St. Vincent and the Grenadines Places


St. Vincent

Guided Tours

Several operators on St. Vincent offer sightseeing tours on land or by sea. Per-person prices range from $30 for a two-hour tour to the Botanic Gardens to $150 for a day sail to the Grenadines. A full-day tour around Kingstown and either the leeward or windward coast, including lunch, will cost about $65 per person. You can arrange for informal land tours through taxi drivers, who double as knowledgeable guides. Expect to pay $20 to $25 per hour for up to four people.

Fantasea Tours. A fleet of four powerboats—ranging from a 28-foot Bowen to a 60-foot catamaran party boat—are ready to take you on a cruise to Bequia and Mustique, along the St. Vincent coast, whale- or dolphin-watching, or snorkeling in the Tobago Cays and Mayreau. Alternatively Fantasea offers land tours along the windward coast to Owia Salt Pond, along the leeward coast to Dark View Falls, or hikes along either the Vermont Nature Trail or up La Soufrière volcano. Villa Beach, Villa, St. Vincent, VC0274. 784/457–4477.

HazECO Tours. For bird-watchers, hikers, and ecotourists, Vincentians Clint and Millie Hazell offer wilderness tours, bird-watching expeditions, and hikes to explore the natural beauty and see historic sites throughout St. Vincent. Kingstown, St. Vincent, VC0274. 784/457–8634.

Sailor's Wilderness Tours. Options from this company include a comfortable sightseeing drive (by day or by moonlight), mountain biking on remote trails, or a strenuous hike up La Soufrière volcano—and they're usually under the expert guidance of Trevor "Sailor" Bailey himself. Middle St., Kingstown, St. Vincent, VC0130. 784/457–1712.

Sam's Taxi Tours. In addition to half- and full-day tours of St. Vincent, Sam's also offers hiking tours to La Soufrière and scenic walks along the Vermont Nature Trails. Also available: a day trip to Mustique and a tour on Bequia that includes snorkeling at Friendship Bay. Sion Hill, Cane Garden, Kingstown, St. Vincent, VC0130. 784/456–4338.