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“Carnival Rail and Sail excursion”

St. Kitts Scenic Railway
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St Kitts Scenic Railway Tour
Ranked #11 of 83 things to do in St. Kitts
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed October 25, 2012

We just returned from a cruise on the Carnival Victory and this was one of our favorite excusions. We're not beach/snorkling types and always look for a tour that gives us a chance to see the local countryside so this was perfect. Yes, the train went through some not so nice areas but all trains do that. This was an experience that allowed you to see both the beautiful ocean views, sugar cane fields or remnants, little villages and local folks. The morning tour is a little early for rum punch but if you're an adult you know whether you should drink that "leaded or unleaded" at that time of the day. Many of the snorkeling tours had been cancelled, possibly due to Tropical Storm Raphael's recent passing. Our sail portion had us a little apprehensive, or at least hubby was since he's gotten sea sick before on rough seas. But once he was standing up and looking forward so he could anticipate the waves, he managed to make it through like a champ. The size of the cat (62' x 38') also helped out. Lunch (tasty chicken sandwich, chips and banana nut bread) and drinks (rum punch, fruit punch, beer, soda) were included and tasted great with the sea breeze in our hair. This was a great tour and we'd definitely do it again.

7  Thank Joyce H
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

If you like trains and want a different way to take an island tour, this is the way to go. The air conditioned cars on the lower level and open air on the upper deck, lets you choose your experience, but up or down the service and the drinks are great. You will, however, see more from the upper deck. Well worth the money.

5  Thank James S
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

We were booked on a snorkeling excursion that was cancelled at the last minute due to the weather. Since we were already out on the dock, we wanted to find something else to do so we could see the island. What a pleasant surprise to get one of the last seats on this train! We got to see how the locals live and it was fun to see the children come out to wave to us as we passed by. Also got to see lots of wildlife as our guide kept us entertained with stories about the island.

3  Thank Maryann H
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

We did this and was able to see many things that we wouldn't have gotten to see by car. It was a very relaxing way to get to see St. Kitts. If your wanting an adventure filled activity this isn't for you but if you just want sit back and enjoy the wonderful sites around St. Kitts this is a great way to do that. You can sit on top in the open air or on the bottom inside. They even give you live singing along the way and drinks and a snack.

5  Thank travlerfromks
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

This was a fun way to experience part of St. Kitts. Loved seeing all the little kids come running out of their houses to wave at the train as it passed by.

2  Thank Howiethedog
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