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Old January 19th, 2007, 01:50 PM
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Question Best Excursions in St Kitts

Just started looking into excursions for our November cruise.

What are the best excursions that St Kitts has to offer? What get be missed?
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Old January 19th, 2007, 05:07 PM
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Default St. Kitts Scenic Railway Tour

I really enjoy the St. Kitts Scenic Railway Tour, the "Sugar Train". And, if your ship stays in all day (8:00 AM until 6:00 PM), you can do the train ride in the morning, have time for shopping and exploring, and still have time for a second tour in the afternoon.

Have a great cruise, and enjoy St. Kitts.


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Just started looking into excursions for our November cruise.

What are the best excursions that St Kitts has to offer? What get be missed?
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Old January 28th, 2007, 05:48 PM
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Default Definately recommend

I just returned from my cruise and went on a bluewater safari catamaran tour. It was the best excursion we had on our entire cruise. Elvis and Al on our tour were excellent!
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Thumbs up bluewatersafaris.com !!!

I have to say on our Jan.6th. Sea Princess cruise we did the tour with bluewatersafaris.com and it was one of the best we have done too. As said the crew, food, bar, and the KillerBee's at Penneysbeach was all great!
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I was just on the website - which tour did ya'll do?
Good question! It's not called "Blue Water Safari" on the Princess site! I want to know too.
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Actually, the only one I see for our cruise is this one:

Nevis Sail Away
Board a catamaran and sail to the beautiful island of Nevis for a snorkel expedition and beachside barbecue.
WHAT YOU VISIT
Board your catamaran, hoist sail, and cruise to the neighboring island of Nevis. Drop anchor in a secluded cove for a snorkel expedition. Explore the coral gardens and view the rich marine life, including snappers, damsels, trumpetfish, angelfish, and several species of parrotfish. After your snorkel, sail to picturesque Pinney’s Beach. Your
attentive crew serves complimentary beverages throughout the tour. At the beach the crew prepares a delicious barbecue lunch while you swim or relax in the shade of the palm trees. After lunch your crew sets a course for the leisurely sail back to the ship.

Is this the same thing?
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Liz, our cruise ship is charging $129 for this trip! Do you think it's worth that much or should we do the S.E. Penninsula by 4WD or an island tour instead?
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I recommend an island tour, bargain priced if you book non-ship. See my email about Everton Delaney.
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Hi, We will be cruising on the Carnival Legend and are considering this excursion. I assume this is on something similar, or may be, the blue water catemaran.

My husband is hemiplegic but mobile. He doesn't need a cane or walker but assistance in unstable conditions. Would he be able to navigate to go ashore for lunch? Usually if we choose a catamaran excursion he just stays on the catmaran while I snorkle. Didn't know if this would be feasible. Opinions from those with experience needed.

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Old January 31st, 2007, 12:03 PM
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There are two companies in St. Kitts that have catamaran excursions. Blue Water Safaris and Leeward Island Charters. Both have very friendly and helpful staff that wouldn't mind assisting your husband get on and off the cat.

Many people stay on the cat instead of going snorkeling.
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Old January 31st, 2007, 09:17 PM
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For the Blue Water Safaris, do you book ahead of time or are they by the pier on a first come-first serve basis. Thanks
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Old February 1st, 2007, 11:38 AM
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If you are arriving on a cruise you must book it directly with your cruise line. If a cruise is not in port, then you must call them directly a few days prior to their sailing.
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Thumbs up Thanks, Liz...

... for your quick response. Your info has been very useful.

Specifically, for the BBQ does the cat dock or do they use the motorized dingy. My concern is if it would be sturdy enough for him.

We have previously visited St. Kitts and found it to be a gorgeous, unspoiled island away from the dock area. We shared a guide/van with another couple right from the dock area. It was a good experience. Caribelle boutique was interesting but pricey.

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Thumbs up Thanks, Liz...

... for your quick response. Your info has been very useful.

Specifically, for the BBQ does the cat dock or do you have to get out in the water or on little dingy? That is my concern.

We have previously visited St. Kitts and found it to be a gorgeous, unspoiled island away from the dock area. We shared a guide/van with another couple right from the dock area. It was a good experience. Caribelle boutique was interesting but pricey. Scenery - absolutely gorgeous
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Default Blue Safari Tours

What is the price for two for the snorkel and Pinney's beach trip? I though $129.00 pp thru Princess was pricey also it is waitlisted.

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Old February 1st, 2007, 04:18 PM
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The catamaran leaves St. Kitts at 9:30AM. They sail to the southeast end of the island to a secluded cove where they stop for at least 1 hour of snorkeling (all snorkeling equipment is provided). Then they sail to Nevis where a BBQ lunch is served on the beach. You spend approx. 2 and 1/2 hours on the beach before sailing back to St. Kitts. An open bar is available throughout the cruise.

Price $75 USD

Children under 12 years $38 USD.

Above is an e-mail Blue Water Safaris sent me in March.

As I posted before, if a cruise ship is in port they don't normally take individual bookings.

I'm not surprised it's waitlisted. It's a very popular excursion.
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Old February 1st, 2007, 06:01 PM
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If I remember correctly, the catamaran tied up near the shore in Nevis.
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We did this excursion on Princess a couple years ago.

For the person who's DH is hemiplegic? sorry not familiar with that term...
We did have to wade in waist deep water to go ashore. The beach itself is pretty narrow, and steep. You have to walk back a ways to get to the luncheon...not terribly far but the sand is hard to walk in, deep and HOT!

I can email you some pictures if it helps jdunde at hotmail dot com make sure you put a cruise critic tag in subject so it doesn't go in the trash.

It was a blast! Our crew was Elvis, Calixto, Carlos, Raphael, Cappy, and me...Yes, I sailed it.
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This is exactly the info that I needed.
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We did have to wade in waist deep water to go ashore. The beach itself is pretty narrow, and steep. You have to walk back a ways to get to the luncheon...not terribly far but the sand is hard to walk in
I don't think it would be doable for him. I appreciate the heads up before we put down the deposit.
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