Boat Trips

 

Access the beautiful west coast of Saint Lucia...

 

Discover the beautiful west coast of Saint Lucia

 

Explore the hidden beauty of Saint Lucia’s coast with regular trips on our hotel boats. After just a short shuttle drive to the dock in Soufrière, you’ll jump aboard Boucanier 1 or Boucanier 2 and recline on comfy cushions as you cruise out of the harbour.

 

We offer trips to beautiful hideaway beaches, to Pigeon Island and Marigot Bay, sightseeing tours around the Pitons, sunset cruises, and dolphin- and whale-spotting trips.

 

Although we charge for some tours, our scheduled trips to the beach are included as part of your stay, with just food and drink options extra.

 

For more information please contact our reservations team at reservations@thehotelchocolat.com or on +1-758-572-9600.

 

 

Just a few of our best-loved boat trips

 

Boucanier sunset cruise

 

Sit back and relax as your captain sails some of the most impressive mountain seascapes in the world. As we cruise past the majestic Pitons, the sun is low in the sky and the evening trade winds are blowing their cooling breeze over the waters. Toast your companions as we serve complimentary drinks, cocktails, champagne and hors d’oeuvres. You may be one of the very few who witness the green flash – the rarely seen signature of ‘the twilight of the gods’.

 

Available: Monday–Friday

Times: 16:45–19:15 approx. (Times vary with seasonal sunset)

 

Remember: camera, suntan lotion, beach towel, swimwear, hat and sunglasses plus some spending money

 

 

Whale & Dolphin Watching

 

Off the Pitons there is a huge diversity of marine life. Aboard Boucanier II with our skilled crew, we will seek out pods of Bottle-Nose, Fraser, Common Dolphins as well as Pilot Whales, Flying Fish and more. Obviously, being wild, we cannot guarantee a sighting but we have a good hit rate of around 60% and the morning seascape experience is a wonder all by itself. Makes the Boucan breakfast even more delicious on your return. Check the Chalk boards for the morning adventure

 

Available: Monday–Friday

Times: 6:45am – 8:15am
Please ask a member of our team at the hotel to book.

Cost: US$100 per couple (Inclusive of 10% VAT)

 

Remember: camera, suntan lotion, swimwear, hat and sunglasses

 

 

Boucanier underwater explorer

 

This is a leisurely cruise of the west coast, exploring the main coral reef sites such as Anse Cochon, Anse Chastanet, the coral gardens by Gros Piton and Jalousie. You will have the opportunity to snorkel, swim and explore the dramatic coral reef walls that begin only a few feet from shore and drop off steeply into the ocean depths. There is an abundance of marine life and you may even see leatherback turtles.

 

Available: Monday–Friday

Times: 9:30–13:00 or 13:15–17:15

 

Remember: camera, suntan lotion, beach towel, swimwear, hat and sunglasses

 

 

Boucanier west coast raiding party

 

We leave the old port of Soufrière as buccaneers have done throughout the centuries to explore and raid the waters of the west coast. We pass the fishing villages of Canaries and Anse la Raye and Pigeon Island looms eventually on the horizon – on a clear day Martinique can also be seen. You can explore the island and take the opportunity to have a local lunch at Jambe De Bois waterfront restaurant and bar (named after the wooden-legged pirate who used this very place to ambush shipping in the days of sail). Later we sail to Marigot Bay, often described as the most beautiful bay in the Caribbean, and then on to anchor between the Pitons – one of the best and most dramatic mountain seascapes in the world, where you can take the opportunity to swim or just enjoy the views.

 

Available: Wednesday and Friday

Times: 10:00–16:30

 

Remember: camera, suntan lotion, beach towel, swimwear, hat and sunglasses plus some spending money

 

 

 

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