SHORE EXCURSIONS

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    Between the Pitons Catamaran Cruise

    Castries, St. Lucia

    Duration 4 hrs

    Enjoy a fun cruise along St. Lucia’s coastline to experience the magnificent Pitons. As your catamaran sails out of Castries harbor, you’ll cruise along the west coast, passing the picturesque peninsulas of Vigie and La Toc. Sit out on deck to enjoy the sun and beautiful views – there’s also a cockpit onboard for those that may prefer shade. Take in the lush vegetation of the coastline and the small villages of Anse la Raye and Canaries. Continue on to Soufriere Bay where you’ll see the Petit and Gros Pitons rising majestically 2,600 feet out of the sea. Enjoy great photo opportunities, capturing this wonder of nature as the catamaran circles the bay.


    Continue your cruise along the coast to the scenic bay of Anse Cochon where an assortment of dry snacks will be served along with refreshing beverages before taking a relaxing swim in the lovely waters of the Caribbean Sea. Cruise to the idyllic Marigot Bay, one of the island’s most beautiful bays, famous for many battles between the English and the French. Enjoy Caribbean music as you cruise back to the pier.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be at least 4 years of age. The cockpit is spacious but cannot accommodate all guests.
    • Adult from: C132.55 CAD
    • Child from: C92.38 CAD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Family Recommended
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    Touch The Iconic Pitons

    Castries, St. Lucia

    Duration 6 hrs

    Enjoy a 90-minute drive along the island’s gorgeous western coastline offering views of the hilly ranchland and postcard-like vistas of mountains, ocean and quaint fishing villages. Hike along a nature trail that will present spectacular views of the island’s signature Pitons and then take a dip in the cool waters at the base of a waterfall. This adventure is all about the great outdoors and panoramic views, starting with the sights from atop Morne Fortune. From this former military outpost, you will gaze out over Castries and the turquoise seas beyond.


    The scenery will be even more memorable as you follow the Tet Paul Nature Trail. It will present close-up views of St. Lucia’s most iconic natural attraction—the Pitons, twin volcanic spires that soar high above the sea. They are so spectacular, along with the flora and fauna that thrive around their bases, that UNESCO deemed the surrounding area a World Heritage site. Following the hike, you can swim in the refreshing pool at the bottom of the Toraille waterfall and then dine on Creole cuisine at a beachfront restaurant.


    Need to Know:

    Note: The completion time of the walk on the trail depends on the pace of the touring group. The walk is not strenuous, but participants must be able to manage unlevel surfaces and steps. Guests can swim under the waterfall. Bring towels and sunscreen lotion.
    • Adult from: C113.80 CAD
    • Child from: C60.25 CAD
    DURATION 6 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Open Fun Bus Tour

    Castries, St. Lucia

    Duration 4 hrs

    OVERVIEW
    Take an entertaining ride through the countryside in a vintage, open-air bus that will bring you to the beach for even more fun. It’s all about having a good time on this carefree jaunt around St. Lucia. The bus is brightly colored, Caribbean music will be playing in the background and the drinks will be flowing freely. Along the way, you will see some of the signature attractions in the northern part of the island, including horseshoe-shaped Rodney Bay. In the town of Gros Islet, you will pause at the St. Joseph the Worker Church, a Catholic landmark erected to honor where the first priests settled in St. Lucia in 1749. The fun really crescendos at a nearby beach, where you can spend free time doing whatever you please. You might swim in the crystal-clear waters, stretch out on the sand, bask in the sun, and beachcomb along the shore.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Ride around the northern reaches of St. Lucia in a brightly colored vintage bus.
    • Enjoy nonstop drinks and Caribbean music, as the guide points out the scenic attractions.
    • Spend free time at a popular beach, swimming, relaxing and doing whatever else you wish.

    HELPFUL HINTS
    • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing, brings towels and biodegradable sunscreen.
    • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.

    Need to Know:

    Note: Beach chairs and umbrellas are available for rent at the beach. Persons using foldable wheelchairs but can manage to walk will be allowed to participate on the tour.
    • Adult from: C92.38 CAD
    • Child from: C52.22 CAD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Volcanic Mud Bath Experience

    Castries, St. Lucia

    Duration 5 hrs

    Enjoy a 90-minute drive along the island’s gorgeous western coastline offering views of the hilly ranchland and postcard-like vistas of mountains, ocean and quaint fishing villages. Reap the benefits of soaking in a volcanic mud pool at Sulphur Springs Park, the largest geothermal area in the Lesser Antilles. As you enter what is billed as “the world’s only drive-in volcano,” you will pass bubbling hot springs and steam rising from vents in the earth’s surface known as fumaroles. It will be quite the experience, especially as you ease into a warm volcanic mud bath with minerals said to soothe the skin, detoxify the body and reduce inflammation from conditions such as arthritis. One attribute is undeniable—you can’t help but be completely relaxed while soaking in the warm sulphur-infused mud. To enhance the feeling, you will also be treated to a full-body rubdown with more mud. It is no wonder that the pools are one of the most popular attractions in St. Lucia. To round out your day, you will pause at an old sugar mill and linger over a sumptuous lunch at a beachfront restaurant.


    Need to Know:

    Note: There are 10-12 steps at the Sulphur Spring Park as well as entering the black water pools.
    • Adult from: C113.80 CAD
    • Child from: C60.25 CAD
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Meal
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    St. Lucia Trolley Train

    Castries, St. Lucia

    Duration 1 1/2 hrs

    Don’t miss this colourful Trolley Train ride that will take you on a short but interesting tour of the Capital of St Lucia and an excellent beach-photo-stop.


    We will start by traveling through the bustling streets of the capital. Enroute you will pass government buildings, a local craft market, colourful streets and alleys on the way to the Cathedral. We will make a short photo stop inside of this impressive church. Dated 1897, it is the largest of its kind in the Caribbean.


    Back on the train the guide will keep you informed of points of interests as the train slowly makes its way through the main city highlights en route to the beach. At the beach enjoy a complimentary rum or fruit punch while enjoying a photo stop at this picture perfect white sand beach. Put your feet in the water while feeling the refreshing breeze of the Caribbean seas.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Sun chairs and umbrellas are not included at the beach. Duration of transfers may differ due to current traffic conditions. Decent clothing required for entry into the church (no bathing suits).
    • Adult from: C60.25 CAD
    • Child from: C60.25 CAD
    DURATION 1 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Let’s Take a Selfie – Castries

    Castries, St. Lucia

    Duration 5 hrs

    Castries is the charming capital city of St. Lucia, the sort of island that travelers to the Caribbean dream about: a small, lush tropical gem that is still relatively unknown.


    Begin your journey by heading to Mount Fortune, a hill and former military outpost overlooking the harbor it was meant to protect, definitely the place where you can both admire the view and capture your cruise ship photos. Here you will also take amazing selfies at The Old Barracks.


    The tour then goes to Castries Central Market, St. Lucia's most colorful and largest open-air market. This is the perfect stop for buying fruits, vegetables and handmade crafts while taking amazing photos with the locals!


    Rodney Marina Bay will be the next place to take a great selfie, stroll among the floating village of yachts for a great photo shooting on a Marina that is now the second largest yachting center in the Caribbean Sea.


    Finally visit the most popular shore on St. Lucia, Reduit Beach. 5 miles of invitingly soft white sand and vivid turquoise waters. Stroll by the shore for an easygoing beach experience or swim in the calm blue waters of the Caribbean Sea.


    Discover Castries’s most epic spots to snap your selfies while enjoying and learning about its history and culture.


    Selfie Spots:
    • Mount Fortune
    • The Old Barracks
    • Central Market
    • Rodney Marina Bay
    • Reduit Beach

    Need to Know:

    Note: Bring your own cellphone or camera for this tour. Tour not recommended for guests on wheelchairs. Tour Sequence may vary.
    • Adult from: C132.55 CAD
    • Child from: C105.77 CAD
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Lucian Pirates Fun Cruise

    Castries, St. Lucia

    Duration 4 hrs

    Looking for a fun filled day? The entire family is welcomed aboard the replica 16th century pirate galleon - Black Magic. After boarding you’ll set sail along the west coast offering many scenic views before entering Rodney Bay and sighting historical Pigeon Island. Anchor will be dropped close to one of the beaches for swimming. Try walking the plank, swinging from the yard arm or learn how to fire the cannons.


    You’ll have endless fun on board as the crew keeps you entertained with water guns, face painting and an exciting treasure hunt. Enjoy music on your return journey and learn some Caribbean dance moves or join the conga line! Rum punch, water and soda are complimentary, beer is available for cash purchase.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be between 4 and 80 years of age. Persons with heart or respiratory conditions, back, neck, leg or hip conditions are not able to participate. Participants must be at least 21 years of age to consume alcohol. Swimsuit should be worn under your clothes or change on board. Bring a towel, sunscreen and wear rubber soled sandals or shoes.
    • Adult from: C132.55 CAD
    • Child from: C92.38 CAD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Age
    • Snack
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    Island Splendor

    Castries, St. Lucia

    Duration 4 hrs

    Departing the quayside, you will drive through the city of Castries. Your first stop is at Caribelle Batik Studio where you'll learn about the batik printing process during a brief demonstration. You will then enjoy a spectacular drive along a ridge separating the Cul de Sac Valley from Roseau Valley. Admire the impressive views of picturesque Marigot and the lush mountains of St. Lucia during a brief photo stop here.


    Travelling down the west coast, you'll pass through the small fishing village of Anse la Raye for a short stop to enjoy the local lifestyle. You can stroll through to the old Roman Catholic churchyard for photos and mingle with the street vendors. The highlight of the tour will be a visit to a 150 year old plantation located on two acres of tropical gardens and lush vegetation of historical Morne Fortune lending breathtaking views of the city.

    • Adult from: C78.99 CAD
    • Child from: C38.83 CAD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Family Recommended
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    St. Lucia Catamaran Snorkel & Sail

    Castries, St. Lucia

    Duration 4 hrs

    Explore St. Lucia’s amazing underwater world as you snorkel at one of best locations on the island. Float along on the ocean's surface as you discover coral reefs teaming with multi colored fish feeding on plants and algae. You may also see crustaceans as they tread along white soft corals, sea fans and sponges fluttering in the current. Your certified crew will brief you on snorkeling techniques, ocean safety and equipment use. Snorkel equipment such as masks, fins, snorkels and certified snorkel guides are provided. Guests must know how to swim.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be at least 10 years of age, weigh no more than 280 lbs., and be at least 48 inches tall.
    • Adult from: C92.38 CAD
    • Child from: C65.60 CAD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Age
    • Height
    • Weight
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    Rum Taster’s Thrill & Marigot Bay

    Castries, St. Lucia

    Duration 3 hrs

    Take a journey that encompasses the production of rum and the historical and cultural heritage of the island. Drive through the town of Castries up to Morne Fortune for a spectacular view of Castries Harbor and the northern landscape. Continue on to Eudovic’s Art Studio for a carving demonstration and the chance to purchase a locally carved wooden sculpture. Take a scenic drive to the Marigot Bay viewpoint, one of the most beautiful bays in the Caribbean - home to resorts, villas and yachts. Continue on to the rum distillery to see how rum is made and learn what gives each, its own distinct flavor.


    From molasses vats holding the dark thick aromatic raw material to the pot and columns stills, you’ll engage all of your senses and understand the art of making rum. Walk through the Carnival section where colorful costumes and the melodic sounds of steel pan surround you. At the end of the tour you’ll be able to sample a wide range of rums – such as spice rum, crème liqueur or premium sipping rum. You'll also have an opportunity to purchase your favorite one at the Rhythm of Rum shop.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be at least 18 years of age, weigh a maximum of 250 lbs. with a maximum height of 6ft. 2 in. Bring a camera and US dollars for purchases at the Art Studio or Rum Distillery. Wear cool comfortable clothing and flat rubber soled shoes.
    • Adult from: C78.99 CAD
    • Child from: C52.22 CAD
    DURATION 3 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Age
    • Height
    • Weight
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    Soufriere by Land & Sea

    Castries, St. Lucia

    Duration 6 1/2 hrs

    Enjoy a scenic tour of the island by land and sea including views of The Pitons – a UNESCO World Heritage site. Savor a typical Creole lunch at the enchanting Morne Coubaril Estate before boarding your catamaran to cruise along the island’s west coast and stop for a swim.


    Depart the pier by bus for a scenic drive to the Marigot Bay viewpoint continuing through the fishing village of Anse la Raye, with a brief stop at Horizons offering views of the island's west coastline and lush tropical landscape. Guests may have the opportunity of seeing how some of the local snacks such a Accras and Bakes are prepared and to purchase them. Continue through the town of Soufriere where the magnificent Pitons are not to be missed. Drive to Toraille Waterfall and take a cool dip in this cascading 50 foot waterfall. Take a short drive to Morne Coubaril Estate, a 17th century plantation. Upon arrival take a guided tour and then enjoy a Creole buffet lunch in a rustic restaurant. Continue to the Soufriere docks and board your catamaran for a cruise along the rugged west coast. Spend time swimming in one of the bays. Cruise through Marigot Bay before returning to your ship.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be a minimum of 5 years of age, weigh no more than 250 lbs. and maximum height of 6’2”. Participants starting the tour by bus first will return to Castries by catamaran and vice versa. Wear swimsuit, comfortable clothing and flat rubber soled shoes. Bring sunscreen, towels and your camera. All guests must be in good health without back, leg, hip, neck or respiratory conditions.
    • Adult from: C145.94 CAD
    • Child from: C100.42 CAD
    DURATION 6 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Age
    • Weight
    • Height
    • Meal
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    La Soufriere Volcano

    Castries, St. Lucia

    Duration 5 1/2 hrs

    Your bus will pass through the bustling city of Castries which consists of the colorful market place and the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, with its magnificent paintings by a famous local artist - Dunstan St. Omer. A panoramic view of the island can be seen from Morne Fortune before traveling through the lush Cul de Sac and Roseau banana plantations on to picturesque Marigot Bay of movie fame. Continuing your scenic drive along a winding road on the edge of a rainforest with an abundance of tropical flowers and trees, you’ll reach the town of Soufriere. Here, the dramatic Pitons, rising more than 2,500 feet/760 meters, tower over the entire area.


    You’ll enjoy a short guided visit of the Sulphur Springs, the Caribbean's only “drive-in volcano”, so called as you can drive right into the crater. Next, you’ll visit the Maranatha Garden or Prayer Park, where an array of exotic and brightly colored flowers, fruit trees and colorful birds mingle. This is a perfect setting for garden lovers and for taking pictures. Enjoy a refreshing drink at the Beacon view point and hilltop restaurant, situated on three naturally ventilated balconies. From here, you can admire stunning views of the Pitons, the Caribbean Sea and the Soufriere Valley before returning to Castries harbor. Local snacks are available for purchase at the restaurant.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be at least 6 years of age.
    • Adult from: C100.42 CAD
    • Child from: C60.25 CAD
    DURATION 5 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Age

Please note: The information in this document was current at time of printing. Tour descriptions and prices vary by ship and sailing date and are subject to change without notice. Log into My NCL for the applicable information specific to your cruise.

Printed on Thursday, March 04, 2021 at 07:12am