Things to do in Castries Quarter

Our most recommended things to do in Castries Quarter

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.

Explore St.Lucia Tour

3. 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: Gros Piton Hiking Tour and Sulphur Spring Bath

4. St. Lucia: Gros Piton Hiking Tour and Sulphur Spring Bath

Be collected at your accommodation or cruise ship then take a scenic drive to the base of the majestic Gors Piton.  Enjoy a 4-hour hike with an experienced guide to the very top of the volcanic peak. This is a moderate to strenuous hike. After the hike, enjoy a hot bath at the sulphur spring to relax your muscles. You can stop for lunch to experience the local cusine and a rum tasting. You can also visit the beautiful waterfalls.

Soufriere: Private Day Tour

5. Soufriere: Private Day Tour

Be collected from tour cruise ship or accommodation around 9:00 AM. You will be driven down to the old French town of Soufriere. En route, make a stop at scenic locations including Marigot Bay, banana plantations, and fishing villages of Anse La Ray and Canaries. Then, you will travel through a beautiful forest reserve before arriving at Soufriere. From here we can visit several sites. The botanical gardens are full of tropical flowers and have a stunning black waterfall. There is a drive-in volcano with sulfur springs and mud baths. Toraille Falls is a cooling and heavy flowing waterfall. The Tet Paul Nature Trail is a scenic trail with beautiful panoramic views. At Piton Falls you can soak in the natural hot water. You can take a tour of a historic sugar and cocoa plantation at Morne Coubarille Estate. At the end of your tour, enjoy the scenic drive back to your cruise ship or your accommodation by 4:00 PM.

Soufrière: 3-Hour Sunset Sailing in Saint Lucia

6. Soufrière: 3-Hour Sunset Sailing in Saint Lucia

What better way to end the day than cruising into the sunset with a glass of champagne? View the Pitons as you sail up to Anse Chastanet or south toward Jalousie Bay on a 3-hour sailing trip. At sunset, toast with your loved one(s) enjoying complimentary champagne, rum punch, and hors d’oeuvres. This cruise will be a relaxing, romantic experience that you will not forget. Private Charters can also be arranged. You may also opt for an evening sailing trip, which combines sailing, snorkeling, and a sunset cruise. Refreshments, champagne, and hors d’oeuvres are included. This is a romantic setting especially for an anniversary or engagement.

St. Lucia: Rainforest Adventure Adrenaline Tour

7. 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.

Adrena Line: Zip Line Adventure in Saint Lucia

8. 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: Vigie Beach Day with Transfer

9. 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.

Saint Lucia: Private Island Tour with Customizable Itinerary

10. 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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What people are saying about Castries Quarter

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 247 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.

Fabulous day out getting to the heart of St Lucia’s jungle. John who picked us up from our hotel helped us to identify all the birds we had so far encountered in St Lucia. His knowledge was extensive which was great. He exhibited a genuine love for the island’s wildlife and made a great host. Strong shoes are recommended but this was our best experience on the island of St Lucia.

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.

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!

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