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St Lucia Catamaran Day Sailing and Sightseeing Tour

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Safety measures
icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Sail along the west coast of St. Lucia aboard a catamaran on this full-day excursion. Visit some of the island's highlights, like Sulphur Springs, the region's only drive-in volcano. See the marvelous Pitons, looming 2,000 feet (600 meters) over the coast and stop at the Diamond Botanical Gardens to view the waterfalls. After an included buffet lunch, return to the boat for a relaxing swim in the Caribbean's tropical waters.
  • Catamaran sail along St. Lucia's tropical west coast
  • Visit the Caribbean's only drive-in volcano, the Sulphur Springs
  • Stroll the Diamond Botanical Gardens amongst tropical plants
  • Sail through beautiful Marigot Bay
  • Complimentary pickup and drop off from most North Island hotels
  • Arriving to St. Lucia on a cruise ship? Book this as a shore excursion
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Hotel pickup and drop off (North Island hotels only)
Catamaran Cruise
Lunch
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Airports

  • George F. L. Charles Airport, St. Lucia


Ports

  • Castries Harbor


Departure Time

8:10 AM
Following pickup from your North Island hotel, transfer to the harbor to board the comfortable catamaran. Find a spot on deck in the sun or shade and watch the scenery of the St Lucia's west coast pass by.

At Soufriere, disembark to explore some of the island's top attractions. Pause for photos of the Pitons, the St Lucia's iconic mountains that tower 2,000 feet (600 meters) over this part of the island. 

With your guide, make your way to Diamond Botanical Gardens, located on a verdant plantation estate. Follow your guide down easy walking trails featuring beautiful examples of local flora and fauna

Continue to the Sulphur Springs, the world's only drive-in volcano. The sulphuric thermal pools here were created thousands of years ago by a collapsed volcanic crater. 

Make your way to a local restaurant for a traditional Creole-style buffet lunch. Then return to the boat for a sail up the coast and into Marigot Bay. Make a stop for swimming, snorkeling, and relaxing before returning to shore for the ride back to your North Island hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Soufriere Bay
Sail from either the Castries or Rodney bay marina and enjoy lovely ocean views, as you sail down to Soufriere. Witness the pitons from a unique angle aboard your catamaran. Enjoy the scenery and marine life of Soufriere Bay.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Sulphur Springs
Walk through the world's only drive-in volcano. See the Sulphur mud baths. Learn the history of the volcano with a guided tour. Take in the majestic landscape and surroundings. Make memories, by capturing several Kodak moments.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Anse Cochon Beach
The chance to snorkel at Anse Cochon beach.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Marigot Bay
The opportunity to see the renowned Marigot bay.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour requires a minimum number of passengers to operate. There is a possibility that the tour may be canceled after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be provided the option to take the tour on an alternative date or be refunded in full.
  • It is recommended that you bring a camera, sunscreen, swimsuit, and beach towels.
  • Please note: Hotel pickup and drop-off included from North Island hotels ONLY. If you are located in a South Island hotel you will need to arrange for your own transportation.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 110 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Barefoot Holidays
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during St Lucia Catamaran Day Sailing and Sightseeing Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by St Lucia Catamaran Day Sailing and Sightseeing Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during St Lucia Catamaran Day Sailing and Sightseeing Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by St Lucia Catamaran Day Sailing and Sightseeing Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during St Lucia Catamaran Day Sailing and Sightseeing Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by St Lucia Catamaran Day Sailing and Sightseeing Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during St Lucia Catamaran Day Sailing and Sightseeing Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by St Lucia Catamaran Day Sailing and Sightseeing Tour.

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  • "If you book while you are on the island, you should be okay, bets are off if you are a late arrival." See review

Reviews

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116 Reviews

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star-5
Great day at sea
Dee
, Aug 2021
We had a great tour guide, Karen was PHENOMENAL!! Our entire day was filled with laughter, history about the island and great food. I will definitely do it again!!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you for choosing Barefoot Holidays St. Lucia. We are so happy that you enjoyed your excursion. We completely agree, Karen is phenomenal! Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We appreciate it. We hope to see you soon!
star-5
Excellent trip
kukalbert1
, Jan 2020
It was a good day. Well organized. Friendly staff. Good lunch. Recommend to all. Marigo bay is beautiful
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are so pleased that you had a great time. Warm regards.
star-4
The mud baths were terrific as was the botanical garden, and the snorkeling was good as well. On boat customer great.
anthonycatanach
, Jan 2020
The sail was great and Natasha rocks!!! Would have rated it a 5 except that it was difficult coordinating pickup at hotel. We were told to contact the provider when we arrived to give them our hotel room, but when we arrived at 7 pm from the airport, our call went to voice mail. The next morning we called and told that since we did not contact within the required time frame we would have to be rescheduled. After expressing our displeasure we finally were able to get a ride to the boat and all was great. The admin on the front end needs to be tightened up. If you book while you are on the island, you should be okay...bets are off if you are a late arrival.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thank you for your feedback. We are happy that you got to enjoy the experience on our Catamaran Day Sail. kind regards.
star-5
First trip to St. Lucia.
Venture15884860203
, Jul 2019
This was an amazing activity. Friendly crew and beautiful scenery. Well worth the time and moeny. I would recommend this activity.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Thanks for your kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed our Catamaran Day Sail and we trust that your visit to the island was a memorable one. Warm Regards.
star-4
Mostly a great trip
nathanmY9421JB
, May 2019
Overall it was a good experience. The Catamaran was pretty big and didn't feel crowded. It had some age showing though, especially the rope netting at the front. Most of the other catamaran's we saw had a web strapping and ours had a bunch of frayed edges and was a lot of patchwork. Not exactly inspiring confidence. Luckily there was plenty of Rum Punch and Piton beer for courage. The views from the boat were great, especially when we near the South end of the island and the Pitons. It was spectacular. The best part for us was the boat ride and the walk through the gardens. We were lucky to have a very knowledgeable guide, Romaine, who kept us informed. He was fantastic throughout the day in fact. We spent a good amount of time at the gardens, and then got lunch. Lunch was a buffet at that chocolate plantation. The food was good and included grilled chicken and fried fish with lots of sides. I thought the waterfall was sort of a joke and could easily be skipped. It's not a big waterfall by any stretch, and it was literally a line of 100+ people just waiting to stand near it and take pictures. Silly. The mud baths weren't for me either, the water was way too hot for me to want to get in when it was 90+ degrees outside. Other people really seemed to enjoy this though, and it's worth checking out. What should be noted is you don't really see anything like a 'volcano', just some sulfur springs that you drive by (you can't even see them really). We enjoyed the snorkeling but it was a very short amount of time. Maybe 15 minutes before they were trying to get us back to the boat. On the way back the crew played some games with us and then there was lots of music and dancing. Overall a good time. FYI it was over a 9.5 hour trip from the time we were picked up at Sandals Grande to the time we were dropped back off. Just be aware it's a FULL day.
star-5
Fantastic Tour
Lindewi W
, Jul 2018
One of the best tours I have ever experienced. Friendly and knowledgeable staff with fantastic food. I definitely recommend this to anyone visiting the beautiful island of SLU
star-5
Great day out - picked up on time...
Penny C
, Apr 2018
Great day out - picked up on time. The crew are are very safety conscious , really friendly and informative. The trips to various locations all well organised. We did the botanical gardens and volcano trip followed by lunch - which was lovely with good choice of food. The trip back included a swim and snorkelling. Of course rum punch and Pinton beer readily available on board!!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Overall this is a great trip but the...
Paula K
, Mar 2018
Overall this is a great trip but the snorkeling isnt great. You have to swim quite a ways to the rocks near the shore to snorkel and there isnt much there to see.
star-4
We had a great time on this trip...
Patti T
, Jan 2018
We had a great time on this trip - the only thing that I would change is to have someone man the bar all the time. We had quite a long time that we could not get beer due to the keg emptying and the woman had to wait until one of they guys was free to change it. The staff is always courteous, friendly and helpful!
star-3
The outing was good, not great. Boat...
Randy J
, Jan 2018
The outing was good, not great. Boat was very full, which is to be expected during the Christmas and New Years busy season. They were not very organized we didnt think. Going from the boat docking in Soufrière to the vans/taxis was a bit of a scramble. We were told to follow the group and the van we ended up in was told we had to pay to get in the botanical gardens. After a bit of conversation we were seemingly reluctantly permitted to join the groups from our boat. We had no tickets or any sort of proof of who we were with. So a bit confusing for about 6 of us from the boat. Following that we had a really interesting tour of the gardens. Our guide was really good. Bubba Lou I think his name was. The volcano was also pretty interesting although it wasnt clear why we had to choose between either a mud bath OR a look at the steaming bubbling crater because they were only a short walk from one another and the same cost to enter. Would have liked to see the mud bath too. The lunch was good. It was at a cocoa plantation but there wasnt really any information provided about the goings on at the plantation or about the cocoa industry etc. So we we were left just to wonder. After the lunch it was back to the boat for the trip north and a quick stop into Marigot Bay. Was expecting at least a bit of a sailing experience but the boat powered the entire trip. The masts stayed neatly tucked away, too bad. Crew were friendly and they liked to party after the snorkeling was all done!! Also have to say the boat was well maintained.

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