With a lush interior featuring towering mountains, dense rain forest, fertile valleys, and acres of banana plantations, St. Lucia is mostly distinguished by the Pitons—twin peaks that soar high above the ocean floor on the southwest coast. Whether you stay in Soufrière, in the north in or around Rodney Bay Village, or even farther north at Cap Estate, exploring the iconic natural sights—and local history—in Soufrière is a day well spent. Except for a small area in the extreme northeast, one main highway circles all of St. Lucia. View more
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Discover the St. Lucian wilderness as it comes alive in the rainforest canopy during this half-day excursion.
The canopy is home to an enormous amount of flora and fauna that inhabits the rainforest. In their eagerness to search for light and space, many plants have colonised the treetops turning them into small ecosystems.
Fauna is very abundant throughout the tropical rainforests, however; animals are difficult to spot during the day. From the Aerial Tram you can also appreciate all the different shades of green as well as the various sizes and shapes that the leaves have created as a strategy to capture sunlight. The course is very secure and very quiet; this allows you to listen to the many different sounds of the rainforest.
Beginning from the pier on a fully air-conditioned bus, travel through the Capital city of Castries through the mountains to a village nestled over 2,000 ft. (600 metres) in the mountains. On your way, be treated to magnificent views of St. Lucia's beautiful country-side. The ride takes 30 minutes from the pier in the North of the island to the base station.
At the site, a brief orientation and safety instruction will be given, followed by your Aerial Tram journey into the rainforest. The Rainforest Sky Rides in St. Lucia provides the visitor with a bird's eye view of a truly mature Caribbean oceanic rainforest. Nurtured by warm, gentle rains and rich volcanic soils, St. Lucia's forests have achieved a state of ancient majesty.
Open-air gondolas safely glide you through and over the tree tops, where knotted and twisting woody vines wind to the tops of old growth rainforest trees. Dense thickets of surreal vegetation merge with cascades of flowers. Lavender stars, orange bursts, yellow berries and white lace thrive on the branches of fragrant flowering trees. Giant 'Chatannier', Magnolia, Gommier trees tower over the landscape and provide food and shelter for St. Lucia's endemic and endangered parrot. Here, the flowers bloom with shameless abundance. Experience St. Lucia's forest from a whole new perspective and witness this ancient celebration of colour and life with the option to walk the Fern Nature trail as well.
The Hummingbird Café and the Duty-free Amazonas Gift Shop are also available at the premises for your convenience.
This tour concludes at the pier.
Please note: This tour requires a minimal amount of walking. All Rain Forest Sky Rides properties are non-smoking. For the optional walk, closed shoes or sandals are mandatory (no flip flops or high heels). It is also recommended to bring an umbrella or rain poncho in case of unexpected, island rain showers. This tour has neither age restrictions nor physical restrictions and is wheelchair accessible. However, due to the bus ride on windy roads, this tour is not recommended for guests who suffer from motion sickness. The transfer is approximately 30 minutes without guide or commentary. A signed waiver is required to participate in this excursion.
Indulge your senses in style and comfort during this relaxing, full-day excursion to the idyllic Sandals Regency La Toc Golf Resort and Spa.
Sandals Regency La Toc Golf Resort and Spa
Depart the pier for the short drive to the Sandals Regency La Toc Golf Resort and Spa. En route, pass through the Castries City, then ascend La Toc Hill en route to the resort's tropical entrance, which is lined with bougainvillea trees. The resort is situated on approximately 220 acres (89 hectares), with its own nine-hole golf course. Upon arrival, receive your hotel orientation, which familiarizes you with all of the amenities the resort has to offer. This resort has a sophisticated yet fun atmosphere, and is ideal for all.
Swimming, Beach and Amenities
Whilst at the resort, stroll about the grounds and marvel at the architecture and tropical gardens, or simply relax and sunbathe. The resort also offers you a choice of swimming in three large freshwater pools, or walking on golden sand to a lovely beach kissed by the Caribbean Sea. You can also partake in fun-filled complimentary activities organized by the entertainment team, or purchase an optional golf or spa package.
Your relaxing visit to the resort includes a wide array of delectable dining options. Feast on unlimited cuisine from a selection of four restaurants that include an internationally-themed restaurant, a pizzeria, an open-air Mediterranean restaurant and an Italian-themed air-conditioned restaurant. You can also sip on cocktails and drinks at any of four different bars. At the conclusion of your memorable day at the resort, re-board your coach and commence the short drive back to the pier.
Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking, at times over uneven and sandy surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, two steps leading to the main resort and 10-15 steps leading down to the main restaurant. Walking at the resort is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is recommended for guests in good physical condition, and is not suitable for guests with heart and respiratory problems, guests with neck, back, leg and/or hip conditions, guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear a swimsuit under a cover-up with beach shoes or sandals, and bring sun protection and insect repellent from the ship. Beach towels are provided. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to participate on this tour. The maximum height for each guest is approximately 74 inches (about 188 centimetres) to participate on this tour. The maximum weight is approximately 250 pounds (about 113.4 kilograms) to participate on this tour. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.
Embrace the exquisite natural beauty of St. Lucia from above and below sea-level during this half-day swimming and snorkelling excursion via catamaran.
Marigot Bay and Anse Cochon Marine Reserve
Depart the pier on-board a motorized catamaran cruiser for your scenic cruise along the west coast of St. Lucia. Bypass Marigot Bay, one of the most beautiful bays in the Caribbean, en route to the idyllic Anse Cochon Marine Reserve.
Swimming and Snorkelling
Upon arrival, ample time is made available for guided swimming and snorkelling amidst the island's vibrant marine life, or just relaxing in the Caribbean sun. Following the snorkelling portion of the tour, relax with a selection of refreshments served on-board the catamaran. At the conclusion of your visit, commence the approximately 45-minute ride back to the pier.
Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of activity and approximately 160 yards (about 146 metres) of walking, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and embark/disembark the catamaran, and 6-10 steps to enter the water via the water ladder. This tour is recommended for guests in good physical condition, and is not suitable for guests with heart and respiratory problems, guests with neck, back, leg and/or hip conditions, guests prone to seasickness, guests with limited mobility, and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear a swimsuit under a cover-up with beach shoes or sandals, and bring sun protection, insect repellent and a towel from the ship. Life jackets, snorkel vests, fins, masks, and snorkels are provided. Guests must be at least 13 years old to participate on this tour. Guests must be at least 21 years old to consume alcoholic beverages. The maximum weight is approximately 250 pounds (about 113.4 kilograms) to participate on this tour. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Experience a bird's eye view of the Pitons, rainforest and beautiful sandy beaches during this helicopter flight-seeing excursion.
There is no better way to enjoy St. Lucia's breathtaking scenery than from the air. This exhilarating 20-minute airborne experience ranks among the island's top sightseeing options.
A short transfer brings you to St. Lucia's Helipad at Vigie airport to board the helicopter and start your flightseeing adventure. Your aircraft flies over Castries Harbour and along the western shoreline of St. Lucia. The flight continues over Marigot Bay and heads south to Soufrière, where the majestic Pitons rise directly from the sea to the sky. The return flight takes you inland for a view of St. Lucia's volcanic hot springs and tropical rain forest. At the conclusion of your flight, return to the ship with the great feeling of having experienced St. Lucia in its entire natural splendour.
Please note: This tour requires a minimum amount of walking; however guests must be able to climb in and out of a helicopter. Operation of this tour depends on weather conditions. Participation in this tour is limited to 12 guests. Seating is at the discretion of the pilot and there may be a weight restriction of 220 pounds (100 kilograms). Flight is in 6-passenger helicopters with a minimum of six guests per helicopter. Flight time is approximately 20 minutes. The configuration of seating leaves one seat not next to a window. Seating assignments are done by weight and balance of the aircraft and a window seat cannot be guaranteed. Don't forget to bring your camera.
Explore the breath-taking natural beauty, sights and sounds of St. Lucia during this memorable Jeep excursion, rainforest trek and a refreshing swim in the Caribbean Sea.
Castries Market, City Square, Morne Fortune Viewpoint, and Castries Harbour
Depart the pier aboard an open-air Jeep for the scenic, approximately 45-minute drive to the Castries Waterworks Reserve. En route, pass by the bustling, colourful Castries Market, historic Roman Catholic Churche and City Square, recently renamed the Derek Walcott Square in honour of the island's second Nobel Laureate. From here, take a short drive up Morne Fortune to the Morne Viewpoint for a spectacular panoramic view of Castries Harbour.
Chassin, La Sourcier Mountain, Castries Waterworks Reserve and Rainforest Walk
Next, re-board your coach and proceed to Chassin, located in Babonnau at the foot of La Sourcier Mountain. Upon arrival, depart your Jeep for a guided nature walk in the Castries Waterworks Reserve, the oldest protected rainforest in St. Lucia. Along the way, your guide points out towering gommiers, impressive chatanniers and strangler ficus trees, alighted upon by hummingbirds and bananaquits. In addition, see and hear the plumage and calls of the birdlife that inhabit the Caribbean Oceanic forests, and stroll through the Hummingbird Gardens for a close-up view of these playful birds. Following a comfort and refreshment stop, browse the Amazona Gift Shop before re-boarding your Jeep for a drive through the picturesque St. Lucian countryside.
Countryside Drive, Marquis Estate, Gros Islet, Pigeon Island Causeway, and Swimming
Pass through small villages for an insight into the rural local lifestyle, then head to the Marquis Estate, one of the first and largest banana plantations in St. Lucia, where, local apricot trees cast their shade over the road. After a photo stop here, re-board your Jeep for a drive toward the northern coast of the island. Pass through the small town of Gros Islet with its historic Catholic Church, then continue on to the Pigeon Island Causeway, an idyllic beach at Rodney Bay. Upon arrival, take a refreshing swim in the azure waters of the Caribbean Sea. Complimentary bottled water, sodas and rum punch are served throughout this exciting excursion. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your Jeep and commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.
Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of off-road driving over bumpy and uneven natural surfaces and inclines, and a moderate amount of walking, at times over uneven, cobblestone and natural surfaces, with a few steep steps to negotiate to get on/off the Jeep and 200 steps during the rainforest walk. This tour is not suitable for pregnant guests, guests with neck/back problems, guests with heart/respiratory conditions, guests with limited mobility, and guests who utilise a wheelchair; guests must be able to get in/out of the Jeep without assistance. Guests must follow the safety instructions of their guides at all times, and, for safety reasons, must remain seated with their seatbelts fastened once the vehicle is in motion; the seatbelts are lap belts. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection, insect repellent, a bathing suit and towel from the ship. Guests must be at least eight years old to participate on this tour. The maximum age to participate on this tour is 70 years old. Guests must weigh less than 270 pounds (about 122 kilograms) to participate on this tour. Guests must be at least 21 years old to be served alcoholic beverages. The tour sequence may vary.
Experience 'gliding' island style on this fun, safe and environmentally friendly half-day Segway tour.
Depart the pier by coach and make the journey north to the Segway Welcome Centre. Upon arrival, you will receive a safety briefing and instruction, followed by some practice time on the Segway Practice Track before beginning your adventure.
Mount Pimard and Pebble Beach
Following your guide, glide over the scenic nature trail up beautiful Mount Pimard to enjoy breath-taking views of St. Lucia's dramatic West Coast. Along the route, your guide tells you about everything from the beautiful flowers and butterflies to the battles between the English and French for the fair 'Helen of the West', St. Lucia.
Continue on to your first stop, Pebble Beach where local fishermen are often seen hunting for dinner and many rock skipping contests have been waged. Next, head up the mountain side with many photo spots and educational stops along the way; stops such as the now sealed bunkers that once served as tunnels, storage and lookouts for the American military during World War II.
Refreshments and Belle View Point
Arriving at the island's highest view point, Morne Pimard, enjoy refreshment consisting of local juices and fruits. You are invited to join in on a short optional walk up the volcanic masterpiece and experience 'Stone Face Fish Pond'; be sure to bring some fish food and your cameras. As you begin your descent toward the beach, take a detour and enjoy Belle View Point for panoramic views of Pigeon Island, Reduit Beach, The Rodney Bay Marina and the Caribbean Sea.
Enjoy a relaxing glide along the beach, passing the ever accommodating Lucian-Style Beach Hut and feeling the sea breeze cool your soul. Your Pimard experience comes to an enjoyable end upon your return to the centre.
Re-board your transfer for the short trip back to Castries and your awaiting ship.
Please note: This tour requires an extensive amount activity and guests must be in good physical condition to participate. A waiver/release is required to participate. This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. We suggest wearing light-weight, comfortable clothing, rubber-soled footwear, sun protection and insect repellent. We recommend that guests bring a camera; each segway has a small bag attached that can be used to hold personal items. Helmets are provided and must be worn at all times while on the Segway. Elbow and knee pads are also provided; although we highly recommend their use, they are not mandatory. Minimum age to participate is 12 accompanied by parent.
Embrace the scenic splendour of St. Lucia from a unique perspective during this exhilarating, half-day hiking excursion up Mt. Pimard.
Castries, Rodney Bay and Mt. Pimard Hike
Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 30-minute drive to Rodney Bay, site of the base of iconic Mt. Pimard, a private nature reserve. Upon arrival, begin your guided extensive hike to its breathtakingly beautiful summit. Aside from hiking the Pitons, this is the only other mountain hike on St. Lucia that is surrounded by 180 degrees of water.
Pigeon Point, Pitons, Mt. Gimmie, Reduit Beach, Gros Islet, and the Caribbean Sea
During your ascent of Mt. Pimard, learn about the captivating history of St. Lucia. Upon reaching the summit, take in spectacular panoramic views from the northern part of the island. Sights to be seen include Rodney Bay, Pigeon Point, the Pitons (on a clear day), Mt. Gimmie, Reduit Beach, Gros Islet, and the Caribbean Sea. After descending Mt. Pimard, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.
Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking and standing for approximately 3.5 miles (about 5.6 kilometres), at times over uneven and inclined natural surfaces, hills and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and 20 steps at Mt. Pimard. This tour is recommended for guests in good physical condition only. This tour is not suitable for pregnant guests, guests with neck/back problems, guests with heart/respiratory conditions, guests with limited mobility, and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with sturdy, closed-toe hiking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Guests must be at least 12 years old to participate on this tour. A signed waiver is required to participate on this tour. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.
Bask in the elegance of a tropical paradise during this unforgettable, full-day excursion to the exclusive Ladera Resort in the Piton mountains including a catamaran cruise from Marigot Bay.
Castries, Morne Fortune Viewpoint and Soufriere
Depart the pier for the short drive through Castries to the Morne Fortune Viewpoint, which offers spectacular panoramic views over Castries Barbour. After your photo stop here, re-board your coach for about 1.5 hours drive traversing the rolling countryside, mountains and small villages to the town of Soufriere, home of the luxurious Ladera Resort.
Ladera Resort and Lunch
St. Lucia's most renowned tropical getaway, Ladera was the first Caribbean resort to be rated #1 by the 'Conde Nast Traveler©'. Ladera's awe-inspiring setting is nestled in the foreground of the island's most notable landmark, the Pitons, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Upon arrival, proceed for a gourmet lunch at the award-winning Dasheene restaurant, and some free time to explore this beautiful property.
West Coast Cruise and Marigot Bay
Next, re-board your coach and drive to the Soufriere docks. Upon arrival, embark for a cruise back up the west coast and a swim in exquisite Marigot Bay, one of the most beautiful bays in the Caribbean. Back on the boat, relax with refreshments, soak up the sun, and marvel at the verdant green hillsides and swaying palms that surround you. Your tour concludes with an approximately one-hour ride back to the pier.
Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 200 yards (about 183 meters) with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and embark/disembark the boat, six-ten steps leading to the Dasheen restaurant, and four-six steps within the restaurant. This tour is recommended for guests in good physical condition, and is not suitable for guests with heart and respiratory problems, guests with neck, back, leg and/or hip conditions, guests prone to seasickness, guests with limited mobility, and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear a swimsuit under a cover-up with beach shoes or sandals, and bring sun protection, insect repellent and a towel from the ship. The use of Ladera Resort pool and other amenities is not included and it is reserved to Hotel guests. Guests must be 21 years of age to participate on this tour. The maximum height for each guest is approximately 74 inches (about 188 centimetres) to participate on this tour. The maximum weight is approximately 250 pounds (about 113.4 kilograms) to participate on this tour. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment. A motor boat may occasionally be used instead of a catamaran for the return trip.
This half-day tour provides a glimpse of St. Lucia's scenic beauty and introduces you to St. Lucia's major highlights and culture along with the opportunity to 'Give Back' to the community.
Castries' surroundings offer many spectacular panoramas and interesting venues that may be discovered a short distance from the island's capital. Departing from the cruise terminal, journey through the city of Castries and the winding curves heading up the Morne where you can marvel at the lush vegetation and homes perched along the hillside.
A stop is made at St. Marks, a rambling colonial house that stands on the hillside overlooking the harbour. Capture the magnificence of the Castries harbour amidst the deep blue sea with a green backdrop. On a clear day, view Martinique out in the distance along the northern coastline. Enjoy typical creole snacks and a tasty rum punch or fruit juice in the old colonial home.
Caribelle Batik Studios and Howelton Estate
Take a short drive to Caribelle Batik Studios/Howelton Estate to see the artful process of hand-blocked material. The enterprise is housed in a charming Victorian mansion that, according to local legend, is haunted. Take some time to browse in the showroom for colourful resort wear and souvenirs for which Caribelle Batik is justifiably famous. At this enchanting building enjoy a brief demonstration on the art of Batik.
Fond Latisab Creole Park
Depart for a drive through the countryside to Fond Latisab - Taste St. Lucia's very own local Creole traditions as you join a cultural tour of the Fond Latisab Creole Park in the beautiful community of Babonneau. Experience cultural practices such as; the preparation of cassava bread, cooking on macambou leaves, and the very authentic display of wood-sawing, all while the Chak-Chak band plays traditional music in the background.
Discover the ancient Amerindian manner as you witness several traditional practices. See the fascinating method of log sawing to the rhythmic music of a local Chak-Chak band as you experience a glimpse into the rich folk heritage of St. Lucia. You might even be able to learn a few words of Patois, the language of Creole heavily laced with French, African and English grammar. You'll have the opportunity to taste the cassava bread and a local fruit drink before returning to your ship.
Please note: Tour involves moderate walking with steps at various sites. It is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and those who utilise a wheelchair. Comfortable rubber-soled shoes are recommended. Guests must be at least 21 years old to participate in the tasting of alcoholic beverages. Order of sites visited may vary. A minimum number of guests per guide are required for operation of this tour.
Discover the unique flavours and cuisine of St. Lucia during this memorable, half-day cooking excursion with lunch.
Rodney Bay Village & Marina and Cap Estate
Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 30-minute drive to the island's northern coast, and a visit to the Spices Cooking Studio. En route, pass by Rodney Bay Village, the Rodney Bay Marina and through the residential area of Cap Estate. The Spices Cooking Studio is a modern, beautifully decorated St. Lucian home that offers breath-taking views of the Atlantic side of the island and neighbouring homes.
Spices Cooking Studio and Lunch
Upon arrival, visit the charming herb garden before proceeding to the Cooking Studio. After being welcomed with a local fruit juice or water and assigned to your shared cooking station, begin your memorable cooking experience. Learn the secrets behind traditional St. Lucian cooking, then dine al fresco (weather permitting) on the dishes you've helped to prepare. At the conclusion of your meal, re-board the coach and commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.
Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking and a moderate amount of standing, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and four-six steps at the cooking studio. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, flat, rubber-soled walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.