If you’ve got a particularly adventurous spirit then St. Lucia is the perfect choice! It’s rugged terrain, mountainous topography and hidden waterfalls are just begging to be explored. Lace up your sneakers and grab your sunblock, here are 5 active adventures not to be missed in St. Lucia….

#5. Waterfall Cycling Adventure

On the eastern side of St. Lucia is an area called Dennery which boasts lush rain forest, hidden natural gems and a quaint fishing village. This adventure allows you to hop on a mountain bike through the rain forest to Errard Waterfall to take a swim and learn fun facts about the local flora & fauna. (1 ½ hrs | $75 USD)

#4. Horseback Ride n’ Swim

This tour takes place in the north of the island, a hop and skip away from the major resorts. This experience allows guests to explore St. Lucia’s rustic landscape on horseback and the unique opportunity to swim on horseback. (2 hrs | $75 USD)

#3. Rain Forest Hike & Waterfall Safari

For adventure lovers this one is right up your alley. Take an open-back jeep towards the village of Anse-la-Raye and enjoy panoramic vistas of Castries, the harbor and historic sites along the way. Commune with nature on a short 20 minute hike through the rainforest enjoying the sound of rushing waterfalls, tropical birds and the cool refreshment of a swim in the river. (3 ½ hrs | $75 USD)

#2. Soufriere Adventure Cruise

If you’re looking for an all-encompassing St. Lucian experience then look no further than this full day experience. Sail to Soufriere on a catamaran, stop at the Sulphur Springs to either enjoy the mud bath or see the volcano, then head to Morne Coubaril to see how cocoa and sugar is made and enjoy a local lunch, next head for a cool dip at Toraille Waterfall. Hop back on board the catamaran to go snorkelling by the Pitons and then sail back up north – *whew* what a day! (7 hrs | $125 USD)

#1. Hiking The Pitons 

Hiking the Pitons in St. Lucia with Island Routes

If fitness, the great outdoors and a feeling of accomplishment is what you seek, then this is the bucket list item that’s sure to please. Hiking the Pitons isn’t for the faint of heart but if you can handle the hike up the boulder-strewn mountainside of Gros Piton, you will not be disappointed when you reach the summit; the view is absolutely breathtaking! As a further reward for your efforts, enjoy a local buffet lunch at the Still Beach Restaurant and cool down in the ocean afterwards. (7 hrs | $165 USD)

Want to hike but not sure you’re ready for the intensity of the Piton Hike? Island Routes also offers the Mt. Pimard Hike which is less strenuous and offers spectacular views of the north of the island or the St. Lucia Birds Hike & Bath which is great for avid bird watchers. The possibilities are endless in St. Lucia, it all depends on how active you want to be and what you want to see!

Fancy even more adventure? Check out our Local Guide to Getting Down & Dirty in St. Lucia!


At Island Routes we are Caribbean born and bred and are immensely proud to showcase the best of our region to the world. As the Caribbean’s Leading Adventure Tour Operator, we set the standard for award-winning experiences by carefully selecting the most authentic, brag-worthy experiences for our guests. We are honored to have the support of our travel agent partners in our mission to promote the destination and support our local community in St. Lucia and across the Caribbean.  

Travel Partners can book these tours and so much more with Island Routes Caribbean Adventures, a proud partner of the St. Lucian Tourism Authority.

Prices and tour duration listed are accurate as of date of publication. See website for the most up-to-date information. Call your travel agent to book these active adventures today!

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