Pigeon Island Snorkeling

The 6th most popular snorkel dive spot in St Lucia.

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North of Castries and northwest of Gros Islet, the snorkeling off Pigeon Island is known for scattered coral heads and diverse marine life in a protected bay. The sand flats with coral heads and boulders provide habitat for moray eels, barracuda and spotted eagle rays in the 15 foot deep water. The Pigeon Island National Park snorkeling dive site is located a mile northwest of Gros Islet.

To reach the snorkeling on St Lucia by air, you will need to fly into either George Charles Airport (SLU) on the north end or Hewanorra International Airport (UVF) on the south end of the island. Since the roads on St Lucia can be in poor condition or even washed out depending upon rainfall, you may want to select an airport close to the set of snorkeling dive destinations you prefer on St Lucia. A rental car is recommended to access the north end dive sites, while a rental is not recommended for the south end.

In addition, there is a ferry called L'Express de Iles that interconnects Dominica, Guadeloupe, Martinique and St Lucia.

After a long morning of snorkeling at Pigeon Island, grab a cold drink or some food at the Pigeon Island Jambe De Bois Restaurant.

Overall, Pigeon Island is the 6th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 10 snorkeling dives in St Lucia.


Local Contact(s):  St. Lucia Tourism (758) 452-4049; Scuba St Lucia (758) 459-7755; Scuba Steves Diving (758) 450-9433.

Recommended Book:  "The Ultimate Snorkeling Book" from Wes Burgess

Best Season:  Any

Base Camp:  Hummingbird Beach Resort, Soufriere; Anse La Liberte (S. of Anse La Raye), (758) 459-4540; Ti Kaye Village Resort

Luxury Loding:  Sandals Grande St Lucian Resort; The Landings Resort (758) 458-7300

Reference Source:  click here http://stlucia.org/

Article Source:   Best Pigeon Island Snorkeling Review https://www.snorkelingdives.com/?id=24755

GPS:  14.091932, -60.963698

Date Published:  12/24/2011

Date Updated:  11/18/2016

ID:  24755

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