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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
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.
from
$100.00
per adult
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$100.00
per adult

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Ages 21-99, max of 20 per group
Duration:2h 30m
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:Mobile
English

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


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pick-up from outside Basseterre and Frigate Bay locations are at an additional cost.
  • Port Zante, 77RG+QWQ, 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.”
  • Ports:
  • Port Zante, Basseterre
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure 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 travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

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

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Ultimate Rum Runner's Tour of Basseterre?
Ultimate Rum Runner's Tour of Basseterre price starts from $100.00. Discover and book Ultimate Rum Runner's Tour of Basseterre on Tripadvisor
What is the Ultimate Rum Runner's Tour of Basseterre cancellation policy?
Ultimate Rum Runner's Tour of Basseterre cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Ultimate Rum Runner's Tour of Basseterre on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Ultimate Rum Runner's Tour of Basseterre?
Ultimate Rum Runner's Tour of Basseterre is hosted by Annie's Caribbean Tours and Excursions. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Annie's Caribbean Tours and Excursions on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Ultimate Rum Runner's Tour of Basseterre on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Ultimate Rum Runner's Tour of Basseterre?
On average, this experience will take approximately 2h 30m. Discover and book Ultimate Rum Runner's Tour of Basseterre on Tripadvisor

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

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Port Zante
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See departure details
  • 1
    Cheers Port Zante Bar
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Timothy Hill
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

andrearC8306LU
andrearC8306LU
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Very nice tour
Everything was perfect. Tour guide, transportation, logistics, places to visit, lunch. Highly recommended
rosedford
rosedford
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Great tour with Annie
Great experience! Annie is very knowledgeable about the island history. She took her time at each stop to answer al
Tara Marsh W
Tara Marsh W
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The best tour in St. Kitts
This was the absolute best tour of the island. Mrs Annie knows the island history and is open to any and all questi
nlou1948
nlou1948
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Best Day Trip Ever
This was the very best day trip we have ever taken. Our guides name was Annie and she was amazing. At the end of th
monicao278
monicao278
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Great tour!
Ms. Annie was a great guide, she definitely knows her history! It was great to see the island in all its beauty wit
Vicvic67
Vicvic67
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Nevis tour
The tour guide in Nevis should have used the A/C more. He allowed us to perspire way too much before he finally tur
P6044HOemilyp
P6044HOemilyp
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Great tour!
Annie’s worked with us to pick up at a convenient location. Our driver “Spooney” was very knowledgeable and not o
Vicvic67
Vicvic67
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Outstanding time
Great experience. Annie knew soooo much about St. Kitts and Nevis. Excellent Tour! Annie gave us plenty of time to
AJMathematics
AJMathematics
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:)
Annie is extremely knowledgeable regarding island history, biology, and cultural affairs. Thank you for our lovely
BonBon0726
BonBon0726
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Half day catamaran tour was awesome!
Annie is awesome! She found us the tour we wanted very last minute. She accommodated us, communicated very well an
398williambm
398williambm
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Fantastic Tour
Nal, the driver and guide was fantastic, courteous and full of information making for a great day. I am hard of hea
U1495WLgaryc
U1495WLgaryc
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Great tour
Our guide was very knowledgeable of Nevis. He kept a good pace as far as stops. The tour was excellent.
mons605
mons605
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St kitts tour
I booked this excursion on Expedia for July 19, 2022 @1:30 pm. I received a call monday morning through what'sapp(
Out2PlaynOrl
Out2PlaynOrl
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Highly Recommended
Annie is amazing. She is so full of knowledge about the two islands. She never rushed us during the tour. We hig
HGreatrex
HGreatrex
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Awesome full island tour!
We were able to see the whole island,and we didn’t feel rushed at our stops! As a last minute booking, and not thro
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Karin B
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Family
It was a very culturally immersive tour. Definitely a opportunity for something other than traditional tours. We really enjoyed getting to know the island, the locals, and the customs. Our guide (Annie) was phenomenal at giving us an authentic island experience that we will remember for a long time.
Written December 27, 2021
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Wyotraveller307
Thermopolis, WY184 contributions
Jan 2020
We spent 3-4 hours with Annie on the Ultimate Rum Runner's Tour. This was a very laid back tour. Annie took us around the island and was very informative about the local culture and legends. We tried rum at 5 different 'bars', some of them were not places you would normally stop! But they were all fun. It was a fun trip with Annie. She has a very modern van that had plenty of room and was very comfortable. She also had a well stocked cooler in the van!! I would take this trip again! I learned alot about St. Kitts and got to see much of the island.
Written January 28, 2020
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Annie F
Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We appreciate your feedback and will continue to improved our customer experience. We are so pleased to have provided you with an enjoyable experience while in St. Kitts. We do hope that you will return and refer us to your friends and family.
Written January 30, 2020
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oybolshoi
Apopka, FL393 contributions
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 February 5, 2018
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kkhigginsworld
nokesville18 contributions
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 March 3, 2020
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Annie F
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 March 5, 2020
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Tom J
4 contributions
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 January 22, 2018
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Sarah C
London, UK83 contributions
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 November 30, 2019
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Annie F
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 December 10, 2019
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Michael C
Lakewood, NY14 contributions
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 June 19, 2019
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Annie F
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 June 20, 2019
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Resort612470
2 contributions
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 May 13, 2019
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Annie F
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 June 20, 2019
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Annette Green
16 contributions
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 January 19, 2019
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mikebr2018
New York City, NY1 contribution
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 August 9, 2018
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