St. Kitts (Port Zante) Scenic Railway Excursion Reviews

Board a narrow train, built between 1913 and 1926 for transporting sugar cane, for a scenic 3-mile circle of the beautiful Caribbean island of St. Kitts.
Highly recommend this tour.
Sail Date: December 2018
Highly recommend this tour. It had a beautiful view of the whole island, unlimited free drinks, free cookies, and a lovely singing choir. We had to takes 30 min bus to the train. The train was about 2 hours and then 10 min bus back to the ... Read More
Highly recommend this tour. It had a beautiful view of the whole island, unlimited free drinks, free cookies, and a lovely singing choir. We had to takes 30 min bus to the train. The train was about 2 hours and then 10 min bus back to the ship. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
For what it was it was expensive, made up for by drinking lots of rum punches on board.
Sail Date: December 2018
For what it was it was expensive, made up for by drinking lots of rum punches on board.
For what it was it was expensive, made up for by drinking lots of rum punches on board. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Really got to see a lot of the island.
Sail Date: November 2018
Really got to see a lot of the island. Entertainment on the train was good as well as the free drinks. Thanks!
Really got to see a lot of the island. Entertainment on the train was good as well as the free drinks. Thanks! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Terribly overrated.
Sail Date: November 2018
Terribly overrated. While the train gives a unique view of the island's natural beauty, and you can see a great deal of "real" St. Kitts, travelling approx 2/3 around Mount Liamuiga, it also gets pretty monotonous seeing ... Read More
Terribly overrated. While the train gives a unique view of the island's natural beauty, and you can see a great deal of "real" St. Kitts, travelling approx 2/3 around Mount Liamuiga, it also gets pretty monotonous seeing abandoned sugar plantation and impoverished village after plantation and village. Add to this an overly chatty tour guide that must of been paid by the word. It is definitely eye-opening, but I think I would have preferred the "top 10" tour and a better glimpse of Brimstone hill than from the window of a bus as we returned to the ship Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Best excursion on this cruise!
Sail Date: November 2018
Best excursion on this cruise! Unbelievably beautiful! Saw parts of the island that are unobtainable and learned a great deal about the history of the island.
Best excursion on this cruise! Unbelievably beautiful! Saw parts of the island that are unobtainable and learned a great deal about the history of the island. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Very warm day.
Sail Date: October 2018
Very warm day. If you sat up top the views were great but hot and sunny. We sat in the air conditioned car and 80 percent of the views were of the sugar cane stalks. The tour took in a good part of the Island and the staff was very ... Read More
Very warm day. If you sat up top the views were great but hot and sunny. We sat in the air conditioned car and 80 percent of the views were of the sugar cane stalks. The tour took in a good part of the Island and the staff was very accommodating and we had a pleasant trip. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Started with a tour van that was air conditioned and interesting tour guide.
Sail Date: September 2018
Started with a tour van that was air conditioned and interesting tour guide. The train ride was a 2 hour disappointment since we toured the rough looking countryside, and could not hear the tour guide over the speakers with all the train ... Read More
Started with a tour van that was air conditioned and interesting tour guide. The train ride was a 2 hour disappointment since we toured the rough looking countryside, and could not hear the tour guide over the speakers with all the train noise and blenders making drinks. Good effort but it didn't work for me. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This tour was amazing!!
Sail Date: August 2018
This tour was amazing!! The guide talked the whole time about St. Kitts and was very informative. We got to see the beautiful country side of St. Kitts and sister island Nevis across the ocean. They also provided open bar of rum drinks ... Read More
This tour was amazing!! The guide talked the whole time about St. Kitts and was very informative. We got to see the beautiful country side of St. Kitts and sister island Nevis across the ocean. They also provided open bar of rum drinks that were amazing! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Nice time touring part of the island on the train, and an enjoyable cruise back to the port on a ...
Sail Date: July 2018
Nice time touring part of the island on the train, and an enjoyable cruise back to the port on a catamaran.
Nice time touring part of the island on the train, and an enjoyable cruise back to the port on a catamaran. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
My daughter and I loved it.
Sail Date: June 2018
My daughter and I loved it. We saw a lot of the island. Margaritas were great!
My daughter and I loved it. We saw a lot of the island. Margaritas were great! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Great experience.
Sail Date: May 2018
Great experience. The tour guides were very knowledgeable. They truly put in the effort to make the trip special. I love the choir as well.
Great experience. The tour guides were very knowledgeable. They truly put in the effort to make the trip special. I love the choir as well. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This excursion is ok but it is way too long and there is nothing to see, plus part of the excursion ...
Sail Date: May 2018
This excursion is ok but it is way too long and there is nothing to see, plus part of the excursion is a bus tour. Really wasn't that great.
This excursion is ok but it is way too long and there is nothing to see, plus part of the excursion is a bus tour. Really wasn't that great. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Our driver, Warner, was incredible.
Sail Date: May 2018
Our driver, Warner, was incredible. He loved the island of his birth. Very Informative and a safe driver. Our train tour guide, Carla was super knowable and loved what she did. She is also a potter and we were able to pick up a piece of ... Read More
Our driver, Warner, was incredible. He loved the island of his birth. Very Informative and a safe driver. Our train tour guide, Carla was super knowable and loved what she did. She is also a potter and we were able to pick up a piece of her work after the cruise. Beautiful! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Wonderful tour around the island.
Sail Date: May 2018
Wonderful tour around the island. Narration by Carla was excellent, drinks were served, and a small choir entertained us along the way. Great!
Wonderful tour around the island. Narration by Carla was excellent, drinks were served, and a small choir entertained us along the way. Great! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
A little long, but ok.
Sail Date: May 2018
A little long, but ok. The train is not extremely comfortable and the ride took longer then expected. But staff is great, if you like rum drinks it'll make the trip go faster. We did morning tour, not sure how comfortable the ... Read More
A little long, but ok. The train is not extremely comfortable and the ride took longer then expected. But staff is great, if you like rum drinks it'll make the trip go faster. We did morning tour, not sure how comfortable the afternoon heat would be for older travelers. We chose it because we wanted get look at the island and it did give us that opportunity. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Absolutely fantastic-our 2 year old son loved it!
Sail Date: April 2018
Absolutely fantastic-our 2 year old son loved it!
Absolutely fantastic-our 2 year old son loved it! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Great tour guide.
Sail Date: March 2018
Great tour guide. Enjoyed the rum service aboard the railways while the history was being told. Very scenic indeed.
Great tour guide. Enjoyed the rum service aboard the railways while the history was being told. Very scenic indeed. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Interesting day out and did enjoy the ride, but apart from the mountain, don't expect to see too ...
Sail Date: March 2018
Interesting day out and did enjoy the ride, but apart from the mountain, don't expect to see too much. There are no cotton plantations and the beaches in view are poor.
Interesting day out and did enjoy the ride, but apart from the mountain, don't expect to see too much. There are no cotton plantations and the beaches in view are poor. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
St Kitts/Nevis - We did the train ride around St Kitts booked through RC ($87US/pp).
Sail Date: March 2018
St Kitts/Nevis - We did the train ride around St Kitts booked through RC ($87US/pp). We liked the experience and people were friendly. It was educational and picturesque. The start was not far from the ship. The train takes you out and ... Read More
St Kitts/Nevis - We did the train ride around St Kitts booked through RC ($87US/pp). We liked the experience and people were friendly. It was educational and picturesque. The start was not far from the ship. The train takes you out and around (2/3 of the island) and they bus you back (sightseeing the remaining 1/3 of the island). The tour was only a few hours so we were less than thrilled that we didn’t have the option to stop at Fort Brimstone – it was disheartening that we drove right by it with no option to view unless we went all the way back to Port and took a cab all the way back to the Fort. Due to traffic and distance we didn't feel like had time to go back. RC makes it clear that if you are not back in time you will be left behind … unless you booked excursion though RC. That being said, we were late departing each day waiting for a couple stragglers. Never more then 30 minutes. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
train thru interior of island where sugar mills were located, had drinks and snack on the trip ...
Sail Date: March 2018
train thru interior of island where sugar mills were located, had drinks and snack on the trip (free) and narration during the ride, they never asked for tips for anything.
train thru interior of island where sugar mills were located, had drinks and snack on the trip (free) and narration during the ride, they never asked for tips for anything. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Star Clippers
Loud squealing noise throughout train portion.
Sail Date: March 2018
Loud squealing noise throughout train portion. Could barely hear the tour guide. Bus portion was disappointing. Bus stopped 4 blocks from port for a bathroom break. Would not recommend this tour.
Loud squealing noise throughout train portion. Could barely hear the tour guide. Bus portion was disappointing. Bus stopped 4 blocks from port for a bathroom break. Would not recommend this tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Boring, very little to see.
Sail Date: March 2018
Boring, very little to see. The only thing that kept me from jumping off the moving train was the rum punch.
Boring, very little to see. The only thing that kept me from jumping off the moving train was the rum punch. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This was great fun and a fantastic way to see the island.
Sail Date: March 2018
This was great fun and a fantastic way to see the island. The guides were good. We enjoyed the local a Capella group that entertained us. Rum drinks were tasty. It was a great day
This was great fun and a fantastic way to see the island. The guides were good. We enjoyed the local a Capella group that entertained us. Rum drinks were tasty. It was a great day Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
The cost through the cruise line was quite a bit, but since we have never been here before, we ...
Sail Date: March 2018
The cost through the cruise line was quite a bit, but since we have never been here before, we decided to book it. The bus/railroad/bus tours were very interesting. A bus takes you to the RR. The driver told us about all the buildings, ... Read More
The cost through the cruise line was quite a bit, but since we have never been here before, we decided to book it. The bus/railroad/bus tours were very interesting. A bus takes you to the RR. The driver told us about all the buildings, etc. that we passed. The RR trip was around the island. Not smooth at all, but lots of beautiful sights and interesting commentary, along with a 3 woman singing group and beverages. A fun morning to see the island. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This was the first half of a "Rail and Sail" tour.
Sail Date: March 2018
This was the first half of a "Rail and Sail" tour. The railway runs very slow down 18 miles of old narrow gauge railway (taking about 2 hours). Great scenery along the way!!! Unlimited open bar and sodas included, and the ... Read More
This was the first half of a "Rail and Sail" tour. The railway runs very slow down 18 miles of old narrow gauge railway (taking about 2 hours). Great scenery along the way!!! Unlimited open bar and sodas included, and the hostesses put on a great show! I recommend sitting up top in the open air part of the train cars. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line