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St. Lucia Island: Full-Day Exploration Tour from Castries

1. St. Lucia Island: Full-Day Exploration Tour from Castries

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.

Soufriere: Private Day Tour

2. 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.

St. Lucia Rum Tasting and Distillery Half-Day Tour

3. 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: 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.

St. Lucia: 2-Hour Mount Pimard Hike

5. 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

6. 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.

St. Lucia North Island Historic Day-Tour

7. St. Lucia North Island Historic Day-Tour

Begin your day tour of northern St. Lucia straight from your hotel. Arrive at Morne Fortune, known as the "Hill of Good Luck," for some good fortune before heading out on the rest of your journey. Originally built by the French, the fort was captured by the British in 1796 and now is inhabited by people from all over the world. Afterwards head to Pigeon Island National Park and visit the historic museum to learn about the fascinating story behind the island including its colonial past. The island is also where the British confronted the French in the Battle of Saints as evidenced by the remnants of a barracks and weapons at Fort Rodney. Explore the beautiful surrounding area all while learning about the area's long history. Spend the day out and about before returning to your accommodation with a newfound understanding of this Caribbean island.

St. Lucia: Rainforest and Birdwatching Tour

8. St. Lucia: Rainforest and Birdwatching Tour

Experience the wonder of the tropical rainforest on St. Lucia on a half-day guided tour of the island's jungle, and visit historical Marigot Bay as well. You’ll see many rare plants and birds on this rainforest adventure, which will be educational as well as fun. Enjoy a light lunch or sample the local fruits under the naturally cool rainforest canopy. After a break, your guide will take you to historical Marigot Bay. This tropical paradise features calm, cool waters that ideal for swimming. Learn about the rich history associated with the bay as you add another dimension to your St. Lucia holiday.

Castries: Guided City Architecture and Castries Market Tour

9. Castries: Guided City Architecture and Castries Market Tour

Visit parts of Castries with a guide who will show you the many sights that make up the city. Explore local goods for sale at Castries Market, and enjoy a Creole lunch along the way. First, unearth the historic background of Castries buildings as you shop at the Castries Market. Meet the craft market vendors selling the city’s local craft and its local sauces, spices, and other tasty treats. Then, explore numerous booths where vendors and artisans display their products that range from arts and crafts. Find your souvenir from the local trinkets or T-shirts for sale. Next, stop for a break, and choose from 16 or more food courts with Creole lunch or snacks available to try at your own cost. Finally, you'll visit Castries’ must-see tourist spots including Vendors Archade, Pointe Seraphine, La Place Carnage, and Serenity Park.

Castries: Guided Rum Distillery Tour with Tasting

10. Castries: Guided Rum Distillery Tour with Tasting

Discover one of Saint Lucia’s finest rum distilleries to taste some of the best rums on the island. Be introduced to a rum expert who will take you on a tour of the distillery and talk about the distilling process. Set in the lush and scenic Roseau Valley, the location is the perfect setting for a fun excursion to learn about the rum distilling process. See pictorial displays of times gone by and of cane cutters and antique streets filled with color. Sample various types of rum and rum products that the distillery prides itself on. If tasting different kinds of rum and witnessing the distilling process is your thing, then this tour is definitely for you.

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After being canceled on at the last minute from another tour company I was scrambling to find a tour for the next morning. Luckily I was able to find Dannyboy. He called me the next morning because my booking was last minute and someone else was already booked. But he was still able to accommodate me and I was extremely grateful. It was my last day in Saint Lucia and I needed to see these sites. The tour was great. I feel like I learned so much. I got to do all the things I needed to do and then someone. Dannyboy was full of energy and information. It was a great day.

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.

Just book it!!! Dannyboy was absolutely amazing. The knowledge and experience of the local to show you around the wonderful island to second to none. He’s an absolute mine of information, friendly, his driving felt very safe and secure given certain windy roads. 10/10 definitely recommend.

Dylan was an excellent driver and guide with a pristine car and excellent driving skills that made Island roads seem smooth lol. I really appreciated the called Piton lager waiting for me after climbing Tet Paul!

Vincent was outstanding very knowledgeable a great resource highly recommend a delightful way to get to know the island and its beautiful people