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 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. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.
    • Adult from: £81,34 GBP
    • Child from: £56,69 GBP
    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 the Old Sugar Mill 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. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.
    • Adult from: £81,34 GBP
    • Child from: £56,69 GBP
    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 complimentary 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. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.
    • Adult from: £64,91 GBP
    • Child from: £40,26 GBP
    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. The mud will be made available to apply. 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.


    Need to Know:

    Note: There are 10-12 steps at the Sulphur Spring Park as well as entering the black water pools. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.
    • Adult from: £81,34 GBP
    • Child from: £56,69 GBP
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Meal
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    BEST OF SOUFRIERE BY SPEEDBOAT

    Castries, St. Lucia

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    OVERVIEW
    Cruise along the island’s gorgeous western shore in a speedboat for an indulgent adventure that includes swimming, snorkeling and luxuriating in a mud bath. As you race down the coast, you will pass jungle-like forests, beautiful beach-rimmed coves and the iconic Pitons, twin volcanic spires that are so geologically and biologically significant that UNESCO declared them to be a World Heritage site. After disembarking in Soufriere in the shadow of the Pitons, you will travel through the world’s only “drive-in volcano,” an eerie landscape of bubbling sulfur springs that the geothermal activity below causes. You will then ease into a mineral-rich mud bath with therapeutic benefits that supposedly range from reducing inflammation to detoxifying the body. Then it’s back to the sea in the speedboat, which will bring you to the magnificent beach Anse Chastanet. Feel free to take a refreshing swim and behold the marine wonderland beneath the surface by snorkeling.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Race along the naturally beautiful western coast of St. Lucia in a speedboat.
    • See the towering Pitons, twin volcanic spires that are a UNESCO World Heritage site.
    • Relax in a mineral-rich mud bath that may have therapeutic benefits.
    • Swim and snorkel in the turquoise waters off Anse Chastanet beach.


    HELPFUL HINTS
    • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
    • Bring a swimsuit, hat, and sunscreen
    • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes

    Need to Know:

    Note: Not suitable for persons with walking disabilities


    • Adult from: £147,07 GBP
    • Child from: £147,07 GBP
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Limited Accessibility
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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: £40,26 GBP
    • Child from: £40,26 GBP
    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: £105,99 GBP
    • Child from: £64,91 GBP
    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 – The Pearl. 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: £89,56 GBP
    • Child from: £64,91 GBP
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Age
    • Snack
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    Rainforest Aerial Tram

    Castries, St. Lucia

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    The Rainforest Sky Ride in St. Lucia provides you with a bird's eye view of a truly mature oceanic rainforest. Nurtured by warm, gentle rains and rich volcanic soils, St. Lucia's forests have achieved a state of ancient majesty. 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, and gommier trees tower over the landscape and provide food and shelter for St. Lucia's endemic and endangered parrot. Experience St. Lucia's forest and witness this ancient celebration of color and life. At the end of your Tram Ride, there is an optional walk through the beautiful Hummingbird Garden.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Restaurant facilities and a snack bar are available for an additional charge at the premises for your convenience. The walk though the Hummingbird Garden is approximately 15 to 20 minutes and guests will be walking on uneven terrain, small garden stones and would have to climb approximately 25 to 30 steps.
    • Adult from: £130,64 GBP
    • Child from: £122,42 GBP
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Family Recommended
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    Sky Canopy & Aerial Tram

    Castries, St. Lucia

    Duration 4 3/4 hrs

    Travel through St. Lucia's countryside and the communities of Babonneau, Fond Assau and Chassin. Upon arrival at the Rain Forest Sky Rides Eco Park you'll gear up as your naturalist tour guide gives a safety introduction and then accompanies a group of no more than eight persons to the training cable for a trial run. After successfully completing the training cable, board the Aerial Tram which will transfer you through the wonders of the rainforest to the top station where you disembark. Continue on a trail descending through the thicket of the rainforest and after a hike of approximately 15 minutes you reach the first sky canopy platform.


    The first zip cable is only the beginning of an exhilarating experience. In all, you'll glide along eight zip cables. Fly among the high rainforest trees and enjoy great views of the north of the island, Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. After this exhilarating experience, board the aerial tram and relax in the comfort of your gondola while you enjoy fantastic views and the nature around you.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be at least 5 years of age and weigh no more than 350 lbs. The minimum waist measurement for the safety harness is 45.7 cm/18 inches and the maximum waist is 127 cm/50 inches.
    • Adult from: £130,64 GBP
    • Child from: £122,42 GBP
    DURATION 4 3/4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Weight
    • Age
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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: £53,41 GBP
    • Child from: £36,97 GBP
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Family Recommended
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    Historical Island Tour

    Castries, St. Lucia

    Duration 3 hrs

    Your tour begins with a drive through the capital, Castries, up along the La Toc road to the La Toc Battery. Here many stories will be told of how the British defended the island against the French. Continue your journey bypassing the official residence of the Governor General before driving through the historic Morne complex to view the Inniskilling Monument which was erected in honor of the 27th Inniskilling Regiment who captured the Morne from the French for the British in 1796. Traveling on, you’ll pass banana plantations in the valley before stopping in the village of Anse la Raye - a typical fishing village.


    Stroll along the waterfront and visit the Roman Catholic Church or shop for a memento of your visit to the island. A stop is made at the Marigot Bay viewpoint to capture the tranquil blue lagoon surrounded by the green hills. Heading up from the valley, visit St. Mark’s - an old colonial style house which is strategically placed high up in the hills and offers a panoramic view. Capture the magnificence of Castries harbor and your cruise ship as a backdrop, amidst the deep blue sea.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be at least 5 years of age.
    • Adult from: £48,48 GBP
    • Child from: £40,26 GBP
    DURATION 3 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Age
    • Family Recommended

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 Sunday, August 14, 2022 at 02:32pm