Scenic Soufriere Tour

St. Lucia Drive-in Volcano & Waterfalls Soufriere Excursion
Price: $129.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeSmall Group
Shore Excursion TypeScenic, Cultural
Shore Excursion Duration6 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity LevelModerate
Shore Excursion Leaves FromThe Cruise Ship Pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage ProvidedA snack and beverage is included.
Recommended DressIf you plan to take a dip in the waterfall, we recommend wearing your bathing suit under comfortable clothing. Sensible, closed-toe walking shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a towel are also suggested.
RestrictionsGuests must be able to walk over packed dirt, gravel, and paved surfaces, several which are on an incline, to visit sites. Many roads are quite bumpy and guests with neck, back, or hip issues should consider this before booking. This tour is wheelchair accessible with advanced notice needed. Electric Scooters can not be accommodated.
Tour Details

Soufriere Piton Waterfalls & Volcano Shore Trip in St. Lucia

There's so much to see at scenic Soufriere, from the Piton Waterfalls to the "drive-in volcano," and we're ready to take you to it while avoiding as many public crowds as possible!

After boarding your air-conditioned van for your St. Lucia excursion, you'll depart the ship pier and pass through Castries, St. Lucia's capital. Enjoy the spectacular views as you head south and wind along the scenic West Coast Road.

You will make a quick stop at the famous Marigot Bay to admire the beautiful scenery and have a chance to take some photos.

Along the way you will see St. Lucia's largest banana plantation and several quaint fishing villages. At the banana plantation guests will have a chance to learn about how bananas are grown and harvested and will also get to enjoy some fresh banana.

Before starting your hike you will drive through the fishing villages of Anse La Raye and Canaries where you will be able to view the waterfront before stopping in the rainforest. A stop will be made to hike to the one of the most popular waterfalls in the area. With your guide you will enjoy a short, uphill walk with a few steps to reach a beautiful breathtaking waterfall. During your visit, you can enjoy a refreshing bath in the natural swimming pool.

Your next stop is at the Soufriere volcano, referred to as the "drive-in volcano." A short, easy walk in the rainforest will take you to a point where you will see (and smell) sulfur springs bubbling up from below. As your knowledgeable guide informs you about this Soufriere volcano you'll also have a bit of time to admire the pots of boiling water that are multicolored at the surface as a result of sulfur, iron, calcium oxide, copper oxide, magnesium, carbon and other minerals within the water. For those interested, mud baths are available at the sulfur springs for an additional fee of $6 US per person (not included). As you wind your way through the island's hills, photo stops will be made of the rugged landscape including the island's famous Pitons, two volcanic plugs that rise dramatically 2,500 feet into the sky. They are both listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

During your drive, a stop will be made at a local bakery for a snack, such as bread with cheese, local jam, or salt fish. A cooler of water, soft drinks, rum bunch and beer is on board your vehicle for your enjoyment. Depending on the season, you may have the opportunity to sample some of the island's fresh fruit on your drive back to the pier.

Please Note: Roads on St. Lucia are in various levels of disrepair/repair. Because of this, guests must expect there will be stretches of bumpy riding. If you have neck, back or hip issues, you should take this into account. The tour covers a wide area of the island and there is a lot of driving required. For those interested, mud baths are available at the sulfur springs for an additional fee of $6 US per person (not included).

Shore Excursion Size
Small Group
Shore Excursion Type
Scenic, Cultural
Shore Excursion Duration
6 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
The Cruise Ship Pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
A snack and beverage is included.
Recommended Dress
If you plan to take a dip in the waterfall, we recommend wearing your bathing suit under comfortable clothing. Sensible, closed-toe walking shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a towel are also suggested.
Restrictions
Guests must be able to walk over packed dirt, gravel, and paved surfaces, several which are on an incline, to visit sites. Many roads are quite bumpy and guests with neck, back, or hip issues should consider this before booking. This tour is wheelchair accessible with advanced notice needed. Electric Scooters can not be accommodated.
4.5 Stars4.7 / 5  |  61 ReviewsReview This Tour
Soufriere Tour
November 13, 2019
A great experience. There were only 4 people on the tour and our guide made it a very personal tour with many stops at local points of interest going out of his way to make sure we sampled local products and experiences. The views of the Pitons was awesome as was the visit into the volcano caldera and the sulfur pits. The visit to the waterfall and opportunity for pictures there was a bit of a disappointment. Very small pool and little room to swim and enjoy. I would rate that part of the tour only a 2, maybe a 3 if you are into having some water hitting you on the head in a waist deep artificial pool. The guide should receive 6 stars for his efforts.
Reviewer: Larry
5 Stars
Very good value
October 25, 2019
Very informative. Guide was excellent.
Reviewer: Arwood Mannisto
5 Stars
Beautiful island
August 18, 2019
We really enjoyed this tour of the island, seeing many of the key sights. Our driver/tour guide was knowledgeable about the island and shared lots of great info. Long day but worth the trip.
Reviewer: Shari Foreht
5 Stars
St lucia
May 15, 2019
Nice tour but a bit too long.
Reviewer: ghislaine martin
4 Stars
Very professional
April 05, 2019
This was one of the Best tours ever. Our driver and guide Jason, was excellent. He was very knowledgeable about his home island and made the day very enjoyable. I would highly recommend this tour and be sure to ask for Jason
Reviewer: Pamela Zogby
5 Stars
What A Value
March 10, 2019
Put the ships excursions to shame....
Reviewer: Rich
5 Stars