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From Castries: Full-Day Catamaran Tour of Saint Lucia

1. 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: 5-Hour Snorkeling Adventure

2. 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.

Saint Lucia: Soufriere Guided Day Tour

3. Saint Lucia: Soufriere Guided Day Tour

See St. Lucia's volcanic mountains up close on this guided day tour .Take in the magical views. Board a luxury vehicle at your hotel and cruise down the west coast leading to Soufriere. Marvel at the views of the towering Pitons twin peaks. Next, take a relaxing drive through Soufriere basin where you can experience a therapeutic bath of mineral mud. Walk through the botanical gardens and swim to the Toraille Waterfall. Savor a creole lunch (not included) before getting dropped off back at your hotel.

Explore St.Lucia Tour

4. Explore St.Lucia Tour

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.

St. Lucia Rum Tasting and Distillery Half-Day Tour

5. 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.

St. Lucia: Rainforest Adventure Adrenaline Tour

6. St. Lucia: Rainforest Adventure Adrenaline Tour

Enjoy a convenient pick-up from your hotel or the cruise port and ride to the base of operations for your exhilarating zip line excursion. Listen to a safety briefing while getting fitted into a snug harness and helmet. Then climb up to your first platform to kick off your cable-cruising escapade. Step to the edge, let your guide check your equipment one last time, and then take a leap into the open air. Feel your harness catch you as you start zooming past the leafy branches of gum and chestnut trees on your way to the next platform. Then change lines and do it all over again. In between your wild rides, try to spot native wildlife like zippy hummingbirds and yellow-chested bananaquits. Don't forget to enjoy the grand finale, a heart-pounding ride on a massive rope swing.

St. Lucia: 2-Hour Mount Pimard Hike

7. 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.

Saint Lucia: Private Island Tour with Customizable Itinerary

8. 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.

Soufriere Tour & Snorkeling Experience

9. Soufriere Tour & Snorkeling Experience

A taxi driver will be awaiting you with a sign at the cruise terminal. Leaving Castries we will pass the Banana plantation near Roseau Valley. Your guide will give you brief information on our main export crop. You will have the opportunity to taste our sweet ripe banana and also view different craft made out of the dry banana leaves. The drive continues to Anse Raye, a fishing village home of the famous Sea Food Friday Festivals. Then to a smaller coastal fishing village of Canaries, a real taste of St. Lucia and also the home of the freshly baked cassava bread. Our final Stop will be the beautiful town of Soufriere. The driver will make a brief stop at the viewing point to take some photos. There is an amazing view of the Twin Peaks rising 2400 ft from the sea, The Piton are designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Soufriere is blessed with many natural wonders both above and below the surface of the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea. These include some of the healthiest coral reefs in the Caribbean. Enjoy Snorkeling at Jalousie / Anse Chastanet You can soak in the internationally recognized mineral waters comparable to those of the famous European baths. Our journey continues to the world’s only drive in Volcano. A tour guide gives you brief description of this amazing place. Enjoy the hot mineral baths that is said to relieve you from muscle tension.

St. Lucia: Vigie Beach Day with Transfer

10. St. Lucia: Vigie Beach Day with Transfer

If turquoise blue water and golden sandy beaches sound like your idea of paradise then come along this shore excursion and a day at the beach! Your friendly driver will be waiting for you outside the Castries cruise ship terminal. It is just a short drive to Vigie Beach where your complimentary beach chair awaits. Once you get hungry or thirsty, there are six restaurants and bars right there at the newly built facility where you can purchase an authentic local lunch, beverages or light snacks. Comfort stations and fresh water shower stalls are also available. While this beach runs parallel to the Vigie Airport there is very little in terms of aircraft noise as it caters only to small aircraft providing regional flights. At the end of your St Lucia beach shore excursion time, your air-conditioned transportation will take you back to your St Lucia cruise ship terminal at the predetermined time.

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What people are saying about Castries

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 229 reviews

Good price, prompt pick up and very interesting distillery tour. Tasting experiece was 12 different rums or rum based products which you poured yourself. No problem trying something more than once. Samuel our driver was also our amazing tour guide and we learnt a lot about the island. Ample time for shopping in Castries on the way back. One of the best tours I have had during my 14 visits to the beautiful island of St Lucia. Thank you.

Lovely day out on a very nice and spacious Katamaran, enjoying cocktails and music along the beautiful coast of St Lucia, stopping on beautiful beaches and having the experience of visiting waterfalls and thermal waters next to a volcano. Very nice food too. The crew were at all the time cheerful and happy to help. To The Crew. FIVE STARS.

Staff on board at the Top, very caring for the passengers, unlimited drinks, very nice excursion with stop and activities on land then swimming and snorkelling in a pretty area. I highly recommend.

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

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