Welcome to Pigeon Island

Pigeon Island has a fascinating range of historic sites scattered across the bucolic former 'island'. Its spicy history dates back to the 1550s, when St Lucia’s first French settler, Jambe de Bois (Wooden Leg), used the island as a base for raiding passing Spanish ships. Two centuries later, British admiral George Rodney fortified Pigeon Island, using it to monitor the French fleet on Martinique.

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$22 Day Trips & Excursions

Day Trip to Pigeon Island

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Pigeon Island National ParkHiking trails, beaches and historic remains of the British Fort (Fort Rodney).A very relaxing atmosphere for all who visit.Duration: 3 hours

$93.50 Shore Excursions

St Lucia Shore Excursion: Segway Nature Trail Experience

After being picked up from the port in Castries, you'll head straight to the Segway practice track for a 20-minute orientation session. Get the feel of your new vehicle, and test out the Segway X2's amazing balance controls. Professional staff and equipment allow for a safe and fun experience for all.You'll then hit the nature trail, which begins right in the heart of Rodney Bay. Explore the historical wonders of Mt Pimard as you "glide" effortlessly along the 1.7-mile (2.7-km) trail system. Your friendly naturalist guide will explain everything along the way -- from the exotic flora and fauna to the battles between the English and French over the Helen of the West Indies!There are plenty of photo stops and educational spots along the way. Explore the now-sealed bunkers that once served as tunnels, storage and lookouts for the American Military during World War II, and enjoy breathtaking vistas of Pigeon Island, Reduit Beach, the Rodney Bay Marina and the Caribbean Sea. Other stops include a local fruit shop and a pond where you'll feed fresh-water fish.Worry-free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely return to Castries for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. See our terms and conditions for full details.

$87 Water Sports

St Lucia Snuba Adventure at Pigeon Island

Your SNUBA adventure starts with morning pickup at your hotel (choose from 9am and 11am departures). Take a short drive from your hotel to Pigeon Island National Landmark, a 44-acre (17-hectare) island reserve that’s one of St Lucia’s most important historical monuments.After a 15-minute pre-dive SNUBA orientation that includes useful snorkeling skills, just gear up and jump in. Start your guided tour at a gently sloping sandy beach and dive to your level of comfort. Whether you cruise on the water’s surface or descend to a depth of 20 feet (6 meters) is always up to you, and your certified SNUBA guide will be with you throughout the entire experience. There is no need to surface for air or to tussle with bulky equipment; simply breathe through a regulator attached to your air supply, which is connected by a long hose to a support raft floating above the water. You’ll discover a variety of fish and other marine life in the tropical waters surrounding Pigeon Island. Marvel at flounder, blue tang, squirrelfish and octopus that call the amazing barrel sponge and brain corals home, and keep an eye out for seasonal visitors like sea turtles and schools of sardines. Enjoy the tranquility of the Caribbean and take advantage of breathtaking photo opportunities at Pigeon Island. Every SNUBA dive is a new adventure! (Please note: Due to the natural environment, there is never a 100% guarantee that a particular species of marine life will be seen.)After your SNUBA dive, spending relaxing on the beach or swimming before transport back to your hotel in St Lucia.

$75 Shore Excursions

North Island Boat Tour, Reduit Beach, Creole Lunch Shore Ex

The Northern end of St Lucia is very rich in history and beautiful scenery. This is also the place where one can find one of the longest white sand beaches on the island known as Reduit Beach, where almost every water sports activity is available.After being met at your cruise ship dock by your local guide, you will board our 22' speed boat for a sightseeing tour of the west coast as we proceed towards Rodney Bay. Along the way you will have a chance to view some beautiful ocean front homes and Resorts. To ensure personalized service there is a six person maximum on this tour. Refreshments such as local beer, water and sodas are included on the boat.Upon arrival in Rodney Bay you will enjoy a brief sightseeing excursion of the horseshoe shaped bay, with its exclusive beachfront properties. Rodney Bay was a favorite hiding spot for pirates in the 18 and 19th century. See the luxury yachts of the marina or maybe even catch a glimpse of a pirate ship. Your excursion captain and guide will also point out the fishing village of Gros Islet as well as the historic Pigeon Island.Your destination, Reduit Beach, is tucked away on the northwest side of St Lucia. Reduit Beach is famous for its crystal clear water and golden sand. At Reduit Beach you will be greeted with a rum punch at a local beach bar where an authentic local lunch will be prepared and served. You will then be free to enjoy the next few hours at the the beach relaxing or enjoying the available water sports activities (additional cost). Activities such as Jet skis and Parasailing are readily available.After a day of fun and relaxation you will be returned to your ship which is only a 15 minute boat ride away to continue your cruise.

$98 Water Sports

St Lucia Sea Trek Adventure at Pigeon Island

After morning pickup from your hotel (choose from 9am and 11am departure times), enjoy a short drive from your hotel to the northern tip of St Lucia. Your Sea Trek adventure begins at the 44-acre (17-hectare) historical reserve of Pigeon Island National Landmark. Following a brief orientation by your certified guide, you’ll be equipped with a specially designed Sea Trek helmet, which sits comfortably on your shoulders as you descend into the water at a gentle slope. Breathe freely from a continuous flow of air, pumped through a hose attached to scuba cylinders on the water’s surface. Without a separate mask or mouthpiece, your entire head stays dry inside your helmet throughout your underwater adventure. Under the supervision of your friendly guide, walk into the tranquil waters of the Caribbean Sea and explore the reefs around Pigeon Island. Keep an eye out for tropical fish such as trumpet fish and flounder, as well as sea horses and squid – just to name a few! (Please note: Due to the natural environment, there is never a 100% guarantee that a particular species of marine life will be seen.)This helmet diving activity is ideal for families, children ages 8 and up, and non-divers. No certification or even swimming skills are required; if you can walk and breathe, you can Sea Trek!After your adventure,spend time relaxing on the beach or take a refreshing swim before transport back to your hotel in St Lucia.

$108.99 Shows, Concerts & Sports

St Lucia Sunset Segway Tour with Dinner

After hotel pickups, your St Lucia Segway tour starts with a 20-minute orientation session on a practice track, where you can get familiar with your electric, self-balancing Segway x2, specially made for off-road travel. When your group is ready, take off to explore the Mt Pimard area near Rodney Bay. Glide along a 2-mile (3.2-km) nature trail that takes you up the mountain to a viewpoint. As you travel, your guide will point out some of the native flowers and other plant life, help you spot butterflies and tell you tales of St Lucia’s past, like how it was constantly fought over by the British and the French in the 18th and 19th centuries. Make stops along the way to take photos and see interesting historical sights like the sealed bunkers that were once used by the American military during World War II. Take a quick break at a small pond to feed the freshwater fish, and enjoy a fresh piece of fruit from a local fruit stand when you reach the viewpoint. Your climb up the mountain will be rewarded with views of Pigeon Island, Reduit Beach, Rodney Bay Marina and the shimmering Caribbean Sea. Then make your way down and head to Reduit Beach, where you’ll enjoy dinner while the sun sets. You have your choice of chicken, fish or a vegetarian dish at a local restaurant with ocean views!After dinner, your tour ends with return to your original pickup location.

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