Ziplining in St. Lucia

Forest Flights on Mountain Heights

Forest-clad mountains rise from the blue waters of Caribbean, beckoning the adventurous to rise higher and take flight. The adventure begins with a relaxing ride on an aerial tram that glides up a mountain slope. Along the way, you pass through groves of towering gommier and blue mahaut trees and catch views of the coast more than a half mile below. A short hike through a lush forest of indigenous plants leads to the first platform, where you clip into the harness, step off, and begin a soaring flight through the treetops. This is what it must feel like to be a bird.

Highlights

  • Best for: Everyone, experiences including watersports, yoga, spas and soft to rugged adventures
  • Best season to visit: Year round
  • Weather: Steady trade winds account for relatively minor differences in seasonal air temperatures, which range from the 70s into the mid 80s. Rain showers are less common from December to May

St. Lucia Information

Ziplining in St. Lucia Overview

Tours begin with a scenic drive into the island's mountainous interior, arriving at 1,200-acre Castries Waterworks Reserve, which is the oldest rainforest preserve on St. Lucia. An aerial tramway carries participants to the upper slopes of La Sourciere Mountain, where a series of nine ziplines run through the upper branches of the forest.

Ziplining in St. Lucia Tips

Riding ziplines is a thrilling experience, but in St. Lucia, there's more to the experience than an adrenaline rush. As you glide through the treetops and stand atop elevated platforms high on the mountain, be sure to take in your surroundings. The aerial tram that brings riders to the park provides another opportunity to watch for birds and other wildlife from an elevated position.

Best Places to Zipline in St. Lucia

High above the resorts of the island's west coast, La Sourciere Mountain rises to heights of over 3,000 feet. Here, on the green-clad slopes of a forest reserve, a network of lines runs through the forest canopy, providing riders with an exhilarating route that showcases aspects of the highland rainforest that can't be seen from the ground.

What to Pack for Ziplining in St. Lucia

Wear sturdy closed-toe shoes—not flip flops— and shorts or long pants that profile flexibility but won't ride up under a harness. Remove items that dangle or might snag, such as watches and jewelry. Use a universal mounting bracket to attach video cameras or phones to helmets, which will be supplied by the park.

Specials

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Marigot Beach Club & Dive Resort

ST. LUCIA - 7 nights Firefly Studio accommodations, breakfast and dinner daily, kayaking tour, one mountain hiking tour, 1 snorkeling tour and choice of one additional excursion including sunset cruise, ziplining and ariel tram, sailing trip to mineral baths, roundtrip airport transfers, hotel tax and service charges. Valid 4/16/17-12/14/17
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From $1,252 per person double occupancy

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Packages

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Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa

RODNEY BAY, ST. LUCIA - 7 nights gardenview accommodations, breakfast daily, WiFi, roundtrip airport transfers, hotel tax and service charges. Options to add on biking, hiking, ATV Tours, zipline, dolphin and whalewatching tours.
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From $1,467 per person double occupancy

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Marigot Beach Club & Dive Resort

7 nights Firefly Studio accommodations, roundtrip airport transfers, hotel tax and service charges. Options to add on biking, ATV Tours, hiking, zipline, dolphin and whale watching tours.
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From $633 per person double occupancy

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Ti Kaye Resort & Spa

ANSE COCHON - 7 night oceanview accommodations, complimentary welcome drink, breakfast daily including in-room tea and french press coffee service, complimentary use of kayaks, roundtrip airport transfers, hotel tax and service charges. Options to add on biking, hiking and zipline tours.
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From $1,485 per person double occupancy

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Resorts

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Marigot Beach Club & Dive Resort

MARIGOT BAY - Marigot Beach Club and Dive Resort is a villa-style St Lucia hotel that has true St Lucian character. Sitting on the water’s edge nestled within a lush tropical rainforest on the north side of Marigot Bay and accessible only by boat, the resort’s understated elegance blends effortlessly into its natural surroundings.
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From $878 per person double diver

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Ti Kaye Resort & Spa

ANSE COCHON - Nestled on the cliffside in one of the best snorkeling and shore diving bays in St.Lucia, Anse Cochon cove. In 2012 it was one of the top resorts in St. Lucia for romance and with only 33 rooms (14 adjoining, 19 private and 11 of those with private plunge pools), is one of the ultimate place to relax in luxury cottages with beautiful views and sunsets across the Caribbean sea, amazing personable staff, unbelievable spa treatments in our Kai Koko Spa.
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Passport and/or Visa Requirements

U.S. citizens need a valid passport that must be valid 6 months beyond the date of entry into St. Lucia, with available space for entry stamp. No visa is required with proof of onward or return ticket and accommodation confirmation. Check the entry/exit requirements here. A departure tax of $68EC, approx $25.30 should be included in your international airline ticket.

Immunizations

Vaccinations are not required for entering the Caribbean if you're coming from the United States. Before traveling check with the CDC here.

Culture and Customs

St. Lucia is a land of vibrant greens set in a sapphire sea. Rainforests cover the island's interior, providing vacationers with a variety of eco-adventures that range from sedate birding hikes and relaxing rides on an aerial tram to off-road adventures and soaring zip line flights through forested canopies home to endemic birds such as the St. Lucia parrot. The lush surroundings also set the stage for a number of unique resort properties that blend luxury and nature, and provide some of the best dining experiences in the Caribbean. The island's rich volcanic soil yields a cornucopia of tropical fruits and vegetables. This bounty is reflected in the savory dishes of traditional Creole cooking, and it has inspired a new wave of organic and fusion cuisines that have earned island chef's top honors in international culinary competitions. In addition to enlivening resort kitchens, St. Lucia's farms and orchards support a thriving agricultural export sector that includes bananas and chocolate. One of the island's sweetest day trips involves a tour of historic cacao plantations, followed by a chance to create your own chocolate confections. Across the island English influences are obvious, but so too are the cultural contributions of France and Africa. The local version of relaxing is known as “going on the lime” or “liming,” which simply involves stopping by a favorite local pub or rum shop and spending time with friends.

Electricity, Phone and Internet Access

St. Lucia runs on 220 to 230-volt AC (50 cycles), so bring an adapter if you plan to use U.S. appliances. Some hotels are wired for U.S. appliances.

Check with your local provider to see what plans are available, otherwise, you will be subject to roaming charges. The country/area code for Saint Lucia is 758.

Many hotels offer WiFi.

Water Quality

The local tap water is chlorinated and considered safe to drink. Alternatively, bottled water is available for purchase at restaurants, bars, hotels and local grocery stores.

Language & Currency

English is the official language, but islanders often speak a French-Creole patois or Kweyol similar to that heard on Martinique, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Grenada and Dominica.

The currency in St. Lucia is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar, (EC$). You can see the current exchange rate here. However, nearly all hotels, restaurants, and shops accept US dollars. Change may be given in EC Dollars. ATMs are available which dispense EC dollars and credit cards are widely accepted.

Time

Saint Lucia is on Atlantic Standard Time (AST) and does not observe Daylight Savings Time. St. Lucia is 4 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (-4 GMT).

Location, Size and Population

St. Lucia is a sovereign island country in the Eastern Caribbean that is part of the Lesser Antilles. St. Lucia is a mountainous island of 238 sq. miles, located about 25 miles north of St. Vincent and 25 miles south of Martinique and northwest of Barbados.

The population of St. Lucia is 185,868 (2016).