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Saint Lucia: Private Island Tour with Customizable Itinerary

1. 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.

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Soufriere Tour & Snorkeling Experience

2. 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.

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Pigeon Point and Castries Paradise Tour on Saint Lucia

3. 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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Whale Watching & Dolphin Spotting off St. Lucia

4. Whale Watching & Dolphin Spotting off St. Lucia

Mesmerizing turquoise blue waters blessed with an abundance of marine life surrounds this beautiful natural island of ours. Embark on this extraordinary adventure as you join us on a Whale Watching and Dolphin Spotting experience. See the stunning coastline, fishing villages, deserted coves, and the majestic mountains in the distance as you look out for these extraordinary beautiful mammals or listen for their incredible songs. You have the opportunity of spotting Sperm Whales, Dwarf Sperm Whales, Pilot Whales, and Hump - Back Whales, Spinners Dolphins, Spotted Dolphins, Bottle Nose and Fraser Dolphins.

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St. Lucia: Segway Nature Trail Experience

5. St. Lucia: Segway Nature Trail Experience

This 2-hour St. Lucia Segway tour starts at our Segway practice track, where you’ll have a 20-minute orientation session. Professional staff and equipment ensure a safe and fun experience for everyone. After everyone becomes familiar with the balance controls of the Segway X2, we glide off to explore the historical wonders of Mount Pimard along our exclusive 1.7 mile (2.7 km) long trail system. Our fun and informative guides will talk about everything from the beautiful flowers and butterflies to the battles the French and English once waged for possession of our island. We have many beautiful photo stops and educational spots along the way such as the now sealed bunkers that once served as tunnels, storage and lookouts for the American Military during World War 2. Guests will enjoy beautiful vistas of Pigeon Island, Reduit Beach, Rodney Bay Marina and the Caribbean Sea all while gliding effortlessly on their intuitive, eco-friendly Segway X2. Some of our other stops include a naturally occurring pond where we stop to feed the fresh-water fish and a local fruit stop at our highest viewpoint.

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St. Lucia: Vigie Beach Day with Transfer

6. 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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St. Lucia Deep Sea Fishing Adventure

7. 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".

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St. Lucia: Zip, Sip, and Dip Tour

8. St. Lucia: Zip, Sip, and Dip Tour

Don't just see Saint Lucia - taste and experience the island with a tour that has a little bit of everything. Begin the day by exploring the rainforest from way up high by zipline through some of the tallest and longest lines on the island. Enjoy viewing the flora and fauna of this tropical paradise. Afterwards, drive through quaint communities where you can get a better view of true island living. Next, stop and take a dip at the beautiful Labas Beach in Marigot Bay, which is only accessible by a water ferry. Finally, head to the St. Lucia Distillers, which is home to many local rums and spirits. Relax and enjoy the rum buffet before visiting the "Rum Shop," where you will have the opportunity to buy some of what you just sampled.

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Castries Shopping & Sightseeing and Reduit Beach Tour

9. Castries Shopping & Sightseeing and Reduit Beach Tour

Get ready to sip on the drink of your choice as you’re chauffeured in a spacious, air-conditioned vehicle by a safe and knowledgeable driver. On your 2-hour St. Lucia excursion the first stop is the colorful Castries Central Market where you can mingle with the locals while bargaining for the perfect present or souvenir. Taste freshly harvested fruits and local condiments such as banana ketchup and banana barbeque sauce. The main shopping area features numerous booths where vendors and artisans display their products that range from arts and crafts, to trinkets, T-shirts, and countless items that would make the perfect gift or souvenir. If you’d like a bite to eat, you’ll find 16 or more food courts to choose from for a delicious creole lunch or snack. Don't forget to try the local Piton Beer! Afterwards you’ll head to see the spectacular architecture of 19th-century Minor Basilica of The Immaculate Conception Church. The Cathedral, as it’s known, is the largest church in the Caribbean. In the interior, admire the mural by St. Lucian artist Dunstan St. Omer. Enjoy a short walk to scenic Derek Walcott Square for a look at the enormous saman tree that’s more than 400 years old. See the busts of St. Lucia’s 2 Nobel laureates. The Hon. Derek Walcott was awarded the prize for literature in 1992 and Sir Arthur Lewis won the economics prize in 1979. Finally, you’ll head to Rodney Bay, where you’ll have the option of shopping at the newly built local shopping mall and casino complex, or relaxing and taking in the sun on the 1-mile-long white sand Reduit Beach. Swim in the warm, clear waters, or enjoy a beach activity, such as jet skiing, parasailing, or canoeing.

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St. Lucia: Private Speedboat Soufriere Tour With Snorkeling

10. St. Lucia: Private Speedboat Soufriere Tour With Snorkeling

This tour includes a cruise down the west coast of St. Lucia on a private boat. You'll pass by the beautiful Marigot Bay and the fishing villages of Anse La Raye and Canaries before arriving in Soufriere. Once in Soufriere, a complimentary shuttle is provided to take you to the volcano, mud bath and waterfall. After this, you may choose to have a local lunch in the town of Soufriere before returning to the boat. Upon returning to the boat you will be taken to The Sugar Beach or Anse Chastanet where you can simply swim and relax or enjoy some snorkelling at the marine reserve. This is only a sample itinerary, this tour can be customized to fit your needs.

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What people are saying about Castries

Terrific trip with a great team. Great value and very enjoyable experience. Would recommend this snorkeling and diving trip for anyone looking for a good half day excursion. Even the lunch was memorable. This was a five star trip on every level.

Awesome, family business. They knew what they were doing and were very experienced. Being first time snorkelers, we felt extremely safe with them.

It was amazing! The food was delicious, the snorkeling spots were perfect, and the crew was fun and treated us with respect.

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

Nice Trip, nice snorkeling, nice lunch, nice guys .... We recomand this Tour .