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Soufriere Catamaran Sail Excursion in St. Lucia
"Come Sail Away," the Styx song beckons. You'll be glad you joined the Soufriere Sail Tour and did just that.
After you board your catamaran sailboat, your crew will help you get comfortable. The boat size will depend on the number of participants. The group size is usually between 70 and 90 guests. There is a shaded deck as well as space in the sun to relax. Your boat has restrooms on board. Your St. Lucia excursion 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, the magnificent Pitons will be seen rising 2,500 feet from the seashore. The Pitons are two distinct volcanic formations that have each been named a World Heritage Site.
From Soufriere, you will board your mini-coach for the land portion of your adventure, which lasts approximately 1 1/2 hours. After your trip past the Pitons, you will visit the Sulphur Springs, the world's only "drive-in" volcano. Afterwards, you will see spectacular Diamond Falls and the Botanical Gardens before heading to a local restaurant, where you will have 45 minutes to an hour for lunch.
After lunch, we will begin the sail back to Castries. A sail of approximately 20 minutes brings the CAT to a picturesque secluded bay, where you will anchor for approximately 45 minutes of swimming and snorkeling at your leisure from the boat. During the next hour, we will sail north towards the harbor, with a quick sail into Marigot Bay (where the films Dr. Doolittle, Fire Power and Superman 2 were filmed) for photos. Then it's on to Castries Harbour for your return home. Throughout the day, keep your eyes open for playful dolphins that often swim alongside our catamaran.
Reviewer: Trudi O’Brien
Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy a day on the water! We were efficiently transported from the port to the dock where our catamaran was waiting for us. Our transit hosts were pleasantly efficient. Once on the catamaran, our hosts were gracious, informative about the coastline and entertaining. We sailed to the Pitons and a clever young staffer immediately engaged all who wanted their picture taken. When we stopped in the snorkeling area, much to our surprise, a gently sloping stairwell led to the water. In a previous experience, we had to drop over the side and then lift ourselves up and over (at 70+ years, that was challenging!) This catamaran & staff were top shelf. Lunch & rum punch were great and only bested by the Caribbean music that encouraged us to dance the entire way back to Port. We took an excursion at every port and must confess, this was our favorite!
Reviewer: Anne seipio
We really enjoyed the catamaran excursion including going to the mud baths. It was a great day and would highly recommend it. As this was not an excursion from the ship and it was all day, we were a little worried about getting back to the ship on time but they assured us we had nothing to worry about. Very reputable company with great staff.
Reviewer: Charlene Murphy
Lots to see, volcano, falls, garden gorgeous and sailing and snorkeling. Staff was fun and i danced with them too. Simething for everybody.
Reviewer: L. E. Hardee
We had a great time. The tour was great. But especially impressive was that our guide was extremely helpful with our mobility issues, going out of his way to make our day an enjoyable outing. We felt pampered. The only disappointment was that we didn't actually get to sail but used the motor the entire trip.
Reviewer: cathy robbins
was the best day ever crew was amazing and the day was very special if thinking about this excursion you should definitly do it