Clues in Castries: Photo Scavenger Hunt
Castries, Saint Lucia
- Castries: One part French, one part British, and wholly Caribbean, St. Lucia’s capital city is a quaint seaside harbor.
- Scavenger Hunt: You’ve got 90 minutes to decode the clues and riddles and photograph your way through Castries. Winner gets a prize!
- Free time: You’ll have some time post-scavenger hunt to revisit your favorite spots.
About this Castries tour
Ladies and gents, this isn’t your average walking tour. Today you’re transformed from well-meaning travelers to power-hungry contestants, each fighting for the chance to claim victory. Our Castries photo scavenger hunt is designed to teach you a thing or two about Castries’ turbulent history, just make sure you keep your eye on the prize.
Founded in 1680 by French settlers, France and Great Britain spent the better part of the 18th century fighting over St. Lucia’s tropical land: The island changed hands fourteen times before she was finally ceded to the British in 1814, who would remain in control of St. Lucia until 1979.
A little competition did Castries right, as the culture today is a delightful mix of British charm and French mystique. It’s no less evident in Castries’ architecture, a mishmash of stone plantations, trompe l’oeils, and Victorian influences. Each of your clues will reveal a clever hint about the significance of these colonial buildings.
It’s your mission to solve your clues and snap a photo at each location today, and the winner takes all: There’s a special prize for the team with the most points. To the victor go the spoils, but this is a game in which everybody wins – after all, you spent the day touring Castries. So grab your friends, or make some new ones, on this amazing race.
Need a hint?
Here’s a little something to start you on your way. St. Lucia was home to two Nobel Prize winners, one in literature and the other in economics. The former, Derek Walcott, even has a square named after him in Castries. To find it, look for a lovely park lined with 19th century buildings.
For guests staying at local hotels, please meet the dispatcher at the entrance of La Place Carenage. Cruise guests should meet the tour dispatcher at the port entrance. Call the dispatcher once you are at the designated meeting point.
Your responses to the scavenger hunt will be in the form of photos that you take during the hunt. A digital camera or smart phone is compulsory to record your photos. Tour performed during a walking tour around the island's capital on highlighted streets as per the provided map.
There is approximately 0.5 mile of walking involved over various terrain including paved sidewalks with some steps at each view point. Due to the nature of this tour, it is not recommended for travelers with walkers or wheelchairs.
Walking Tour, Family Friendly
Beverages - Soft Drinks
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Travelers must be a minimum of 6 years of age to participate in this tour.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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