Saint Lucia’s pint-sized port capital Castries is usually experienced as a stopping-off point on the way to one of the island’s beaches or resorts. While successive fires and hurricanes have periodically devastated the city there are still traces of the colonial era, when Saint Lucia bounced between French and British control. The Castries Heritage Walk will point out the city’s historical highlights.

Otherwise the city’s greatest appeal lies in its relaxed lifestyle, providing an easy introduction to the leisurely pace of island life. Head for the Jeremie Street Market to savor the taste of the tropics or just wander the streets and start adjusting your body clock.

Practical Info

Castries is located in the north of Saint Lucia’s west coast. Cruise ships dock directly in the harbor and George F. L. Charles Airport is very close to the city center, though most long-haul flights land at Hewanorra in the island’s south.

Tours & Tickets

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St Lucia Aerial Tram and Zipline Canopy Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 18 Reviews

An adventurer's delight! Discover the beauty and excitement of the St Lucia rainforest on this unique combination tour! Start out with a guided aerial tram ...  Read more

Location: Castries, Saint Lucia
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $97.99

Day Trip to the Grenadines by Air from St Lucia

Luxuriate in the incredible beauty of the Grenadine Islands on this full-day trip from St Lucia. A short flight takes you to the Grenadines where you transfer ...  Read more

Location: Castries, Saint Lucia
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $424.99

Gros Piton Nature Trail Hike in St Lucia

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Venture on a hike along the Gros Piton Nature Trail with a local guide and be rewarded with incredible views of St Lucia! Discover the caves and tunnels of ...  Read more

Location: Castries, Saint Lucia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $156.99

St Lucia Shore Excursion: Catamaran Day Sail

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 7 Reviews

Spend your time in port in St Lucia on a sleek catamaran, sailing along the tropical west coast of the island. You can also visit a 19th century coco ...  Read more

Location: Castries, Saint Lucia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $123.99

St Lucia Shore Excursion: A Tour of St Lucia

4.5 star rating: Recommended 16 Reviews

Get a fascinating look at the island of St Lucia on this shore excursion. Your time in port will start with a drive to the town of Soufriere to see the famous ...  Read more

Location: Castries, Saint Lucia
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $88.99

St Lucia Shore Excursion: ATV Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Disembark your cruise ship in St Lucia for another fun ride: Take an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) through pristine scenery and historical sites in this tropical ...  Read more

Location: Castries, Saint Lucia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.99

Horseback Riding and Beach BBQ in St Lucia

Enjoy a gentle horseback ride through residential areas of St Lucia and take a forest trail to secluded Cas en Bas Beach. Spend two hours in this island ...  Read more

Location: Castries, Saint Lucia
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $111.99

St Lucia Aerial Tram & Rainforest Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Want a bird’s-eye view of the St Lucia rainforest? Jump aboard this unique aerial tram tour for unbeatable views of St Lucia's tropical rainforest and ...  Read more

Location: Chassin, St Lucia
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $82.99

St Lucia Shore Excursion: Soufriere Island Delight

4.5 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

While in port in St Lucia, enjoy a shore excursion to the town of Soufriere, passing banana plantations, tropical flora and fishing villages along the way. The ...  Read more

Location: Castries, Saint Lucia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $76.99

St Lucia Shore Excursion: Segway Nature Trail Experience

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

Learn how to ride a Segway in St Lucia on a special Segway nature trail! You'll practice first around a circuit, then hit the trail and explore the historical ...  Read more

Location: Castries, Saint Lucia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $84.99

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