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St. Kitts Scenic Railway

Photo credit: Jeremy T. Hetzel
St. Kitts Scenic Railway
  • (worth a detour)
  • 50 km
  • Easy
  • High
  • 3 hours
  • 2 2

Soak up the sights of St. Kitts from an air conditioned rail car

Needsmust Train Station Basseterre, St. Kitts, West Indies
Complimentary drinks (rum punch, frozen daiquiris, soft drinks, fruit juices, and bottled water) are served throughout the trip.
If you are arriving to the island via cruise ship, tour transportation and ticket purchases can be handled through the shore excursions. If you are staying in a hotel on St. Kitts, you can purchase tickets and arrange transportation at the Tour Desk.
Price varies depending on the specific tour you choose, but assume at least $99.75 per adults and $49.75 per child.

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.

Opening hours

The St. Kitts Scenic Railway has a variable schedule. Generally, multiple daily departures are offered throughout each week from November through April. A more limited schedule is offered between May and October.