After you board your catamaran sailboat, your crew will help you get comfortable. The boat size will depend on the number of participants. Group size is usually between 70 - 90 guests. There is shaded deck as well as space in the sun to relax. Your boat has restrooms on board. Your trip begins as you sail southbound for approximately 2 hours from Ganters Bay along the west coast to the town of Soufriere. Along the way you will see world famous Marigot Bay and the villages of Anse La Raye and Canaries.
As you sail into the town of Soufriere on this St. Lucia excursion, the magnificent Pitons will be seen rising 2,500 feet from the seashore. The Pitons are two distinct volcanic formations which have been named a World Heritage Site.
From Soufriere, you will board transportation for the ride to Hotwire Adventure Park at Morne Coubaril Estate.
Your zipline adventure begins as you are out-fitted with harness, helmet and gloves and briefed on health and safety guidelines. After a training demonstration, you are ready for the fun and are led up to the first platform from which you are torn between a panoramic view of the bay and the awe of the towering Pitons. While you whiz safely between giant Banyans, your experienced guides keep you informed of the eco-system, spectacular views to look out for and the required standards of our US-built course. This is a great zip for beginners as well as previous "zippers". There are 8 zip lines and the course takes approximately one hour to complete. Guests must be able to climb steps between landing platforms including 47 steps to reach the first platform.
Eight zip lines move you effortlessly through the estate where you can take your own air-borne photos of the Piton and town, before being carried into a canopy of banyan, coconut, plum and mango trees and across a bamboo-shadowed gorge. You can also see, smell and hear the ecosystem thriving in a pond below.
After the thrills of zip-lining enjoy the plantation tour and a creole lunch, then head back to the port to reboard your catamaran. Along the way, a stop will be made in one of the many beautiful bays along the coast for a quick swim to refresh yourself.
Reviewer: Nina Colavecchia
This is an excursion you don't want to miss! Amazing right from the moment you meet up with them right to the end ....getting off the Queen of the Carnival. Crew and staff made the 45 min catamaran ride fun and even stopped to view some dolphins and baby whales. Soooo exciting! Once we arrived at our destination we were greated by yet more amazing locals that took us to our zipline destination. You would not believe how comfortable they made everyone feel. They coached you throughout the whole 7/8 lines of zipping! My husband is afraid of heights and they made him feel so comfortable that by the 3rd line he was doing tricks! Thank you to all of you! Truly amazing!!!! I will do this excursion again the next time I'm in st. Lucia
Reviewer: susan sturtevant
Loved this island! Our tour was great. The guide was very fun and knowledgeable! Zip lining was fun, great for beginners.
Our zip lining in St. Maarten fell short, so we added this tour last minute. Well worth the difference in price. The tour guides really care about the guests and their beautiful island. Our favorite excursion in the Caribbean. Snorkeling was in the clearest water. We did a 14 day and snorkeled at almost every port but Bonaire...that was a mistake. From our experience Bonaire and St. Lucia were the best.
Reviewer: Lynn Bartolo
WOW! I can't give this excursion enough stars. I was a bit reluctant to zip line at my age (59) but once there I had every confidence in the equipment, the staff and the instruction provided. The tour, provided ahead of the zip line, was lovely and the lunch we had afterwards was fantastic! Zip lining through the rain forest was fantastic and the highlight of the day and my whole week! One of our party was a 71 year old woman, I think she enjoyed herself even more! Rest assured that this will be a great experience even for those that are fearful of heights as I am. It's completely safe and your confidence level will improve with each segment. I was zipping like a pro by the third (of eight) segment. Needless to say, I recommend this excursion for all ages, just do it and have the time of your life!!
Reviewer: Jen the traveler
We loved this excursion. We loved the catamaran ride there, the tour of the chocolate plantation, and the zip lining was amazing! Our guides were amazing!