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.
The best trip we went on was the Scenic Railway Tour of St Kitts.
Sail Date: February 2017
The best trip we went on was the Scenic Railway Tour of St Kitts. Expensive but definitely worth it. Nice views of the island and very strong free cocktails. We couldn't hear the narration from the 4th carriage but our minibus driver ... Read More
The best trip we went on was the Scenic Railway Tour of St Kitts. Expensive but definitely worth it. Nice views of the island and very strong free cocktails. We couldn't hear the narration from the 4th carriage but our minibus driver had told us the same information (from what I could hear) any way. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Expensive but a fun event for people who have never been to St Kitts.
Sail Date: February 2017
Expensive but a fun event for people who have never been to St Kitts.
Expensive but a fun event for people who have never been to St Kitts. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Train ride was limited to looking at scenery.
Sail Date: February 2017
Train ride was limited to looking at scenery. When tour ended, we booked a second tour at the pier so we could actually visit some of the sights.
Train ride was limited to looking at scenery. When tour ended, we booked a second tour at the pier so we could actually visit some of the sights. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We took the railway tour followed by a catamaran tour for the ride back to port.
Sail Date: February 2017
We took the railway tour followed by a catamaran tour for the ride back to port. Sit in the covered top deck of the railcars or you won't really see anything except embankments. Narration was well done and could be heard in all of ... Read More
We took the railway tour followed by a catamaran tour for the ride back to port. Sit in the covered top deck of the railcars or you won't really see anything except embankments. Narration was well done and could be heard in all of the cars (5 that day, a fully booked day so I'm glad we reserved the excursion pre-cruise). Drinks were unlimited. A small group of local women visited each of the cars, singing. Photographic opportunities were limited and difficult to take due to motion, but it was a pleasant day. The catamaran ride was also great, giving us a view of the opposing side of the island. It was also well narrated and drinks were unlimited. Some folks took full advantage of this feature. People were asked to take shoes off before boarding. We carried ours in our daypacks; otherwise you had to find yours from the baskets after landing. Sunglasses were a must, and hold onto your hats! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
probably the best excursion plenty to see and drink
Sail Date: February 2017
probably the best excursion plenty to see and drink
probably the best excursion plenty to see and drink Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Very unique tour with historical aspects added.
Sail Date: January 2017
Very unique tour with historical aspects added. Also included drinks with and without alcohol.
Very unique tour with historical aspects added. Also included drinks with and without alcohol. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Windstar Cruises
Beautiful tour.
Sail Date: January 2017
Beautiful tour. We were on the top deck so nice an relaxing. Returning to the ship via a bus. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable.
Beautiful tour. We were on the top deck so nice an relaxing. Returning to the ship via a bus. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This really should have two ratings.
Sail Date: January 2017
This really should have two ratings. The train part was in an older train with an open compartment on top and a closed area on the bottom. The open section had seats around the perimeter facing each other which sometimes made it difficult ... Read More
This really should have two ratings. The train part was in an older train with an open compartment on top and a closed area on the bottom. The open section had seats around the perimeter facing each other which sometimes made it difficult to take pictures as the train was moving.the people seated on the bottom, did not have a good view of many of the sites. The train ride is about 1.5 hours which was way too long as their were not many sites to see. It became tedious at the end. They did serve non stop rum drinks- pina coladas, run and cokes, mango rum and others as well as soft drinks. I would have rated the train portion of the tour a 3. At the end of the train ride, you were taken by van or bus to a catamaran, the captain gave a safety review and then you were allowed to sit any where you wanted, on the netting, the edges, steps. They played Caribbean music and then started with more drinks - rum punches, beers, soft drinks. They also served muffins and chips. The crew was great and scenery very pretty. It was about about an hour to get back to the docks for the cruise ship. I would rate this section a 5 for their effort. I would do just the catamaran the next time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
A lot of fun and very informative.
Sail Date: January 2017
A lot of fun and very informative. St Kitts has a real gem here. They should make the effort to clean the right of way to present a better image.
A lot of fun and very informative. St Kitts has a real gem here. They should make the effort to clean the right of way to present a better image. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Nice train ride.
Sail Date: January 2017
Nice train ride. Too much time on the bus. You can easily book this on your own for less. Ok to do once and see the island
Nice train ride. Too much time on the bus. You can easily book this on your own for less. Ok to do once and see the island Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Great trip, excellent guide, drinks included in price.
Sail Date: January 2017
Great trip, excellent guide, drinks included in price.
Great trip, excellent guide, drinks included in price. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
absolutely awesome would do again.
Sail Date: January 2017
absolutely awesome would do again.
absolutely awesome would do again. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Was okay but not quite up to the rave reviews we had read beforehand.
Sail Date: January 2017
Was okay but not quite up to the rave reviews we had read beforehand. Would not do it again but it was a nice thing to do on the rainy day we had there
Was okay but not quite up to the rave reviews we had read beforehand. Would not do it again but it was a nice thing to do on the rainy day we had there Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Nice tour.
Sail Date: January 2017
Nice tour. We were entertained by a vocal group on board and served some delicious drinks!
Nice tour. We were entertained by a vocal group on board and served some delicious drinks! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
This little railroad is just plain fun!
Sail Date: January 2017
This little railroad is just plain fun! Lots of scenic photo ops, an attentive waitress with free snacks and a trio who sang to us twice. You can sit on the top or down below inside the train car. You get to see lots of the island ... Read More
This little railroad is just plain fun! Lots of scenic photo ops, an attentive waitress with free snacks and a trio who sang to us twice. You can sit on the top or down below inside the train car. You get to see lots of the island and narration explains the history etc. We would certainly do this again! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Thoroughly enjoyed the railway portion of this excursion
Sail Date: January 2017
Thoroughly enjoyed the railway portion of this excursion
Thoroughly enjoyed the railway portion of this excursion Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The train ride is on very old narrow gauge rails.
Sail Date: January 2017
The train ride is on very old narrow gauge rails. The train coaches are also old and there is a lot of rocking motion. There was very little narration and what there was is difficult to hear. We would probably not recommend this tour for ... Read More
The train ride is on very old narrow gauge rails. The train coaches are also old and there is a lot of rocking motion. There was very little narration and what there was is difficult to hear. We would probably not recommend this tour for anyone other than first time visitors to the island or those just looking for something to do. In addition this tour costs $109 per person and is not worth it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Informative tour with friendly guides.
Sail Date: January 2017
Informative tour with friendly guides. Drinks and choir a bonus.
Informative tour with friendly guides. Drinks and choir a bonus. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
nice trip entertaining with the singers and the narrator on the train, drinks were great
Sail Date: January 2017
nice trip entertaining with the singers and the narrator on the train, drinks were great
nice trip entertaining with the singers and the narrator on the train, drinks were great Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
A fun tour on a train, great drinks and service.
Sail Date: January 2017
A fun tour on a train, great drinks and service. Live music and narration.
A fun tour on a train, great drinks and service. Live music and narration. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was a railway that took you around the whole island.
Sail Date: January 2017
This was a railway that took you around the whole island. They also served pina colada, strawberry dairiris. soda, rum, etc. complimentary and explain all the scenery. The railroad used to deliver sugar cane. Interesting tour.
This was a railway that took you around the whole island. They also served pina colada, strawberry dairiris. soda, rum, etc. complimentary and explain all the scenery. The railroad used to deliver sugar cane. Interesting tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
we loved it, a little bumpy but the views were delightful
Sail Date: January 2017
we loved it, a little bumpy but the views were delightful
we loved it, a little bumpy but the views were delightful Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We started the tour sailing on a catamaran, with a very pleasant and entertaining staff and from ...
Sail Date: December 2016
We started the tour sailing on a catamaran, with a very pleasant and entertaining staff and from there we went on the Railroad tour. It was a very intreresant tour, we literally went around the island and enjoyed it very much. Great ... Read More
We started the tour sailing on a catamaran, with a very pleasant and entertaining staff and from there we went on the Railroad tour. It was a very intreresant tour, we literally went around the island and enjoyed it very much. Great views! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The train is 2 hours long...
Sail Date: December 2016
The train is 2 hours long... wanted to get off in 2 minutes. All you see are trees and more tress. The cookies are pure sugar; don't eat them. The singers sing one song and cannot sing! I am trying to work to get my money back. ... Read More
The train is 2 hours long... wanted to get off in 2 minutes. All you see are trees and more tress. The cookies are pure sugar; don't eat them. The singers sing one song and cannot sing! I am trying to work to get my money back. Do not waste your money; it is not at all what it seems to be. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Our driver to the train was outstanding.
Sail Date: December 2016
Our driver to the train was outstanding. Provided excellent overview of the history of island, and noted many historical sites during our drive. The scenic train ride was a great way to see the island "behind the scenes" and ... Read More
Our driver to the train was outstanding. Provided excellent overview of the history of island, and noted many historical sites during our drive. The scenic train ride was a great way to see the island "behind the scenes" and the drinks provided were excellent. Highly recommend this tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises