Marigot Bay to Roseau River Kayaking

Roseau River St Lucia Kayaking Port Tour from Marigot Bay
Price: $76.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Active, Scenic, Beach/water
Shore Excursion Duration 4 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided None
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing your bathing suit under comfortable clothing that may get wet. Sun glasses, sunscreen (biodegradable preferred) and a towel are also recommended. Storage on the kayak is limited so only bring what you need.
Restrictions There is a minimum of 2 required for tour to operate. Guests must be in good shape, be able to swim and able to paddle for 30 minutes at a stretch.

Kayaking Day Trip to Roseau River from Marigot Bay

Marigot Bay has been photographed so many times that first-time tourists often experience a jolt of recognition. This is not surprising, as this peaceful landscape of swaying palms and sparkling clear water also caught the eye of filmmakers who used the Bay as a location for the filming of the original Dr. Dolittle in 1967, starring Rex Harrison. In this kayaking excursion from Marigot Bay to Roseau River, you'll see why.

After being transferred from the cruise pier area to the dive shop, you will fill out the required waivers. You will then be introduced to your kayaking guide and briefed on the safety equipment and technique of kayaking for 20-30 minutes. You will then enter the water and take a few practice strokes before setting out on this St. Lucia excursion.

Paddling from Marigot Bay, you will kayak out to the open sea and follow the west coast for approximately 20 minutes to the Roseau River. Once in the river, you will travel along a lagoon and canopied mangroves nestled with birds. From the lagoon you go upstream for a short distance then turn back toward the sea. This section is roughly half an hour. From here, it is back to Marigot. En route to and from the river are a number of sites that can be used for snorkeling, water conditions permitting.

This St. Lucia excursion uses expedition touring kayaks and sit-on-top units, all with rudders and storage hatches. This tour comprises a training component especially for the use of the decked units. Tour duration may vary depending on the speed of your group. 4 hours is the average duration.

5 Stars4.9 / 5  |  9 ReviewsReview This Tour
Best Excursion Ever
March 28, 2020
Pick up was on time and we were taken to Marigot By which is idyllic. After our kitting out and safety briefing we had a short paddle around the bay to acclimatise ourselves to the kayaks and then headed out along the coast. Being in such a small group, just 3 couples, was great. The coastal part of the trip took about 30 minutes and then we pulled the kayaks up onto a sandbar and carried them across to the river. We went up two branches of the river and this was so quiet and relaxing. We could go at our own pace just enjoy the scenery. The whole kayaking trip with breaks took over two hours, which was wonderful as on ship's excursions you are sometimes lucky to get 40 minutes. You do need a basic level of fitness but we are both in our seventies and coped comfortably. We enjoyed absolutely every minute of the trip. The only thing that could have improved it would have been to have an extra half an hour at the kayak base to have a drink at the bar after our trip.
Reviewer: Lynne Temple
5 Stars
Amazing Adventure!
March 12, 2020
We always take cruise excursions, so this was our 1st attempt at off-cruise excursions and I'm here to tell you it was amazing!!! I fell in love with St. Lucia because of this beautiful excursion! We were able to see so much more of the island by kayaking down Roseau River and the tour guide was knowledgeable and fun! We would definitely do it again!
Reviewer: CATHERINE R Conrey
5 Stars
Great day paddling!!
November 13, 2019
Thanks to Vanessa for an informative look at the mangroves and commentary on life in St. Lucia. Dive Fair - Helen took care of everything we could need on a paddle, even water and a sampling of local fruit. We were picked up from the cruise ship, and drop off at the cruise pier was timely; staff were friendly; the weather was perfect.
Reviewer: Linda Jacobsen
5 Stars
Absolutely beautiful!
July 22, 2019
We were promptly picked up at the cruise terminal and driven through the windy mountain roads to the beautiful Marigot Bay. We were then ferried across the bay to pickup our kayaks. We were provided bottled water and screens for protecting our legs from the sun. The water is amazingly clear and the paddle out from bay was slow and easy. We cruised around the mountains to a beach where we transferred to the fresh water river. We were given an opportunity to paddle through a section and explore by ourselves as our guide hung back. It was beautiful, peaceful and fun. Our guide was a younger man who was a bit quiet, so it was sometimes hard to hear him, but over all, he did a great job! We were even given time to play on the beach. Would definitely recommend this tour!
Reviewer: Jon
4 Stars
Kayaking on St Lucia
April 25, 2019
This was our favorite excursion of the entire cruise. They picked us up at at the boat and drove us across the island to Margot Bay where they filmed Dr Doolittle. Water taxi to the resort. Other ship goers were there at the beach but not too many. Our personal guide was Alden. Ask for him. They get you in the kayak off the dock. Listen to him and you won't get wet. We should have gotten the leg cover cause even with sunscreen we got toasted. You will go across the bay and then out into the ocean. You better be ready to paddle. Alden took us to a private beach that locals go to. Back out in the ocean to the mouth of the river. Black sand and a guy letting you try local fruits. Into the amazing lagoon. Saw lots of wildlife and then way up the river due to us being alone and not waiting on anyone. Came back and would have liked to have lunch in an open air dining room but the sun burn got us. Everybody there was amazing. We will do this again sometime.
Reviewer: Chuck Vaughn
5 Stars
Billiant Excursion
March 19, 2019
Booked this excursion quite last minute prior to 12 night cruise, have to day I was a little apprehensive as it wasn't the 'popular' Pitons sightseeing tour that everyone seems to do and it felt like a bit of a gamble. How wrong could I have been??? In the most secluded and beautiful spot, with glorious views and secluded beaches to die for. Our guide was fabulous. Kayaking is physically demanding but there was no pressure for the the less 'fit' members of our group to 'keep up'. Breathtaking scenery, saw 'off the beaten track' places and love the pit stop for a sample of local grown fruit. Awesome day with awesome people. Book it, you wont be disappointed.
Reviewer: Angela Winstanley Barnes
5 Stars