St. Kitts Scenic Railway departs from Needsmust Station, just s.w. of the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport. The narrow gauge railway, once used to transport sugar cane, has been converted for double-deck sightseeing cars. Given seats on both levels, passengers are free to move between the lower air-conditioned compartment and the open-air upper deck. Each trip includes colorful narration, live musical entertainment and complimentary refreshments.
The 3-hour scenic rail and bus tour makes a complete circuit around the island, providing views of old sugar estates, villages and farms, cane fields, rain forests and the volcanic cone of Mt. Liamuiga. Historic sites include St. Paul, home of the prime minister; and Old Road Town, where Thomas Jefferson's great grandfather is buried. A 4-hour rail and sail tour also is available.