In St. Lucia, we had signed up for the Pitons/Soufriere/Waterfall excursion. The description gave the impression that it was an active excursion, with some hiking. In fact, it consisted mostly of riding in the bus, since the Pitons are across the island from where the cruise ships dock. The bus stopped several times to provide unscheduled "shopping" opportunities, where groups of vendors had clustered along the road, selling t-shirts and beads, or where there was a fellow with a boa constrictor snake offering photo opportunities. The waterfall part involved the only walking, which was some steps leading down to the warm waterfall and 3 pools. The waterfall turned out to be rather a minor attraction. There was only a 10-15 minute period of time at the pools, which were crowded with people, including other groups. The best part of the excursion was the magnificent views of the Pitons. The bus also passes a large banana plantation, and goes through two (poor) fishing villages, providing an up close view of the island life. So, while this excursion was not the active hike that we expected, the views and photo opportunities of the Pitons, which are quite unique, made us happy that we had gone.