7 Memorable Things To Do In St Lucia

Things To Do In St Lucia

The beautiful tropical island of St Lucia welcomes visitors to the sandy beaches, warm water, and friendly people. Situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, water sports are popular with locals and visitors alike.

For a first-time visitor or a constant traveler, there are plenty of things to do in St Lucia, both in and out of the water. Let’s take a look at our top 7 memorable things to do in St. Lucia.

1) Millet Bird Sanctuary

This impressive sanctuary and nature trail is located at the island’s center, 45 minutes south of Castries. Over 30 species of birds are here, including endemic locals like the Black Finch, Pewee, Oriole, and the popular Saint Lucian Parrot. At one time, Saint Lucian Parrot, commonly referred to as Jacquot, was close to extinction, with only 100 known birds left on the island. Thanks to the work of the Millett Sanctuary, that number has now climbed to 2000.

The hiking trail is 1.75 miles with an elevation climb of 1,000 feet above sea level. The hiking trails are considered moderate and take 1-2 hours. Admission to Millet Bird Sanctuary is $10 per person or $30 for a tour with a knowledgeable guide.

Trail office hours are 8:30 am to 3:00 pm Monday through Friday.

2) Splash Island Water Park

On the northwestern side of the island, on Reduit Beach, is a Saint Lucia water park of a different sort. Referenced as the Caribbean’s first open-water sports park, Splash Island Water Park is a series of large inflatables positioned as an obstacle course. Guests try their skills at a climbing wall, slide, trampoline, monkey bars, swings, hurdles, and water volleyball located in a sectioned-off portion of the ocean.

Guests must be six years old or older and at least 3 1/2 feet tall. All guests are required to wear a provided flotation vest. Rates start at $26 per person for a two-hour pass.

3) Treetop Adventure Park

This thrilling Treetop Adventure Park is on the northwest coast of Saint Lucia, 25 minutes from Castries.

Thrill-seekers are led by a trained guide across 12 zip lines and five net bridges.

Participants are required to:

  • Wear closed-toe shoes

  • Have a maximum weight of 250 lbs

  • Be at least 50 inches tall

Rates start at $91 per person plus tax. Transportation is available for an added fee from hotels or the cruise ship pier.

4) Drive in Volcano – La Soufriere

This semi-active volcano on Saint Lucia is referred to as the world’s only drive-in volcano for its location, in an area where visitors can drive in close to the action. The last eruption was recorded in 1766.

The volcano is on the island’s west coast, in Soufriere’s historic town. From Castries, the drive is of one hour and 15 minutes. After parking in the lot, visitors are escorted by a guide down the steps to view the caldera. Allow 30 minutes to an hour for a visit.

The entrance fee for the drive-in volcano with a required guide to take you to the caldera is $9 per person plus tax.

5) Sulphur Springs

Spend a day relaxing in the warm mud baths at Sulphur Springs, created from the nearby Soufriere volcano.

After lounging in the therapeutic volcanic mud bath, you’ll wash off in a pool created at the bottom of a 50-foot-tall waterfall. Bathers can stand at the bottom of the waterfall and let the cascading water perform its shoulder massaging magic.

Sulphur Springs is south of Castries, an hour and 15 minutes by car.

Admission is $11 per person plus tax. Plan to spend 2 hours here.

6) Marigot Bay Saint Lucia

You can shop, dine, eat, sunbathe and sightsee from the famous Marigot Bay on the west coast of Saint Lucia. The Marigot marina provides a popular place for yachts to tie up so sailors can explore the island. Even if you aren’t a sailor, stop by one of the many restaurants to enjoy a meal and a cocktail with a view of the colorful boats at the docks. Small boutique shops offer clothing, jewelry, sundries, and island souvenirs.

The bay is located at an inlet on the island’s western shore. Water taxis provide service to the area and a great view from the water.

7) Whale And Dolphin Watching In St. Lucia

Perhaps one of the most memorable things to do in St. Lucia is a blue water adventure on the Caribbean Sea.

Hackshaw boat charters is a proud operator of premium whale watch tours in Saint Lucia by luxury power catamaran. Sit back, relax, and leave the details to us.

Whales that are commonly seen are the sperm, pilot, and humpback. On occasion, we have the pinnacle of all whale sightings, the mighty orca!

Large pods of dolphins are a common sight, sometimes 150 at a time. Their playful antics are sure to be the highlight of your trip to Saint Lucia.

Give us a call, or go online today to book your next great adventure!

Duration
4 hours
Group Size
Up to 30

Private Custom Coastal Cruise

We offer Half day (4 hours) and Full Day (8 hours) tours. Relax and have fun on one of our private charters along St. Lucia’s beautiful coastline with our fantastic crew members!

Bring friends, family, or whoever; the choice is yours! As we leave Port Castries, you are bound to marvel at the beauty of our western coastline, to visit history-rich and fascinating Soufriere, passing the charming fishing villages of Anse La Raye and Canaries, with their distinctive Caribbean flavor.

Have your cameras ready for the view of a lifetime, our World Heritage Site: the majestic Pitons. Rising proudly from the sapphire blue waters, soaring over two thousand feet, apparently to the heavens, our Pitons are a can’t-miss experience in St. Lucia. The sight takes your breath away! There is also the option to visit other popular sites on the island, such as the Botanical Gardens, Sulphur Springs, Diamond Water Falls, and the therapeutic sulfur baths.

We have an open bar, local fruit, and light snacks throughout the trip and have lunch options from excellent beach restaurants to a sumptuous lunch served on board at an extra charge.

Several breathtaking beaches await you, with fantastic areas for snorkeling or just swimming. You create your adventure with your private and customizable St. Lucia boat charter.

No trip along the coastline could be complete without visiting the most spectacular bay in the Caribbean, Marigot Bay, where the British hid from the French fleet by tying coconut palms to their masts, letting the French sail by, then emerging and attacking from the rear, winning one of the many battles between the French and English, for possession of the “Helen of the West,” our St. Lucia. Marigot boasts many waterfront restaurants where you can enjoy refreshing Caribbean concoctions near the end of your trip of a lifetime!

On our private boat trips in St. Lucia, the boats come with complimentary drinks, light snacks, and snorkeling equipment.

A trip out with our crew will be the highlight of your vacation!

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660 USD
Duration
1 day
Group Size
Up to 8

Tournament Fishing Package

Our minimum offer is 1 day, but you can book up to 5 days! Fishing Options, Accommodation, Coastal Tours & Sightseeing; All in One!

Our tournament package gives you the flexibility to fish our top fishing locations around our island over several days.

With this package, we offer not only a tournament rigged sportfish boat, but also floating accommodation onboard our 50ft Power Catamaran, Lady Anne.

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1200 USD
Duration
4 hours
Group Size
Up to 8

Private Fishing Charters

We offer Half Day (4 hours) and Whole Day (8 hours) tour. Go fishing in St. Lucia with our expert captains! Our waters are abundant with a variety of big game fish, such as blue marlin, sailfish, yellowfin tuna, wahoo, and dorado, to name but a few; an ideal recipe for a deep sea fishing experience in St. Lucia.

All our captains are hooked on fishing – just try to drag ’em home without a catch! After all, we had the grandfather of all fishermen “Big Bill” as our mentor!

Book a private fishing charter with Hackshaw’s Boat Charters!

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660 USD