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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.

From Castries: St.Lucia Island Guided Tour

2. From Castries: St.Lucia Island Guided 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 Full-Day Dream Tour

3. St Lucia Full-Day Dream Tour

Experience the most beautiful sights that the island of St Lucia has to offer on this stunning day tour. Drive through the colorful and historic city of Castries, through St. Lucia's famous banana plantations, and the scenic villages of Anse La Raye and Canarie, enjoying spectacular views and tasting of local products along the way. Cruise through the island's luscious rain forest and marvel at the spectacular twin majestic Pitons (named a World Heritage Site) as you descend in the town of lovely Soufriere. Visit the Sulfur Springs, enjoying a warm mud bath in one of its therapeutic hot mineral pools, and then feast on a mouthwatering Creole lunch at a popular local restaurant. Continue the tour with a visit to the award-winning botanical gardens and Diamond Falls, bathing in the waterfall's mineral pools and admiring the variety of wild life around you. On your return, enjoy a stunning view of Marigot Bay with a final stop at Morne Fortune for a captivating panorama of the city.

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!

Castries Shopping & Sightseeing and Reduit Beach Tour

6. 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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What people are saying about Castries

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 130 reviews

This tour is highly recommended. While it is perhaps a touch pricier than other options, it is a great value and a lot of fun while being informative and educational too. You do and see A LOT in a 6-7 hour window, without feeling like you're rushing. It is a great way to see the western side of the island in one day. Dannyboy is fantastic and is genuinely interested in making sure you get the most out of your day. He is also a very skilled driver and expert pothole dodger, which is important in a place like St Lucia! This is the definition of experiences being more valuable than money. Do it.

Brilliant Tour with Danny Boy! Danny is a great guide full of information on the history of St Lucia. He has a lovely positive personality which meant there was never a dull moment on our tour. he really took care of us and made us feel at ease. As Danny is a local we really felt like we were getting an insight into life on the island but also getting a proper tourist experience visiting several popular tourist destinations. Would definitely recommend Danny to anyone wanting a tour, Good Vibes!

Our guide Lennard brought us closer to the country and its people in his own way and showed us everything and explained it very well. He has taken care of our well-being and our safety. We had a very nice day and would always recommend the tour with lennard.

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.