Castries Water activities

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From Castries: Full-Day Catamaran Tour of Saint Lucia

1. From Castries: Full-Day Catamaran Tour of Saint Lucia

Discover the amazing sights of Saint Lucia as well as the history and culture of the island on this catamaran tour. Enjoy a day sailing down the west coast of Saint Lucia and explore the town of Soufrière, home of the majestic Pitons. You will get a guided tour through the volcano, with a mud bath option, and the Toraille Waterfall before heading to the historic Morne Coubaril Estate. Later, enjoy a Creole buffet lunch, which is prepared using some of the provisions and vegetables produced on the estate. You return to the boat and head back up the coast to a swim stop, where you can snorkel in the crystal-clear water with the snorkeling gear provided. You will then visit Marigot Bay, a haven for hurricanes and the location of some of the world’s best-known movies.

St. Lucia: 5-Hour Snorkeling Adventure

2. St. Lucia: 5-Hour Snorkeling Adventure

Discover the spectacular underwater sights off St. Lucia on a 5-hour snorkeling trip. This volcanic Caribbean island boasts coral reefs, trenches, and caves that are home to an amazing variety of colorful fish. The snorkeling sites are literally within a stone’s throw of most of the sheltered beaches on the island’s west coast. The most popular diving sites are located within the marine reserve areas. Even if you’ve never been snorkeling, it couldn’t be easier. Just put on your mask, snorkel, and fins and you're ready for the adventure of a lifetime. You’ll have some help getting started with the Discover the Underwater World video and the Snorkeler's Field Guide. These materials will introduce you to the exciting world just beneath the waves. Preview some of the sights you’ll encounter see and learn to identify the fish. There are snorkeling tips for all levels. Dive masters and Instructors are also available to formally train you. You can even take a snorkeler certification course.

Saint Lucia: Soufriere Guided Day Tour

3. Saint Lucia: Soufriere Guided Day Tour

See St. Lucia's volcanic mountains up close on this guided day tour .Take in the magical views. Board a luxury vehicle at your hotel and cruise down the west coast leading to Soufriere. Marvel at the views of the towering Pitons twin peaks. Next, take a relaxing drive through Soufriere basin where you can experience a therapeutic bath of mineral mud. Walk through the botanical gardens and swim to the Toraille Waterfall. Savor a creole lunch (not included) before getting dropped off back at your hotel.

Soufriere Tour & Snorkeling Experience

4. Soufriere Tour & Snorkeling Experience

A taxi driver will be awaiting you with a sign at the cruise terminal. Leaving Castries we will pass the Banana plantation near Roseau Valley. Your guide will give you brief information on our main export crop. You will have the opportunity to taste our sweet ripe banana and also view different craft made out of the dry banana leaves. The drive continues to Anse Raye, a fishing village home of the famous Sea Food Friday Festivals. Then to a smaller coastal fishing village of Canaries, a real taste of St. Lucia and also the home of the freshly baked cassava bread. Our final Stop will be the beautiful town of Soufriere. The driver will make a brief stop at the viewing point to take some photos. There is an amazing view of the Twin Peaks rising 2400 ft from the sea, The Piton are designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Soufriere is blessed with many natural wonders both above and below the surface of the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea. These include some of the healthiest coral reefs in the Caribbean. Enjoy Snorkeling at Jalousie / Anse Chastanet You can soak in the internationally recognized mineral waters comparable to those of the famous European baths. Our journey continues to the world’s only drive in Volcano. A tour guide gives you brief description of this amazing place. Enjoy the hot mineral baths that is said to relieve you from muscle tension.

From Castries: 5-Hour St. Lucia Scuba Diving Excursion

5. From Castries: 5-Hour St. Lucia Scuba Diving Excursion

St. Lucia is rated as one of the unexploited underwater secrets in the Caribbean. With its pristine and highly diverse coral reefs, steep walls, pinnacles, and shipwrecks, this island offers its visitors the ideal underwater adventure. Now, certified divers can opt to go diving for 1 day, or as many as 5, on 5-hour excursions into the water. You will visit shipwrecks in Anse Cochon, wall and drift dive in Soufriere, and night dive or beach dive at Anse Chastanet or Anse Cochon. All of these sites are found in the marine reserve areas stretching from Anse Cochon to Soufriere, along the sheltered west coast of the island. All dives carried out in the marine reserve areas are supervised by staff dive masters and instructors. This government-implemented policy aids in diver safety and environmental awareness. Not withstanding this, a semblance of dive freedom is exercised and encouraged by staff dive professionals.

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.

St. Lucia: Full-Day Land & Sea Adventure

7. St. Lucia: Full-Day Land & Sea Adventure

Explore the scenic beauty of St. Lucia from the sea as you cruise along the calm, warm waters off the island’s coast. Stop to enjoy snorkeling and swimming at a number of spots on this full day land and sea adventure. You’ll visit the black sand beach of Anse Cochon, accessible only by boat. In Soufriere you’ll see the world’s only drive in volcano, Sulphur Springs, and Diamond Falls Botanical Garden. There will also be a chance to shop and sample the local cuisine in Soufriere and finish off your adventure at a 5-star white sand beach. At Sugar Beach, the snorkeling is considered St. Lucia’s best.

St. Lucia - Discover Scuba Diving for Non-Certified Divers

8. St. Lucia - Discover Scuba Diving for Non-Certified Divers

Take advantage of this unique opportunity for non-certified divers and learn to dive on your visit to St. Lucia. Rated as one of the Caribbean’s unexploited underwater secrets, the pristine and highly diverse coral reefs offer scuba divers the ideal underwater adventure. All dive sites are located in St. Lucia’s marine reserve areas that stretch from Anse Cochon to Soufriere, along the sheltered west coast of the island. You’ll learn from dive masters and/or instructors on this 5-hour adventure. St. Lucia has a government-implemented policy that aids in diver safety and environmental awareness. Even with your safety in mind, the staff make sure that you have a sense of dive freedom so that you can truly experience this underwater paradise!

St. Lucia: Private Speedboat Soufriere Tour With Snorkeling

9. St. Lucia: Private Speedboat Soufriere Tour With Snorkeling

This tour includes a cruise down the west coast of St. Lucia on a private boat. You'll pass by the beautiful Marigot Bay and the fishing villages of Anse La Raye and Canaries before arriving in Soufriere. Once in Soufriere, a complimentary shuttle is provided to take you to the volcano, mud bath and waterfall. After this, you may choose to have a local lunch in the town of Soufriere before returning to the boat. Upon returning to the boat you will be taken to The Sugar Beach or Anse Chastanet where you can simply swim and relax or enjoy some snorkelling at the marine reserve. This is only a sample itinerary, this tour can be customized to fit your needs.

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What people are saying about Castries

Lovely day out on a very nice and spacious Katamaran, enjoying cocktails and music along the beautiful coast of St Lucia, stopping on beautiful beaches and having the experience of visiting waterfalls and thermal waters next to a volcano. Very nice food too. The crew were at all the time cheerful and happy to help. To The Crew. FIVE STARS.

Staff on board at the Top, very caring for the passengers, unlimited drinks, very nice excursion with stop and activities on land then swimming and snorkelling in a pretty area. I highly recommend.

Had a wonderful time. Originally we signed up for snorkeling, I’m so happy the instructor encouraged us to scuba. They were so patient and kind. Would definitely recommend and return!

Great snorkeling! beautiful location! Saw so many lovely fish. Food so yummmm. Very friendly staff. Well worth it!

Fun and knowledgeable guys. We had a blast and saw lots of fish!