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Soufriere: Private Day Tour

1. 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.

Saint Lucia: Private Island Tour with Customizable Itinerary

2. 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: Rainforest and Birdwatching Tour

3. 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

4. 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.

St Lucia Full-Day Dream Tour

5. 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.

Castries: St. Lucia Island Bar Hopping Experience Tour

6. Castries: St. Lucia Island Bar Hopping Experience Tour

Embark on a bar hopping tour in Castries, and discover some of the best bars in the northern part of the island. Chat with locals and relax as you explore the city's bars and try various drinks at each location on this bar hopping tour. Discover three top bars in the north of St. Lucia. Relax, chat with the locals and get the real St Lucian Experience. Hop from one bar to the next while enjoying the drinks and services each of them uniquely offers. Start the hop in the heart of the city, travel to the marina, and end at the beachfront, known for its beautiful sunsets. Immerse yourself in an experience sure to stimulate your taste buds and spark some interesting conversations with the bubbly bar-tenders.

Pigeon Point and Castries Paradise Tour on Saint Lucia

7. 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 Quarter

John is just great, the tour was perfect! I recommend the tour!

We had a private tour for two which was great as John just showed us everything we wanted to see and know. He stopped at a banana plantation, we were "bird watching" in the rainforest, we tried & bought homemade "St. Lucia Coconut Cream Liquer" and "St. Lucia Banana Cream Liqueur", he stopped for us above Marigot Bay and bought us a coconut to drink and eat. It was a pleasure. John is very open-minded and would have loved to show us more of the island! The tour is better recommended from "Castries", since the journey from Soufrière is over 1 hour (road is very winding). However, if you don't have the hotel in Castries, pick-up there is ok. I would do it again and again! John was great, helpful and friendly. He showed us a banana plantation, the rainforest and bird watching, he bought us near the Marigot Bay one coconut to taste, it was wonderful. I really recommend the tour! Thanks

John and his brother were the highlight of an already great trip!

Excellent all-around! John was a super guide, and he was very flexible, as we wanted to turn a half-day trip into a full-day excursion. The rainforest reserve was gorgeous, and the Tet Paul nature trail was equally breathtaking. I would HIGHLY recommend this tour.

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!

If you are going to choose this tour be sure to be very specific what you would like to see and do and be sure tour company confirms your choices.

Super nice, memorable, unforgettable.

We had a great guide, I recommend Thomas, very kind, smiling and very good knowledge of the country. We had a very nice day