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St. Lucia: Snorkeling Adventure

1. St. Lucia: 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

2. 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.

Soufriere Tour & Snorkeling Experience

3. 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.

From Castries: 5-Hour St. Lucia Scuba Diving Excursion

4. From Castries: 5-Hour St. Lucia Scuba Diving Excursion

St. Lucia is rated as one of the unexploited underwater secrets in the Caribbean. With its pristine and highly diverse coral reefs, steep walls, pinnacles, and shipwrecks, this island offers its visitors the ideal underwater adventure. Now, certified divers can opt to go diving for 1 day, or as many as 5, on 5-hour excursions into the water. You will visit shipwrecks in Anse Cochon, wall and drift dive in Soufriere, and night dive or beach dive at Anse Chastanet or Anse Cochon. All of these sites are found in the marine reserve areas stretching from Anse Cochon to Soufriere, along the sheltered west coast of the island. All dives carried out in the marine reserve areas are supervised by staff dive masters and instructors. This government-implemented policy aids in diver safety and environmental awareness. Not withstanding this, a semblance of dive freedom is exercised and encouraged by staff dive professionals.

St. Lucia - Discover Scuba Diving for Non-Certified Divers

5. St. Lucia - Discover Scuba Diving for Non-Certified Divers

Take advantage of this unique opportunity for non-certified divers and learn to dive on your visit to St. Lucia. Rated as one of the Caribbean’s unexploited underwater secrets, the pristine and highly diverse coral reefs offer scuba divers the ideal underwater adventure. All dive sites are located in St. Lucia’s marine reserve areas that stretch from Anse Cochon to Soufriere, along the sheltered west coast of the island. You’ll learn from dive masters and/or instructors on this 5-hour adventure. St. Lucia has a government-implemented policy that aids in diver safety and environmental awareness. Even with your safety in mind, the staff make sure that you have a sense of dive freedom so that you can truly experience this underwater paradise!

Pigeon Point and Castries Paradise Tour on Saint Lucia

6. Pigeon Point and Castries Paradise Tour on Saint Lucia

Discover the beauty and colorful history of Saint Lucia on this tour of the island's highlights. Start with a 2-hour drive through Castries to view its historic buildings and monuments, like the 19th-century Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Derek Walcott Square, and the 400-year-old tree. Then head to Morne Fortune, the "Hill of Good Luck", for stunning views of the city and its harbor, along with more of its colonial buildings like the beautiful Governor House. From there, visit the Eudovic Art Studio, where you will see artists at work creating exquisite hand-made products. Next, sample the island's local ripe bananas, banana ketchup, banana wine, and even banana barbecue sauce with a stop at lush banana plantations. Marvel at the magnificent Marigot Bay where many famous movies were filmed like Dr. Do-little, Pirates of the Caribbean, and more. Then, continue on through the scenic cultural communities and the traditional fishing town of Gros Islet before heading to Pigeon Island National Park.   The last stop on your tour, Pigeon Island National Park was once an island but is now connected to the mainland of  St Lucia. Enjoy two hours of private beach time at two exclusive beaches, both ideal for snorkeling, with park guides on hand and plenty of fascinating historic landmarks to be found. This lovely spot also has hiking trails to the fort and summits, with spectacular views of Saint Lucia and neighboring island of Martinique.

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What people are saying about Castries

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 17 reviews

Had a wonderful time. Originally we signed up for snorkeling, I’m so happy the instructor encouraged us to scuba. They were so patient and kind. Would definitely recommend and return!

Incredible experience with a wonderful and knowledgeable local tour guide. Can’t recommend Dive Fair Helen enough if you’re coming to St. Lucia and looking for great snorkeling.

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

All the staff were so lovely. Great day out and lovely that it’s a small group.

I had an awesome time. The guides were very helpful and professional.