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St. Lucia: 5-Hour Snorkeling Adventure

1. 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.

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

2. 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: Catamaran Day Sail & Tour

3. St. Lucia: Catamaran Day Sail & Tour

Set sail on St. Lucia's pristine waters aboard a beautiful catamaran. Enjoy dramatic views of the scenic coastline; lined with charming fishing villages and golden beaches. You will also witness the majesty of the iconic Pitons from aboard your raft.    You will disembark in the stunning town of Soufrière and hop onto a mini-bus that will take you to two of St. Lucia's most spectacular natural attractions. Experience the world's only drive-in volcano, with its bubbling Sulphur Springs, and the award-winning Botanical Gardens & Diamond Falls. While here you can take a walk along the trails, replete with breath-taking tropical flora.    A tasty Creole-style lunch awaits before re-boarding the catamaran for a sail back up the coast. You will stop for a swim at one of the local beaches, before sailing into beautiful Marigot Bay. Here you will see where the original Dr. Doolittle movie was filmed. Finally, you will be returned to the dock at the end of the day and taken back to your hotel. 

St. Lucia: 2-Hour Mount Pimard Hike

4. 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.

Soufriere Tour & Snorkeling Experience

5. 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.

Gros Piton Mountain Climb St. Lucia

6. Gros Piton Mountain Climb St. Lucia

A captivating one hour drive through picturesque fishing villages, along the scenic countryside takes you to the base of Gros Piton, a part of the island’s UNESCO World Heritage Site. This mountain rises majestically out of the Caribbean Sea ever reaching to the heavens above. You will now begin an adventure of a lifetime as you seek to conquer the Mountain by reaching the summit of a Wonder of the World. As you ascend, you will enjoy panoramic vistas from every angle. The unique flora & fauna provides a fascinating study as many species are endemic to the island. The bird-life is abundant and the mountain is replete with "Brigand" Camps, that form a part of the folklore and history of this incredible island. The View from the summit offers an unparalleled vista of St.Lucia and other nearby Caribbean islands on a clear day. You then descend to the base of the mountain with uplifted spirits before rejoining the bus which will take you back to the hotel.

St. Lucia Land & Sea Adventure

7. St. Lucia Land & Sea Adventure

Enjoy the island by Land and Sea... "the best of both worlds" as you experience the quaint and beautiful landscape of the island by motor coach and the spectacular coastline by boat. This excursion has been described by many as "exciting", "scenic", "informative", "great value for your money". Drive through the banana plantations, the tropical vegetation and two fishing villages on the outskirts of the Rainforest, before descending into Soufriere, home of the awesomely beautiful "Pitons". Visit the Sulphur Springs in the Drive-in Volcano and the amazing Diamond Botanical Gardens, where tropical flowers grow in profusion. Lunch is served, after which you board a catamaran for the journey along the island's fascinating coastline. Stop for swimming before cruising through beautiful Marigot Bay. Return to the dock where the bus will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.

Pigeon Point and Castries Paradise Tour on Saint Lucia

8. 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.

St. Lucia: Segway Nature Trail Experience

9. 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.

From Soufriere: Full-Day Sail & Zip Line Adventure

10. From Soufriere: Full-Day Sail & Zip Line Adventure

As you will find out from anyone in St. Lucia, the Creole words 'Tout Bagay' means everything. Need I say more? Your vacation would not be complete without sailing down the west coast of St. Lucia on a tour of Soufriere, home of the majestic pitons. Get a guided tour through Soufriere before heading to the historic Morne Coubaril Estate. It's not all about beauty, but also a bit of the history. See how the first inhabitants survived in thatched houses and how they produced cocoa and sugar cane for survival. For outdoor enthusiast and for those who love amazing views, you'll be able to go zip lining. Head out on St. Lucia's only tandem zip line with the piton in clear view to the south and Soufriere town to the north. Lunch will then be served. Sit down with nature and enjoy a Creole buffet lunch prepared using some of the provisions and vegetables produced on the estate and if you have a sweet tooth, there will also be desserts too. Return to the boat as you head back up the coast to your swim stop. Snorkeling is allowed and gear will be provided if you wish to be one with the underworld. However, the day would not be complete if you did not see Marigot Bay, St. Lucia's best hurricane haven and location to some of the world's best known movies. As the day winds down, the party wines up. Try a few dance moves to some of the Caribbean's latest songs before returning to the docks.

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What people are saying about Castries Quarter

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.

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

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

Fun and knowledgeable guys. We had a blast and saw lots of fish!