My fiance and I recently cruised with Carnival through St. Lucia and booked this tour. Ian was a fantastic driver and tour guide, picking us up promptly from the pier and giving us great information about the island. He even brought us freshly picked bananas from his own yard.
The hike was very strenuous but beautiful. Due to our time constraint to be back at the boat, we only reached the halfway point before turning around. A note for other crusiers: the trailhead is ~1.5 hours away from the pier, and the hike is estimated to take at least 4 hours round trip, so be sure to allot as much time is possible to be able to make it to the top.
All things considered, we had an amazing experience and highly recommend this tour. Thank you again to Ian and our trail guide!
Our Grande Piton excursion was great. The driver Randal was accommodating. We left Sandals at 7 so we did not have time for breakfast or the opportunity to get snacks for the hike, once he realized this he suggested we stop at a market to get supplies. He know the place to stop and saved the day.
The guide, Corrine was very patient us. My daughter, her fiancé and me are runners and pretty much in shape and prepared for the hike but my wife found the hike challenging, Corrine was patient and never made my wife feel rushed and that made all the difference. When my wife reached the top she felt she had summited Everest.
We will definitely recommend this excursion to our friends
Brett A. Pfleiger
A quick note of thanks for making our shore excursion in St. Lucia a terrific and memorable one. Gideon, our driver, was waiting for us when we disembarked from the cruise ship, and during the drive to Gros Piton shared much about the island with us while navigating the mountain roads.
When we arrived, Cameron met us and took us up the trail, pausing when we needed a break and making conversation at each rest stop about the mountain, his experiences climbing it and the island in general.
The climb was tough, especially near the top, but the view of the island was fantastic at the summit! The return trip down the mountain and drive back to the ship went smoothly, with over an hour to spare before the ship left the port. Thank you for a terrific day!
Mike, Julie, Andrew and Justin
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