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St. Kitts 4-Hour Sail & Snorkel with Open Bar & Lunch

1. St. Kitts 4-Hour Sail & Snorkel with Open Bar & Lunch

Enjoy a cruise to a top snorkeling site off St. Kitts, sailing by luxurious, fully equipped catamaran with an attentive and friendly crew. On this half-day activity you can take advantage of a snorkel lesson from a member of the crew. There’s no need to bring snorkeling equipment, it’s already on board! While you’re taking in the underwater world the crew will lay out a light buffet style lunch for your pleasure. Back on the cat after your snorkeling adventure there’s an open bar for you to enjoy as well. The catamaran features state of the art bathrooms, sunning nets, plenty of seating space, music, and a fully stocked bar. Note that alcoholic beverages are served only after the snorkel portion of the tour.

St. Kitts: Nevis Island Tour and Beach Time with Lunch

2. St. Kitts: Nevis Island Tour and Beach Time with Lunch

Board a fast and comfortable power catamaran at the St. Kitts Cruise Port and head over to Charlestown on the beautiful sister island of Nevis, known in colonial days as the Queen of the Caribbean. Switch to an air-conditioned van once on Nevis and enjoy a panoramic tour of the island. See the lush tropical vegetation competing for your attention with spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea. Pause for a photo stop at Hamilton House, the birthplace of the first American Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton. Let your guide point out other interesting landmarks along the way. Have an opportunity to visit St.Thomas Lowland Church, the oldest Anglican Church in the Caribbean, dating back to 1643. Take in amazing views of St. Kitts. Enjoy a brief stop at an 18th-century plantation great house, converted to a modern boutique hotel. Go through quaint villages to a beautiful beach for a delicious Caribbean-style lunch. Sip on rum or fruit punch and lounge around in your beach chair. Take a refreshing swim in the blue waters of the Caribbean Sea or just relax in the sand. Get back on your boat straight from the beach when it's time to go.

St. Kitts Full-Day Catamaran Cruise to Nevis

3. St. Kitts Full-Day Catamaran Cruise to Nevis

Climb aboard a state-of-the-art catamaran and sail to the beautiful island of Nevis on this 7-hour adventure tour from Port Zante Marina, St. Kitts. Feel the breeze in your hair and the sun on your face as you cross the water. Drop anchor en route in a secluded cove, and dive in to snorkel and swim among snappers, damsels, trumpet fish, angelfish, and several species of parrotfish. Explore the huge boulders underwater that are home to a rich variety of marine life too. After your snorkel, the crew will prepare a delicious lunch while you relax on deck. Then hoist sail and set off to picturesque Pinneys Beach where you can stroll down to the Four Seasons and shop in the boutique or relax in the balmy Caribbean sun. Sail leisurely back to Port Zante Marina in the mid afternoon, and let the attentive crew serve complimentary beverages, including alcohol, once your snorkel session is done.

Best of St. Kitts Tour

4. Best of St. Kitts Tour

The tour begins with pickup from the cruise terminal before a drive through the historical section of the St. Kitts capital Basseterre. Enrich your cultural experience with historical knowledge as your local guide provides an introduction to the city, founded in 1627 by French settlers. See the Independence Square where slaves were sold and Basseterre's churches. On leaving the city, stop at Romney Manor, formerly owned by Captain Samuel Jefferson, great-great-grandfather of Thomas Jefferson. Romney Manor is 25 acres of lush, tropical gardens, now home to the Caribelle Batik workshop and boutique. Next, enjoy the stunning views of mountains, valleys, and neighboring islands at the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, 800 feet above sea level. The tour then turns eastward toward the third destination: Timothy Hill, the gateway to the Southeast Peninsula. Take in a panoramic view of St. Kitts' sister isle Nevis and the majestic backdrop of the Frigate Bay valley before relaxing at the nearby Carambola Beach.

St Kitts Mini Speedboat and Snorkel Tour

5. St Kitts Mini Speedboat and Snorkel Tour

Benefit from pick-up at the cruise ship terminal or Frigate Bay Beach. Then, embark on a thrilling snorkeling adventure by 2-person mini speedboat. Skim across the waters along the sheltered southeast peninsula of St Kitts. Get a safety briefing to ensure you feel confident with the experience before you set off. Stop to snorkel in the crystal clear waters to view the rich marine life of the Caribbean Sea at leisure. Your tour leader will ensure that you are comfortable with the provided snorkeling equipment, including a mask, fins and flotation vest. They will also offer help to any novice snorkelers. Hop back aboard the mini speedboat for a 2nd exhilarating run down the coastline back to the beach. Drop anchor and enjoy a complimentary snack of local fruits and juices on the beach. Get dropped off back at the cruise ship port at the end of the services.

St. Kitts Sunset Cocktail Cruise

6. St. Kitts Sunset Cocktail Cruise

It’s difficult to find an experience as romantic as sailing the blue waters below a setting tropical sun. Cruise along the Southeast Peninsula as the sky transforms around you from cobalt blue to striking brushes of pink, purple, red and yellow. If you are lucky and look carefully, you’ll see the notorious green flash that occurs across the horizon as the sun falls into the ocean. Tour departure times vary depending on the time of the year. Includes unlimited open bar and dry party snacks. This excursion is a 2-hour coastal sail as the sun sinks into the Western Sea and lights twinkle on on the hillsides behind. You have time to relax after the activities of the day and contemplate the evening to come. The dress is tropical barefoot casual, not beachwear, and certainly not formal, just the tone to transition to the fun of a tropical night.

Basseterre: City Highlights Driving Tour

7. Basseterre: City Highlights Driving Tour

Explore the largest city in Saint Kitts on this driving tour of Basseterre. See locations like the Immaculate Conception Catholic Co-Cathedral, the Government House, and the Berkeley Memorial with a local guide.  Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation or the port in Basseterre. Sit back and relax on the drive to see the drinking fountain and clock at Berkeley Memorial. Admire the stonework and rose window at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Co-Cathedral. View the fountain in Independence Square and pay your respects at the War Memorial.  Get a sense of public life as you see Palm's Court, the Government House, and the City Jail. Return to your accommodations or the port at the end of your tour. 

Saint Kitts: Nevis Getaway to Pinney’s Beach by Boat

8. Saint Kitts: Nevis Getaway to Pinney’s Beach by Boat

Begin your trip with a 30-minute ride on a sleek powerboat from the marina in St. Kitts to the beautiful Pinney's Beach on Nevis island. Cruise along the Southeast Peninsula of Saint Kitts on the 15 km boat ride to Nevis. Relax with a refreshing beverage as you view the unspoiled coastline and watch Nevis' peak grow nearer.    Once you arrive at the Pinney's Beach you will have 3.5 hours to relax, swim, have lunch, and the explore this stunning island. Packed with upscale relaxation, you can sit back in your reserved deckchair as the gentle sea breeze caress you. Take the chance to admire and explore your beautiful surroundings. Enjoy mile after mile of superb white sand and a beguiling array of options for eating and drinking. There will be ample time to enjoy lunch at one of the adjacent beach bars and restaurants. Maximize your time on Pinney's Beach as the boat picks you up straight from the beach for the return journey to St. Kitts.

Basseterre: Plantation and Beach Extravaganza

9. Basseterre: Plantation and Beach Extravaganza

Enjoy a tour around the historic capital of Basseterre, before journeying along the coastal countryside to the most beautiful plantations on the island, Romney Manor, home of Caravel Batik. The first stop on this sightseeing tour of St. Kitts takes you to Timothy Hill for a breathtaking panoramic view of both Frigate Bay and the South East Peninsula where you see both the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea running parallel to each other! It's a breathtaking panoramic view that's second to none.  Continue on your tour with a visit to Friars Bay (Carambola Beach Club) which is your guide's first choice for the beach portion of this St. Kitts tour. Activities at the beach include water sports such as snorkeling, water skiing, sailing, and much more. For those who just want to sit back and relax, all the amenities are available at the beach, bathrooms, change rooms, beach chairs, umbrellas, restaurants, beach bars, and much, much more.

St. Kitts: Volcanic Hike Tour

10. St. Kitts: Volcanic Hike Tour

Gear up for a thrilling day exploring the volcano and crater at Mount Liamuiga. Set off on a guided hike around the volcano. Discover the verdant surroundings and take in amazing views of the whole island and the sea from the summit. The adventure kicks off in Basseterre with hotel pickup and drop-off. Head then along the historic Old Road and then through the rainforest toward an exciting view of the volcanic surroundings. Experience the lush green vegetation in the hills and the chance to sightsee while roaming through the woods with a guide. Bring the whole family along for an activity suitable for all ages. From the summit, the views are outstanding. Look out over the entire island and the beautiful Caribbean Sea as well as the neighboring islands of Saba, Sint Eustatius, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Martin, Antigua, and Nevis. Return to Basseterre.

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What people are saying about Basseterre

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 50 reviews

The boat is beautiful!!! Better to ride in front. Great sailing, calm, breeze, magnificent sea!! the snorkeling is good, we saw a turtle and an octopus along with some beautiful tropical fishes. The food was very good and unlimited drinks!! The beach was also very pretty, we took a walk to the Four Seasons Hotel and it is beautiful. We had a great day!!! and the staff was funny, helpful and respectfully.

The best day of our holiday Fabulous trip Ahmed our guide was extremely good, kind , entertaining and knowledgeable Lunch was tasty in a stunning location If we could have had another hour on the beach we would have been grateful, it was hard to leave Nevis

Chris is the ultimate professional and a wonderful guide. You won’t be disappointed in this tour.

Very well organized. The staff make it fun and relaxing. Nice thing to do for 4 hour.

The crew were amazing and very friendly. I would highly recommend this tour.