I booked this trip before I even got to St. Lucia based on the other reviews here on TripAdvisor, and I was not disappointed! Unlike other companies offering catamaran tours in St. Lucia, the Sea Spray cruise takes you to Soufriere and back on the boat (rather than taking you there by boat and driving back by car). Going on water definitely beats taking a car, which you'll understand as soon as you see how windy the roads are. But other than that, nothing is more relaxing that spending a day on the catamaran! The staff is amazing, there are plenty of drinks, and they don't overcrowd the boat, so there is room to sit in the sun or the shade, if you so choose. You also get to stop for some snorkeling on the way back.
The land attractions in the Soufriere area that are part of the Tout Bagay package offer an excellent glimpse of the beautiful island of St. Lucia. You have the opportunity to walk under a waterfall (bring your camera - an excellent photo op), drive-in to a volcano or visit the mud baths (I chose to see the volcano, which was really interesting!), and discover how cocoa is harvested at Morne Coubaril plantation - where you also get a tasty creole lunch. Tip: Buy some cocoa souvenirs at the gift shop. Prices are reasonable and you'll pay 200% more if you wait to get anything at the airport.
While I also did take a land tour of the island on a different day, I can honestly say that the best view of the Pitons were from the catamaran. I do recommend doing both things, but if you only have time for one, choose this catamaran trip. Book online before you go, and you will save a significant amount of money, because you won't be paying the commission of the sales rep (if they even offer Sea Spray - my rep did, but it was much more $). There is no advance deposit required, transportation to/from Rodney Bay is included and arranged in advance (offering you piece of mind), and the staff is helpful and will answer any questions you have about the trip and about St. Lucia in general. From booking to being dropped off at the hotel at the end of the day, it was a five-star experience at Sea Spray Cruises!
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February 20, 2013
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Thank you for the detailed review and also for all the great pictures!
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"From booking to being dropped off at the hotel at the end of the day, it was a five-star experience at Sea Spray Cruises!"
Thank you again for the great review and we hope to have you on board again soon!
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