Pigeon Island provides a great opportunity to gain knowledge on cultural and natural history of Saint Lucia, while enjoying some of the most beautiful backdrops in the Caribbean . You will also enjoy its serene turquoise beaches. We provide a guided tour including pickup and drop off.
It is a 40-acre (160,000 m2) islet located in Gros Islet in the northern region of Saint Lucia. Once isolated from the country in the Caribbean Sea, the island was artificially joined to the western coast of mainland in 1972 by a man-made causeway built from dirt excavated to form the Rodney Bay Marina. Composed of two peaks the island is a historic site with numerous forts such as an 18th century British fort and Fort Rodney both used by the British to spy on French ships from neighboring Martinique.
In1992 Pigeon Island was decleared national landmark under the control of the Saint Lucia National Trust. It is home to many different species of native bird including the Yellow-crowned Night Heron, Bridled Tern, Brown Noddy and Caribbean Martin. The island also boasts quiet beaches and excellent snorkeling. The two peaks are accessible via a relatively short hike and the ruins of the forte can be explored as well. The views from the top are stunning and well worth the short hike. Clients can take a self-guided walk around the island or walk with the guide who will help identify the birds, plants, fortress, land and sea scapes.