St. Lucia Island Sightseeing and Rum Tasting Excursion (S1980)

Duration 3 h
Activity Level Low
Minimum Age 18 Years Old
Languages EN |
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  • Round trip transportation from your St. Lucia cruise ship terminal!
  • Air conditioned, fully licensed and insured transportation!
  • English speaking certified guide!
  • Beverages during sightseeing segment (cold bottled water and fruit water)!
  • Visit a distillery in St. Lucia and enjoy a rum tasting!

Enjoy a half day cultural adults only shore excursion in St Lucia where you will get to visit the island’s distillery, St. Lucia Distillers Ltd for tastings as well as Castries Cathedral, a batik and silk screen work studio, ancient ruins of the island, a banana plantation and more!

Meet your shore excursion guide by your St. Lucia cruise terminal and board your air-conditioned transport. Bottled water and juice is provided throughout your excursion. On your departure, your knowledgeable guide will provide you with local information on the island as well as what will be seen and discovered on your fun island excursion. 

You will head first to Castries Cathedral located in the island's capital. Over 200 years old, this is the largest and oldest church on the island and is also known as the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Along side, strangely enough, stands the oldest tree on the island - perhaps even the oldest tree in the Caribbean, a 400-year-old Seasaman or rain tree.

Morne Fortune are known as the historical ruins of the island and have withstood some of the most intense battles of our colonial era. These ancient army barracks were chess pieces for battling French and British armies who fought for possession of the island back in the 1700s. In present day, they stand tall as the housing of the island's only community college, a testimony to the strength of its architecture.

A fun visit to Caribelle Batik or Bagshaws Studio will allow you to observe the art of batik and silk screen work. Your guide will explain more about the art on site. Not only will you learn about the art but you will also have the chance to purchase it. There is a brief stop at a local banana plantation, the Roseau Banana Plantation, where you will sample a taste of St. Lucia's sweetest and most important agricultural export.

As an integral part of St Lucia's growth and heritage, you will learn about the process of growing and caring for the islands main agricultural export. Continuing on for a bird's eye view of Marigot Bay, this location became famous as a setting in movies such as the original 1960s version of Dr. Doolittle and the 1970's Sophia Loren film, Fire Power. Marigot Bay boasts a secure cove and spectacular scenery and is one of the most beautiful sites on St Lucia. Be sure to bring your camera to capture some amazing photos.

Bringing you to the highlight of this guided sightseeing cruise excursion, the St Lucia Distillery. You will not only learn more about the island's history of sugar and rum but also see its detailed distillation process, visit a typical rum shop and taste over 18 different samples of rum! Flavors range from orange to ginger, cocoa to peanut, coffee to coconut but to name a few. There is also a display of St Lucia's colorful Caribbean culture. The distillery visit lasts approximately 40 minutes. Please note that closed toed shoes are mandatory at the rum distillery.

There is a lunch stop at a Creole style restaurant where you can enjoy authentic island cuisine at its mouthwatering finest - purchases are extra. Guests may also just choose to sit and enjoy the view of the Pitons. When time is up, return to your St. Lucia cruise pier with your guide. Due to the alcohol sampling, all guests must be over 18 years old.

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St. Lucia Island Sightseeing and Rum Tasting Excursion Reviews


Cultural, historical and fun, this St. Lucia shore excursion offers you all! See some of the island highlights including a real sugar cane distillery then enjoy tasting a wide variety of flavored Caribbean rum!

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PamM Douglassville Pa
Lots of fun!
     5/5 Visited in February 2016

We had a great time. The tour guides were very attentive and helpful with the elderly. Our group was slowed down by another large group interrupting our visit to the Batik store but the guides did their best at trying to keep on schedule. The Rhum tasting was a blast! We stopped and ate goat meat....delicious! Great experience!
St. Lucia Island Sightseeing and Rum Tasting Excursion Lots of fun! St. Lucia Island Sightseeing and Rum Tasting Excursion Lots of fun!Show Management Response

Phidi1 Montreal, Canada
Enjoyable tour
     5/5 Visited in January 2017

We ended up having a private tour with Hans. Extremely nice, knows the island very well. We started by the Cathedral, quite impressive. Then we drove to Mount Fortune, splendid view. We went to Caribelle Batik, always a nice stop. We also stopped at a banana plantation, where Hans explained to us the growing process, quite interesting. St-Lucia distillery was the highlight: nice tour, a carnival museum and rum tasting from 18 different flavors. This tour was excellent and we would definitely recommend it.
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JoJo South Carolina, usa
Had a great time on St Lucia
     5/5 Visited in November 2016

We had the most enjoyable day and learned a lot about St Lucia thanks to Hans and the wonderful people we met along the way. The restaurant we had lunch had the most gorgeous views and delicious food. We highly recommend this excursion.
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skip ridge, n.y.
Just Great !!
     5/5 Visited in October 2016

Our guide, Hans, was totally accommodating and helpful - he made sure we had a great day - we would highly recommend (this operator) and would hire them again without hesitation.
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Robbie abigando Ponte vedra fl
Family and friends cruise
     5/5 Visited in June 2016

We went to 5 islands on our cruise and this was the best great job
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Normally Befuddled Travelers Jamestown, NC
The Best tour we had on our two week trip
     5/5 Visited in February 2016

We visited 7 islands during our 2 week cruise and booked 5 different tours. Hans and his organization outdid themselves. From his mom's delicious homemade rum punch to the wonderful lunch at The Beacon restaurant. Which was the best lunch we had by far, even on the cruise ship. Hans was knowledgeable of his island, intelligent, helpful and engaging. We enjoyed the whole day immensely and would recommend if you want a tour of St. Lucia.
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