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St. Lucia: 5-Hour Snorkeling Adventure

1. St. Lucia: 5-Hour Snorkeling Adventure

Discover the spectacular underwater sights off St. Lucia on a 5-hour snorkeling trip. This volcanic Caribbean island boasts coral reefs, trenches, and caves that are home to an amazing variety of colorful fish. The snorkeling sites are literally within a stone’s throw of most of the sheltered beaches on the island’s west coast. The most popular diving sites are located within the marine reserve areas. Even if you’ve never been snorkeling, it couldn’t be easier. Just put on your mask, snorkel, and fins and you're ready for the adventure of a lifetime. You’ll have some help getting started with the Discover the Underwater World video and the Snorkeler's Field Guide. These materials will introduce you to the exciting world just beneath the waves. Preview some of the sights you’ll encounter see and learn to identify the fish. There are snorkeling tips for all levels. Dive masters and Instructors are also available to formally train you. You can even take a snorkeler certification course.

St. Lucia: Private Half-Day Tour

2. St. Lucia: Private Half-Day Tour

Start your journey at a pre-designated meeting point and drive through some of St. Lucia's small villages. Enjoy unlimited photo opportunities along the way, such as the villages of Laborie and Choiseul if coming from the south. From the north, admire the villages of Anse la Raye and Canaries en route to Soufriere town. Take in the sites of the former capital of St. Lucia from the days of French colonialism. Get a view of the photogenic Pitons, the 2 mountains that are St. Lucia's most famous landmark. Upon arrival in Soufriere, go to the Botanical Gardens and see the waterfalls of Diamond Falls. Visit the mineral baths known for their therapeutic waters, commissioned by Louis IVX. Continue to the Sulphur Springs, said to be the world's only "drive-in volcano," and take a healing mud bath in its age-defying properties. 

St. Lucia Island: Full-Day Exploration Tour from Castries

3. St. Lucia Island: Full-Day Exploration Tour from Castries

With a unique history and culture, St. Lucia has a lot to offer, so discover the island with a knowledgeable tour guide. Tour some of the best-known spots in Castries, and along the way, head to some of the places where St Lucians love to play and have fun. In less than 7 hours you will be taken to 6 major stops across the island. This comprehensive small-group tour covers key sights on St. Lucia, which makes it ideal for first-time visitors to the island. This guided tour along the west coast, normally about 5 to 7 hours, gives you a general idea of what the island looks like. See the city of Castries and original buildings in the city, such as the Castries market, which is over 100 years old. See the biggest roman catholic church on the island, which sits about 2000 persons. From Castries, head over to Morne Fortune, and to the biggest banana plantation along the way. Your next stop is a visit to the beautiful Marigot Bay, and two fishing villages, where the condition of living is different from the city. See old timber houses and how the people live, and explore part of the rainforest and the twin pitons.

Saint Lucia: Private Island Tour with Customizable Itinerary

4. Saint Lucia: Private Island Tour with Customizable Itinerary

Spend 5 to 6 hours touring St Lucia on a private customized tour of the island's key sights. Get picked up at your hotel and head to soak in views of the famous Pitons, a drive-in volcano, Marigot Bay, Botanical Gardens, Morne Coubaril, and small fishing villages. Select the most important places of interest and your driver will customize your tour for you. Here are some options for first-time visitors looking to experience the island’s nature, history and culture. Delve into the rich volcanic history of St. Lucia Sulphur Springs Park, the Caribbean's only drive-in volcano. Witness the spectacular landmark of Petit Piton and Gros Piton, twin volcanic spires majestically soaring out of the sea. Explore nature's glory on Saint Lucia at Marigot Bay. Find yourself surrounded on 3 sides by steep, forested hills. View the Governor General Mansion, local fishing villages, and the largest banana plantation on the island. Marvel at waterfalls, the Botanical Gardens, Tet Paul Nature Trail, Morne Coubaril Estate, and more. Enjoy beach time, shopping, rum tasting, and refreshments.

From Castries: Full-Day Catamaran Tour of Saint Lucia

5. From Castries: Full-Day Catamaran Tour of Saint Lucia

Discover the amazing sights of Saint Lucia as well as the history and culture of the island on this catamaran tour. Enjoy a day sailing down the west coast of Saint Lucia and explore the town of Soufrière, home of the majestic Pitons. You will get a guided tour through the volcano, with a mud bath option, and the Toraille Waterfall before heading to the historic Morne Coubaril Estate. Later, enjoy a Creole buffet lunch, which is prepared using some of the provisions and vegetables produced on the estate. You return to the boat and head back up the coast to a swim stop, where you can snorkel in the crystal-clear water with the snorkeling gear provided. You will then visit Marigot Bay, a haven for hurricanes and the location of some of the world’s best-known movies.

St. Lucia: 2-Hour Mount Pimard Hike

6. St. Lucia: 2-Hour Mount Pimard Hike

Explore a private nature reserve on the island of Saint Lucia. Follow its nature trails and hike up Mount Pimard for wonderful panoramic views of Rodney Bay and the surrounding islands. Your blood will get pumping as your hiking guides lead you through lush trails to Mount Pimard's summit. With the sea in the backdrop, learn about the fascinating history of Saint Lucia and the immediate area, as you climb the mountain. Reach the top and enjoy views of the famed Pitons at the end of the island. Be sure to bring your camera to capture stunning shots of the most beautiful view available in the north of the island.

Adrena Line: Zip Line Adventure in Saint Lucia

7. Adrena Line: Zip Line Adventure in Saint Lucia

Want a rush during your trip to Saint Lucia? Then our adrenaline canopy zip line excursion is just for you! Enjoy a thrilling birds-eye view of the Caribbean rainforest as you ‘fly’ over the top of the trees, across rivers, and through the lush vegetation. There are 18 platforms and nine lines for you to experience, with our unique flying fox-style system. Scramble up the floating stairs past Eagle’s Claw, zip from tree-to-tree, leap on Tarantula’s Nest … and then head back down again. You can also hike through the stunning forests, taking a more serene look at the beautiful nature surrounds. Reawaken your sense of adventure by combining stunning rainforest views with the thrill of this zip line adventure!

St. Lucia Deep Sea Fishing Adventure

8. St. Lucia Deep Sea Fishing Adventure

Whether you have never been fishing or are an experienced angler, we are happy to have you join this thrilling and exciting adventure. Take your turn at regular catches such as Wahoo, Tuna, Sailfish, Barracuda, Dorado, Blue Marlin, Long Bill Spearfish, King Fish, Spanish Mackerel, Cavali and Snapper from the fighting chair. We supply the bait and up-to-date tackle. The trolling method is used and the rotating chair (also known as "fighting chair") is used to ensure everyone a chance at landing the "big one".

St. Lucia: Pigeon Island Tour with Lunch

9. St. Lucia: Pigeon Island Tour with Lunch

Discover Pigeon Island National Park and enjoy a day of sun, sand, sea, history, and spectacular scenery. Have the opportunity to hike up to Fort Rodney, then relax afterward with a beachside lunch of local food. After pickup from your hotel in northern St. Lucia, head to Pigeon Island, the venue for the world-renowned St. Lucia Jazz Festival. Once there, explore a carefully preserved reserve that is one of the Caribbean's most historic sites. Stroll around the scenic park and see old canons, relics, and other historical remains from the colonial wars. Enjoy plenty of photo opportunities and, if you like, take a short hike up to the fort for a scintillating view of the entire Rodney Bay. After, relax on the secluded cove beaches, bathe in the warm Caribbean waters, and relish an included lunch at a beachfront restaurant, right on the water's edge. The tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.

St. Lucia Rum Tasting and Distillery Half-Day Tour

10. St. Lucia Rum Tasting and Distillery Half-Day Tour

With the panoramic views of historic Morne Fortune as your backdrop, this tour will take you to one of Saint Lucia’s finest rum distilleries to meet a rum ambassador and taste some of the best rums on the island. You will be picked up from your hotel on the north of the island for the journey through banana plantations and past sugar cane crops on the way to the award-winning distillery St. Lucia Distillers. Here you will be introduced to a rum expert who will take you on a tour of the distillery. Set in the lush Roseau Valley, it is the perfect setting for a fun excursion learning about the distilling process. See pictorial displays of times gone by and of cane cutters and antique streets filled with color. After you have learnt about rum production you will get to sample the goods! Enjoy a wide variety of exotic blends of rums and liqueurs. Try to keep your head clear, as you will have the opportunity to purchase any brand at excellent prices.

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What people are saying about Castries

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 217 reviews

Dylan was an excellent driver and guide with a pristine car and excellent driving skills that made Island roads seem smooth lol. I really appreciated the called Piton lager waiting for me after climbing Tet Paul!

Great snorkeling! beautiful location! Saw so many lovely fish. Food so yummmm. Very friendly staff. Well worth it!

The best tour we have done in st lucia. Captain and dive master, very experienced.

Personal and professional. Was the best tour during our Caribbean holiday!

Fun and knowledgeable guys. We had a blast and saw lots of fish!