Spencer Ambrose’s Sugar Beach Break, Absolutely Fantastic !!
Spencer Ambrose met us at port for our Sugar Beach Break. Unfortunately, due to other commitments Spencer himself couldn’t take us on our tour but did leave us in the very capable hands of Akim & Titus. There were a couple of no shows for our tour which meant there were only 6 of us on the boat that day, Spencer was surely going to take a financial hit taking so few people out on this particular trip. Spencer assured us the trip would go ahead and we would have a very good time, drinks and lunch included. Spencer was as good as his word. Akim and Titus were friendly and knowledgeable right from the start.
A fast boat ride to Sugar beach and a wonderful day was to be had. At the beach Titus was left with us to look after us, telling us to find a nice spot, if snorkeling then look but don’t touch, swim in the designated swim area and drinks are on hand if needed, lunch would be served later.
Sugar beach is beautiful, sat in between St. Lucia’s fabulous famous Pitons with a roped off conservation area where you can snorkel. Sun beds are available for hire from the resort at the beach but be warned are very expensive. The underwater life is fantastic, Parrot fish of many sizes and colours, Box fish, huge Pipe fish and Angel fish of all sizes. Schools of Cuttle fish constantly changing colour and hundreds of small colourful fish that seem to come to greet you. The deeper the water the bigger the fish. Easy snorkeling for the average swimmer. I did see swimmers using small life jacket for snorkeling, excellent if you may be a little unsure of the water. Titus looked after us superbly, taking time to chat, offer drinks and brought us an excellent Creole lunch later, there was plenty to eat.
Akim came to pick us all up towards the end of the afternoon and took us sight seeing on the way back to the Britannia. St. Lucia is beautiful. Titus and Akim are very knowledgeable and would happily chat about anything we would ask them. We stopped at a little bay with a bunch of lads shouting from the cliffs, Titus told us for a few dollars they would put on a diving show for us and they did just that. They were far braver than I ever could be. If you get chance to see them dip in your pocket and see them perform. Akim took us into Marigot Bay, where the rich people live, it was spectacular with huge boats, swaying palm trees and mangroves all around. Titus showed where Mick Jagger and George Foreman’s house were. Then a nice ride back to port.
The Pandemic struck hard in the Caribbean with hardship for most of the population for over 2 years. People relied on tourism and there was no income whatsoever for most of them during the crisis. Spencer Ambrose somehow managed to keep his business despite the Pandemic and is only just managing his way back to normality as the tourism picks back up. I know he suffered deep financial loss and personal tragedy through the Pandemic so if visiting St. Lucia consider Spencer Ambrose for your excursions, he is good at what he does and makes sure he and his team give you a wonderful experience. I promise you will not be disappointed.
Amazing 100 Stars!!
My family and I the most amazing time! Spencer Ambrose and his staff were on time picking us up and dropping us off! They were extremely friendly and helpful. This tour was so fun from the moment it started to the very last second! 100 percent recommend!
Spencer is the Best!
Spencer is the best, don’t waste your time booking through a tour through the cruise line when you can do so much more and see so much more with Spencer. We did the Land and Sea tour with Spencer a few years ago and it was fantastic. It was one of the best days we had on our vacation.
Great Day, Great Crew!!
Wow, what a beautiful Day. We enjoyed every bit of it. Special thanks to the Team and Crew!
I would do the same tour again.
Highlight of our trip!
We’ve traveled to St Lucia before but the Anse Chastanet and Jalousie Beach tour made this visit to St Lucia the best one yet! We were on the NCL Gem and chose Spencer Ambrose because of all of the good reviews, I’m so glad we did! Our Captains Shane and Brian were amazing- they were so professional and we had a blast! We will definitely be back and will certainly be booking through Spencer Ambrose again! Thanks for such a great, worry free, fun time!
Gros Piton Climb
We had a great experience with Spencer Ambrose tours. They picked us up very close to the cruise ship around 8:30 and drove us by speedboat around the island to the Pitons. Along the way, they did drop off a couple of groups of people doing other tours. One thing to note – the speedboat was VERY bumpy going over some large ocean waves. To be expected, and no one on our boat got sick from it, but it wasn’t the most comfortable ride there.
We were set up with a local guide for the Gros Piton hike and were given 4 hours to climb up to the top and back down to the beach. We were able to do it in 3 hours 15 minutes (we are 29 year olds with a decent fitness level), although it was one of the harder hikes we have done. It is very humid, and there are some extremely steep and rocky sections that were challenging us. Spencer Ambrose provided us with 8 bottles of water between the 2 of us to make sure we were sufficiently hydrated, and we are very thankful that they did. It was very worth it, however, for the views from the top and the sense of accomplishment. Afterwards, they picked us back up from the beach and brought us to a resort with the other groups for a packed lunch and a little relaxation time. The food was all local and very good, along with free local beer and water/soft drinks. They offered us a little time to snorkel if we wanted to, even though we did not sign up for that. On the way back, the guides gave us a little history of all the towns on the coast along with some wine and drinks. It was a much more pleasant boat ride back into town. We got back in plenty of time to browse the shops around the cruise port before we had to get back on the boat by 4:00. All in all, a fantastic experience.
We were a party of three people and our first time going with Spencer Tours. And we are so happy that we did!!
The speedboat ride, the mud bath, waterfall and lunch on the beach was amazing! The crew was so friendly and outgoing made everyone comfortable. We saw so much on the ride back it was very interesting and informative. Those boys jumping off the cliff was crazy.
We will definitely be going back to Spencer tours when we go back to St. Lucia. Thank you for your hospitality and making us feel like family.
Definitely a 5 star tour!!
Best tour of St. Lucia!
We met Spencer and team right on the dock just a few yards from our ship and took off with a full group toward Soufriere right on time. Everything was as advertised, we went first to the mud bath and then to the waterfall to clean up and it was very refreshing. Then back to the boat and beautiful views of the Pitons followed by a great lunch and a couple of hours at Jalousie beach. There was plenty of time to snorkel (not the best snorkeling day but we did see a few fish). Then a great fast ride back to Castries and just a very short walk to our ship. It’s hard to imagine seeing so much of St. Lucia in just a few hours without the help of Spencer’s team and the logistics they have set up. It’s really a great operation considering all they put into it for this price. I highly recommend taking this tour to anyone headed for St. Lucia. It was one of the highlights of our cruise!
Unique and FUN tour
My family of 4 (kids aged 12 and 9) absolutely loved this day trip with Spencer and his team. Everything was well organized and thought out (including a focus on safety). The mud baths are a MUST DO experience for anybody looking for something different. As a travel agent, I am very critical of the service provided by local tour operators, but I will definitely be recommending Spencer’s tour to all of my clients visiting St Lucia.
Perfect Day at Jalousie/Sugar Beach
The first leg of our trip was cancelled due a very strong current which would have made it difficult to snorkel, so we spent the majority of the day at Sugar Beach which was the second leg of the trip. The snorkeling at the Marine Park (right side) was quite good (bring water shoes because the rocks will hurt barefoot!!). The beach to the left for swimming is also very nice with some snorkeling opportunities because the floor is mostly vegetation and not sandy. The beach is located between the two Pitons which is very scenic. The staff, which included the owner’s daughter were very nice and the lunch and unlimited drinks (rum punch was quite strong) made for a perfect day. I would definitely book with this operator again if I were to visit St. Lucia again.