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About St. Lucia

St Lucia has a fascinating if bloody history with the French and British spending years fighting over it. One look at this luscious island will show you why.

Cloaked in verdant rainforests, its skyline dominated by the dramatic twin peaks of Les Pitons and its gardens a riot of hibiscus and bougainvillea; St. Lucia is the epitome of a Caribbean paradise.

Here you can watch parrots and hummingbirds skim through the trees, bask on beautiful beaches, visit charming fishing villages, view stunning volcanic scenery and glory in the Caribbean's best botanical gardens.

If it is your first visit, an island tour to the dramatic Soufriére volcano will show you the island's full beauty.  Boat trips to spot dolphin and whales are also available, as are biking, jeep and hiking tours of the rainforest.  But do leave time to explore the shops of Castries, where you can pick up bread, wine and even ketchup made from bananas.


Shore excursions in St. Lucia

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

Aerial Tram

Activity lowRefreshments includedFamily

Duration: 3½ hours

Take a tranquil and unique journey into and over the treetops of St Lucia’s lush rainforest.

Your scenic delights begin as you wend your way through the hills and villages 2,000 feet into the St Lucian mountains.

At the Rainforest Sky Rides Base, you’ll embark on a fabulous Aerial Tram ride through the forest canopy. The 16 open-air gondolas seat up to 8 passengers and a naturalist guide, travelling at a leisurely pace to see the forest treasures.

Venture high into the mature Caribbean oceanic rainforest, nurtured by warm gentle rains and rich volcanic soil. Relax as the gondolas safely glide through and over the treetops, where knotted and woody vines wind to the top of the old forest trees.

See the dense thickets of vegetation merging with the wild flowers and colourful berries. Smell the fragrant flowering trees of Giant Chatannier, Magnolia and Gommier.

After experiencing the forest from above, you’ll take a 20-30 minute walk to explore the forest at ground level.

Before leaving, enjoy a refreshing drink at the Hummingbird Café.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by minibus and aerial tram. The drive to the Rainforest Park is not narrated. The forest walk is optional and only suitable for those in good physical condition. There is uneven ground and numerous steps to negotiate. Comfortable, flat, closed toe shoes are essential. Those not wishing to partake in the walk will have free time at the refreshment area, until the group returns. Passengers are advised to take protection from the rain. There are a few steps to negotiate boarding the gondolas. The Aerial Tram Park is non-smoking.

ATV Beach Adventure

Activity mediumRefreshments included

Duration: 3 hours

The ride on an All Terrain Vehicle (quad bike) is a real thrill. See the beauty of St Lucia from a different aspect.

Take a journey to the north of the island. At the Orientation Centre, you’ll be kitted out, given a safety briefing and asked to perform some simple manoeuvres.

Go off the beaten track on an adventurous journey through some of St. Lucia’s most beautiful landscapes. Whizzing along the rugged, windswept Atlantic coastline see the Atlantic rollers crashing against the cliffs.

You’ll make a stop at the beach, where you will be served some light refreshments. Sea conditions permitting, you’ll have chance to cool off with a swim, explore the surroundings or just relax and soak up the sun.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by minibus and ATV. Pregnant women and those under 18 may not participate. A full clean driving licence is required. Passengers must listen to a safety briefing and perform simple manoeuvres to demonstrate competence. This tour is sold one bike per person, pillion passengers are not allowed. This tour is not suitable for those with injuries or conditions, which may be affected by the bumpy ride. There is a weight limit of 17 stone on this tour. It is essential to wear long trousers and flat, comfortable closed toe shoes. Please wear swimwear under clothes and take a towel and sunscreen.

Beach Break

Activity lowRefreshments included

Duration: 4 hours

This is the ideal option for those looking to spend a few hours relaxing on the beach.

Setting off from the port, your drive will take you through Castries and head in a northerly direction toward the Rodney Bay area.

Upon arrival, you’ll be taken to Reduit Beach where a sun chair and a complimentary drink await.

After your stay, you’ll meet at the agreed time for the return drive to the ship.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach. The journey time to Rodney Bay is around 30 minutes each way. This tour is inclusive of transfers, beach chair and a complimentary drink. Umbrellas are not included but may be available for hire, payable locally. The beach can become busy and you may experience local vendors selling goods. There are toilet facilities available. Passengers are reminded to wear swimwear, take a towel and sunscreen. Please refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages prior to swimming. US Dollars are accepted for purchases. There may be independent suppliers on the beach that offer watersports. These are provided by parties unconnected to P&O Cruises.

Castries by Trolley Train and Beach

Activity lowRefreshments includedFamily

Duration: 2 hours

Step aboard a Trolley Train for a leisurely tour of Castries, followed by a little time at the beach.

Sit back and relax as your Trolley Train takes you through St Lucia’s bustling capital. Your knowledgeable train conductor will share information about interesting sites and landmarks along the way.

During your charming ride through the colourful streets, you’ll pass government buildings and the local craft market before reaching the Cathedral. A short stop will be made to allow you to take photos of this impressive Cathedral which dates back to 1897, and is the largest of its kind in the Caribbean.

Complete your tour with a stop at a local beach where you’ll have around 1 hour to relax in the sun, and dip your feet in the cooling waters. During your stop a refreshing fruit punch will be served.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by trolley train and on foot. Passengers must negotiate the step onto and off the Trolley Train. Please note that the Cathedral may not be accessible during services. Passengers are reminded to wear swimwear, take a towel and sunscreen. Please note that beach chairs and umbrellas are not included, but may be available to rent, payable direct. Please refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages prior to swimming. There may be independent suppliers on the beach that offer watersports, these are provided by parties unconnected to P&O Cruises.

Chocolate Experience

Activity mediumMeal includedRefreshments included

Duration: 6¼ hours

Discover the art of chocolate making in a special experience at a luxurious resort.

Relax on a panoramic island drive and pause for photos at Morne Fortune – the hilltop spot which overlooks Castries and its harbour – and the Marigot Bay viewpoint. The latter reveals mesmerising coastal scenes of emerald palms, white shores and electric-blue water.

Receive a warm welcome on the balcony of the plantation house on the historic Rabot Estate, St Lucia’s oldest cocoa plantation, which is now owned by British company Hotel Chocolat. Your host will introduce you to the process of bean tasting, de-shelling, grinding and recipe formulation.

Roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty! With the help of your guide, it’s time to shell, grind and pound the cocoa beans and make your own delicious chocolate bar. By now, your mouth will surely be watering. So, sit back and savour the beautiful views of the Piton mountains while enjoying a lunch of savoury and sweet dishes inspired by cacao cuisine.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by minibus and on foot. Participants on this tour must be aged 18 years and over. The drive to Soufriére is around 1½ hours and includes winding roads. This tour involves some walking over varying terrain, which includes steps. During the chocolate making there is no seating and passengers will be required to stand for the duration. Flat, comfortable shoes are recommended. Passengers will be hand-making chocolate therefore casual clothing is recommended.


A selection of cruises to St. Lucia