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Experience remarkable history with a most memorable visit to Wingfield Sugar Estate, whose ongoing restoration has brought it out of its timeless repose and back to reality thereby capturing the essence of the bygone years of when sugar was king.
Your scenic drive will make stops at amazing overlooks where you will witness awesome vistas as far as the eyes can see so have your camera’s at the ready to snap these special moments.Your driver will unfold the tale of St. Kitts from its early origins, beginning with the city’s charming capital, Basseterre, whose tragic history, restored colonial buildings and national monuments ultimately reflect the heritage and culture of the Kittitian people today.
Your picturesque coastal drive takes you past the egrets nesting grounds, through historic villages and towns nestled against the backdrop of volcanic, rainforest mountain ranges, past the Carib heritage site of Bloody Point and onto the idyllic, tranquil grounds of Wingfield Sugar Estate which produced tobacco from 1625 – 1640 and sugar from 1640 – 1925.
Step back into the past and the fantasies of your mind as you explore the estate ruins which houses one of the Caribbean’s last surviving aqueducts as well as many original structures, machinery, tall chimney, and boiling pots which brings to life the fascinating history and natural beauty of the estate first owned by Sam Jefferson, the great, great, great, grandfather of Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the U.S.A. With excavations still ongoing, Wingfield estate continues to reveal new surprising secrets.
Depart Wingfield for your scenic drive to Frigate Bay, locally known as the Beverly Hills of St. Kitts where photo opportunities abound as you step out at Timothy Hill and ‘’be blown away’’ by the breathtaking encompassing beauty of this charmed Look Out.
Your incredible excursion concludes with a drive through pastoral Potato Bay and onto Bird Rock for unforgettable panoramic vistas of downtown Basseterre and the surrounding lush countryside.
Departures (Local Time)
9:30 AM (Hours: 2.5)
Cost Per Person (Adult)
Tour Cost: $53.00
Tax/Other Fees: $12.00
Total Cost: $65.00
Remember to bring your camera.
The specific meeting location at the pier will be listed in your confirmation email and voucher for this shore excursion. See the 'Redemption and Voucher Details' section below.