on top was the email I received this morning saying Thank you for coming on this tour and please review us..Huh?(photo attached) I hope this is not some scam or set up to try and say I went on the tour and not give me my refund. As I stated I will wait a few more days to see what happens. I do no recommend this place for the false advertising, lack of communication and whatever could potentially be going on with my refund. I will be reviewing soon how I did get to go to Nevis, AS A SOLO person, but it wasn't with Annie's
        Written 13 July 2024
      • 882kellief
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Friendly and accomodating!
        We had a great time with Annie and Robert! We connected wtih them early to do the St Kitts tour and then we used them for taxi rides all week AND a private 1/2 day tour of Nevis. Very responsive, friendly, and accomodating. Thank you, Annie!!!!
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      • PLuckan
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        Excellent Introduction to St. Kitts
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Wonderful full island tour!
        Annie and her staff were wonderful. Very knowledgeable about the island and took us to all the popular spots in St Kitts. Transportation was nice, clean and air conditioned. Highly recommend
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Full Island Tour
        Annie was an awesome tour guide! We literally saw every town and attraction on the island! She was loaded with valuable tips too! Highly recommend Annie!
        Written 15 June 2024
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great beach, friendly staff, not outrageously expensive, good snorkeling
        Great beach, friendly staff, not outrageously priced. On the left side of the property is an enclosed rock encircled lagoon. Saw a bunch of different fish and swam with a few turtles. A hidden secret. Used to be old dolphin discovery.
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      • jennyp533
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Wow, what a full tour of the island !
        What a fantastic tour with Annie! It was everything as described and so much more. Annie is very knowledgeable, knows all the best places to visit and you have plenty of time to have a look round, take photos and soak up the West Indies sunshine. The views, wow they were breathtaking. We would highly recommend this tour over any of the others and it is very reasonably priced compared to others.
        Written 28 May 2024
      • TammyB82
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Awesome
        Amazing and Annie was very knowledgeable on everything St. Kitt’s. Would highly recommend her tour! She took us to a lot of places and they were all great.
        Written 26 May 2024
      • G D
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Tour of the best spots
        Annie is more than well versed in local history. The tour hit all of the best spots and got us back on time. I would recommend this tour. Really enjoyed myself. My 12 yr companion actually liked it as well. Could be no higher praise.
        Written 1 May 2024
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        Annie's Caribbean Tour in St. Kitts was an unforgettable experience!
        Annie's Caribbean Tour in St. Kitts was an unforgettable experience! From the moment we stepped aboard, the atmosphere was vibrant and welcoming. The tour guides were knowledgeable and passionate, offering insights into the island's rich history and culture. Exploring the stunning landscapes of St. Kitts, from its lush rainforests to pristine beaches, was a highlight of the trip. Annie's attention to detail ensured that every aspect of the tour was well-planned and enjoyable. The authentic Caribbean cuisine provided during the tour was a true delight, giving us a taste of the local flavors. Overall, Annie's Caribbean Tour in St. Kitts exceeded our expectations and left us with cherished memories. Highly recommended for anyone looking to experience the beauty and warmth of the Caribbean!
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        Great experience. Great tour guide with Charlie.
        Great experience. Annie's was prompt and well organized. Our guide, Charlie, was extremely personable and knowledgeable. We had plenty of time at each stop to soak in whatever we wanted to do. My wife and I had a rememberable time in St. Kitts and they were perfect with the timing while our cruise was docked at port.
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        Great Island Tour
        Excellent tour covering the entire island. A great mix of history and sightseeing. A nice break from beach going. Fabulous views and picture opportunities at Blackrock & Brimstone Fortress. Annie runs a great tour and is highly recommended!
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        A wonderful informative day in St Kitts!
        The Full island tour with Annie’s was spectacular. We had her husband as a tour guide (AKA - Spoony) would definitely recommend it to all traveling to St. Kitts. We traveled by Cruise Ship, the RCCL’s Jewel Of The Seas. Our day in St. Kitts was April 2nd 2024 . Bring water or something to drink, there are stops where purchases can be made as well. We booked this outside or separate from Royal’s excursions and to all thinking about this excursion be rest assured you’re in good hands with this Team!
        Written 7 April 2024
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        Great trip
        Annie was fantastic, so knowledgeable only two of us that day so we had personal attention. The vehicle was like new really cool and spacious. The places she took us were incredible. Worth every penny.
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      • danaQ62CG
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        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Very good tour
        Our guide, Joe "the pastor" was exceptional---knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. The tour itself consisted of a viewpoint of southern St. Kitts and a visit to Romney Manor, with continuous narration from our guide. The van we took was also quite comfortable.
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      kkhigginsworld
      nokesville22 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2020
      I booked through Shore Excursioneer. Got my online tickets a month ahead of this tour. Two weeks ahead of tour, showed online that the trip was sold out, so wasn't worried about making the minimum of people to go on the tour. Got to Annie's Caribbean which is who we were supposed to go through. Her husband said that trip wasn't going because of lack of people. Hmmmm. Three cruise ships in that day, all of their other tours were sold out he told me, but the tour I chose didn't have enough people. I have my doubts. Received NO emails saying trip was cancelled. I did get my money back, but mised other tours I could have gone on, had I had an email letting me know trip was canceled. Not sure who droped the ball, not happy. If you book with them, have a back up plan!!
      Written 3 March 2020
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      Blessings ! You may not know this , it is very hard sometimes to reach anyone on Board a ship some times, was not a representative there to meet you and apologize,?? Did You Not Get Back Your Money ?? It was early , so you could have gotten on a tour , if you wanted. Its Not Our Fault the we did not get any more booking for the Rum Tour . Wow ! When we try our best , and this is what we Get . Wow ! But They Say The Customers is always right . Be Bless ! Really Hope You are this Perfect Person
      Written 5 March 2020
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      Jay H
      14 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Annie’s tour was fun, informative, and included lots of laughs and delicious drinks and snacks. The pace was perfect, and the views, highlights, and refreshments were perfect. There were a few points where Annie gave us the option to either stop or continue on, and we appreciated that this was not a “one size fits all” tour. If you visit St. Kitts, I highly recommend choosing Annie as your guide.
      Written 11 March 2023
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      Blessings! Thanks !for choosing us, we appreciate you, God Bless
      Written 12 March 2023
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      Tom J
      4 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2017 • Couples
      I never complain, but had my wife swore me to make an account and warn others of this company. Was looking forward to this Rum Tour after a promising email. But BEWARE !!! We booked the Rum Runner Tour and had no cancellation emails from Annies Tours. We were excited and was told to wait at the front of the Jewellery Shop. Well, after waiting 45 mins past the agreed time in the beaming hot sun where we were told to sit and wait, we were worried we missed the tour or was told the wrong place. We asked the Jewellery Shop girl about it and she said we were in the right place. We didn't know what to do, so we asked if she knew anyone associated with Annie's. She pointed out some random guy luckily who knew of Annie and he called her for us with his smashed cell phone. On talking to whomever it was, they just said "Your tour is cancelled not enough people, you will get your 50% refund."
      We were shattered we weren't even emailed the cancellation, and on looking into it further realised if they don't get a crowd they just cancel a tour.
      When we were home Annie repeatedly said she couldn't refund our card since it had expired. It had so we gave her the new expiry date of the new card and she said she has tried and it isn't working (yet we had used the new card on the ship and shops that very day elsewhere). So glad we only paid her 50% of the tour.
      If you aren't in a large group you very well may be left stranded like us.
      Long and short of it - Beware!!! We were left for dead, and fell for the sales pitch.
      (and only pay the least deposit possible - trust me on that one)
      Written 22 January 2018
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      oybolshoi
      Apopka, FL367 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2018 • Friends
      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 a couple from another cruise ship that was 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 arrived. Even after she took us to our first rum stop of the tour - Cheers, located within Port Zante - she went back repeatedly to see if her customers had made an appearance. I include this here to attest to how long she waited for these customers - we didn't leave the port area until just before noon and the excursion began at 11AM. It was quite evident to us that Annie takes her business and her reputation very seriously - and she takes amazing care of her clients.

      We had an absolutely delightful tour of St. Kitts with Annie, learning about the island's culture and history, sampling incredible rum drinks, and meeting other island residents. There were five official stops on our tour: 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 scenic island overview where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Caribbean Sea - this is where Annie served us her top secret holy ghost 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!

      **I would like to add that I booked this tour through Viator, and per their guidance reached out to Annie about two weeks prior to our visit to verify the tour was still a go. She responded promptly to my email inquiry and verified that she had enough guests booked to proceed with the tour. Our original confirmation did state that a minimum of 4 guests were required for the excursion.**
      Written 5 February 2018
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      Sarah C
      London, UK99 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Absolutely LOVED this tour- can’t recommend it enough. Annie is both hilarious and SO knowledgable about the area and all it’s history. We had a fantastic day- full of laughter, dancing and of course...rum! Definitely go with Annie’s tours- you won’t regret it :)
      Written 30 November 2019
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      Thank you for your wonderful review! We really appreciate your positive feedback. We are so happy that enjoyed your time with us and do hope that you will return to our beautiful island for another visit.
      Written 10 December 2019
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Michael C
      Lakewood, NY14 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2019 • Couples
      I read this was a great day tour when at port on a cruise. Our tour guide, Anne was amazing! Very knowledgeable about the island and history. We made 4 stops at local bars to try different rum drinks. Also made a stop at a great lookout point with beautiful view of the island. Well worth the money!
      Written 19 June 2019
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      Thank you so much for your review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope that you will return to our beautiful island again. Wishing you and your family all the best until we meet again :).
      Written 20 June 2019
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Resort612470
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Annie is the best. We stopped at 5 places to drink and they were all excellent. Ting with a sting was my personal favorite. She was very knowledgeable and we got a history tour as well. Would definitely recommend to anyone!
      Written 13 May 2019
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      Thank you so much for your great review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us and hope that you do return our beautiful island again. Till we meet again! :)
      Written 20 June 2019
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      Annette Green
      16 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Annie and her husband Joseph were a blast for the Rum Tour. Very friendly and attentive. They made sure we had everything we needed and answered all of our questions. We are so happy we chose their tour, highly recommended if visiting St.Kitts!!
      Written 19 January 2019
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      mikebr2018
      New York City, NY1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Aug 2018 • Friends
      Let me start by saying Annie gets this tour right. If you want a generic tourist attraction this is not for you because Annie gets you up close and personal with the people and culture of St. Kitts. She has great knowledge of the island and was very attentive to our group even giving us some extra time out. From start to finish this was a fantastic experience filled with great rum drinks, a beautiful tour of the island, and most importantly meeting good people. Thank you Annie.
      Written 9 August 2018
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      Michael L
      Philadelphia, PA1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      We went with Annie on her Rum Tour. Besides having fantastic rum drinks Annie was so knowledgeable and informative. We learned so much of the history of the island. Highly recommend Annie’s Tours
      Written 19 January 2018
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