St. Lucia Island Tour Excursion Reviews

Take a tour of the island and learn about its major attractions including a drive-in volcano, botanical gardens, and the Sulphur Springs.
Our first stop was at Stony Hill Manor with its beautiful views.
Sail Date: July 2019
Our first stop was at Stony Hill Manor with its beautiful views. Next we went to Howelton Estate for a batik demonstration and some shopping. There were several stops for photos.
Our first stop was at Stony Hill Manor with its beautiful views. Next we went to Howelton Estate for a batik demonstration and some shopping. There were several stops for photos. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
St Lucia has no great beaches to speak of, we looked.
Sail Date: April 2019
St Lucia has no great beaches to speak of, we looked. There is a beach at the Pitons but its dark sand and a bit rocky. It's also really shabby generally everywhere, lot of poor folks, but the island has a lot to offer in terms of ... Read More
St Lucia has no great beaches to speak of, we looked. There is a beach at the Pitons but its dark sand and a bit rocky. It's also really shabby generally everywhere, lot of poor folks, but the island has a lot to offer in terms of wildlife and hiking excursions (recommended) which looked interesting...and of course the Pitons. If I went back I would probably do a hike or see the rainforest rather than a driving tour which became a bit dull as it's a bit shabby everywhere and the Pitons are nice to look at for around 20 minutes. Tour cost through Viator $170 for 4. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We had a tour of the Pink Plantation and also a place that demonstrated how cocoa beans are made ...
Sail Date: April 2019
We had a tour of the Pink Plantation and also a place that demonstrated how cocoa beans are made into chocolate. Loved viewing the batiking demonstration and the beautiful materials. Enjoyed our tour of the lush foliage and views of the ... Read More
We had a tour of the Pink Plantation and also a place that demonstrated how cocoa beans are made into chocolate. Loved viewing the batiking demonstration and the beautiful materials. Enjoyed our tour of the lush foliage and views of the harbor. A stop at a local market place and beach...our guides were wonderful, so nice! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
hairpin turns yikes!
Sail Date: March 2019
hairpin turns yikes! wonderful views!
hairpin turns yikes! wonderful views! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was a delightful tour due to an excellent tour guide.
Sail Date: March 2019
This was a delightful tour due to an excellent tour guide. The Island tour was excellent and the Lunch very good.
This was a delightful tour due to an excellent tour guide. The Island tour was excellent and the Lunch very good. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Excellent staff and great tour of the island.
Sail Date: March 2019
Excellent staff and great tour of the island. Make sure to try the Piton beer.
Excellent staff and great tour of the island. Make sure to try the Piton beer. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Great way to see and learn about the island.
Sail Date: March 2019
Great way to see and learn about the island. Our tour guide, Candy, was fantastic.
Great way to see and learn about the island. Our tour guide, Candy, was fantastic. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was our favorite excursion.
Sail Date: March 2019
This was our favorite excursion. From meeting our guide at the port through his careful and interesting drive and exposition, this was a very enjoyable day. (Also, I am glad he was driving! I would never attempt to drive this island on my ... Read More
This was our favorite excursion. From meeting our guide at the port through his careful and interesting drive and exposition, this was a very enjoyable day. (Also, I am glad he was driving! I would never attempt to drive this island on my own.) After several roadside stops for views and pictures, or to visit a banana plantation and have a rum tasting (different stops), we proceeded to the volcanic mud baths, a waterfall (bring your towels), and lunch at Hummingbird beach (bring your water shoes). Definitely glad we booked this tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Not enough time seeing the different sights of the island.
Sail Date: March 2019
Not enough time seeing the different sights of the island. The island is very run down where we went. La soufrier volcano, banana plantation, the pitons, etc. Not worth the money.
Not enough time seeing the different sights of the island. The island is very run down where we went. La soufrier volcano, banana plantation, the pitons, etc. Not worth the money. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The island of St Lucia is absolutely beautiful!!
Sail Date: March 2019
The island of St Lucia is absolutely beautiful!! We took a private tour that was arranged with others on the roll call. We did a tour of part of the island, including the Mud Baths and Banana Plantation. We drove through several ... Read More
The island of St Lucia is absolutely beautiful!! We took a private tour that was arranged with others on the roll call. We did a tour of part of the island, including the Mud Baths and Banana Plantation. We drove through several fishing villages, but didn't stop so saw what we could passing through. This was a great excursion until it came time to take the water taxi to the "beach". The water taxi was a speed boat - which was very difficult to get in and out of of, and a tad dangerous for those that might have a physical limitation such as bad knee, foot, etc. You step from the pier, onto the side of the boat (about 6 inches wide), then from there down to the boat seat, then onto the floor of the boat. Anyone with any type of back issue would have been in horrendous pain once we started skimming across the water to the beach - which was a "5 minute" drive. The boat was going extremely fast, and it was windy which made the water choppy, and the boat bounced up and down and landed very hard with each and every wave encountered. The tour was great, except for the water taxi. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
I don't remember too much about this tour except we went to a lot of places with views of hte ...
Sail Date: March 2019
I don't remember too much about this tour except we went to a lot of places with views of hte island. They have these trams which seat four across and it is not good if you end up with the seats above the wheel because it is ... Read More
I don't remember too much about this tour except we went to a lot of places with views of hte island. They have these trams which seat four across and it is not good if you end up with the seats above the wheel because it is difficult to climb in and out. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Small group and we hit island highlights and the volcano.
Sail Date: March 2019
Small group and we hit island highlights and the volcano. Nice customized tour.
Small group and we hit island highlights and the volcano. Nice customized tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Too long on buses but beautiful.
Sail Date: March 2019
Too long on buses but beautiful. Plus the waterfall was not what we expected.
Too long on buses but beautiful. Plus the waterfall was not what we expected. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Our tour was on time for pick up.
Sail Date: March 2019
Our tour was on time for pick up. The group size was less than 20 people so moved along very smooth. Our guide was clear and offered great descriptions of the island and the highlight along the way. At each stop, he offered to take ... Read More
Our tour was on time for pick up. The group size was less than 20 people so moved along very smooth. Our guide was clear and offered great descriptions of the island and the highlight along the way. At each stop, he offered to take pictures of you with your camera. He was very entertaining and never pushy. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The tour was very nice with the exception of our trolley hitting a van near a historic Catholic ...
Sail Date: March 2019
The tour was very nice with the exception of our trolley hitting a van near a historic Catholic Church. The tour guide and driver were very nice but the accident was terrifying even though no one was injured.
The tour was very nice with the exception of our trolley hitting a van near a historic Catholic Church. The tour guide and driver were very nice but the accident was terrifying even though no one was injured. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Our tour guide was Ron.
Sail Date: March 2019
Our tour guide was Ron. On the tour van, he gave us an overview of St. Lucia and explained the areas that we drove by. He was friendly, helpful and kept us entertained. Overall, he was a great tour guide and I enjoyed learning a little bit ... Read More
Our tour guide was Ron. On the tour van, he gave us an overview of St. Lucia and explained the areas that we drove by. He was friendly, helpful and kept us entertained. Overall, he was a great tour guide and I enjoyed learning a little bit about St. Lucia through his eyes. In the itinerary of this tour, it said we'd be visiting a banana plantation, but we only drove by it and stopped on the side of the road as we looked at some banana plants. Ron explained about how a banana plantation works. I wish that we were able to actually tour this plantation and it seemed like a lot of people in this tour would have also been interested to do that. After this, we stopped by a road vendor in Anse La Raye to sample local rum and jellies. This was quite fun. If you wanted to, you could buy the rum and jellies (Guava jelly, Banana jelly, Passionfruit jelly, etc). The cost was a bit better than at the cruise terminal. Then we drove to the Piton's View to get some photos. Ron was a great photographer! After this, we went to the mud bath. This was so much fun! We got some free time to just enjoy the mud baths.It is definitely an experience to have. There were changing rooms and showers here. We also brought water shoes, which I'm thankful for as there are rock steps in the mud baths. Following this, we went to Toraille waterfall. If you want a picture under the waterfall or near it, you just have to go for it. It is a small little water pond with a waterfall (not fit for swimming). Next, we went to have lunch. The food was delicious! We brought our own water bottles as I read in other reviews that drinks are not included in the lunch. You would have to pay extra for that. This is still true. After this, there was an option to go to a beach that was near the cruise port. We were exhausted so we opted not to go to the beach. The van dropped us off back at the cruise terminal and only 2 other people went to the beach. Ron said that he would go with you to the beach and then bring you back to the cruise terminal. Overall, this tour was very good. My friends and I enjoyed ourselves and don't have any complaints. It is well worth the price paid for it. There were just enough people on the tour so it didn't feel crowded in the van or as a group. In the future, I'd recommend to include an actual banana plantation tour instead of the beach at the end. As at the beginning of the tour, we were all very eager to get the day started and wanted to see and experience St. Lucia, but towards the end of the tour, we were all exhausted and the beach did not sound exciting at all. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Trolley train through Castries.
Sail Date: February 2019
Trolley train through Castries.
Trolley train through Castries. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
61/2 hour tour with Gousel Tours was exactly what we wanted history, beach, food, waterfall, rum, ...
Sail Date: February 2019
61/2 hour tour with Gousel Tours was exactly what we wanted history, beach, food, waterfall, rum, beer. We had the best time for our first visit ever and would seriously recommend to anyone
61/2 hour tour with Gousel Tours was exactly what we wanted history, beach, food, waterfall, rum, beer. We had the best time for our first visit ever and would seriously recommend to anyone Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We had excellent guide, delicious lunch, and stops at a plantation and volcano.
Sail Date: February 2019
We had excellent guide, delicious lunch, and stops at a plantation and volcano.
We had excellent guide, delicious lunch, and stops at a plantation and volcano. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Great guide on bus.
Sail Date: February 2019
Great guide on bus. Shopping stop was grubby stalls in a decaying outdoor market. The boat ride was pleasant around the lagoon.
Great guide on bus. Shopping stop was grubby stalls in a decaying outdoor market. The boat ride was pleasant around the lagoon. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Tour of the island then took you to a beach.
Sail Date: February 2019
Tour of the island then took you to a beach. Beach was not great tour was great!
Tour of the island then took you to a beach. Beach was not great tour was great! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Excellent tour - we took private option and we could simply customize as we wanted the day.
Sail Date: February 2019
Excellent tour - we took private option and we could simply customize as we wanted the day. Guide was excellent. Soft drinks and bear available in the tour price, entries to various attraction are paid separately. If you are first time in ... Read More
Excellent tour - we took private option and we could simply customize as we wanted the day. Guide was excellent. Soft drinks and bear available in the tour price, entries to various attraction are paid separately. If you are first time in St. Lucia really take a private tour to make most of your day stay there. Recommed also you take most of time in those spots where you can admire the Pitons and then beach time. We were not so impressed by the sulfur spring and mud baths but make a stop for the views. The baths were far too crowded in a cruise day. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Costa Cruises
We used COSOL back in 2013 and they were as good as we remembered.
Sail Date: January 2019
We used COSOL back in 2013 and they were as good as we remembered. Made a number of photo stops around the island. We also made a stop for "breakfast" which was a feast of island specialties. We then went to the mud baths and ... Read More
We used COSOL back in 2013 and they were as good as we remembered. Made a number of photo stops around the island. We also made a stop for "breakfast" which was a feast of island specialties. We then went to the mud baths and ended a waterfall Highly recommend. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Three stops during the three-hour tour.
Sail Date: January 2019
Three stops during the three-hour tour. The first, at Fort Le Tuk above the harbor, was our favorite stop. The guide was great, and there was lots to see and learn about. The middle stop at a large home was just okay; the views were great. ... Read More
Three stops during the three-hour tour. The first, at Fort Le Tuk above the harbor, was our favorite stop. The guide was great, and there was lots to see and learn about. The middle stop at a large home was just okay; the views were great. The final stop at a fishing village was mostly for shopping, which we did not do. The bus guide was pretty informative. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We took a historic tour of the island and were not disappointed.
Sail Date: January 2019
We took a historic tour of the island and were not disappointed. We saw a lovely colonial house with spectacular views of the harbour and a restored fort before having a few stops for photo opportunities.
We took a historic tour of the island and were not disappointed. We saw a lovely colonial house with spectacular views of the harbour and a restored fort before having a few stops for photo opportunities. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line