Holidays on Saint Lucia can be exciting. There are plenty of challenges for sporting visitors, whether it be on land or in the water!
With the sparkling Caribbean Sea on one side and the mysterious depths of the Atlantic Ocean on the other, sailors and fishermen
will fall in love with Saint Lucia. Not only is it possible to charter any form of sea-going vessel anywhere on the island, but
Saint Lucia also offers opportunities for some of the best deep sea fishing in the world. Described as "an angler's dream come
true", it is home to several species of big game fish, and you may even catch a trophy white marlin as your prize!
Imagine the crystal clear, warm waters. Picture the fine white sand beaches, lined with gently swaying palms. Where better to go windsurfing, sailing, para-sailing or water-skiing than Saint Lucia?
Watersports are a way of life on this island, where a coastline of rain-forested mountains is frequently interrupted by
natural harbors and bays. The island boasts some of the best underwater dive sites in the Caribbean. Many hotels
offer scuba diving facilities and snorkeling equipment, as do a number of independent dive centers.
Saint Lucia has
also become one of the region's main centers for yacht charters, with operations at the Rodney Bay Marina and at
Marigot Harbor. Deep-sea fishing charters are also available for whole and half-day excursions.
Saint Lucia has a wide variety of Watersports companies to make your vacation experience memorable. Click here for a listing of on-island Watersports operators.
Windsurfers will be challenged by the waves at Cas en Bas and Vieux Fort, the most popular spots for advanced
and intermediate windsurfers, while beginners will find the calmer waters of the west coast perfect for sharpening
their skills. Top-of-the-line equipment and instruction is available at most hotels and several windsurfing centers
around the island.
There are several companies that offer boat trips to the popular snorkeling areas such as Anse Chastanet. The
watersports at most of the major hotels and the scuba diving companies rent snorkeling equipment to guests.
Water-skiing and parasailing
Available at most hotels, water-skiing in Saint Lucia can be enjoyed by beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers. For an
aerial thrill, visitors are encouraged to try parasailing, which allows riders to view spectacular sights as they soar above