Spencer Ambrose Tours of St. Lucia

West Coast Island Delight
West Coast Island Delight
West Coast Island Delight
West Coast Island Delight
  • 125 US/person
  • 6-7 hours
  • Land Tour
  • Sightseeing, Beach, Swimming, Snorkeling

West Coast Island Delight

Explore the lush tropical beauty and stunning natural attractions of St. Lucia's scenic west coast along the tranquil and picturesque Caribbean Sea side of the island.

Your land adventure begins in Castries, our island's charming capital.  See historic monuments and colonial architecture amid the rich tapestry of St. Lucian life.  At the Derek Walcott Square, you will see the ancient Samaan tree.  Known locally as the "Massav” tree, this huge landmark is said to be between 400-600 years old.  Also, in the square is the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.  Orginially built in 1767, it is the oldest and largest cathedral in the Caribbean.

From Castries, we make the exhilarating ascent up to the Morne Fortune Overlook.  From this peak, take in sweeping views of Castries, the north side of the island, Vigie, the cruise ships and Castries Harbor.  You will also see one of our island’s prime specimens of Victorian architecture, which today is the Governor-General Residence.

Traveling along the West Coast Road, we will visit the Roseau Banana Plantation.  Experience the sights, scents and tastes of St. Lucia’s leading export crop at the largest banana plantation in St. Lucia.  Continuing our journey, we will travel past dense rainforests, through lush tropical valleys and around towering mountains quilted in forests.  Along the coast, you will pass by the quaint, coastal villages of Anse La Raye and Canaries.  Situated in coves at the foot of steep hills, brightly coloured fishing boats line up along the shore.

As we near the coastal village of Soufriere, you will get your first glimpse of St. Lucia’s scenic jewels: the Piton Mountains, a United Nations World Heritage Site. These majestic peaks, rising some 2,600 feet above the Caribbean Sea, are breathtaking from any angle.

You will know you have approached Sulphur Springs, when you're welcomed by the unmistakable odor of sulfur!  At Sulphur Springs Park you have the choice between the mud baths or a guided tour of the collapsed volcanic crater. At the mud baths, have fun slathering yourself in warm, soft, volcanic mud and then rejuvenate yourself in a hot, sulphur mud bath.  The black pools of the mud baths are rich in minerals and are believed to have therapeutic, healing benefits for the skin and body.  Indulging in the mud baths is truly an invigorating, fun and unique experience.  If you choose the guided tour of the world’s only “drive-in” volcano, you will walk with a guide along well-paved pathways that wind through the geothermal fields. Get up close to the volcano’s crater.  See clouds of sulphur-laden steam.  Observe boiling and belching pools of hot mud and learn some fascinating insights about the historical, geological and cultural aspects of the site.

Next, absorb the serenity of Toraille Waterfall and Gardens.  Nestled amid exotic greenery, you’ll find a 50-foot waterfall with a plunge pool below. Take a refreshing dip and let the cool, cascading water provide you with an invigorating back and shoulder massage.

After an exhilarating experience, hop onboard Spencer’s speedboat for a 6-minute thrilling and scenic ride around the Petit Piton to picturesque Jalousie/Sugar Beach.  Famous for its idyllic location between the Gros and Petit Piton, you will think you are in paradise.  Soak up the sun.  Sink your toes into powdery, sugar-white sand.  Dive into the aqua blue, sparkling water of the Caribbean Sea.  Snorkel amid schools of bright tropical fish.  Relax with a complimentary, cool beverage and savor the flavors of the island with a delectable Creole chicken lunch.  With the awe-inspiring Pitons as your dramatic backdrop, you will certainly experience unforgettable and picturesque memories here!

All this and more awaits you on this delightful island tour along the scenic west coast of St. Lucia.  Are you ready to embark on an island adventure that will dazzle your senses, stimulate your mind, and leave you smiling with a once-in-a-lifetime Caribbean experience? Let us show you, St. Lucia!

Your Land Adventure Includes

  • Pick up and return land transfers from the cruise terminals in Castries
    (additional rate applies to hotel guests who require pick up)
  • Speedboat or pirogue transfers to and from Soufriere to Jalousie/Sugar Beach
  • Admission fee to the mud baths is included in the price of this tour.  If you wish to take the guided tour of the volcano, there is an additional surcharge of $10 US per person
  • Admission fee to Toraille Waterfall & Gardens
  • An authentic Creole, take-out lunch
  • Local treats & snacks
  • Drinks (water, soda, beer & rum punch)

Feel the thrill of adventure on this land excursion!


  • Round trip Land Transfer from the cruise terminal in Castries
  • Derek Walcott Square & Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
  • Morne Fortune Overlook
  • Scenic Viewpoints
  • Roseau Banana Plantation (largest banana plantation in St. Lucia)
  • See the fishing villages of Anse La Raye & Canaries from a viewpoint
  • Soufriere Overlook
  • View the Gros & Petit Pitons (listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Toraille Waterfall & Gardens (Heritage Tourism Site)
  • Sulphur Springs Mud Baths or a Guided Volcano Tour (additional $10 US/person fee applies to the volcano tour).  *Wearing an old bathing suit at the mud baths is recommended 
  • 30-45 minutes at Jalousie/Sugar Beach
  • Round trip boat or pirogue transfers from Soufriere to Jalousie/Sugar Beach 
  • Creole Lunch
  • Fun, Excitement & Adventure!
  • This land adventure is available to groups of 4 or more 

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Tour Cost

$125 US/person (minimum of 4 adults required)
$110 US/person to groups of 10 or more

Two children between the ages of 1-12 travel at a reduced rate of $95 US/each.  More than 2 children?  The full tour rate applies.
Infants under 1: $65 US

An additional $10 US/person will be added to the rate of tours run on statutory holidays including:

Christmas Eve, December 24
Christmas Day, December 25
Boxing Day, December 26
New Years Eve, December 31
New Years Day, January 1
Good Friday, April 18, 2025
Easter Monday, April 21, 2025

Cruise Ship Passengers

This tour typically departs half an hour after your ship docks. Ship delays and ships in port 8 hours or less, may expect less time at the sites and/or beach.

Hotel Guests 

Our tours depart from the cruise ship terminal in Castries.  If you require pick up, a transportation rate may apply.  Click here  for your roundtrip hotel pick up rate.

Infant car seats available upon request

Lunch & Snacks Included 

An authentic Creole lunch is included in the price of this tour. Also during your tour, you will get to sample some of our local treats, which may include sweet ripe bananas, cassava cakes, coconut brittle and patties, Johnny and fish cakes, pea patties and fresh from the oven, hot Creole bread.

Beverages Included  

A cooler stocked with cold beverages including bottled water, soda, local Piton beer and Spencer's famous rum punch will be provided. For the safety of our guests, no alcohol is to be consumed prior to snorkeling.

In order to provide a family-friendly touring experience; alcoholic beverages may be limited.

Additional Information

  • Guests may choose between the Sulphur Springs mud baths or a guided tour of the volcano.  An additional $10 US/person surcharge applies towards the volcano tour option
  • Snorkel gear can be rented at Jalousie Beach for $10 US; if you only require snorkel fins they can be rented for $5 US
  • The Sugar Beach Resort no longer provides complimentary chairs.   Please visit our FAQ page for more details.
  • Luxury-padded sun loungers can be rented from the Sugar Beach Resort for $100 US/chair.
  • The snorkeling side at Jalousie/Sugar Beach is rocky.  Water/beach shoes are highly recommended.
  • This tour makes brief stops at many points of interest to allow you to take photos and admire the views.
  • For scheduling purposes and to avoid large crowds, the order of this tour itinerary may be changed.

**Please note**  Travel along the West Coast Road from Castries to Soufriere consists of steep hills, sharp turns and winding roads.  If you are prone to motion sickness, taking precautionary measures prior to travel is recommended.

To reserve your space a $10 US deposit/person paid through PayPal is required.  Your remaining tour balance is to be paid in US CASH on the day of the tour.

  • Camera
  • Swim suit
  • Beach towel
  • Suntan lotion
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Water/beach shoes 
This excursion requires a minimum of 4 adults

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