Sulphur Springs, the Pitons, Scenic Cruise & Lunch

SLU-100 | St. Lucia | See Special Notes

from $109.95*

*Price displayed in US Dollars unless otherwise noted; excursions priced in other currencies may be available on select voyages only. Prices are based on the amount Princess typically charges for each excursion, but your price may vary by voyage date and departure time.

Tour at a Glance

You will visit:

  • Sulphur Springs Drive-In Volcano Sulphur Springs Drive-In Volcano

You will see:

  • The Pitons The Pitons
  • Soufriere Soufriere
  • Marigot Bay Marigot Bay
  • Morne Fortune Morne Fortune

Moderate Includes meal

Excursion Length:
Approx. 7.25 hours

Tour Overview

What you will visit:

Sulphur Springs
The Caribbean's only drive-in volcano, Sulphur Springs is the most active geothermal area in the Lesser Antilles. In this vast parkland, with stark, lunar landscapes, guests can walk or drive through the crater past bubbling hot springs, mineral mud pools and sulphur-laden steam.

Morne Coubaril
The oldest French Creole Estate in St. Lucia, Morne Coubaril is a historic, 18th-century working plantation in a gorgeous garden setting, dotted with cocoa, coconuts, citrus, and other tropical trees. Traditional agricultural methods are utilized throughout the 250-acre property. The grounds also house a charming re-creation of a farm worker's village, and horses roam through grassy fields.

Pitons
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the most photographed landmark on the island, the Pitons are two volcanic plugs. The larger one is called Gros Piton, the smaller is Petit Piton, and they are connected by the Piton Mitan ridge. Gros Piton rises to 786 meters (2,619 feet) and is the second highest peak on Saint Lucia.

Beaches
The warm, tranquil, turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea on the western side of the island are perfect for swimming, and the beaches are excellent launching points for water activity. The eastern waters of the Atlantic Ocean are more turbulent and not suitable for swimming, but the beaches are wonderful for lounging and ocean gazing.

What you will see along the way:

Castries
The capital city of Castries is home to several of St. Lucia's historical sites, such as the stone walls of the La Toc Battery Fort, and the uniquely decorated Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, the largest church in the Caribbean. A major fire destroyed much of the city's structures between 1785 and 1948, but gingerbread-style older buildings can still be seen, and touches of French and British architectural influences have survived.
Soufriere
Established by the French in 1746, it's the oldest town in St. Lucia and the reputed birthplace of Napoleon's Empress, Josephine de Beauharnais. It is a gateway to many of St. Lucia's natural attractions.

Marigot Bay
Author James Michener called Marigot Bay "the most beautiful bay in the Caribbean." A lush, tranquil yachtsman's haven, it has been used for background shots in many Hollywood films such as Dr. Doolittle and Fire Power.

Photo Opportunity:

Morne Fortune, the "Hill of Good Luck"
A 17th-century strategic outpost that was a key battleground during the fight for St. Lucia's colonization, this historic fortress sits on the edge of a hilltop, commanding spectacular views of Castries. From this vantage point, you can see north to Pigeon Island or south to the Pitons, and on a clear day, you may even spot Martinique.

Lunch:
On the plantation, enjoy a sumptuous Creole buffet lunch and beverage.

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Detailed itinerary

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes

 

Tour may operate in reverse order. Wear a swimsuit and bring a towel and adequate sun protection.

Note: This tour is only available on select itineraries. Please consult your Cruise Personalizer for availability.

Excursion Length:

Duration may vary

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

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Wheelchair Accessibility:

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Camera/Video Restrictions:

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