Get amazed by the majesty of St. Lucia's rainforest on this unique Aerial Tram excursion. Nature is at its finest here and filled with amazing flora and fauna along with a multitude of colorful tropical birds and natural wildlife. Come to see for yourself why this experience has been rated as "excellent" by TripAdvisor. Be sure to bring your camera along, you won't want to miss these shots!
This fun-filled St. Lucia excursion day begins when you meet with your shore excursion guide inside your St. Lucia cruise ship terminal. You'll be shown your comfortable, and air-conditioned transportation for the 30-minute, scenic drive to the northeast end of St. Lucia. By the time you arrive at the tram, you will be fully immersed in the rainforest and its beauty will amaze you.
Before your aerial tram excursion ride, you will be given brief safety instructions. You may also store your belongings in lockers at the site. The locker cost is $3.00 USD plus a $5.00 USD deposit. You'll then head to your gondola-shaped tram that will seat 8 passengers and 1 guide who is, typically, a naturalist and can explain much about the sights you are about to see. The walk from the entrance to the Aerial Tram is 164 ft (50 meters) and you will have an amazing view from the tallest part of the Aerial Tram, 120 ft (36 meters)!
The Castries Waterworks Reserve is the oldest protected forest area on St. Lucia and is the preferred habitat for most of the tropical birds found on the island. Make sure to keep an eye out for them as you are traveling down through the forest. This reserve is actually so well protected that on the 25th of November, 2016, Prince Harry officially designated the Castries Water Works Reserve and the surrounding rainforest as Saint Lucia's contribution to The Queen's Commonwealth Canopy Project.
As you descend, your St. Lucia excursion guide will point out specific areas and give you fascinating information. As mentioned before, be sure to keep an eye out for tropical birds and you'll want to keep that camera ready as well. You will have the ability to see far more of the rainforest than you could have by merely hiking the trails. The tram ride is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Once the aerial tram excursion comes to an end, you'll have a bit of time to do just that. You have a 20-minute hike to explore a few of the trails. This is optional, of course, and you would need walking shoes to do this activity. You'll still be accompanied by a naturalist who can now explain the tropical foliage you see once you are on land. You'll learn about the medicinal properties, the spices found here, even the length of a tropical blossom's life, and much more on your hike. The trails are easy, but comfortable walking shoes are still recommended. If you are not in the mood to walk the trail, you can relax at the coffee/gift shop deck and still admire the nature of the place.
Once that time comes to an end, you can board your St. Lucia shore excursion transportation again and sit back and relax. You'll be returned to your St. Lucia cruise ship terminal.
See amazing views from the Aerial Tram on this unique St. Lucia Excursion. You will ride a tram down a mountain in the Castries Waterworks Reserve for some spectacular views!