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    whitecaps and shallow draft catamaran
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    Sailboat against the mountains from ship
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    Sail Sail Sail Your Boat

    by grandmaR Updated Apr 2, 2013

    It is possible to sail your own boat to St. Lucia. St Lucia is the final destination of the ARC Rally, one of the prominent boat cruises in the world. In 1997 world attention was briefly focused on the trial in St. Vincent of an American yachting couple, James and Penella Fletcher, alleged to have shot the Bequia man. But the couple was found not guilty for want of evidence (the gun was never found), and the murder went unsolved. There are also thefts from boats so you have to exercise caution and not leave things lying about on deck.

    Vigie Creek (near GFL Charles Airport) and Castries City are Casttries harbour’s two main anchorages. The facilities at Vigie are somewhat run down but basic yacht repair and replenishment facilities may be available. The main advantage of the Harbour anchorage is its close proximity to the capital of St Lucia. Note that there may be up to 5 cruise ships in port and anchoring may not be suitable during busy cruise ship periods.

    When entering Castries Harbour, it is necessary to avoid the shoal that extends to the west of Tapion Peak. Vigie Hill has a light that flashes twice every 10 seconds, allowing you to easily identify the harbour at night. Vigie Creek can be rolly in northerly swells.

    Equipment: Yachts clearing in must come straight to customs dock or, if there is no space, must anchor in the quarantine anchorage to the east of the customs dock. Failure to do so could result in a fine. Customs and Immigration officials are available during office hours.

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    • Sailing and Boating
    • Cruise
    • Budget Travel

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  • Cycling in the North

    by InfiniteTravel Updated Jan 8, 2010

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    St. Lucia has some hidden gems which can't easily be reached without a car (and hiring a car on St Lucia is neither cheap nor for the faint hearted). One of the best ways to get around the areas in the Rodney Bay area is by bike which allows you to get to some great spots. Pidgeon island is only a short distance away from the Reduit beech area (10-20mins). A short traverse of the island gets you to the amazing beach at Cas en Bas (30mins) which has a super little beach bar with the best creole BBQ chicken we had on the island. Other secluded beaches are also within easy reach. The routes are generally on roads which, although potholed in places are easily negotiable. There are some hills but none too arduous although low gears and some exertion is necessary. The bikes can be rented at a very reasonable price from a guy called Mark (aka The Bike Man) (who will also throw in a helmut, backpack and a tracking device) who can be found at the Rodney Bay Marina. He will also deliver and pick up the bikes from your hotel at the beginning and end of the rental.

    Equipment: Rodney Bay Marina (just off main road to Gros Islet)

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    • Eco-Tourism
    • Budget Travel
    • Cycling

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    Action Adventure Divers

    by canuckmike Written Nov 29, 2008

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    This is a simple scuba diving outfit located right withing Soufriere which is why I chose this place, I could walk to it. I paid US$ 85 for two dives, all equipment and the marine park fee. Both the divemaster and boatmaster were friendly enough. I was the only person diving (besides the divemaster) so the dives weren't rush and basically went at my own pace. They offer a variety of PADI courses here if you want to do one while you are done here.

    Equipment: I found the dive equipment to be quite used and limited but was able to get the job done. The boat was a wooden boat with and may be hard for some people to get into from the water.

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    • Diving and Snorkeling

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    Caribbean kitesurf hotspot

    by maartenw Written Dec 25, 2004

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    At the very southeast end of St.Lucia you'll find Anse de Sables. One of the most vast beaches of the island and with just the right Atlantic trade winds to make this an ideal spot for wind- and kitesurfing.

    Equipment: Right at the beach is Club Mistral (for the wind- and kitesurf equipment and lessons) and nextdoor The Reef Beach Cafe (for drinks, food and accomodation).

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    • Surfing

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    Try out some water sports

    by jessicadf Written Sep 21, 2004

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    Rendezvous Resort has a ski boat and seasoned instructors for wakeboarding, water skiing, innertubing, etc. Wakeboarding looks really difficult to learn, but very cool once you begin to get the hang of it.

    Equipment: The resort will provide all the gear you need, including the life jacket. All you need is your body and a bathing suit (naked sunbathing is illegal on the island).

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