All aboard the St. Kitts Scenic Railway that skirts 30 miles around the island. An excellent way to see the many facets of island life; everything from ocean views to mountain vistas, gorges, farms, and villages. The train itself was originally built to transport sugar cane in 1912 to keep up with international competition of the cash crop, and was in operation transporting sugar cane as recently as 2005. 2003 saw the beginning on tours for visitors to St. Kitts. Enjoy the air conditioned lower deck of the passenger cars if the open air, 360 degree view, top deck gets to be a bit too warm for you.
There are a couple different tour options to consider. The basic train tour does also include a 12 mile section taken by bus as the train itself doesn’t quite encompass the entire island of St. Kitts. The other options include a detour to visit a botanical garden and Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park. Instead of a tour bus to complete the island circle, you can also head out to sea on a catamaran. Each of these options extend the base time of the three hour tour.