St. Kitts Accessible Island Driving Tour
The St. Kitts Accessible Island Driving Tour offers a fun and relaxing day filled with beautiful views, amazing local art and architecture, as well as natural formations and old ruins. This accessible tour truly includes the absolute best highlights of St. Kitts all in one day!.
On this accessible St. Kitts island driving tour, you will be warmly greeted by your private driver/guide at the cruise dock and escorted to your comfortable, air-conditioned accessible van with a ramp. Rest assured this is not just a drive-by tour. You will have plenty of opportunities to get out and experience the sites firsthand along the route. .
As you exit the port area, your wheelchair friendly tour will start with a short driving tour through the capital city of Basseterre. Admire colorful island homes, beautiful old architecture, and a few city highlights, before heading out on a drive through the rainforest to the first stop of your driving tour, Romney Manor and Caribelle Batik. Romney Manor is an old sugar plantation dating back to 1626, with beautiful old ruins, vibrant lush grounds, and a centuries old saman tree. On the property, you’ll find the Caribelle Batik store and exhibition. See how batik is made and browse the shop for gifts. While parts of the venue are inaccessible due to grass and steps, your guide will lead you using the accessible routes to show you as much of the venue as possible. The Batik store and demonstration is accessible via a ramp.
Next on your accessible St. Kitts tour, you’ll be heading to Brimstone Fortress and National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This well-preserved fortress is located on a hill and offers spectacular views of the ocean and old ruins. The lower level of the fort is accessible with mostly flat grounds. There is some grass if you wish to get close to the old ruins or the cannons. The movie room and gift shop are fully accessible with ramps. Please note that the upper part of the Fort is not accessible. There is a long steep flight of stairs and no elevator on site.
As your drive around St. Kitts continues, you will make a short stop at the famous natural formations of black rocks, also called Black Stone. Get out of the van and stroll to the viewing area of the cliffs to see these fascinating black rocks. There are also small snacks and the vendor stands at the parking lot by the black rocks.
While you will stop and experience many beautiful viewpoints along your drive, Timothy Hill Scenic Outlook may turn out to be your very favorite. You will have a unique opportunity to capture beautiful photos with the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Caribbean Ocean on the other. The viewpoint is mostly flat and has gravel. There are small vendor stands with souvenirs and snacks located by the viewpoint as well.
Depending on your preferences, your tour guide will make sure to incorporate time for a lunch stop at an accessible venue along the route. If time allows, a stop at a beach lounge for lunch is highly recommendable.
After a full day of exploring this beautiful paradise island, you will slowly start making your way back to Basseterre where your guide will safely get you back to your ship before departure time.
The St. Kitts Accessible Island Driving Tour includes:
- Guide/Driver familiar with the needs of disabled travelers
- Accessible van transportation
- Accessible step free routes
- A one-of-a-kind opportunity
- Great photo opportunities
- Caribelle Batik store and exhibition
- Brimstone Fortress and National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Black Stone
- Timothy Hill Scenic Outlook
The St. Kitts Accessible Island Driving Tour has a 3-star accessibility rating. The route has been customized to make sure it is entirely step-free, and your knowledgeable tour guide is familiar with accessibility in each location. An accessible van equipped with a lift will be used between the different venues. It did not receive a higher rating because some areas of the Bastik Factory are inaccessible as well as the upper levels of Brimstone Fort.
The accessible van is equipped with a lift and the disabled person does not need to transfer to a regular seat.
Romney Manor and Caribelle Batik: The drive to Romney Manor is wonderful. You drive through the jungle and will see some old Manor ruins upon arrival at the site. These can be viewed from the vehicle.
Upon arrival to the top, where the Batik center is located, the vehicle will park on a large parking area with gravel. This is mostly flat. Small ramps have been installed at the entrance for easy wheelchair access.
Some uneven ground before the main entrance but still mostly flat.
By the ticket office regular visitors will take the stairs down but there is a small gate with a ramp to the right where wheelchair users can enter.
Entrance to the Batik shop and museum. There is a small ramp with a hand rail available.
Getting around the grass areas to see the large historic trees is difficult for wheelchair users as there are stairs and uneven ground. Some parts can still be viewed using flat walking paths.
Brimstone Hill Fortress and National Park: The van will take you up to the main Fort level. Here, you will be able to see the ruins, browse the gift shop and watch a short movie about the fort. The remainder of the fort (the upper levels) are not accessible. You will be able to capture some beautiful photos from the Fort!
The grassy area on the main level is fairly flat and can be navigated in a wheelchair if the wheelchair can get through low cut grass.The cannons are located right by the parking area of the accessible van.
The small visitor center and shop are accessible via a ramp. There is a beautiful viewing platform by the entrance of the center.
The gift shop and movie room is accessible via a small ramped entrance.
Black Rocks: The van can park on the large parking lot and wheelchair users can stroll to the edge of the viewing platform to see the black rocks. There are several vendor stands available as well.
Timothy Hill Scenic Outlook: You can see the Atlantic Ocean on the left side and the Caribbean ocean on the right. It is a busy viewpoint, but it is mostly flat and has gravel. Wheelchair users should not have an issue here. There are some small vendor stands selling souvenirs as well. .
Duration: 6 hours (full day)
Cost: $380 for 1-2 people, $490 for 3-4 people, $600 5-6 people
* Save $50 when you book an accessible cruise + excursions package
Days of the week the tour is offered: 7 days a week.
Meeting time: 9AM.
Meeting place: St. Kitts cruise dock.
Number of people on tour: 1 – 6 people.
Cancellation Policy: To review our cancellation policy please click: HERE. Tours run rain or shine.
Not included: Snacks / meals and gratuities.
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