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St. Lucia Rum Tasting and Distillery Half-Day Tour

1. St. Lucia Rum Tasting and Distillery Half-Day Tour

With the panoramic views of historic Morne Fortune as your backdrop, this tour will take you to one of Saint Lucia’s finest rum distilleries to meet a rum ambassador and taste some of the best rums on the island. You will be picked up from your hotel on the north of the island for the journey through banana plantations and past sugar cane crops on the way to the award-winning distillery St. Lucia Distillers. Here you will be introduced to a rum expert who will take you on a tour of the distillery. Set in the lush Roseau Valley, it is the perfect setting for a fun excursion learning about the distilling process. See pictorial displays of times gone by and of cane cutters and antique streets filled with color. After you have learnt about rum production you will get to sample the goods! Enjoy a wide variety of exotic blends of rums and liqueurs. Try to keep your head clear, as you will have the opportunity to purchase any brand at excellent prices.

St. Lucia Island: Full-Day Exploration Tour from Castries

2. St. Lucia Island: Full-Day Exploration Tour from Castries

With a unique history and culture, St. Lucia has a lot to offer, so discover the island with a knowledgeable tour guide. Tour some of the best-known spots in Castries, and along the way, head to some of the places where St Lucians love to play and have fun. In less than 7 hours you will be taken to 6 major stops across the island. This comprehensive small-group tour covers key sights on St. Lucia, which makes it ideal for first-time visitors to the island. This guided tour along the west coast, normally about 5 to 7 hours, gives you a general idea of what the island looks like. See the city of Castries and original buildings in the city, such as the Castries market, which is over 100 years old. See the biggest roman catholic church on the island, which sits about 2000 persons. From Castries, head over to Morne Fortune, and to the biggest banana plantation along the way. Your next stop is a visit to the beautiful Marigot Bay, and two fishing villages, where the condition of living is different from the city. See old timber houses and how the people live, and explore part of the rainforest and the twin pitons.

Saint Lucia: Private Island Tour with Customizable Itinerary

3. Saint Lucia: Private Island Tour with Customizable Itinerary

Spend 5 to 6 hours touring St Lucia on a private customized tour of the island's key sights. Get picked up at your hotel and head to soak in views of the famous Pitons, a drive-in volcano, Marigot Bay, Botanical Gardens, Morne Coubaril, and small fishing villages. Select the most important places of interest and your driver will customize your tour for you. Here are some options for first-time visitors looking to experience the island’s nature, history and culture. Delve into the rich volcanic history of St. Lucia Sulphur Springs Park, the Caribbean's only drive-in volcano. Witness the spectacular landmark of Petit Piton and Gros Piton, twin volcanic spires majestically soaring out of the sea. Explore nature's glory on Saint Lucia at Marigot Bay. Find yourself surrounded on 3 sides by steep, forested hills. View the Governor General Mansion, local fishing villages, and the largest banana plantation on the island. Marvel at waterfalls, the Botanical Gardens, Tet Paul Nature Trail, Morne Coubaril Estate, and more. Enjoy beach time, shopping, rum tasting, and refreshments.

St Lucia Full-Day Dream Tour

4. St Lucia Full-Day Dream Tour

Experience the most beautiful sights that the island of St Lucia has to offer on this stunning day tour. Drive through the colorful and historic city of Castries, through St. Lucia's famous banana plantations, and the scenic villages of Anse La Raye and Canarie, enjoying spectacular views and tasting of local products along the way. Cruise through the island's luscious rain forest and marvel at the spectacular twin majestic Pitons (named a World Heritage Site) as you descend in the town of lovely Soufriere. Visit the Sulfur Springs, enjoying a warm mud bath in one of its therapeutic hot mineral pools, and then feast on a mouthwatering Creole lunch at a popular local restaurant. Continue the tour with a visit to the award-winning botanical gardens and Diamond Falls, bathing in the waterfall's mineral pools and admiring the variety of wild life around you. On your return, enjoy a stunning view of Marigot Bay with a final stop at Morne Fortune for a captivating panorama of the city.

St. Lucia: 2-Hour Mount Pimard Hike

5. St. Lucia: 2-Hour Mount Pimard Hike

Explore a private nature reserve on the island of Saint Lucia. Follow its nature trails and hike up Mount Pimard for wonderful panoramic views of Rodney Bay and the surrounding islands. Your blood will get pumping as your hiking guides lead you through lush trails to Mount Pimard's summit. With the sea in the backdrop, learn about the fascinating history of Saint Lucia and the immediate area, as you climb the mountain. Reach the top and enjoy views of the famed Pitons at the end of the island. Be sure to bring your camera to capture stunning shots of the most beautiful view available in the north of the island.

Pigeon Point and Castries Paradise Tour on Saint Lucia

6. 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.

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4.1 / 5

based on 11 reviews

After being canceled on at the last minute from another tour company I was scrambling to find a tour for the next morning. Luckily I was able to find Dannyboy. He called me the next morning because my booking was last minute and someone else was already booked. But he was still able to accommodate me and I was extremely grateful. It was my last day in Saint Lucia and I needed to see these sites. The tour was great. I feel like I learned so much. I got to do all the things I needed to do and then someone. Dannyboy was full of energy and information. It was a great day.

Dannyboy is as charismatic as they come! As a solo traveller, this tour was a great intro to Saint Lucia, its history, its culture, & its picturesque landscapes. You essentially hit up some of the island's top landmarks with a guide who is extremely welcoming, very knowledgable, & witty - there's nothing better! I thoroughly enjoyed myself & would highly recommend.

Just book it!!! Dannyboy was absolutely amazing. The knowledge and experience of the local to show you around the wonderful island to second to none. He’s an absolute mine of information, friendly, his driving felt very safe and secure given certain windy roads. 10/10 definitely recommend.

Dylan was an excellent driver and guide with a pristine car and excellent driving skills that made Island roads seem smooth lol. I really appreciated the called Piton lager waiting for me after climbing Tet Paul!

Vincent was outstanding very knowledgeable a great resource highly recommend a delightful way to get to know the island and its beautiful people