Pigeon Island SNUBA Dive
Castries, Saint Lucia
- SNUBA dive: A certified instructor will teach you how to safely breathe through the air lines, allowing you to explore 20 feet down without coming up for air.
- Pigeon Island National Park: After SNUBA, explore this beautiful nature reserve. Go swimming, walk on the beach, grab a bite to eat, or hike up to Fort Rodney.
- Island villages: Catch a scenic glimpse of island life as you pass through Rodney Bay Village and the once-quiet fishing village of Gros Islet.
About this Castries tour
Francois Le Clerc – known as Jambe de Bois (wooden leg), was also the inspiration for every peg-legged pirate over centuries of literature and movies. The Dutch and English tried to establish several camps on St. Lucia, but disease and the native Caribs drove them off. France officially claimed the island in 1635. Pigeon Island soon became a pivotal strategic location in the many battles between the British and the French in the Caribbean. Because of this, and the resulting historical and cultural significance, the island was declared a national park in 1979.
Pigeon Island's preserved natural beauty makes the waters offshore a breathtaking SNUBA experience. Explore your own little stretch of the Caribbean Sea with just a brief orientation. See a dancing spectrum of colors as spot flounder, parrotfish, lobsters, and octopuses swim among the coral reefs.
When you do finally come up for air, the rest of Pigeon Island National Park is yours to explore. Take a hike up to the ruins of Fort Rodney and see the strategic viewpoint used by the British to spy on French Martinique. Enjoy the spectacular view of the sea you were just exploring. If you have time, step inside Jambe de Bois, a local restaurant named after the pirate who took that first small step on St. Lucia.
Just dive right in
There are good reasons SNUBA is popular all over the world. In 1989, Michael Stafford designed it to be fun and easy to use. All your gear floats on the surface, which allows you to move freely. It requires no prior experience, and the tow line keeps you from going deeper than 20 feet, so you feel safe even as you're going on your adventure.
Please proceed outside the Cruise Terminal Building to meet our GoBe Rep.
Travelers can purchase a snack, local meal or beverages from the Jambe Du Bois restaurant located inside the park.
Participants must be physically capable of swimming and walking into the water from the beach unassisted. The air tank is floating in a raft and attached to your regulator.
Adventure, Beach, Family Friendly, Walking Tour, Scenic
English, Spanish, French, German, 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 4 years of age to participate in this tour.
Suitable for travelers weighing up to 250 lbs.
Special Medical Restriction
Participants must be able to understand and follow trainers' instructions at all times. If you suffer from claustrophobia, this may not be the tour for you. You must be able to swim.
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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