Castries, Saint Lucia
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Approximately 4 hours
Meals not included
St Lucia's history and culture claim the limelight on this truly delightful excursion.
Travel through the heart of the city of Castries, up a winding but picturesque road to Morne Fortune. The lush residential areas along the hilly terrain create the true ambience of the exotic tropics.
Old Victoria Road boasts breathtaking scenery -- banana fields on one side and charming rural landscapes on the other. Drive through enchanting villages such as Ti-Rocher, Balatta, Monchy and many others.
The 40-acre Pigeon Island National Landmark is joined to the mainland by a causeway and is famous for its remnants of 18th-century fortifications and ruins. Battles were fought here long ago, and prior to that, it was a Carib Native settlement and pirates' hideout. Century-old trees scatter over sprawling lawns. Stroll the well-kept paths and enjoy the tranquility the peninsula offers. The great views of Rodney Bay are not to be missed.
Sip a rum punch or fruit juice at Jambe de Bois and then relax on a beach chair and swim in the clear waters of the Caribbean Sea before heading back to the ship.
The hike to the fort on Pigeon Island is about a quarter mile. Railings are available at various points along the hike. Some of the roads are winding and bumpy; guests who suffer from motion sickness should consider this before booking and/or take appropriate medication. Wear your swimsuit under your clothing; bring a towel, reef-safe/biodegradable sunscreen, light clothing to act as a full cover-up for further protection from the sun, and a hat. Swim at your own risk. Wear comfortable walking shoes. This tour is available on select sailings only. Participants are required to wear a seatbelt on the bus. Minimum age is 12 years.