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St Kitts & Nevis Activities, ashore and afloat

Cruising and sailing yachts are becoming increasingly popular in St. Kitts & Nevis, and it's not hard to understand why.-The trade winds blowing off of the Atlantic provide all the power needed, and these lush volcanic islands offer visitors amazing vistas. There are many local boats available for hire, either crewed or self sail, by the day or week.

St. Kitts & Nevis' three golf courses include an 18-hole championship course on Nevis, plus an 18-hole championship course and a 9-hole course on St. Kitts

Four Seasons Resort Nevis
Charlestown, Nevis (869) 469-1111

This eighteen-hole course, designed by Robert Trent Jones II, hugs the side of Nevis Peak. It offers both professional, challenging terrain and spectacular panoramic views of St. Kitts.

Golden Rock Golf Club
Golden Rock, St. Kitts (869) 465-8103
A nine-hole course.

Royal St. Kitts Golf Course
Frigate Bay, St. Kitts  (869) 465-8339
Designed by five-time British Open Champion Peter Thompson, this eighteen-hole course stretches across the peninsula near Frigate Bay.

Hiking and Mountain Climbing
Both St. Kitts and Nevis have a good many trails leading into the mountains and rain forests. The local guides are especially knowledgeable and will instruct hikers on the medicinal uses of native plants, discuss the islands' history and culture, and identify local flora and fauna.

Horseback Riding
Can be arranged for you by most hotels. Trips on St. Kitts include beach riding or riding to the rain forest. For those  more interested in observing than participating, there are twelve races a year at the Indian Castle Race Track on Nevis

Snorkelling & Scuba Diving
Snorkelling and Scuba Diving are only recently becoming established on the islands, despite that fact that their coastal waters hide dozens of unexplored shipwrecks. (See diving page)

Sport Fishing
Although sport fishing has not traditionally numbered among the islands' favoured activities, careful conservation efforts have succeeded in attracting serious game fish to the waters surrounding these islands. The waters off these islands abound with fish, including tuna, wahoo, dorado, kingfish, barracuda, shark, snapper, and mahi mahi. The creation of man-made reefs by placing old car bodies, stripped of hazardous materials, has proven to be effective at increasing fish stocks and providing fisherman with known fishing grounds. Another technique used with increasing success is the building and anchoring of FADS (fish aggregating devices). These raft-like structures made from palm fronds and wooden pallets provide shade and shelter for small fish in specific areas. They are effective at attracting larger bill fish and mahi mahi, which feed on the smaller fish.

Fishing charters can be arranged from your hotel or direct from the names below:

Kenneth's Dive Centre
Bay Road East, Basseterre, St. Kitts
Phone (869) 465-2670 or 465-7043
Sam Lake
St. Kitts
Phone (869) 465-8225
Ocean Terrace Inn Dive Centre
Ocean Terrace Inn, Basseterre, St. Kitts
Phone (869) 465-2754
Sea Nevis
Phone (869) 469-1997
Tropical Tours
St. Kitts
Phone (869) 465-4039 or 465-4167
Newcastle Bay Marina Watersports Centre
Phone (869) 469-9373 or 469-9395
Jeffers M.C. Enterprises
St. Kitts
Phone (869) 465-1900
Nevis Water Sports
Oulie Beach, Nevis
Phone (869) 469-9690

Boat Charters
There are many options for sea excursions, trips to neighbouring islands, and sunset cruises, which can be arranged through your hotel or from those listed below
Leeward Island Charters (catamaran sailing)
Boats based on both St. Kitts & Nevis
Phone (869) 465-7474
Sea Nevis Charter Boat Ltd.  (day sailing)
Jones Estate, Nevis
Phone (869) 469- 9239
Jazzie II (glass-bottom boat)
St. Kitts Phone (869) 465-3529
Tropical Dreamer
(glass-bottom sailing catamaran)

St. Kitts Phone (869) 465-8224
Newcastle Bay
Marina Watersports Centre (motor yacht)

Phone (869) 469-9373 or 469-9395
Tropical Tours
Cayon Street, Basseterre, St. Kitts
Phone (869) 465-4039 or 465-4167
Nevis Water Sports (power boat rentals)
Nevis Phone (869) 469-9690
St. Kitts Phone (869) 465-2098 or 465-3128

On St. Kitts,  Jack Tar has the best internal facilities, with clay, grass and tar court surfaces. Non-guests are welcome to take advantage of all the facilities by purchasing a day pass. You can also check out the local tennis scene at the St. Kitts Bridge and Tennis Club (at Fortlands in Basseterre; phone: 465-2938): and the St. Kitts Lawn Tennis Club (Victoria Rd., Basseterre; phone: 465-2051).
On Nevis, the Four Seasons has professional coaches from the world-famous Peter Burwash International. There are also flood lit tennis courts for night-time play. For an additional charge, non-guests can play and also take advantage of round-robin tournaments.

Water Skiing
Waterskiing takes place at Frigate Bay, on the Caribbean side (at Roy Gumbs Watersports; phone:465-8050). Jet skis can be rented at Kenneth's Dive Centre .

Roy Gumbs Watersports has board rentals and lessons. Tropical Surf on Turtle Beach (phone: 465-2380) also has board rentals.

At Meadville (Craddock Rd., Charlestown; phone: 469-5235) you can rent both mountain bikes and racing bicycles.

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