the third port of call on our caribbean cruise was st. lucia in the west indies. while we were in st. lucia, we took a land and sea combination tour of the island. it was so neat to see the island from both perspectives.
on our tour, we saw lush green mountains, banana valleys, rain forests, and fishing villages. we drove through countless banana farms, and even stopped at a banana stand where we got to try banana ketchup. (we were surprised that it actually tasted just like tomato ketchup! it was really good!) we also stopped at a little fishing village and watched the fishermen bring their boats ashore filled with the fresh fish they had caught.
we went to the diamond botanical gardens, where we saw all different types of exotic flowers as well as a beautiful mineral waterfall. we got to see st. lucia's two famous piton peaks towering 2,500 feet above the water. we also drove past the crater of the mount soufriere volcano, before stopping in the town of soufriere.
after the land part of our tour, we boarded a catamaran in soufriere bay to view the island from the water. aboard the catamaran, we sampled some local creole cuisine for lunch. we sailed around st. lucia and admired the gorgeous coastline, before anchoring at a beautiful beach for swimming and snorkeling. we saw so many fish swimming around the coral. we even got to see a little sea urchin too!
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