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St. Kitts Scenic Railway

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Address: Needsmust, St. Kitts
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The narrow gauge St. Kitts scenic railway is one of the most beautiful...

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.

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Excellent tour of the island but a bit pricy

We booked this tour through our cruise ship so of course we overpaid but this tour is worth it. The rail takes you around half of this beautiful island and takes about two hours... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Alex K
Brooklyn, New York

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and a couple of good friends took the rail tour as part of our cruise excursion. A very nice and informative tour as well as complimentary rum drinks. It was a nice way to see the island and not just the touristy places around the port. We coupled this tour with the catamaran sailing trip back to the... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this tour through our cruise ship so of course we overpaid but this tour is worth it. The rail takes you around half of this beautiful island and takes about two hours. You get to enjoy beautiful vistas of the cloud covered mountain peaks and black sand and volcanic rock beaches. The ride is also fully narrated and... More 

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Sun City West, Arizona
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a little hot this day so my wife and I took this St. Kitts railway tour. The ride is just amazing, the train is well air conditioned with upper open air level. The staff are kind, lovable and caring people who just stole our hearts.

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boston, mass.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having spent several days on the beach, we welcomed the opportunity to see this Caribbean island from a different perspective. Maybe it was the free-flowing rum drinks, but we were pleasantly surprised with this activity. Half expecting a Disney-type train ride, we were pleased to see that this train( that was a part of the sugar cane industry way-back) exposed... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The scenic railway is well worth the cost - the rum flows, the commentary is informative and entertaining and the Accapella (?) singers provide a great atmosphere.

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Isle of Wight, Virginia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The St. Kitts Scenic Railway was a lovely way to see most of the island. We sat on the top deck under a canopy. I was disappointed that we sat facing each other - it would have been more pleasant and easier to handle the rougher ride if the seats were forward-facing. Each car of the train had a drink... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Now this is what I call seeing the Island in style. This old Locomotive once used in the Sugar cane industry of the island has been converted into rail cars and now used to transport tourist on tours around the island. This tour provides you with views of the island like no other. A view of the Caribbean ocean is... More 

Thank NWSesq
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed this scenic train ride around St Kitts. We traveled in double decker rail cars with air conditioned lowers and covered open air seating above. The history of train and the amazing Views explained during ride. The train travels slowly through the mountains with a great view of the ocean. Cars have restroom and they serve soda and... More 

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Mountain Lakes, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The railway is a unique way to see the whole island... going through small towns and neighborhoods while viewing the coast line and ocean. Drinks provided on the train as well as singers with some classic songs. Options to sit inside on the lower level and open air on the upper level.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the last remaining small gauge railway in the Caribbean. We were picked up from the ship by a minibus and had a 12 mile road trip along the more inhabited side of the island. Our driver Teddy was very knowledgeable and kept up a great commentary with lots of humour mixed in. We arrived at a small grassy... More 

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