Best Things to Do in St. Lucia

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Does your next cruise include a stop in St. Lucia? Consider yourself lucky! This beautiful volcanic island in the Eastern Caribbean is home to an abundance of rainforests to explore, and postcard-perfect beaches to relax on. St. Lucia is most known for Les Pitons, two magnificent volcanic peaks that soar over 2,500 feet from the sea. No matter who you are traveling with or what your interests are, there’s guaranteed to be something for you in St. Lucia! We rounded up our top picks of excursions and member tips for your next visit to this magical island.   

Something for Everyone

City Walking Tour: This tour is perfect for first-timers visiting the capital city of St. Lucia, Castries. You will explore the culture, history and beauty of the region. Your local guide will take you to famed cultural attractions such as Dereck Walcott Square and Constitution Park.  

Hop & Drop to Soufriere: This trip includes a boat ride from the cruise port directly to the town of Soufriere where you will have 2.5 hours to explore the charming town. Highlights include colonial architecture, brightly painted wooden storefronts, and a bustling seafront. On the way back to port, you will stop at a spot for snorkeling to experience the beauty of St. Lucia’s waters.

Member Tip: Loved St. Lucia, the island is so beautiful! We had booked a top ten island tour and have seen so many beautiful things. Our tour guide was the best. - mandy1979389785

Guided Sightseeing Tour of Castries: If you’re looking for an exclusive, guided way to see all the sights of Castries as well as the surrounding area, this tour is for you! Your guided bus adventure will stop at panoramic views of Castries, the Morne complex, Howelton Estate, La Guerre, Monchy, and Rodney Bay.

Member Tip: We LOVE Saint Lucia... Please, visit the Pitons...Those two mountains are stunning. Nothing could have prepared me for that amazing experience. - GoneCruising


Piton Views Tour: St. Lucia is an Eastern Caribbean island nation home to volcanic beaches, reef-diving sites, luxury resorts, and fishing villages. On its west coast you will find a pair of dramatically tapered mountains, the Pitons, said to be the most photographed place in the Caribbean. This tour is a must for anyone who visits this island. You will get a guided adventure to the North West coast of St. Lucia to the mythical meeting place of the twin peaks.

A Taste of St. Lucia: Are you and your sweetie foodies? This excursion is for you! Go back in time as you explore St. Lucian culture and discover its beauty with a guided visit to the mini-museum of Greenwood Terrace. You will sample tropical fruit and island treats, as well as  local rums.

Member Tip: A beautiful island indeed. When we were there one could smell all the gorgeous flowers while we were still at sea. You could see the island but we were several miles away yet and the smell was delicious! A beautiful place with friendly people. I'd go back to this island several more times. - Sugar68

Rum Tasting & Distillery Tour: The fun begins as you journey through banana plantations and past sugarcane crops to St. Lucia Distillers, nestled in the lush Roseau Valley. Upon arrival, your rum ambassador will take you on an exciting tour through the facilities as well as a rum sampling. Cheers! 

Adventure Seekers 

Member Tip: Snorkeling beneath the Pitons is AMAZING! Incredible fish & coral!! A MUST DO! Don’t miss out or you’ll definitely regret it. - kevinandkim1982

Off-Road Segway Tour: The fun begins on this small-group tour with a picturesque drive to Rodney Bay on the island's northwest coast. You will meet your guide who will provide you with a safety briefing and quick orientation to master the maneuvering basics of the segway. Once you are comfortable with the segway, you and your group will take off on an exhilarating 2-mile nature trail up the slopes of Mt. Pimard, a lush 78-acre private nature reserve. Along the trail, enjoy the magical flora and fauna as you soak in the breathtaking views. 

Snorkeling Tour: St. Lucia is rated as one of the best unexploited underwater secrets in the Caribbean. With its pristine and highly diverse coral reefs, pinnacles, and shipwrecks, this St. Lucia excursion offers adventure seekers an ideal snorkel adventure that is not to be missed.

Dune Buggy and Zipline Adventure: Drive and fly across St. Lucia! This excursion combines the two most popular adventure activities on the island for a one-of-a-kind fun-filled adventure. Drive yourself in a buggy to a world-class zipline. Choose from 2 or 4-seater buggies as you wind your way across the town of Castries. 

Beach Goers

Catamaran Tour & Jeep Safari: This scenic 7.5-hour tour combines the best in sightseeing of Castries as well as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to cruise around the island and experience Marigot Bay on a catamaran. Enjoy swimming, snorkeling, and a chance to enjoy the therapeutic mud baths. 

Day Pass to Splash Island: Traveling with kids and looking for a day of fun in the sun? This day pass provides access to Splash Island Park, a unique water park featuring a large series of commercial-grade inflatables, a climbing wall, hurdles, monkey bars, a double rocker, flip, and swings. 

Soufriere Sea-Fari: Your sea-fari tour starts with a transfer from the port to Marigot Bay, which was used as a setting in Superman 2 and Dr. Doolittle, and is home to mega yachts.  You will board a spacious catamaran to take you to the beautiful town of Soufriere. Here you can explore the colonial-era structures gracing a bustling waterfront as well as the majestic Pitons overlooking the island. 

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