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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.

Soufriere Tour & Snorkeling Experience

2. 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.

Saint Lucia: Soufriere Guided Day Tour

3. Saint Lucia: Soufriere Guided Day Tour

See St. Lucia's volcanic mountains up close on this guided day tour .Take in the magical views. Board a luxury vehicle at your hotel and cruise down the west coast leading to Soufriere. Marvel at the views of the towering Pitons twin peaks. Next, take a relaxing drive through Soufriere basin where you can experience a therapeutic bath of mineral mud. Walk through the botanical gardens and swim to the Toraille Waterfall. Savor a creole lunch (not included) before getting dropped off back at your hotel.

Pigeon Point and Castries Paradise Tour on Saint Lucia

4. 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.

From Soufriere: Full-Day Sail & Zip Line Adventure

5. 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.

St. Lucia - Discover Scuba Diving for Non-Certified Divers

6. 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!

St Lucia: Sapphire Falls Hike with Cruise and Creole Lunch

7. St Lucia: Sapphire Falls Hike with Cruise and Creole Lunch

Set sail on a catamaran to Soufriere and enjoy a guided hike to Sapphire Falls. Then, experience the flavors of St. Lucia with a Creole buffet lunch before stopping for a swim in the crystal waters along the coast. Start your hike at Morne Coubaril Estate and pass by a replica Carib village and the historic plantation house dating back to the 18th century. With your experienced guide, follow the trail into the lush tropical rainforest with mineral streams and pools. Then, arrive at Sapphire Falls and capture incredible photos of this 35-foot waterfall. Take in the stunning views and recover your strength with some refreshing seasonal fruit. Once you return to the Morne Coubaril Estate, sit down for a Creole buffet lunch at the plantation house. Enjoy fresh ingredients with vegetables grown on the estate followed by dessert. Board the catamaran and sail along the coast. Admire the beautiful views of the island before stopping for a swim or snorkel. See the famous Marigot Bay, St. Lucia's hurricane haven featured in movies like "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "Doctor Dolittle." As the day winds down, dance to some of the Caribbean's latest songs before returning to the docks in the evening.

St. Lucia: Private Speedboat Soufriere Tour With Snorkeling

8. St. Lucia: Private Speedboat Soufriere Tour With Snorkeling

This tour includes a cruise down the west coast of St. Lucia on a private boat. You'll pass by the beautiful Marigot Bay and the fishing villages of Anse La Raye and Canaries before arriving in Soufriere. Once in Soufriere, a complimentary shuttle is provided to take you to the volcano, mud bath and waterfall. After this, you may choose to have a local lunch in the town of Soufriere before returning to the boat. Upon returning to the boat you will be taken to The Sugar Beach or Anse Chastanet where you can simply swim and relax or enjoy some snorkelling at the marine reserve. This is only a sample itinerary, this tour can be customized to fit your needs.

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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!