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St. Kitts Scenic Railway

Needsmust, St. Kitts
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St Kitts Scenic Railway Tour
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The narrow gauge St. Kitts scenic railway is one of the most beautiful train rides in the world. Originally built in 1912 to deliver sugarcane from the fields to the sugar mill in Basseterre, the "Last Railway in the West Indies" now provides a fascinating way for visitors to see the island from the comfort of modern passenger train cars and sightseeing buses. The railway hugs the Northeastern coastline where spectacular vistas of ocean, surf, cliffs, and lush vegetation surround you. The train rolls across tall steel bridges spanning deep ""ghuts"", or canyons, and winds through small villages and farms. Dark green rainforests are skirted by rippling fields of sugar can, with the volcanic cone of Mt. Liamuiga rising above the railway. This unique rail and highway experience allows visitors the opportunity to see the island in a very short period of time. Your guide will point out all the sights as the train passes old sugar estates with abandoned windmills and chimneys.
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“free drinks” (51 reviews)
“top deck” (37 reviews)
“sugar cane” (85 reviews)
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Needsmust, St. Kitts
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"free drinks"
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"top deck"
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"sugar cane"
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"open air"
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"narrow gauge"
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"rum punch"
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"train trip"
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"sugar train"
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"cruise ship"
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Reviewed yesterday

The ride included singing by a local choir and beverages, as we learned about the area and its history -- and had lovely views all along the way!

Thank Betsy A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So this was our first time to this island..its a beautiful island and we got to enjoy it thanks to this excursion! The rail part takes you on the far side of this 68 square mile island..over bridges and through old sugar cane plantations !......More

2  Thank wiz3260
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this tour directly through Royal Caribbean. It was supposed to have been the Rail & Sail (train plus catamaran). The train decoupled about 1/2 mile from the end of the tour. It took them over 2 hours to get it fixed. Needless to...More

Thank Allison J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Short bus from the Cruise dock to the railway. Train very roomy & comfortable. Open beverage service during the tour. EVERYONE on the Island that saw the train waved to us. Even an older lady looking like Granny Clampet (Beverly Hillbillies) waving to us just...More

Thank Peter C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the scenic railway on Friday May 25th. The railway only operated once during the week because May is their “winter season”. We received the winter season price of $79.99 per person. We arrived early, per the advice of our hotel. Staff was...More

1  Thank pillameg
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this trip from our cruise ship . The railway and catamaran. Lots of fun Funny and informative staff It’s a little bumpy and you do need to keep moving about to view things , but well worth it .

Thank stevenhughesefc99
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

This sight seeing train is really great - a real treat. It takes you along the historic sugar cane route of St Kitts. We had refreshments and live entertainment on our trip and it added to the fun of the day. We loved it. there...More

Thank joy l
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

We rode the scenic railway when my parents visited me on St Kitts. I have too say, that our waiting for start of tour was extended almost 1 hour, but it was actually luck as like this we got through rain shower while still in...More

Thank Michal N
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

If you like nature you will enjoy this trip. It has nice views of some little villages, you will see animals on the way, a black sand beach. You will learn a lot of their history.

Thank ANGEL M
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

With 30 inches between the rails it would be wise to set your camera to the fastest shutter speed. The sights are wonderful along the way but the ride is fantastic. Getting there is all of the fun in this case.

Thank jleo71
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Peter S
26 February 2018|
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Response from birgits168 | Reviewed this property |
Its a trip with the bus to the train and then you need to climb stairs the lower level perhaps the upper probably not
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632rogers
20 January 2018|
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Response from MotherGrimm | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. As long as you can transfer to the lower portion of the rail car.
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kathyjnj
12 January 2018|
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Response from Neal S | Reviewed this property |
No. They give you free rum drinks and a cookie but that is it. There are no stops.
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