Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Practical Advice > Shore Excursions
Register Forgot Password?

Shore Excursions Snorkeling, SCUBA, sightseeing - discuss ports and activities

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old January 4th, 2009, 06:41 PM
Junior Member
Beginner
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 2
Default Good shore tours or tour operators in St Lucia ?

Anyone have any recommendations on good shore activities or tours? Have heard many things that give misgivings on St Lucia? What's the real scoop ?

Thanksgiving on the Miracle !
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old February 9th, 2009, 08:55 PM
nlb1050's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Fort Pierce, FL
Posts: 1,661
Default

When we visited St Lucia we got an 4 hour tour at the dock. We went to the volcano and got to see it up close. We paid about $30 per person and there where 5 of us in the taxi. They had other island tours for about the same price. You don't pay until the end.

From others at dinner I think we did pretty good on our tour. And others that took other tours straight from the dock were pleased too. Only certain drivers are allowed to pick up passengers in side the dock gates. They are regulated by the government.

When coming back to the ship the drive gave us the option of getting out in town and we did that so we could do some shopping.
__________________
Nancy



Guadeloupe Accommodations



Star Princess 2005, Sun Princess 2005
Caribbean Princess 2006, MSC Lirica 2006 , NCL Pearl 2007, Majesty of the Seas 2008, Carnival Destiny 2008, MSC Lirica 2009, Carnival Valor 2009,Carnival Legend 2010, Carnival Liberty 2010,Carnival Fantsay 2011,Carnival Valor Feb 2012, MSC Poesia Dec 2012, MSC Poesia April 2013, Carnival Legend Nov 2013, MSC DIVINA Jan 2014
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old February 10th, 2009, 03:35 PM
dlm2005's Avatar
Senior Member
First Mate
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 284
Default

We took a tour with Cosol in April of 2006 and loved it! (Actually, we rode with his brother Yellow Bird who is also great – he drove behind Cosol in a second van and we had it all to ourselves.) It was the highlight of the whole trip.

He hit all highlights of the island: The botanical gardens, the Pitons, the "drive in Volcano" and other scenic highlights.

Make sure you taste all the treats he supplies (no additional charge) on the tour. He stops at various places along the way to gather goodies. The local bread he buys is different from anything I've tasted and I wish I had the recipe. Also, don’t miss the fried fish with banana ketchup that he will offer you at the botanical gardens. (not to mention his delicious rum punch and Piton beer)

This is the e-mail I used to contact him last year. I hope it is still good.

nereus francis [cosol966@hotmail.com]

There is another well known guide known as "Frank's Taxi" We did not use him but heard he was very good as well
__________________



April 1, 2006 - Serenade of the Seas - 7 days to the Southern Caribbean

October 8, 1984 - NCL Sunward II - 3 day cruise to the Bahamas
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
caryn, excursions, lucia, shore, st

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Shore tour operators jean lawrence Alaska 1 April 2nd, 2005 05:40 AM
Independant Tour Operators vs. RCI's Tours Caryn Caribbean & Panama Canal 4 July 5th, 2004 07:29 PM
Tour Operators Balcony Ask CruiseMates Staff 3 April 22nd, 2001 09:22 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:50 PM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1