Silversea Luxury Cruises A Charlestown, Nevis

The written history of Nevis begins with the account recorded by Columbus when he sailed by Nevis in 1493. The name Nevis is derived from “Nuestra Senora de Las Nieves” which means “Our Lady of the Snows”, because of the cloud capped mountain reminding Columbus of snow. Prior to the Columbus saga, Nevis was named Dulcina “Sweet Island” by the Arawaks and later Oualie “land of beautiful waters” by the Caribs. Later in the 18th century, Nevis became known as “Queen of the Caribees. View more

” Evidence of pre-ceramic people abounds with finely crafted stone tools and intricately colored pottery found. Over the years Nevis has made a number of significant contributions to the Caribbean and the world. Two men who played part in international history were Alexander Hamilton and Lord Horatio Nelson. On September 19, 1983, Nevis became part of an independent nation and form part of the sovereign democratic state of St. Christopher and Nevis. It has the unique constitutional arrangement of being part of the Federal Parliament while having a separate parliament of its own Nevis Island Administration headed by a Premier. The island is covered with ruins of the sugar plantation era, which declined in the late 1800s after slavery was abolished and the sugar beet created competition for sugar cane. Nevis is a paradise for nature lovers. There is excellent snorkeling just offshore and scuba diving around wrecks and natural reefs. There are rainforests, reefs and ruins, a fascinating destination for people who enjoy the natural side of the tropics.

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The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

Excursions depuis Charlestown, Nevis

Nevis Kayaking Adventure

Enjoy an adventure on the sea as this kayaking and snorkeling tour allows you to enjoy the beautiful coastline of Nevis.


Your tour departs from Oualie Beach on the northern coast of Nevis. Paddle along the coast, past luxurious beachfront homes around to Pelican Point where the national birds congregate to rest in between diving for fish.


The snorkel stop is located in a tranquil bay where there is an abundance of wildlife. After snorkeling the virgin reefs, the kayak run continues along Pinney's Beach, where you can feast your eyes on the beauty of palm-fringed beach and the towering Mount Nevis rising majestically into the clouds.


This exciting tour breaks at Pinney's for refreshments and some leisure time on the beach to beach-comb, swim or sun-bathe.


The last leg brings the tour to an end on the beach adjacent to the spectacular Four Seasons Resort. Transportation then takes you back to the ship.

Please Note: Clients are advised not to bring along any valuable or unnecessary items, as there is very little storage space. No previous kayaking or snorkeling experience is required to enjoy this unique excursion.

Beach and Trail on Horseback

Experience the splendour and beauty of Nevis as you ride along the beach and enjoy the magnificent vistas and historical sites of this paradise.


A short drive through the quaint villages of Nevis takes you to the stables where your adventure begins. Following a brief orientation, mount your horse for the ride through the villages that traverse Barnes Ghaut and Cotton Ground, which derives its name from the cotton grown there in the past.


Your journey continues with a relaxing ride along the beach that offers up scenic views of majestic coconut trees, historical attractions such as the ruins of Fort Ashby and the St. Thomas' Anglican Church, while on the other side the clear crystalline waters of the Caribbean Sea lap gently against the shore with the sister island of St. Kitts in the background.


At the end of the ride enjoy a refreshing local tropical drink as the horses take a cooling bath before returning back to the ship.


Please note: Long pants, shoes with heels, hat and sunblock are recommended. Tour is suitable for guests who are physically fit and is not recommended for pregnant women.

Sail & Snorkel Adventure

You will be welcomed on board a custom designed Maxi-Cat by the crew before a short safety briefing is given to all participants.


Shortly after, sails unfurl and the leisurely cruise proceeds along the Leeward Coast of St Kitts, passing the Frigate Bay resort area and Friars Bay before arriving at the designated snorkeling site.


Only such an excellent location as the secluded cove at Shittens Bay could justify bringing this pleasantly relaxing sail to a stop. This calm and pristine location is only accessible by sea and shelters an abundance of marine life, with several varieties of reef fish and beautiful coral formations. Special supervision will be given to those who have never snorkeled before or who might need a refresher course. Enjoy an open bar serving ice-cold beer, rum punch and a variety of mixed and soft drinks throughout your cruise.


After your snorkeling adventure, the sails are hoisted for the final tranquil trip back to the ship in Nevis.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the boat and in/out of the water. This tour is not suitable for guests prone to seasickness, guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear a swimsuit under a cover-up with water or beach shoes, and bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, a towel, and a camera from the ship.

Nevis Deep Sea Fishing Adventure

A Deep Sea Fishing Adventure is a perfect choice for families, old friends travelling together, or new ones you've met onboard. This personalized excursion allows your group to experience deep sea fishing in Nevis at your own pace with an intimate collection of fellow explorers.


The waters around Nevis are ideal for this challenging sport. Your knowledgeable Captain will take you to his favourite fishing grounds for an exciting day of fishing. Test your skills aboard your vessel, well equipped for all your fishing needs. With a wide variety of game fish such as the King fish, Mahi Mahi, and Blue Marlin; you are sure to enjoy a fun-filled day on the water.


Price includes boat transport and skipper. This tour is sold per conveyance and only one person in your party needs to book one ticket. Charges may be split between suites onboard. This tour involves a moderate amount of activity, and is not suitable for guests prone to seasickness, guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, non-slip boat shoes, and bring sun protection from the ship. This is catch and release fishing only.

Golden Rock Nature Trail

Golden Rock Plantation offers a gentle hike on its nature trail which highlights the flora of Nevis with special focus on its medicinal and local uses. End your tour relaxing and unwinding in the intimate surroundings of this unique property at the foot of Mount Nevis.


Golden Rock Estate

Nestled into the foothills of Mount Nevis, Golden Rock Estate's one hundred acres offer plenty of room to wander undisturbed, with historical remnants providing a revealing look into its past. Well-marked nature trails into the surrounding rainforest, begin and end at Golden Rock, meandering through silk cotton, mahoe and breadfruit grow in ravines, and along ridges with stands of mango and yellow prickle.


Enjoy a gentle hike and be fascinated by the spectacular views of Nevis Peak, the surrounding islands of Antigua, Redonda and also Montserrat's active volcano. After your hike, enjoy lunch as you relax on the hotel's beautiful grounds.

The Golden Rock Hotel, including the converted Sugar Mill Tower has been lovingly restored to its present beauty. End your tour relaxing and unwinding in the intimate surroundings of this unique property at the foot of Mount Nevis.


Please note: This tour is recommended only for those guests who are physically fit and can participate in a moderately challenging hike for approximately 2 hours. Path through the rainforest is unpaved that can be uneven and slippery in areas. Guests should wear comfortable walking or tennis shoes, bring sunglasses, camera, hat and sun protection.

Source Trail Rainforest Hike

A hike through the lush rainforest introduces you to the flora and fauna of Nevis and the alluring beauty of the Nevisian countryside provide a lasting memory.


Meet your guide pier side and board a mini-van for the short ride through Charleston to the Source Trail Base. After a briefing by the trek leader, embark on the hike as the guide points out different varieties of plants, trees and shrubs including bamboo, tropical fruit trees and green Vervet Monkeys.


Hike through the lush canopied rainforest to an ideal spot for panoramic views 1800 feet above sea- level. On a clear day you can observe the volcanic activity on Montserrat as well as spectacular views of neighboring islands such as Antigua, Redonda, St. Kitts and Booby Island.


Admire colourful traditional homes and shops and see how our villagers live as you stroll through picturesque villages. Enjoy refreshments before your return trip to the pier.


Please note: This tour is recommended only for those guests who are physically fit and can participate in a moderately challenging hike for approximately 2 hours. Path hike is unpaved, with grass that can be slippery in areas. Guests should wear comfortable walking or tennis shoes, bring sunglasses, camera, hat and sun protection.

Nevis Sightseeing & Beach Break

Discover this charming island, learn about the history, and enjoy it's beaches and sparkling Caribbean Sea.


Drive through the charming Nevisian capital of Charlestown to begin your tour of this tranquil island. En route view historical churches, drive through quaint villages, and catch a glimpse of the Nevisian way of life.


Your first stop will be at the small Alexander Hamilton Museum, located in Hamilton House, named for one of Nevis' most famous sons, Alexander Hamilton, First Secretary of the Treasury of the United States.


Your tour includes stops at two of the famous Inns of Nevis. Old Manor Estate is rich in the history of the days when sugar was king in Nevis, and still charms with its panoramic views. At the Golden Rock Plantation Inn you will enjoy the tranquil beauty of the pleasant gardens, and be charmed by the former sugar-mill, now a honeymoon suite.


Your tour concludes with a visit to one on Nevis' finest beaches where you can Enjoy swimming in the crystal-clear water or just laze away the time at the beach, before returning to the ship.


Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking and activity, and is suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing and bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and a camera from the ship.

Island Tour and Botanical Garden

Tour this charming and beautiful island nick-named the Queen of the Caribbean, a spectacular landscape of historical sites and naturally scenic locations.


This tour combines major historical sites with the uniquely designed Botanical Garden. Begin with a visit to two museums; Hamilton House, the birthplace of Alexander Hamilton, one of the founding fathers of the United States and which houses the Alexander Hamilton Museum, as well as the Museum of Nevis History which houses the largest collection of Horatio Nelson's memorabilia in the Western Hemisphere.


Depart the museum and proceed to the Botanical Garden, en route you will also see historical churches such as Fig Tree Church which houses the original marriage certificate of Lord Horatio Nelson and Fanny Nisbett. A stop will also be made at the Old Manor Hotel.


Botanical Gardens

The Botanical Gardens feature a wide array of diversified tropical flora collected from the islands and around the world. See the cactus garden, bamboo grove, water-lily pools, and orchid and tropical fruit gardens. A spectacular glass conservatory houses a tropical rainforest and a vast Mayan temple with waterfalls, ponds and streams. Enjoy a 45-minute stop to tour these beautiful gardens before your return drive back to the port.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and approximately 12 steps at the venues. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing and bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and a camera from the ship.

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