Get a highlights tour of St. Vincent including some filming locations from the hit films “The Pirates of the Caribbean” in Walilabou Bay. This family-friendly tour lets you play pirate for a day, as well as learn about the history and culture of St. Vincent. Stops include Fort Charlotte, Kingstown, and the villages of Layou and Barrouallie. The day’s last stop is Buccament Beach, where you can relax and explore before heading back to the port.
- Bottled water, rum punch, and juice included
- Guide provides commentary on the history of St. Vincent
- Learn about the production of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.
- See the famous rock were the 3 pirates were hanged
- Experience the behind-the-scenes feel of Port Royal
- Take the chance to meet some of the local fishermen of Barrouallie
- Learn about the history of Kingstown
- Enjoy a great panoramic view of the city from Fort Charlotte
Kingstown Ferry Terminal (Pass By)
Our tour starts at the Kingstown cruise ship terminal. We will take you through our capital city Kingstown. As we drive through you will be shown and given information about some of the most historical buildings such as The Central Police Station, The Financial Complex, The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court and also our Cenotaph.
Kingstown Market (Pass By)
We will be driving through our bustling market square where a lot of vendors and farmers selling their local produces. Kingstown Methodist Church (Pass By) As we continue on through our capital city Kingstown, we will be driving on the street of the church or “back street” as it is locally called. Here you will be shown and given a brief history about the Methodist church as well as the Anglican and the Roman Catholic church.
1 Fort Charlotte
Then we will journey on to Fort Charlotte. Fort Charlotte is a British-colonial era fort, built on a hill over-looking the harbour and enjoys a panoramic view of the Leeward side of the island, including Kingstown, Young Island, Bequia and also the famous island Mustique.
15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free
2 Buccament Bay Lookout
After our stop at Fort Charlotte, we will then join the Leeward high, which has been renamed to the Nelson Mandela Highway. In passing you will get to see The Milton Cato Memorial Hospital, The Victoria Park – a small stadium which is also referred to as Carnival City during the Carnival season, The Botanical Gardens which is the oldest garden of it’s kind in the western hemisphere, Our industrial area Campden park and then on to the picturesque Buccament Bay Lookout. We will be making a quick stop here for photos.
5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free
A short distance to the north of buccament bay is the settlement of Layou. Layou was one of the first areas of settlement by the French, who were the first Europeans to settle in St. Vincent and The Grenadines in the early part of the eighteenth century. Even before then the Caribs used it as one of their settlements, as it is evident from the petroglyphs which are found in the area. We will be making a stop here in Layou for photos.
5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free
Our next stop is the fishing village of Barrouallie. Barrouallie was established by French settlers in 1719, the first European colony on St. Vincent. It was once the capital of St.Vincent and the Grenadines. With the rest of the island, it passed back and forth between the French and the British, finally remaining in the hands of the latter. Within Saint Patrick Parish, Barrouallie is both the largest city and the parish capital. The area is known for fishing and is famous for “Blackfish”. Due to the surrounding mountains, the town is shaped into a hole that has over time has protected the town from volcanic eruptions.
10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free
5 Wallilabou Anchorage
Our Next stop will be the Wallilabou Bay where the opening scenes of the first movie of The Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of The Black Pearl were filmed. It is one of the most visited site for cruise ship passengers.
30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free
6 Wallilabou Heritage Park
Just a stone throw away is Wallilabou Heritage Park which will be our next stop. It is a small waterfall. Large Samaan trees cover the pool and its adjacent areas, creating a relatively cool micro-climate for the core area of the park. These and other plants create a habitat for several species of birds.
10 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included
After a fun time on the pirates tour, we will then make our journey back to Buccament Beach where you will have 1 hour to swim or snorkel.
1 hour • Admission Ticket Free