St. Lucia Shore Excursions From Cruise Port In 2020
Read on for our top selection of the best St. Lucia shore excursions in 2020. The tours are designed for all ages and cater for small groups, making them extra special and informative. Spend a day on a glorious sun-filled beach. Sail on a luxury catamaran and then jump off and snorkel in the crystal clear turquoise waters. See the lush rainforest from high up on a silent aerial tram or zoom along in a zipline. Historians will enjoy a tour of Castries and nature lovers will be delighted by the abundance of flora and fauna on the nature trails.
Top St Lucia Island Activities
Half-Day St. Lucia Tour
What better way to compliment your already fantastic cruise than to dock at the Castries cruise port and enjoy a St. Lucia shore excursion, soaking up the warm tropical sun and exploring until your heart is content. With the Half-Day Island Tour, you will spend 6 hours touring the island in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle. Head to the city centre where you will see the community college that has been transformed from the old barracks during the war. Then stop at a large banana plantation where you will be able to sample delicious banana products including banana ketchup and banana barbecue sauce. DonÕt forget your camera because there will certainly be opportunities to take some great photos of Marigot Bay and the gorgeous green rainforest. Sound good? Here is the cherry on top. Next, head to the only drive-in volcano in the world, and enjoy a magical mud bath followed by a refreshing and cleansing shower under a waterfall!
North Island Boat Tour and Reduit Beach Relaxation with Creole Lunch
So, you have had a wonderful time cruising the Caribbean but want a little time relaxing on one of those magical islands youÕve heard so much about, with sprawling white shorelines, crystal waters and gently swaying palm trees? Well, this is the perfect St. Lucia shore excursion for you and is the only boat tour that takes you to the northern section of the Island. This Boat, Beach and Lunch combination tour will have you smiling from ear to ear. Begin with a speed boat tour of Rodney Bay with stops at some sneaky hiding spots that pirates used in the 18th century. Next, head to Reduit beach where you will be served rum punch on arrival followed by a traditional Creole lunch prepared on shore. Spend the next few hours on your own terms. Sports lovers can try some jet skiing or parasailing and the others can opt for a more relaxed time and work on your tan. Great for the whole family!
Castries City Walking Tour
Leave the beach for a while and learn about the wonderful history of Castries, with a Castries City Walking Tour. It lasts for 3 hours and will take you on a fascinating journey of discovery of the city capital. Set off on foot and get your blood circulating as you head from attraction to attraction with fantastic guides eager to entertain you with stories and facts of St. Lucia. Smell the rich spicy scents in the air as you head toward the local produce markets. Pass through the stall filled with colourful crafts and local herbs and spices. Then, head to the breath-taking St. Lucia Cathedral called the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, with a very interesting story behind it. Next, it is off to Dereck Walcott Square, named after two noble laureates. Along the tour, your guides will fill the atmosphere with historical facts of Castries and take you to the perfect spots for a couple of great pictures. End this St. Lucia shore excursion mingling with the locals as you pass through Constitution Park.
Private Speedboat Soufriere Tour with Mud Bath and Beach Time
Picture spending the day treating your skin to a wonderful mineral mud bath in the centre of a volcano. Then picture cleaning off the mud under a majestic waterfall. If this sounds like your cup of tea then this is the St. Lucia shore excursion for you. Pack your swimwear and swap your cruise ship for a private 22 foot boat as you travel around the island taking in all the tropical sites. As your boat docks, depart onto an air-conditioned vehicle that will take you to La Soufriere. As you draw closer, the Pitons, St. LuciaÕs famous landmark will come into view. These imposing volcanic twin mountain formations are complete with mineral rich mud baths, that you cannot resist climbing into. DonÕt worry there is a cool waterfall just around the corner to have the best natural shower of your life! End the day by heading to Sugar Beach for a refreshing swim or some snorkelling.
Reduit Beach Shuttle Service
Now set off for a day on land! Take a shuttle to one of the most famous beaches in all of the Caribbean. With the St. Lucia shore excursion: Reduit Beach Shuttle Service you will have the opportunity to spend some quality time on the beach.
Sip on a refreshing local beer, or soda, as you depart the port and head to Rodney bay. As the gleaming turquoise water comes into view, you will have the feeling that this is going to be the perfect day. Spend some time relaxing on the shore, or frolicking in the water. Enjoy locally prepared dishes for lunch complete with exotic cocktails. After lunch, venture a short way on foot to Rodney Bay village and pick up a few souvenirs for your friends back home or if you are feeling lucky, play the slot machines at the only casino on the island. Cha-Ching!
Land and Sea Adventure
Experience all that paradise has to offer both on land and at sea with this fabulous St. Lucia shore excursion. Start your adventure by travelling by boat to the quaint town of Soufriere home to the iconic and imposing twin volcanic peaks. Climb into a luxury vehicle and head to your first destination, the Sulphur Springs, the only drive-in volcano across the globe. Spend some time in the muddy baths, treating your skin, before rinsing off in the cascading waters of a majestic waterfall nearby. Back at the dock, head to Sugar Beach, the most glorious beach on the island. Snorkelling will definitely be on the cards so remember your underwater camera. Other stops include a bat cave, home to thousands of tropical fruit bats, optional for the brave! Then explore the scenic Marigot Bay and an amazing natural bridge known as the Tunnel of Love.
Get ready for a exhilarating ride on an ATV on our next St. Lucia shore excursion, you will have the time of your life. The tour lasts for 3 hours and is limited to 8 people, making it great for families or a group of friends. First, head to a banana plantation that is still functioning today and learn about the art of banana farming. You might even be lucky enough to try some delicious banana ketchup! Continue along the off-road trails pass Marquis Bay where you will see the remains of an old sugar mill, water wheel, a locomotive and slave quarters. Next, enjoy some fresh fruit juice at Grande Anse Beach, also home to leatherback and hawksbill turtles and nesting ground for these magnificent creatures during the months of March and August. Learn how researchers keep track of the turtles and their offspring. DonÕt forget your camera!
Aerial Tram and Rainforest Tour
If you have never ridden on an aerial tram, this St. Lucia shore excursion is a must! Join a tour will take you on the adventure of a lifetime. Board an aerial tram high above the rainforest floor and begin your journey. As the tram glides silently through the forest, you will be exposed to all the magical sights and sounds of the jungle. Catch a glimpse of the native parrot, the Jacquot, now an endangered species, as well as a small guinea pig-like creature called the agouti. Be captivated by the colourful vegetation around you and the sweet earthy smells that fill the air as your guide gives you insight to the various plant and animal life that you come across. Your camera is a necessity for this one! The tour departs from the park in Chassin, about 7km from the cruise port and lasts for about 2.5 hours.
Rainforest Aerial Tram and Zipline Canopy Tour
Take soaring over the tropical rainforest to the next level with this St. Lucia shore excursion. Feel a rush of adrenaline as you fly, like the engendered Jacquot parrot, over the forest canopy. This awe-inspiring tour offers two ways to see the forest from high up, one relaxed and one thrilling! Begin your trip with an aerial tram ride through the forest, spotting indigenous fauna and flora complete with fantastic facts about each one you see from your friendly guide. Once you reach the top of the mountain, it's time to kick it up a notch. Exit the tram and hike through the dense green forest to the first zipline platform. Clip yourself in and kick off soaring through the forest, spotting amazing forest sights from a bird's eye view. Zoom across the ten ziplines and snap some pictures of the most beautiful views in the Caribbean, they will certainly take your breath away!
Get those legs moving and the blood pumping in the great outdoors. Fill your lungs with oxygen-rich air and nose with smells of sweet earthy vegetation. On the Rainforest Walk all of your senses will surely be treated.
Once you are collected from the cruise port you will be taken to the rainforest where you will begin your fantastic nature-filled St. Lucia shore excursion. Along with your guide, keeping you company with enchanting stories and interesting facts, head into the forest. Immediately you will be filled with a sense of awe as you spot wild anthurium lilies, blue mahout trees and smell the spicy scent of wild nutmeg. Mangrove cuckoos peak out at you as you pass their nests. Hear the song of the St. Lucian Parrot and watch out not to disturb the lazy boa constrictor lying in a cool spot under a tree. Take a minute to capture the beauty of this exotic place in your memory, forever. Tour lasts for about 4 hours.
Soufriere Island Delight
How about swapping that fantastic Jacuzzi on board your cruise liner with a natural mineral mud bath, which will certainly do wonders for your skin? Still not tempting enough? What if we told you it was located in a dormant volcano. Sold? Join the St. Lucia shore excursion: Soufriere Island Delight and enjoy this once in a lifetime experience. Set off from the cruise port and head to Soufriere with magnificent Pitons towering above the town. This World Heritage Site, which is over 2000 feet tall was formed by volcanic activity. Drive straight into the volcano and see the sulphur pools bubbling above the ground. Around the corner, you will find a majestic waterfall, perfect for showers after a wonderful mud bath. Next, head to Diamond Botanical Gardens where you will find warm mineral waterfalls called the Diamond Falls. This scenic journey is certainly one for the books.
Catamaran Day Sail
Sailing on a luxury catamaran is the perfect way to explore the island on this fabulous St. Lucia shore excursion. Board a stunning catamaran and secure the perfect spot on a comfortable sunbed located on its nets. Set off along St. LuciaÕs west coast as you head toward Soufriere. Once docked at Soufriere, disembark and explore the surrounding islands. Snap fantastic pictures of the St. LuciaÕs Pitons, formed from volcanic activity. Next, head to the sulphur springs created over 1000 years ago by a volcanic crater that collapsed. Continue your journey to a copra house where you will discover the process of dying coconut and using it to make soaps, oils and other products. Enjoy a luscious chocolate bar, made from the locally grown cocoa pods. Then, settle down to a delicious traditional Creole buffet lunch. Once lunch is over, head to Marigot bay for some frolicking in the water and some relaxation in the sun.
A Tour of St. Lucia
Explore, discover and enjoy this magnificent island with a 5 hour St. Lucia shore excursion that will give you the opportunity to really appreciate the beauty of this magical piece of paradise.
Head to Soufriere by a luxury vehicle passing gorgeous fishing villages, lush vegetation as well as sprawling coconut and banana plantations. Arrive at the Pitons, St. LuciaÕs most iconic landmark towering 700 meters above the ground, and admire the sulphur springs bubbling up from the ground. This is known as the worldÕs only drive-in volcano. Next, visit just one of the majestic waterfalls in St. Lucia, cascading from the heavens. Then, explore Morne Coubrail, an active plantation with a 19th-century plantation house that you will have the opportunity to tantalise your taste buds with delicious fresh fruits and tropical drinks. Satisfied, venture along the many plantation trails to see the harvesting in action before heading back to the cruise port.