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Explore Santa Lucia, located in the Virgin Islands island chain, from the unique vantage point of a small sailboat that allows the boat to access small coves, reefs, and ports that otherwise are impossible to access on a large vessel. Take a tour through the Pigeon Island National Park or hike the Tet Paul Nature Trail to get to know the geography of this small island country better. This island nation is paired with two beautiful mountainous volcanic plugs that helped create the volcanic beaches and reef-diving sites. Visit the top-rated beaches such as the Reduit, Anse Chastanet, and Jalousie beach all giving you that feeling of bliss with the white sand and see-through water. You could also combine your cruise to St. Lucia with a cruise around the greater CaribbeanContact our travel experts to start planning your Virgin Islands today!

Top 7 St. Lucia Small Ship Cruises for 2023-2024

7 Best St. Lucia Luxury Small Ship Cruises for 2023-2024

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
On the Sunny Side of Life$47558Dec 14, 2023Discover deep volcanic lakes, dense rainforests, waterfalls, and small river courses that form the primordial backdrop of the islands' sugar cane …
Sailing the Caribbean$108808Jan 20, 2023Experience the Caribbean in the most authentic way under the 30 white sails of Sea Cloud on this 8-day round trip cruise of Barbados. As you delight …
Windward Islands$16208Dec 10, 2022Board the luxurious Royal Clipper sailing ship for this 8-day roundtrip cruise of the Caribbean, departing from Bridgetown, Barbados to St. Lucia, …
Windward Islands Christmas Cruise$16208Dec 24, 2022Royal Clipper offers the ultimate sea-going experience as you travel to the beautiful beaches and landscapes of the Caribbean. This 8-day sailing …
San Juan to Bridgetown - Door to Door$490010Jan 30, 2023Discover the Caribbean's most gorgeous and spectacular beaches on this 10-day cruise from San Juan to Bridgetown. From the blue waters of San Juan to …
Pearls of the Caribbean$38409Jan 16, 2023Join Le Dumont-d'Urville on its 9-day sailing expedition roundtrip from Fort-de-France and explore the enchanting islands in the Caribbean Sea …
Cruising the Caribbean's Windward Islands – with Smithsonian Journeys$49309Feb 25, 2023From Vieux Fort, St. Lucia set sail aboard Le Dumont-d'Urville for a 9-day Caribbean Windward cruise to visit the heart of the most enchanting …
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St. Lucia & Virgin Islands Travel Guide

Best time to visit St. Lucia

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The best time to visit St. Lucia is between April and June. This is because there's very little rainfall, the temperatures are comfortable in the mid-70's to 80's (Between 21-27 degrees Celsius), and it's not the peak tourism season resulting in less expensive lodging and activities along with fewer crowds.

Between December and March is also a good time to go to St. Lucia but this is the peak tourism season so hotel and activity prices can raise as much as 50%!

Between July and November you'll find amazing deals but these months correspond with hurricane season so it's not recommended that you go during this time.
Best St. Lucia Small Ship Cruise Lines for 2023-2024
  • Ponant -  offers an "à la carte" approach to organizing your trip: you get to choose the options and select the places you want to see and visit based on your preferences. Le Champlain sails St. Lucia, a jewel of the Caribbean with the picture-postcard setting, long fine-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters, and hidden waterfalls. 
  • Star Clippers Americas - has introduced travelers to the thrill of genuine tall ship sailing in many Caribbean islands, including the lush tropical splendor of St. Lucia, which is part of the Windward Islands. Guinness World Records 2001 officially recognized Royal Clipper as the world's largest square rigger in service.
  • Lindblad Expeditions - sail the sparkling island of St. Lucia in the Caribbean aboard the historic square-rigger Sea Cloud


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