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  1. Sincere apologies, now set as public. Thank you so much for taking the time to tell me.
  2. Here is a video I made about scuba diving in St Kitts. 8 minutes of quality underwater time: St KItts Scuba Diving
  3. Before we focused our efforts solely on diving, we used to take snorkelling tours for the cruise ships. All our rental masks, snorkels and fins were of "dive quality" and guests used to comment on how great our gear was. Often had guests with their brand new $25 snorkel set from walmart or similar, most of those guests would finish up using our gear due to bad fit and leaky masks. The less confidence you have, the more important it is for your mask to fit properly. That means making a trip to the dive shop, spending a little more, but getting quality, well fitting gear.
  4. Just across the road. Rams supermarket. In the same block is a sports bar, a coffee shop and an Indian restaurant.
  5. Open for business as normal Always good to get your taxi to come back for you. If not plenty of taxis around when it is time to return. Enjoy
  6. This is actually in the port. https://www.facebook.com/chopshopinstkitts/ But it ain't gonna be 25 bucks. This ain't Mexico Toto. Enjoy St Kitts.
  7. Dive conditions in St Kitts are usually very easy. Very rare to have a current, no drift diving here. Water is always warm, 79 f is as cold as it gets, usually Jan to March, rest of the year 80 - 83 F. We can get some surface wind, particularly in the first quarter of the year, but it's only surface wind and there are some sheltered spots. Visibility is always good to excellent. 40 ft viz is a "bad day". Hope this helps.
  8. That's cost for the taxi each way. Yes, you can ask for any tour, any length, we have lots of taxis and they are all tour guides. Nothing has to be fixed. Prices are negotiable but do remember that gas here is us$4.50 a gallon and the drivers only have a 8 month season in which to earn money. Unless we have a ship that arrives at noon which is rare, you will find plenty of transportation. The South east of the island is very scenic and is where the best of the beaches are. You also have Christophe Harbour Marina, you can enjoy an inexpensive coffee while looking at yachts that cost more then your lifetime earnings.😉
  9. You are thinking of Timothy Hill. Great view of both the Caribbean and the Atlantic. 15 mins from the port, about $12 -15 dollars, less in a shared bus/taxi. There is also a small souvenir stall that sells drinks
  10. Yep that is pretty accurate. No more than 10 mins from the port. Fabulous excursion by the way. Remember No DST in SKN So when the clocks change local time is + 1hour on ships time Today's weather
  11. All our taxi drivers are licensed and are required to be "tour guides". Plenty of available drivers at the port, tell them what you want to do, negotiate a price and away you go. Or you can join an "island tour" and pay a fixed price. Note this applies to "roadtrip tours" only. You will not be able to book a train tour or a Catamaran tour on the day. Romney Manor has an entrance fee, the Fort has an entrance fee, check these on line. There is an advantage to being "first off the boat" these places get busy. As a suggestion for a "private tour" go to Romney Manor first, stay around an hour, then go on to Brimstone Hill fort. You may need a little more time here. Then get your driver to take you to Timothy Hill lookout and finally drop you at Shipwreck Bar in Friars bay. (This has good food, sunbeds, a snorkeling reef and is only 15 minutes back to the port). You can then arrange a time for your driver to pick you up, or, there will be plenty of taxis available at Shipwreck when it is time to get back to your ship. Everywhere will take US$ so don't worry about local currency, most places will take your credit card (most taxis are cash only). If you get EC$ in your change and would prefer US$ then just ask, it will not be a problem. Above all, don't try to pack in too much, relax and enjoy your day on our beautiful island.
  12. The River Taw details and photographs can be found here: Dive Sites - St Kitts
  13. Closest one is Avis. Walk through the port onto the main road, 2 to 5 mins away depending on where you exit the port. Rental is not cheap here, plus you need a temporary driving license (about 30 US - please check). Also we drive on the opposite side to the US. A private taxi for the day may work out as better value.
  14. The port area in St Kitts, Port Zante is huge, well spread out with hundreds of shops etc. The advantage for you is that it is all flat (built on reclaimed land). You will find the port easy to negotiate on your scooter. The rest of St Kitts is not so "scooter friendly", If you want to travel outside the port there is some transport that can carry you but you will need to arrange before arrival. I suggest you contact Liz Pereria, one of our local independent tour organizers. She is the most knowledgeable person I know to help you. Tell her Terry sent you. https://www.facebook.com/liz.pereira.792
  15. There will be plenty of taxi drivers willing to take you from the port. Say 20 mins absolute maximum if there is traffic clearing the port. About 15 minutes back. You have loads of time. Guessing around 15 to 20 us$ each way. Fare will be negotiable, stress you want a taxi to yourselves ( no waiting for a tour bus to fill up) You have plenty of time. There are a couple of local souvenir stalls at Timothy hill to browse. Ask the driver to come over the "bird rock" route back to town. It will add 5 minutes to your journey time but worth it for the views. Enjoy.
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