Sports and activities in St Lucia
St Lucia has so much to offer and so much to see. Our local agents – The Travel Boutique can arrange tours and trips with very experienced guides. The Travel Boutique
Saint Lucia’s bountiful wildlife hosts 167 species of bird with six endemic species which includes the island’s national bird, the Saint Lucia Parrot (Amazona Veriscolor). There are a number of bird sites dotted across the island in the form of nature trails and wetlands.
Deep Sea Sport Fishing
Sport fishing is one of the most exciting ways to spend a day at sea and St Lucia offers some of the best fishing in the Caribbean. Many companies offer well-organised sport fishing trips on a tailor-made basis to suit the client.
A 30 minute helicopter tour of the island, taking in Castries, the beaches, the rugged Atlantic Coast, Pigeon Island, the Rodney Bay Marina and Rat Island in the north and the Pitons, Marigot Bay, the Soufriere volcano, St Lucia’s fishing villages, lush rainforests, interior mountain, coral reefs, waterfalls, rivers and valleys of the south. The whole tour will have Pilot commentary.
Horse Back Riding
Beginner or experienced – there is a ride to suit your every need! Travel Boutique can arrange just a trek or for a combination of trek & BBQ. They will take you through trails and along the Atlantic beach and to the Caribbean Sea.
Tet Paul Nature Trail
The Tet Paul Nature Trail is an easy to moderate 45 minute hike offering visitors a number of stunning views en route of Martinique and St Vincent, Sugar Beach and the Petit Piton among other attractions. There are traditional medicinal plants and exotic fruit trees along the way and you will also see a traditional house where the ancestors of Saint Lucians used to live.
The magical twin Pitons are Saint Lucia’s iconic landmarks and sit majestically on the South West coast of the island in the town of Soufriere. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Piton Mountains are two famous volcanic cones that erupt from the sea. Many hotels in the south provide stunning views of the Pitons from their own sanctuaries, villas or rooms. The Pitons also provide the perfect backdrop for wedding ceremonies, film locations as well as a great spot for diving and snorkelling. The Gros Piton trail, which takes approximately 4-5 hours, enables visitors to climb to the top of the mountain to take in the breath-taking views of the island.
Tropical Jeep Safari
Experience St Lucia from a unique perspective and enjoy an exciting ride to the island’s interior in an open-topped Land rover jeep. You’ll get the chance to see rural country life and fascinating scenery including the largest banana plantation, the highest mountain in St Lucia, a waterfall and so much more!
Mountain biking – Anse Mamin beach
Take a boat to the secluded Anse Mamin Beach in Soufriere to mountain bike through an old sugar plantation. There are various trails available from beginner’s level to the more difficult trails depending on your abilities. Your tour guide will point out the different flora and fauna along the way as well as give an historical account on what life was like on the plantation. Find out more at Bike St Lucia.
Scuba diving & Snorkeling
Plunging into the crystal clear waters of Saint Lucia is a sparkling experience for both beginners and experts alike. Scuba St Lucia and other dive operators on island are dedicated to ensure exceptional diving experiences for all. From beginners’ courses up to more advanced certifications, most operators provide full instruction as well as boat dives and exciting and atmospheric night dives. Saint Lucia boasts a number of stunning dive sites that catapult divers into a tranquil world filled with secret nooks waiting to be explored.
Rainforest / Zip Line Adventure
More than 19,000 acres of pristine rainforest cover St Lucia’s mountainous interior. Hiking trails of varying difficulty and length, with options suitable for most, weave their way through a world of giant ferns, hanging Tarzan roots, sparkling waterfalls and rare colourful parrots and other tropical birds. There are also several places to zip-line over the trees, and, for the less daring, an aerial tram, with gondolas gliding serenely up and down a mountainside over the rainforest canopy giving an unbelievable dramatic view over this natural wonder of the world.
Tout Bagay Day Tour – Sailing
Sail down the west coast of St Lucia on a tour to Soufriere, home of the majestic Pitons. This tour will include a guided tour through the Volcano, with a mud bath option and trip to the Toraille Waterfall. A creole lunch is included before returning back to the boat as the tour heads back up the coast to enjoy a swim/snorkelling stop. To complete the day the tour includes a sail to Marigot Bay, St Lucia’s best hurricane haven and location to some of the world’s best known movies.
On and under the water
A must-do trip is a catamaran cruise down the dramatic west coast, passing traditional fishing villages, dropping anchor for a dip off an unspoiled beach, and ending up with sensational views of St Lucia’s extraordinary, pointed twin peaks, the Pitons. The reefs by the base of the Pitons and in front of Anse Chastanet offer some of the best close-to-shore snorkelling and diving in the Caribbean.
Whale and Dolphin Watching
Enjoy the excitement of the search for one of the world’s greatest mammals. St Lucia has its fair share of visiting and resident cetaceans, pods of spinning and spotted Dolphins, Pilot & Sperm whales, False Orca and other whales can be seen in the waters and the success rate of sightings is good.