Scenic Soufriere Tour

St. Lucia Drive-in Volcano & Waterfalls Soufriere Excursion
Price: $155.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Scenic, Cultural
Shore Excursion Duration 6 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
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.

Soufriere Piton Waterfalls & Volcano Tour 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 Volcano tour, 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).

4.5 Stars4.7 / 5  |  66 ReviewsReview This Tour
Great excursion & tour guide (Jayson) of St Lucia
March 27, 2023
Of the 21 days visiting the Lesser Antilles, this tour of St Lucia was one of our most favorite. Our guide was Jayson and he provided information about St Lucia and the areas we visited. He is the best. The Pitons were very nice and the drive from the port to the Pitons was beautiful and exciting. Our group consisted of 3 minivans of travelers; we had a great day.
Reviewer: James Rand
5 Stars
Excellent tour with Lloyd
March 16, 2023
This is our #1 pic of all the tours we took. Gotta have Lloyd as your tour guide! He's so personable, excellent driver, informative and very helpful..if you take this tour with Lloyd, you'll soon be praising him too and know he made this extra special! Thanks Lloyd
Reviewer: Theresa & William Caldwell
5 Stars
Review of St. Lucia tour
March 04, 2023
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. The tour guide was very informative. The island was beautiful. It was our first time there.
Reviewer: Jeff Barkey
5 Stars
Beyond Excellent*****
January 21, 2023
This tour had it all and our tour guide was top shelf! His humor, kindness, knowledge, genuine love of his job, songs, flexibility in tune with our needs and advance preparation were exceptional. We felt like we saw all the best that St. Lucia had to offer. We dined, sampled, and drank so many native foods, the sights were spectacular, impressive and beautiful, experienced "liquid sunshine" in the rain forests, and ultimately fell in love with this island and Soufriere. This day was the highlight of our entire cruise!!!
Reviewer: Sharon Safron
5 Stars
Very nice guide and driver and lovely day
January 12, 2023
Great excursion!
Reviewer: Åse Frivold Sørheim
4 Stars
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