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cruise ship goes to Basseterre, St. Kitts

Is the snorkeling any good in Basseterre ? What are the best snorkeling beaches? How close/far away are they from the cruise ship port, which I think docks in Basseterre? Do the snorkeling beaches have any shade ( umbrellas, palm trees, etc.), bathroom facilities ?

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21. Re: cruise ship goes to Basseterre, St. Kitts

Three choices:

Frigate Bay - closest to the cruise ship port - 10 minutes by taxi. Several different restaurants and beach bars to choose from, lounge cars and umbrellas available plus access to some waterspouts.

South Friars Beach - 15 to 18 minutes from Cruise ship dock. Nice beach, Shipwreck Beach Bar and the brand new upscale Carambola Restaurant where you can get food, drinks and rent umbrellas and chairs. Least crowded of the three.

Cockleshell Beach - excellent beach - 25 minute by taxi from the cruise ship dock, choice of two beach bars (Lion's or Reggae Beach Bar) and Spice Mill Restaurant. Plenty of watersports, kayak and Hobie cat rentals, horseback ridding and plant of beach chairs and umbrellas to rent. Most popular of the three.

One is not necessarily better than the other, they are just different.

Whether you go by cab or use book through your cruise line is entirely up to you. Obviously, if you book through your cruise line all you have to do is show up at the appointed time and they will get you there and back. If you go on your own, you'll have to make your own arrangements. As the say, 6 of one; a half dozen of the other. Your choice!

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22. Re: cruise ship goes to Basseterre, St. Kitts

Carib, how much should we expect to pay for four people, by cab, to S. Friars Beach?

Thanks

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23. Re: cruise ship goes to Basseterre, St. Kitts

You can find cab prices here:

discover-stkitts-nevis-beaches.com/st-kitts-…

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24. Re: cruise ship goes to Basseterre, St. Kitts

Thanks!

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