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Saint Lucia: Private Island Tour with Customizable Itinerary

1. Saint Lucia: Private Island Tour with Customizable Itinerary

Spend 5 to 6 hours touring St Lucia on a private customized tour of the island's key sights. Get picked up at your hotel and head to soak in views of the famous Pitons, a drive-in volcano, Marigot Bay, Botanical Gardens, Morne Coubaril, and small fishing villages. Select the most important places of interest and your driver will customize your tour for you. Here are some options for first-time visitors looking to experience the island’s nature, history and culture. Delve into the rich volcanic history of St. Lucia Sulphur Springs Park, the Caribbean's only drive-in volcano. Witness the spectacular landmark of Petit Piton and Gros Piton, twin volcanic spires majestically soaring out of the sea. Explore nature's glory on Saint Lucia at Marigot Bay. Find yourself surrounded on 3 sides by steep, forested hills. View the Governor General Mansion, local fishing villages, and the largest banana plantation on the island. Marvel at waterfalls, the Botanical Gardens, Tet Paul Nature Trail, Morne Coubaril Estate, and more. Enjoy beach time, shopping, rum tasting, and refreshments.

St. Lucia Full-Day Tour to Soufriere from Castries

2. St. Lucia Full-Day Tour to Soufriere from Castries

Start this full-day tour to Soufriere with a pick-up from the cruise terminal of Castries. Drive past the banana plantations near the Roseau Valley, stopping to taste the sweet crop and see craftwork made from dry banana leaves. Continue to the fishing village of Anse Raye, home to the famous Sea Food Friday Festivals. Drive on to the smaller fishing village of Canaries for an authentic taste of St. Lucia, and try some of the freshly baked cassava bread. Moving on to Soufriere, your driver will provide information about the main sites to visit, such as the Sulphur Springs, Botanical Garden, and Diamond Waterfall. Soar above the tree canopies on a zip line, or snorkel one of Soufriere’s beautiful beaches with the Pitons in the background. If you prefer to stroll through town, there are dozens of restaurants where you can savor the local cuisine, before visiting the sites at your own pace.

Soufriere: Private Day Tour

3. Soufriere: Private Day Tour

Be collected from tour cruise ship or accommodation around 9:00 AM. You will be driven down to the old French town of Soufriere. En route, make a stop at scenic locations including Marigot Bay, banana plantations, and fishing villages of Anse La Ray and Canaries. Then, you will travel through a beautiful forest reserve before arriving at Soufriere. From here we can visit several sites. The botanical gardens are full of tropical flowers and have a stunning black waterfall. There is a drive-in volcano with sulfur springs and mud baths. Toraille Falls is a cooling and heavy flowing waterfall. The Tet Paul Nature Trail is a scenic trail with beautiful panoramic views. At Piton Falls you can soak in the natural hot water. You can take a tour of a historic sugar and cocoa plantation at Morne Coubarille Estate. At the end of your tour, enjoy the scenic drive back to your cruise ship or your accommodation by 4:00 PM.

St. Lucia: Highlights Tour with mud baths and waterfalls

4. St. Lucia: Highlights Tour with mud baths and waterfalls

Embark on an extraordinary odyssey through the heart of St. Lucia with our exclusive one-day tour, a symphony of experiences that captures the essence of this Caribbean jewel. Itinerary: Castries: Delve into the historical richness of Castries, the island's capital. Wander through Derek Walcott Square, surrounded by colonial architecture, and navigate the bustling Castries Market for local crafts and flavors. Morne Fortune: Ascend to Morne Fortune for panoramic views of Castries and the azure sea. Explore historic sites, including Government House and military ruins, unveiling the island's captivating history. Marigot Bay: Azure waters cradle sailboats amidst verdant hillsides. Savor local cuisine at waterfront restaurants, take in the scenery, and plenty of photo opportunities. Anse La Raye: Dive into the charm of Anse La Raye, a vibrant fishing village adorned with colorful architecture. Meander through narrow streets, mingle with locals, and soak in the authentic Caribbean atmosphere. Canaries: Venture to Canaries, a serene coastal haven whispering tranquility. Stroll through the village, absorbing stunning views of the Caribbean Sea, letting the unhurried pace of life captivate your senses. Soufrière Sulphur Springs: Cap off your day in legendary Soufrière, home to Sulphur Springs. Explore the otherworldly drive-in volcano, indulge in therapeutic mud baths, and perhaps unwind in the nearby Diamond Botanical Gardens or Toraille Waterfalls. As the sun sets, you'll return to Gros Islet/Castries with memories etched in St. Lucia's unparalleled beauty. This curated journey promises more than a tour; it's an immersion into the soul of this Caribbean gem. Your day of discovery concludes, leaving you ready to explore more or unwind, a canvas painted with the magic of St. Lucia's allure. Join us for a day where every twist and turn reveals a new facet of this island's enchantment.

St Lucia Full-Day Dream Tour

5. St Lucia Full-Day Dream Tour

Experience the most beautiful sights that the island of St Lucia has to offer on this stunning day tour. Drive through the colorful and historic city of Castries, St. Lucia's famous banana plantations, and the scenic villages of Anse La Raye and Canaries, enjoying spectacular views and tasting local products. Cruise through the island's luscious rain forest and marvel at the spectacular twin majestic Pitons (named a World Heritage Site) as you descend into the town of lovely Soufriere. Visit the Sulfur Springs, enjoying a warm mud bath in one of its therapeutic hot mineral pools, and then feast on a mouthwatering Creole lunch at a popular local restaurant. Continue the tour with (choose 1 option) a visit to the award-winning botanical gardens and Diamond Falls, bathing in the waterfall's mineral pools and admiring the variety of wildlife around you (optional) OR Saint Lucia's most popular fall, Toraille Waterfall, is a 50-foot fall, which features a swimmable watering hole at the bottom with a plunge pool in a cultivated landscape of native trees and ferns (optional). On your return, enjoy a stunning view of Marigot Bay with a final stop at Morne Fortune for a captivating city panorama.

Wow Signature Tour

6. Wow Signature Tour

The Wow Private tour is your opportunity to experience Saint Lucia your way! Persons who book this option will tour either with a group of their choice (family and/or friends who would like to do the same tour) or will tour one-on-one with the guide. This tour usually starts at 9 a.m. but special arrangements can be made for an earlier or later start, with advance notice from the guest, and at the discretion of the guide. The tour guide, who will also be the driver, is able to pick up guests from both cruise ship docks in Castries, as well as most resorts, hotels, and Airbnb's on the island. Private tours usually last 5-6 hours but special arrangements can be made to either extend or shorten this time. Guests have the option of specifying the length of them they would like to spend at each attraction/location included in the tour. The usual routes this tour will take are as follow: Guests picked up in the North of the island get to: - visit to the Castries Central Market - explore the Historic Morne Fortune (Colonial Era Battle site & Viewing Point) - explore the Banana Plantation in Roseau - experience the Fishing Villages of Anse-la-Raye & Canaries - drive through the lush, dense, Edmund Rainforest (2,000+ ft. above sea level) - marvel at the Gros & Petit Pitons Viewing Point - explore the Town of Soufriere - enjoy the world's only Drive-in Volcano with Mineral Springs and Mud Baths - frolic in the Toraille Waterfall Guests picked up in the South of the island get to: - experience the Fishing Village of Choiseul - drive through the lush, dense, Edmund Rainforest (2,000+ ft. above sea level) - marvel at the Gros & Petit Pitons Viewing Point - explore the Town of Soufriere - enjoy the world's only Drive-in Volcano with Mineral Springs and Mud Baths - bask in the Toraille Waterfall Please note that we offer a separate, full-day (5-6 hour) tour to the Gros Piton Nature/Hiking Trail. Also, kindly note that there is an entrance fee at this attraction which is not covered in the cost of your tour. Please remember to bring comfortable shoes to hike, as well as snacks and water. We also offer an all-inclusive Wedding-vow-renewal ceremony as well as an engagement/proposal package. Please book early to ensure proper planning. We also offer a fully customizable 2.5-3hr. rum-tasting option included as part of our Wow half-day tour.

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What people are saying about Canaries, Saint Lucia

Overall rating

4.8
(6 reviews)

At the beginning of the tour we discussed with our driver and guide what would make the most sense and decided on a trip to Soufrière with a visit to the volcanic fields, the sulfur baths, a waterfall and a short beach stop. Our driver was a very friendly and extremely knowledgeable local with a comfortable, almost new car. He accompanied us expertly through the sulfur pools, always keeping an eye on our things and explaining everything to us well. We stopped several times to take fun photos and enjoy the great views of the bays and the Pitons. On the way back there was a stop at a restaurant where delicious cakes were baked from cassava. The island of St. Lucia is a beautiful island!

Wonderful day touring the island with Kimbert. He was knowledgeable and professional. He told us so much about the island along the way. The car was comfortable and well stocked with snacks and beverages. As a private tour, we were able to do all the things of interest to us without dealing with a larger group of people or spending time on things that did not particularly interest us just to do the one thing that did. Highly recommend!

We really enjoyed our tour with Viernele Pinder! We went to the volcano, mud baths and waterfall. Very helpful navigating local vendors. We stopped at the chocolate store. Very knowledgeable about the island and pointed out different foliage! Highly recommend this tour!!

Amazing trip across the mountains to the mud baths and waterfall. Finished with a lunch at the beach….Brent was a lovely guide, courteous and helpful 😊

Great experience! Timely pickup, got to see everything that we wanted and even more. Really recommend!