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Whale Watching and Dolphin Spotting Cruise

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Castries, Caribbean
Whale Watching and Dolphin Spotting Cruise

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Safety measures
icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Cruise the coastal waters of St Lucia while searching for whales and dolphins during this 3-hour excursion. Learn about the marine mammals that live in St Lucia's waters from your expert captain and experienced crew. Have your camera at the ready while the boat skirts the island's northern coast looking for signs of these magnificent animals. Round-trip transportation from local hotels is included.
  • Whale and dolphin spotting adventure from St. Lucia's north island
  • Learn about the marine mammals that frequent St. Lucia's waters
  • Spot a wide variety of whales and dolphins, including Bottlenose and Spinner dolphins
  • Fantastic photo opportunities of St. Lucia's North Island coast
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Hotel / pier pickup and drop off (North Island hotels only)
Local guide
Beer, water or soda
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
An exact pick up time will be given prior to this excursion.
Transfers not included for tours from the West Coast and South of the island but can be arranged

Airports

  • George F. L. Charles Airport, St. Lucia


Ports

  • Castries Harbor


Departure Time

8:00 AM
Following pickup at your local North Island hotel, transfer to the pier to meet your boat. Be sure to bring your camera, a hat and sunscreen for the adventure ahead. 

Climb aboard and meet your experienced captain and crew, who will make sure you are comfortable during your 3-hour trip. Your hosts have tons of experience searching for whales and dolphins, so they know what to look for. Learn about the marine mammals native to this area as the captain steers the boat toward the best spots for spotting whales and dolphins. 

As the boat cruises away from the beautiful tropical shoreline, relax and keep your eyes open for whale spouts and dolphin acrobatics. Bottlenose dolphins, spinner dolphins, pilot whales and sperm whales abound in St Lucia's waters. Train your camera on the scenic coast, which features sleepy fishing villages and remote, pristine coves. 

After 3 hours of cruising and viewing the local marine wildlife, you'll return to shore for drop-off back at your hotel.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: Hotel pickup and drop-off included from North Island hotels ONLY. If you are located in a South Island hotel you will need to arrange for your own transportation.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Barefoot Holidays
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Whale Watching and Dolphin Spotting Cruise ?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Whale Watching and Dolphin Spotting Cruise .
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Whale Watching and Dolphin Spotting Cruise ?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Whale Watching and Dolphin Spotting Cruise .
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Whale Watching and Dolphin Spotting Cruise ?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Whale Watching and Dolphin Spotting Cruise .
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Whale Watching and Dolphin Spotting Cruise ?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Whale Watching and Dolphin Spotting Cruise .

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star-1
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kn6294
, Feb 2020
Waste of time. 3 hour bouncy boat ride with the old “we sure have been seeing them all week” excuse. I know it’s a crap shoot on these things, but not even a dolphin. An expensive maybe
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thank you for taking the time out to leave this review. This is quite unusual as there is an 80% chance of spotting a Whale or Dolphin on this tour. We hope that you enjoyed the remainder of your stay in St. Lucia. Regards.
star-2
We had the feeling that our crew...
Donna H
, Feb 2018
We had the feeling that our crew were not that enthused about this tour. It was a scant three hours on the boat. Although we spent some time with a pod of pilot whales, very little effort was put into looking for other dolphins or whales. Interestingly two days later, on a trip following a similar route, we did see humpbacks. Not worth the money!
star-5
After an hours boat ride was...
Jackie K
, Oct 2017
After an hours boat ride was beginning to loose hope of seeing any whales then was thrilled to see the tail of a sperm whale just before a deep dive. We were really pleased to have seen this and then even more thrilled to spot at least 4 more whales!! What an experience and would highly recommend
star-2
the sea was beautiful and we got...
Viktoria P
, Oct 2017
the sea was beautiful and we got free drinks during the tour. The captain and the guys who are working at the cruise they were kind and helpful. - It was not too bad but we did not see any whales or dolphins... Only 3 dolphins what we saw but they were so far and we did not see clearly them. We know this is not the fault of the company..... Under the back way some drunk people were with us , they were loud and it was not a relax time for us.
star-4
We saw many many dolphins and several...
flamingolady
, Apr 2016
We saw many many dolphins and several whales.What more can I say. We had a fabulous time
star-2
The staff were friendly and willing...
Stephanie G
, Jun 2014
The staff were friendly and willing to answer any questions about the Island. However we did not see a single Dolphin or Whale on the 3hour boat ride. So it did become a bit of a mundane experience, which can be combatted with the complimentary rum punch!!!
star-4
All of a sudden, saw lots and lots of...
KATHRYN H
, Nov 2013
All of a sudden, saw lots and lots of dolphins, it was brilliant!!
star-2
The staff and crew were helpful and...
Gena M.
, Aug 2013
The staff and crew were helpful and made sure we were okay by offering us drinks every now and then. the tour was ok, saw some dolphins but no whales. We were cruising for more than two hours and no one told us what was going on until someone from the deck told us to come out to see the dolphins. It could have been better if there was some entertainment or some music at least, and the staff let us know what was going on since we were cruising for so long. Providing some snacks could've been great too since we were out there for more than 4 hours.
star-5
Well being prone to motion sickness...
Melli Love
, Aug 2013
Well being prone to motion sickness I unfortunately was... BUT... It was worth it! We saw hundreds of dolphins up close and personal, 3 sperm whales, a swordfish and many flying fish. What a fantastic day that my niece is still excited from!
star-5
They said when we left the dock we...
Smokie
, Jun 2013
They said when we left the dock we have a 70% chance of seeing whales and dolphins. What we seen were three different pods of dolphins each a different speices.All came up beside ,ahead, and behind the boat.Some flying fish went by because this was what they were feeding on.Also a pod of Pilot Whales.All this in three hours.A must for all to see.
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