Whale and Dolphin Watch

See the Giant Creatures of the Caribbean!

In St. Lucia, we are lucky to have several different species of whale and dolphin in our waters, either resident in the area or passing through. There is something enchanting and exciting about coming face to face with sea creatures which are 60 feet long, weigh approximately 44 tons and make noises that can be heard up to five miles away. The experience of encountering whales in their natural habitat makes for an adventure not easily forgotten. What is even more mind boggling is the affinity that one feels for whales and dolphins when paths cross, even if their appearance is so unlike that of other mammals.

The Caribbean waters have long been noted for their unique aquatic life, coral reefs and tropical fish. St. Lucia is considered to be one of the premiere Whale & Dolphin Watching destinations of the Southern Caribbean. There have been a recorded 25 different marine mammals species found in our waters.

Whale Watching Details:

  • Sightings include: Sperm whales (45 ft.), Pilot whales (20ft.), Humpback whales (60 ft.), as well as Spinner, Striped, and Common Dolphins. There are resident pods of Female Sperm Whales and their calves along with Pilot Whales and Dolphins, so there are good sightings year round.
  • The boats are equipped with the necessary electronics allowing for an 85% sightings record.
  • Rum punch and refreshments are supplied on every trip.
  • Duration of tour is 4 hours.
  • The boat leaves from the Ganter’s Bay in Castries.
  • Rates: US$660 for a private half day tour. (Does not include transportation to/from Castries).

Further Details About this Activity:

  • Booking: Bookings cannot be made in advance to your vacation, but can be made once you are on the island via our Guest Services Office. The local phone number and information on how to contact the Guest Services Office is provided once your reservation is made, but can also be found here.

Cancellation Policy for Tours and Excursions:

Tours and excursions cancelled less than 24 hours prior to the actual start of the tour/excursion, only 50% of the cost will be refunded. Cancellations less than 3 hours before the tour, there is no refund.