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Navigating St. Kitts

Exploring Made Easy

Navigate the island, your way. From trustworthy taxi drivers that double as knowledgeable tour guides to car rentals fit for coastal road trips, there are plenty of options when it comes to getting around the island.

How to Get Around

car rental

Take control of your adventure by renting a vehicle of your choice from any of our partners. Vehicles range from luxury cars and vans to SUVs and motorbikes. When making your reservation, ask about the convenient airport pick-up.

Please Note: It is necessary to obtain a driver’s permit before you are allowed to drive in St. Kitts, even if you have an international driver’s license. The permit costs $62.50 XCD (US $24) for three months or $125.00 XCD (US $45) for one year. It can be obtained from the Traffic Department, or facilitated through the rental agency. Remember that in St. Kitts, we drive on the left hand side of the road. While driving around our island, kindly adhere to the speed limits, abide by all other local traffic laws, and remember never to drink and drive. We want you to enjoy your vacation safely and responsibly. Also, seatbelt use is mandatory. Ask your car rental agency about including a child seat, should you require one.

Avis Rent-a-Car

Box 45 Bay Road Basseterre

Tel: 869-465-6507
Fax: 869-466-6846


Bullseye Auto Rental

Birdrock, St.Kitts

US Line: 214-257-0553
Local Tel: 869-465-5656 
Local Cell: 869-663-1168

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Hertz Car Rental

St. Kitts Marriott Resort, Frigate Bay, C.A.Paul Southwell Industrial Park, St. Kitts

Tel: 869-465-7822


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IAS Auto Rental

Bird Rock Commercial Dev Box 1082

Tel: 869-465-4416
Fax: 869-465-9432

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Ken’s Rental

Crab Hill Sandy Point

Tel: 869-465-3706


Thrifty/TDC Car Rentals

CAP Southwell Industrial Park Box 142

Tel: 869-465-2991


The ferry ride between St. Kitts and Nevis takes about 45 minutes and provides beautiful views of both islands. There are six ferries operating between the islands: MV Caribe Queen; MV Carib Breeze; MV Carib Surf; MV Mark Twain; MV Sea Hustler and the Sea Bridge. These vessels work together to provide service between Basseterre and Charlestown, leaving from the Southeast Peninsula and transporting vehicles to Nevis and back.

The one-way fares are as follows: Adults: XCD $25.00 incl XCD $1 tax (USD 10.00); Children under 12 years old: XCD $15.00 (USD 6.00).


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Taxi & Minibus

Local transportation is available via minibus or taxis. Fares are available from the airport dispatchers, the Circus in Basseterre and from your hotel front desk.

Note that there is a 50% surcharge between 10 PM and 6 AM.

Taxi & Minibus

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Water Taxi

A water taxi is a chartered service that provides trips from St. Kitts to Nevis and vice versa. The ferries operate from Reggae Beach Pier at Cockleshell Bay and at Christophe Harbour’s Marina. Operations on Nevis are from Fort Seasons Pier and Oualie Beach. The duration of each trip is between 10-15 minutes. Water taxis can be hired to make runs at times that charters to your schedule.

Currently, all water taxi pickups from St. Kitts are being conducted via Christophe Harbour Marina. Fees $20 US per person. Charter $80 US 1-4 persons.

Water Taxi

To book your water taxi, contact:

Islander Water Sports
Oualie Beach, Nevis
Contact Wincent Perkins
Cell: 869-662-7081

Paradise Sun Charters

To book your water taxi, contact:

Paradise Sun Charters
Contact Myron Ward
Cell: 869-667-6203/869-760-6244