Posted January 3rd, 2018, 07:35 PM
We are looking at doing either the full day Spencer Ambrose Jalousie/Sugar Beach Break excursion or the half day Celebrity Coastal Cruise to the Pitons. The Spencer Ambrose tour offers a lot more, however, there wouldn’t be any time to walk around the town. We usually like to do some shopping and see the quaint towns when in port. Is walking around Castries worth taking a shorter tour? I’d hate to pass up the Ambrose excursion that gets such glowing reviews only to find out there’s not much to see near the port. Any feedback is appreciated!
There's not much to see around the port. Castries is not a quaint small village but rather a bustling working capital city with little in the way of tourist attractions in the immediate area.. Even those of us who live hear avoid it when we can, there's just little there.
A few things would be the small Cathedral, food market, lighthouse (not walkable to lighthouse though)... The food market is about 5-10 minute walk from port and worth a half hour walk through or so. Cathedral is a little further into town, and usually locked up in the afternoon unless there's a funeral...
Spencer's is a great tour, I'd recommend going with that, as you'll see much of the beautiful Coastline and of course the gorgeous Jalousie beach and Pitons!!