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  1. The water taxis usually go between the end of the SE Peninsula(Reggae Beach) over to Oualie Beach on Nevis. You would need a land taxi to get to Reggae Beach & return as well as a taxi from Oualie Beach to Pinneys Beach and return. The passenger ferries go between Basseterre on St Kitts to Charlestown on Nevis.
  2. There are no all inclusive resorts on St Kitts.
  3. On the catamaran tours/excursions it is almost impossible to book outside of the ships excursion website/excursion desk. The operators have agreements with most of the cruise lines that call on St Kitts. Alcohol is included but they do discourage consumption prior to any water activities on the way over to Nevis (snorkeling etc). If your excursion includes a shore lunch they will have a temporary bar set up on the beach. The trip back will have beer and rum punches as well as other adult beverages available at no charge..
  4. They will wait at all locations. The only exception may be at the beaches. Most tours will make a stop at one of the beach locations on the SE Peninsula of St Kitts. Before you begin your tour talk to the operator about your expectations, payment , time at the stops and the time of the return to the port. For the most part all of the tour/excursion operators want to exceed your expectations.
  5. The two islands are different. It is quieter and more laid back on Nevis than the hustle and bustle on St Kitts. My first visits to St Kitts and Nevis were years ago and I have enjoyed my time on both islands. The problem with being on a cruise ship is the limited amount of time that is available to visit Nevis. St Kitts tends to be a little crowded at many of the tourist related sites that the excursions take you.
  6. You are required to purchase a temporary drivers licence to drive in St Kitts. An international drivers licence is only a form to identify you as a licensed driver. It may give you the permission to drive in some jurisdictions but not St Kitts.
  7. Have her join a group from the ship for an excursion to the most visited tourist attractions on the island. This can arranged at the port area as many people do not take a ships sponsored island tour. They will use the ships excursion desk or site for more specialized activities such as the train, zip line and a few others.
  8. Unless you are a railfan I would forgo this excursion. When it began operating it circled the whole island. It left from Needsmust Estate near the old sugar factory and returned to the same location. The maintenance of the ROW was expensive and subject to erosion which led to going partially around the island. The passenger cars where all new and built for this train.
  9. This is a website I found for Royston, I hope that it works! http://www.roystontoursstkitts.com/
  10. Here is a contact information for the train: http://www.stkittsscenicrailway.com/contact-us.html The home page for the train lists the cruise lines that they deal with. www.stkittsscenicrailway.com
  11. Very good information Terry!
  12. There are many tour operators at the port offering their tours. Almost all offer tours to most of the places you have listed. Most will end at either the port or one of the beaches. I would guess that most cruisers will make their tour arrangements after they arrive because most of the operators are small operations and many do not have a social media or online presence. Find an operator that offers a tour that you are interested in, agree on a price & payment arrangement. The fort has a $10 entrance fee, some will include this and many do not. If they take you to one of the beaches arrange with your tour operator to pick you up for the return to the port area. NONE of the beaches are close enough to walk to.
  13. With the completion of the 2nd pier this fall, they will be able to accommodate two more very large ships. There are times when additional smaller ships are anchored offshore and the passengers are tendered in. The deep water harbor(commercial ships) will have a cruise ship once in awhile also.
  14. Palm Court is really not an inn but is a great place to unwind that is within walking distance from the pier. They do have a small cottage that they have available. It is listed on VRBO. There is not much for children to do there.
  15. You can walk from the cruise ship pier area to the ferry terminal in St Kitts, ferry cost is approx $11 US p/p each way, 45 min trip each way. Remember to pay the port security fee. Taxi from ferry dock in Nevis to Sunshine's about $8 p/p each way. Depending on when your ships docks will determine which ferry to take, probably 9:30 AM to Nevis and the 1 PM ferry back. Buy a 1 way ticket because the return maybe on a different ferry. They are independently operated.
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