Castries, Saint Lucia
Catamaran Cruise to Morne Coubaril Estate (Beginning & Ending in Castries)
USD USDPrice between $51-$100
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Approximately 6½ hours
Board a comfortable catamaran and sail down the west coast past beautiful Marigot Bay to a cove on the west coast. The boat anchors to allow you an opportunity to swim in the crystal-clear Caribbean waters.
At Morne Coubaril Estate, step back in time and enjoy a tour of this historic plantation. The gardens offer close-up views of the more popular local flora and the grandeur of the estate house offers great photo opportunities.
View the process of cocoa making and walk through a small village of replica stick huts similar to those used two centuries ago by local villagers.
Walk up the Monplaisir family's estate driveway to the manioc house, where you'll watch a live demonstration of making cassava bread. Learn how to de-husk a coconut and dry the copra in the oven, and enjoy a taste of coconut water and jelly.
Taste a ripe cocoa bean at the Cocoa & Coffee House. You'll witness the process of fermentation, bean drying and the cocoa dance used to polish the dried beans.
Finish up with a look at the mule-driven sugar cane mill and an addictive taste of fresh cane juice.
A cruise back up the West Coast, with snacks served on board the catamaran en route, brings you to Castries and the ship.
Guests who suffer from motion sickness should consider this before booking and/or take appropriate medication. This excursion begins and ends in Castries. Minimum age is 5 years.