Gros Piton Tours

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Perched along St Lucia’s southwest coast and protected as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the dramatic twin peaks of Gros Piton and Petit Piton are among the Caribbean island’s most memorable landmarks. Towering 2,619 feet (798 meters) above sea level, the Gros Piton, the larger of the two, is also a popular challenge for avid hikers.

The Basics
Sightseeing tours along St Lucia’s west coast are sure to include a photo stop at the mighty Twin Pitons; for the best views, though, opt for a catamaran cruise along the coast or hike the Tet Paul Nature Trail and gaze out over the jagged peaks. True adventure-seekers will love hiking Gros Piton—follow the scenic Gros Piton Trail and climb right to the summit, where you’ll be rewarded with a spectacular view across the island. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Hiking the summit of Gros Piton is only possible with an official tour guide and can take up to three hours each way.
  • An average-to-good fitness level is recommended for the Gros Piton hike, but no technical hiking or climbing experience is required.
  • Be sure to bring comfortable shoes, sunscreen, a hat, and plenty of water.
  • Entrance fees are payable at the Interpretive Center in Fond Gens Libre village.

How to Get There
Gros Piton is located just south of Soufrière; the starting point for hikes is the Interpretive Center in Fond Gens Libre village. The most convenient way to get to Soufrière is with your own transport or on a guided tour. Most day tours include free hotel pickup and drop-off. 

When to Get There
Although you can climb Gros Piton all year round, the most popular time to visit is from December to March, when you will likely share the trail with a number of other hikers. Get an early start and tackle the ascent before the sun is at its strongest.  

Exploring St Lucia
Combine a visit to the Twin Pitons with other island attractions, such as Castries, St Lucia’s capital, Marigot Bay, or the fishing villages of Anse La Raye and Canaries. On a full-day tour from the north of the island, you can also stop at the St Lucia Rum Distillery, take in the views from the Morne viewpoint, or enjoy a natural mud bath in Soufriere. 
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Address: Soufriere, St Lucia
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St Lucia Castries to Pitons Tour

On this small-group tour you travel by minibus from Castries to Soufriere on the west coast of St. Lucia. Let a professional driver navigate the hilly island roads while you sit back, relax, and take in the sights. Get picked up at your hotel or cruise ship and then set out to the Morne viewpoint and Marigot Bay. Other stops include a rum distillery, chance to sample fresh cassava bread, and a viewpoint above Soufriere to snap photos of the famous Pitons.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Gros Piton Hike in St Lucia

Hike the UNESCO-listed twin Pitons in the company of a private guide on this 4-hour hiking tour from Castries. Go at your own pace and choose which mountain you'd like to conquer: the challenging Petit Piton or the easier Gros Piton. Bottled water and round-trip transportation from your Castries hotel included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Climbing the Pitons Tour

Hiking the Pitons is a great way to see more of St. Lucia off the beach. With a guide, you'll pass by villages and a 200-year-old town before starting the trek up the mountain. This is a moderate to strenuous hike that takes about four hours. You'll be rewarded with views of the island and Caribbean Sea.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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US$156.00
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Tet Paul Stairway Tour in St Lucia

Combine some of St. Lucia's best natural landmarks in a single half-day tour from Castries City. With a guide providing informative commentary, stop in Soufriere, the banana and coca plantations in Morn-Fortune, and Soufriere. Trek the Tet Paul Nature Trail for views of the Twin Pitons, and add on other optional activities such as a rum tasting, mud baths, or volcano visit.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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St Lucia Speed Boat and Sightseeing Tour to Soufriere

Cruise Santa Lucia in a powerful speedboat on a full-day tour from Castries Harbor to Soufriere with a city tour, volcanic mud bath, waterfall swim, and snorkeling. Making the scenic cruise to Soufriere in a powerful speed boat means less time in transit and more time to check out the scenic coastal city, and you’ll enjoy rum punch, beer, and fruit punch alongside the included buffet lunch.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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St Lucia Catamaran Day Sail

Sail along the west coast of St Lucia aboard a catamaran on this full-day excursion. Visit some of the island's highlights, like Sulphur Springs, the region's only drive-in volcano. See the marvelous Pitons, looming 2,000 feet (600 meters) over the coast and stop at the Diamond Botanical Gardens to view the waterfalls. After an included buffet lunch, return to the boat for a relaxing swim in the Caribbean's tropical waters.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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St Lucia Full-Day Catamaran Sightseeing Cruise With Snorkeling

Cruise around St Lucia aboard a catamaran named 'Tout Bagay' during this 8-hour excursion. With an expert captain and crew as your hosts, spread out on the deck for some sun and relaxation while sipping rum drinks from the open bar. Go ashore to explore sites like Morne Coubrail Estate (where you can opt to go ziplining), the sulphur springs, Toraille Waterfall and the quaint town of Soufriere. Use the provided snorkel equipment to explore the underwater world in Anse Cochon and Marigot Bay. Enjoy a Creole-style buffet and round-trip transportation from your hotel.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Scenic Tour of Soufriere

Visit the attractions of Soufriere on this sightseeing tour that takes you from the St. Lucia rainforest to a drive-in volcano. You'll travel along the west coast of the island, enjoy views of the twin Pitons, stop for photos of Marigot Bay, see a plantation and fishing villages, have the chance to take a mud bath at Sulphur Springs, go swimming at a waterfall, and more.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Soufriere Island Delight Half-Day Trip From St Lucia

Enjoy a scenic drive to the town of Soufriere on this half-day tour in St Lucia. Wind through traditional Caribbean fishing villages, tropical rainforest and banana plantations along the way to the charming town. Once there, admire the UNESCO World Heritage-listed twin Pitons, visit the Diamond Botanical Gardens and the Sulphur Springs. Round-trip transportation from most North Island hotels is included. 
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Majestic Gros Piton Hike

Rising nearly 3,000 feet out of the sea, Gros Piton and its twin, Petit Piton, dominate the west coast of the island nation of Saint Lucia. These iconic pyramids may be the most celebrated peaks of the Caribbean. Only Gros Piton (2,619 feet), the taller of the two volcanic mountains, is easily accessed and climbed by tourists.
  • Duration: 5 to 6 hours
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  • Duration: 5 to 6 hours
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Pirate Ship Day Sail to Soufriere Including Buffet Lunch

Sail aboard a replica of a Spanish galleon on this all-day pirate cruise from St Lucia. Families can enjoy views of the island, a buffet lunch and kid-friendly pirate-themed adventures aboard the 'Black Magic.' Stop at the Diamond Botanical Gardens and Sulphur Springs, two of St Lucia's most famous natural wonders, before stopping in a secluded cove for a swim. Round-trip transportation from hotels on the north side of St Lucia is included.
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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St Lucia Private Half-Day Coastal Powerboat Cruise

Cruise around the waters off St Lucia during this 4-hour excursion aboard a private powerboat. Departing from Vigie Cove, journey up the island's western coastline with your private party. Choose to go whale watching, fishing or snorkeling; a private tour guarantees a flexible itinerary and personal attention from the crew. Go ashore to relax on a white sand beach and take a dip in the aquamarine ocean. Stop at one of the waterside restaurants in Marigot Bay for a cocktail; enjoy snacks and an open bar on the boat. Round-trip transportation from select St Lucia hotels is included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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St Lucia Private Full-Day Coastal Powerboat Cruise

See St. Lucia your way on this full-day, private motorboat cruise of the Western coastline with crew and open-bar included. Select from a 31-foot (9-meter) or 47-foot (14-meter) boat and set off to see the Caribbean Ocean and Piton Mountains from the deck. Enjoy fishing, snorkeling and even dolphin watching. Disembark to see a waterfall and volcano in Soufriere and have a cocktail on the beach in Marigot Bay.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Land and Sea Adventure to Soufriere, St Lucia

Explore St Lucia by land and sea during this full-day excursion. Discover the island's fishing villages and banana plantations in Morne Fortune. In Soufriere, view the iconic Pitons, then visit the Diamond Botanical Gardens, Diamond Falls and Sulphur Springs, the world's only drive-in volcano. After lunch at a local restaurant, take to the sea aboard a boat for sailing, swimming and snorkeling. Enjoy the warm turquoise waters and abundant sea life that makes up the sea-based portion of your St Lucia tour.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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St Lucia West Coast Catamaran Cruise to Soufriere and Sulphur Springs

Cruise to St Lucia's west coast aboard a catamaran on this full-day sightseeing tour. Sail to the charming town of Soufriere, located in the shadow of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Pitons. Visit Sulphur Springs, the world's only drive-in volcano, which has mud baths and mineral pools. Explore the beautiful grounds and waterfall at Diamond Botanical Gardens. Stop for lunch at an old sugar plantation, then swim in the Caribbean's warm, clear waters. Round-trip transportation from North Island hotels is included.
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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Pirates' Day Cruise Adventure from St Lucia

Board the 'Black Magic', a replica of a 16th-century Spanish galleon ship, and cruise the waters around St Lucia for the day. During this 8-hour tour led by an friendly captain and crew, go ashore to explore sights like the quaint town of Sourfriere, the famous Pitons and the Sulphur Springs Volcano. Enjoy a buffet-style lunch on board, then spend the afternoon swimming in the aquamarine waters. Kids (or kids at heart) can dress up as pirates and participate in activities like games and face painting. Round-trip transportation from St Lucia hotels is included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Speed Boat Dash and Splash

Take a speedboat cruise around the western coast of St. Lucia on this half-day tour. Cruise through the Tunnel of Love, visit the Bat Cave, pass by Pigeon Island, and much more. Admire the scenery of the Pitons and head to Sugar Beach to snorkel in its pristine reefs and discover the marine life. Enjoy snacks and light refreshments as you pass Marigot Bay on the way back to port.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Magical Soufriere - A Tour of St Lucia

Explore the island of St Lucia on this comprehensive 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. The tour's last stop is Morne Coubaril, a working plantation, where you will walk the nature trails to experience life on a sugarcane plantation. Round-trip transportation from North Island hotels is included.
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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Gros Piton Nature Trail Hike in St Lucia

Trek along the Gros Piton Nature Trail with a local guide during this full-day adventure on St Lucia. Visit the nature interpretation center at Fond Gens Libre to learn about the area's flora and fauna. Attempt the challenging climb to Gros Piton's summit, which affords panoramic views of the entire island and the turquoise Caribbean Sea that lies beyond. Explore the tunnels and caves at Anse L'Ivrogne Canyon, a historic site used as a hiding spot for rebel fighters during the slave uprising in the 18th century. 
  • Duration: 10 hours
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Full-Day St Lucia Mini Cooper Convertible Island Tour

Drop the top of a Mini Cooper convertible for a day of exploring Santa Lucia’s scenic back roads, combining the curated experience of a tour with the freedom of driving your own car. Following a tour concierge in the lead car, you’ll learn about Santa Lucia from an audio guide on your car’s stereo system, pausing to sightsee, take photos, and stretch your legs throughout the day.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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US$225.00
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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