• Hamn

    St. Lucia

  • Svårighetsnivå


  • Typ

    My Explorations, Passepartour

  • Pris



  • Varaktighet i timmar


  • Utflyktskod


In a nutshell

A complete tour of the Pigeon Island National Park and its nice beaches to retrace its history and admire the magnificent natural sceneries.

Main stops
  • Pigeon Island National Park and two beaches
  • Fort Rodney ruins with view over the Atlantic coast Rodney Bay.

The programme
  • We set off by coach from the port of Castries and head towards the Pigeon Island National Park, a former island connected to St. Lucia by a dam built in the 1970s. Despite its name, Pigeon Island is not an island but a small peninsula jutting out into the sea on the north-western coast of St. Lucia. Its history dates back to 1550, when the French pirate nicknamed Peg Leg made it his base to attack Spanish galleons passing through the Lesser Antilles. Two centuries later, the British under Admiral Rodney fortified the island to monitor the passage of French ships through the Antilles. Nowadays, Pigeon Island, connected to the land by a dam built in 1970, is a National Park where old military buildings can still be admired.
  • On Pigeon Island there are two small beaches, where we have some free time to go for a swim or enjoy the sun, sea and sand.
  • The most adventurous can take the path that, in 20 minutes, leads to the ruins of Fort Rodney (barracks, guard posts and defence batteries), from where we enjoy a spectacular view over Rodney Bay (tourist area popular thanks to its restaurants and night-life, the bay is also the most important international marina in St. Lucia).

Good to know
  • We recommend that you book early because only a limited number of places are available.
  • This excursion does not include a guide.
  • Sun beds and beach umbrellas not included in the price, but available on-site subject to payment.
  • The coach transfer from the port to Pigeon Island takes approximately 30 minutes each way.
  • Entry to Pigeon Island National Park is in the price of the excursion.