Castries, Saint Lucia
Pigeon Island Countryside & Swim
Beach, Hiking, Local Sightseeing, All
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Approximately 4 hours
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.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 on a rum punch or fruit juice at Jambe de Bois beach 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 ¼ mile. Railings are available at various points along the hike. Some of the roads are winding and bumpy, but most people would not consider them intolerable; 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 and a hat. Wear comfortable walking shoes/sandals preferably with rubber soles and low heels. Minimum age is 12 years. Maximum weight 250 lbs. This tour is only available on selective sailings. Participants are required to wear a seatbelt on the bus.