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Island Activities & Tours PDF Print E-mail

St. Lucia simply fresh, floral and fantastic!

St. Lucia is rich in natural beauty – and there is so much to see and do. This tropical island beckons the visitor to explore. Historical, cultural and heritage sites can be found throughout the island. Local tour companies combining several of the sites and attractions offer a large variety of tours.

Attractions and tours can be sought by location as well as by type. More recently St. Lucia has developed a multiplicity of community based heritage tourism sites, these are well marked with Heritage Tourism Site signage.

Of course, St. Lucia being a tropical island, is surrounded by water. Boat tours – daytime or at sunset are also options to choose from.

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Tour Operators

Tours can be booked direct with one of the following Tour Companies.

Culture Heritage Tours

  • Active ImageFond Latisab Creole Park - Babonneau: Experience the truly St Lucian way of life, with a tour that takes you to a community in Babonneau called Fond Assau. There you will experience traditional practices such as preparation of cassava bread, cooking on macambou leaves, catching crayfish in the river, collecting honey from a beehive and the very authentic display of wood-sawing while in Chak Chak band plays traditional music in the background.
  • Castries Heritage Walk: The historic buildings of Castries come alive as well informed tour guides take you on a walk through the architectural history of an old colonial island city, whilst at the same time enjoying the spirit and life of the modern Caribbean.
  • Pigeon Island National Landmark: Pigeon Island contains more history than any other part of St Lucia. Once the home of the Amerindians it has been a pirate hideout and military base. Visit Fort Charlotte, now a college but once the site of some of the firecast fighting between the French and the British. Or view the Choiseul Heritage site, a village rich in history, crafts and offering spectacular views.

 

 

Plantation Tours

  • Fond d'Or Nature Historic Park: Enjoy the tropical island's natural beauty on a tour that combines historical St Lucia with the tranquility of a nature sitem the Find d'Or Nature Historic Park includes symbols of the Amerindian settlement and historical buildings of the sugar age. Follow a hiking trail through an estuarine tropical forest to a wide white sand beach that is frequented by nesting Leatherback Turtles, then visit and relax at the Interpretation Centre. From there, drive to the Latille Waterfall where a twenty-foot waterfall surrounded by lush vegetation and additional pools await you. To book contact Heritage Tours.
  • Fond Doux Estate: Follow the scenic country road to a tropical Caribbean-style working plantation called where you will heighten your senses by smelling, touching and tasting a variety of tropical fruits and plants. Once you have explored the plantation you can relax in the plantation house sipping local rum punch, local fruit juices and coconut water before being treated to an authentic Creole Lunch.
  • Morne Coubaril & Marquis Estates: There's the 400-Acre La Sikwi Sugar Mill plantation with a museum, theatre and a 40ft waterwheel. The Morne Coubaril Estate with its worker's village, sugar mill, manioc and cocoa houses is a meticulously preserved museum, restaurant and botanical garden. The Marquis Estate is another nearby plantation where you can tour and see the production of St Lucia's main export crops, bananas and copra.

Botanical Gardens

Visitors can choose from three exquisite tropical botanical gardens; each brimming with rare and exotic flora. These tropical gardens present a riot of colour, perfume and lush tropical vegetation. Mamiku Gardens is situated on an historic site with a fascinating history. Nature trails meander through the gardens with scenic vistas and peaceful resting points.

  • Diamond Botanical Gardens: The Diamond Botanical Gardens in Soufriere features mineral baths and a picturesque waterfall.
  • Mamiku Gardens: On the Vieux Fort Highway, Mamiku Gardens which encircle the ruins of an 18th Century Micoud Estate.
  • Bonne Terre Tropica Gardens: Less than 15 minutes from Castries and 5 minutes from Rodney Bay, there are 4 acres of lush gardens and a beautiful plantation house included in the tour.

Soft Adventure

  • Active ImageMaria Island: The Maria Island experience takes you through the backroads to Vieux Fort and by boat to the home of two species found nowhere else in the world: the Kouwes Snake and the Zandoli Terre lizard.
  • Fregate Island Tour: Fregate Island Tour, visits the small fishing village of Praslin and the Fregate Island Nature Reserve, a tropical sanctuary for rare birds, Southern Safari takes you to the islands interior from North to South. Heritage Sunday is held weekly during the summer.
  • Soufrière: View the majestic Pitons as you travel to the Diamond Waterfall located in a beautiful botanical garden surrounded by nature finest plants and flowers. From the Diamond Waterfall, drive through the quaint town of Soufriere to the world's only drive-in volcano with its bubbling holes of sulphuric waters.
  • Anse La Raye Adventure: Visit the traditional fishing village of Anse La Raye, where you can explore the waterfront with its quaint wooden houses, colourful fishing boats and perhaps see bread making in a traditional bakery. Head inland to visit a beautiful waterfall set in enchanting tropical tranquility.

Free Spirit Charters

Free Spirit is a fabulous 43ft Sunseeker avalibal for pirvate, full and half day tours along the west coast of St Lucia.

Website: www.freespirit-charters.com
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Rodney Bay Marine

Gros Islet
P.O Box 1192 Castries
Gros Islet

Phone: 5196860 / 4528491
Fax: 4509434

A & E Tourism Services Ltd.

We have been offering ATV and Kayaking tours to visitors and locals since 1999. Located in the south of the island, A & E Tourism Services Ltd. offers an exciting tour riding ATV's along the South East coast of the island. This tour takes place within the Honeymoon Beach area of Vieux-Fort, with its spectacular secenery and untouched landscapes.

Also the kayaking tours are within the nature reserve of Savannes Bay - a protected wetland area under the Ramsar treaty of protected wetlands. Probably one of the best locations for kayaking on the island.

Website: www.islandatvtours.com
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P O Box 641Vf
Vieux-Fort, St. Lucia
Vieux Fort
Phone: 758 454 3777
Fax: 758 454 3777

Anse La Liberte Camp Site

The Anse La Liberte campsite consists of 133 acres of land marked by sloping terain. A 45-minute drive from the capital castries, this only existing campsite boasts of trails and its own secluded stretch of beach. The campsite is equiped with tents, cooking, bathing and washing facilities. Come and enjoy quality service at the Bay of Freedom Camp Site (Anse La Liberte)

Features: Hiking Trails

Website: www.slunatrust.org
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PO Box 595
CASTRIES
Anse La Raye
Phone: 758 452 5005
Fax: 758 453 2791

ATV Adventures

ATV Adventures St Lucia offers an exciting tour riding 4-wheeled motorized, fully automatic, All-Terrain Vehicles, designed for off-road terrain. It is a guided tour through a lush area of St Lucia, nestled in the shadows of a spectacular extinct volcano. Ride through banana and coconut plantations, semi-rainforest and visit a waterfall. Riding an ATV is a true thrill. If you are looking for soft adventure and an easy going tour with a different focus on the island, this is the tour for you!

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PO Box 99
CASTRIES
Castries
Phone: 452 6441 / 458 8280
Fax: 458 8259

Balenbouche Estate

Balenbouche Estate is a working plantation and guesthouse set in a fascinating natural and historical landscape. The estate's rich history is felt in every corner of the property, from ancient Amerindian artefacts to the remains of an impressive 18th century sugar mill. The grounds provide a mix of natural vegetation and botanical gardens, shaded by ancient banyan,flamboyant and mango trees. Visitors can explore the site on their own via several trails leading to the Balenbouche river and beaches, or go on a guided tour usually conducted by a family member. Everyone who has been to Balenbouche agrees that it is a place of exceptional authenticity,tranquility and beauty.

Features: Hiking Trails, Restrooms, Tour Guide

Website: www.balenbouche.com
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Choiseul
Phone: 758 455 1244
Fax: 758 455 1342

Barefoot Holidays

A complete destination management company whose incentive division specialises in providing superior customised programs and unique themed functions - all with great attention to detail.

Website: www.barefootholidays.com
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Rodney Bay
Castries
Phone: 758 450 0507
Fax: 758 450 0661

Barre de L'Isle Trial

The Barre de L’isle Forest Reserve gets its name from the fact that it is a ridge that divides the Eastern and Western halves of St. Lucia. It takes approximately one hour to walk this one mile trail and another hour to climb Mt. La Combe ridge.

The Barre de L’isle trail provides panoramic views of certain parts of the island from four lookout points along the trail. Observe the mystic view of the ragged Mount Gimie and the blue green mountain rainforest from a distance. One can see Cul-de-Sac valley and the Caribbean Sea from a vantage point, and a commanding view of the community of Aux Leon, viewing the expansive Mabouya Valley and Fond d’Or beach on the Atlantic coast.

Features: Hiking Trails, Tour Guide

Website: www.slumaffe.org
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Castries
Phone: 758-450-2231/2078

Bird Watching

Bird watching tours can be arranged with the Forest and Lands Department. Visitors can observe some of St. Lucia’s rare indigenous species, The colourful St. Lucia Oriole, White breasted Thrasher, Lesser Antillian Peewee, St. Lucia Wren and many other tropical endemic birds. The following areas are recommended for your Bird watching excursion:

Features: Tour Guide, Children

Website: www.slumaffe.org
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Castries
Phone: 758-450-2231/2078

Blue Eden

Set in the beautiful and exclusive Anchorage gated condominium development on Rodney Bay Lagoon, St Lucia, Blue Eden is a beautiful three bedroomed villa is tastefully furnished and fully equipped and even has its own private docking facility right outside in one of the best marinas in the Caribbean.

This small development is perfectly placed to give you the best of all worlds, being next to Rodney Bay Marina, which has great restaurants, bars and shops, while also being close to the fabulous Reduit Beach where it is very easy to while away the day on the warm golden sand.

There are all the superb restaurants of Rodney Bay to visit nearby, while you still have the flexibility of an excellent kitchen of your own so that you can enjoy family meals in the privacy of your own villa whenever you want. Also included is a 4 wheel drive vehicle for your exclusive use - there is simply no better way to have a totally flexible, hassle-free holiday on this fabulous Caribbean island. Please read further for details of some of the places that you shouldn't miss - make it as busy or relaxing as you want - it's up to you!

Features: Air Conditioning, Phone, Pool, Self catering, TV

Website: http://www.stayinstlucia.co.uk/index.html

Gros Islet
Phone: 01144 1446 776869 (UK) or 758 452 8736 (SLU)

C & M Touring

St.Lucia's rugged landscape creates a beautiful setting for spectular sights, we can provide tours to all of St. Lucia's attractions and more. Our reliable fleet includes 4 Landrovers Jeeps,customized for maximum viewing and comfort. 3 20 passenger buses and 1 luxury vehicle.

Prepare yourself for an exhilarating adventure on roads less traveled as you explore simply beautiful St. Lucia

Website: www.cmtouring.com
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Massade
Gros Islet

Phone: 758 450 0073
Fax: 758 450 0073

 
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