Castries, Saint Lucia

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clock-o5 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
ticket-oMobile ticket
commentOffered in: English


While your cruise ship is in port, explore the island of St Lucia on this 5.5-hour guided tour. Visit the charming town of Soufriere, nestled in the shadow of the island's most famous landmarks, the volcanic Pitons. Travel through leafy tropical rainforests, quaint coastal fishing villages and fruit-filled banana plantations. Stop at Sulphur Springs to experience the world's only drive-in volcano, then stop at Morne Coubaril, a working coconut and sugarcane plantation.

  • Half-day shore excursion around St Lucia with a visit to Soufriere
  • Visit the Caribbean's only drive-in volcano, Sulphur Springs
  • Complimentary port pickup and drop off included
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
  • If you're staying at a hotel in St Lucia, book this as a land excursion here!

Following pickup at your North Island hotel, board a comfortable vehicle and set off on the island's west coast road toward Soufriere. 

As you drive, watch the tropical island scenery out the windows: charming fishing villages, leafy tropical vegetation and coconut and banana plantations. 

Upon arrival in Soufriere, admire the island's most famous landmark, the majestic Pitons, looming above. These twin peaks, named a World Heritage Site, are both over 2,000 feet (700 meters) tall and were formed by volcanic activity. 

Stop at the world's only drive-in volcano to see the Sulphur Springs bubbling up from the ground. Visit one of St Lucia's many spectacular waterfalls before moving on to Morne Coubrail, a working plantation. At the 19th-century plantation house, munch on fresh local fruit and enjoy a tropical drink. Walk along the plantation's trails to see the farming and harvesting work in action. 

At the conclusion of your 5.5-hour excursion in St Lucia, enjoy drop-off back at the cruise port.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to Castries for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. See our terms and conditions for full details.


Viator Traveller's Reviews

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, Oct 2018

Wouldn't recommend, tour guides were wonderful but the tour was not. Pickup was late, tour did not take you everywhere that was listed.

, Mar 2018

We enjoyed a great tour of beautiful St. Lucia with guide, William and driver, Phil. Our party of 7 shared a van with a family of 4. There were lots of photo opportunities along the way. We stopped at a roadside stand among a banana plantation where we sampled banana ketchup and BBQ sauce, etc., and received a lesson on the life cycle of the banana plants. We then continued on our journey to a small seaside village, then on to Soufrière and the Pitons. Be prepared for mountainous driving on switchback roads for 2 h each way. At the Pitons, we were given a tour of the active volcano site. You could also see where people were doing the mud/mineral baths, but we did not have time to partake. Next, we visited an active plantation where we learned about cocoa plants and how chocolate is made, sugar cane processing, sampled fresh coconut water and had a glass of fresh fruit juice. Return trip through windy roads, but beautiful scenery and views of the rainforest and ocean villages. We had no problem locating our guide as soon as we got off our cruise ship red golf shirt holding a sign with my name. Tour began approx. 8:30 a.m. and ended around 2:30 p.m. Would have been nice if tour included lunch or an option to stop for lunch on our own, as we were all getting very hungry by afternoon. All-in-all, a great informative tour of beautiful St. Lucia with a great tour guide and driver!

, Dec 2017

Our cruise ship anchored and we got on the first tender possible. After fighting all the chaos at the terminal and not finding our Viator contact, we found out at the information booth that our tour had left without us !! We then found a taxi tour which turned out to be just fine. Had a nice time in St. Lucia although were very frustrated in the beginning trying to find our tour.

, Nov 2017

It was a fantastic experience. Our guide was very attentive and fun. 100 recommended.

, Jun 2016

Fantastic tour. Stan our guide, was very knowledgeable and he made lots of short photo stops. Had a great time. Highly recommended.

, Dec 2015

Excellent guide, Good tour with lots of great scenic stops. The botanical garden and waterfall were worthwhile. Would be nice to have some stops on the way back instead of driving the whole way back.

, Nov 2015

This was an amazing trip with Samuel. It turned into a private tour but we didn't miss anything out. The sights were incredible and Samuels knowledge 2nd to none .

, Oct 2015

This tour gives a good overview of St Lucia. The driver was knowledgeable, the vehicle clean and well kept. The trip included visiting the volcano and also Morne Coubaril Estate, which is a representation of a cocoa plantation. The return trip is the same as to the destination which I found a little boring and could be improved by the driver sharing more information and talking on the way back to the city.

, Sep 2015

Wonderful tour of the island. The stop at the plantation was informative and the drive to the Pitons and the volcano was interesting.

, Feb 2015

The driver was incredibly friendly. However, it took a VERY long time to find him. He had gotten stuck in all the traffic around the cruise ship dock. He also did not take us to the mudbath or waterfall. I would not recommend this tour. Also, the drive to the Pitons is LONG.

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