Sale Price: $113.00
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: Burton Rood
This excursion was packed with things to do. The trip to Soufriere itself was great because of the view of the Pitons and it got better. There was a stop at a lovely botanical garden, a choice of a mud bath or see the volcano; then a nice buffet at a plantation. On the way back we stopped for swimming and snorkeling - an adventure well worth the price.
Reviewer: Terezinha Simmons
We had a lot of fun, a lot of pictures ...we recommended to you all to do this!
This tour was one of the best. Our host on the catamaran as well on land were very informative, attentive, and FUN! The lunch was delicious and the service was top notch. We highly recommend it.
Reviewer: Karen Rapp
This was the best excursion I have ever been on. The staff was great, friendly, and reassuring that we would be back to the boat in time. It was a 7 hour excursion and it flew by. Very relaxing and enjoyable. I would highly recommend this to anyone vs. the similar excursion offered by Norwegian. We got so much more for our money and when I looked at the reviews this company was reviewed with higher ratings than theirs.
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!