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Kingstown: Cascading Dark View Falls and Beach Tour

1. Kingstown: Cascading Dark View Falls and Beach Tour

Enjoy a half-day tour to discover the Dark View Falls and the beautiful landscapes around Kingston. After pickup in Kingstown, drive by historical buildings as you journey to the picturesque fishing villages of Layou and Barrouallie. Enjoy a quick stop in each village to take photos of the surrounding mountains and seaside. Continue to Wallilabou Bay, one of the most visited sites on the island and where the opening scenes to the first movie in The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise was filmed. From Wallilabou Bay you'll head towards Dark View Falls, two spectacular waterfalls that cascade down high cliff faces and plunge into natural pools.  Enjoy a short and easy hike from the parking area to the falls themselves through a rainforest, crossing the Richmond River. At the falls there are gazebos, a changing room, picnic area, viewing platform, and bathing pools. Another short but more difficult walk will lead you to the second waterfall, directly above the first. After enjoying the falls, your tour will end with a relaxing stop at Buccament Beach.

Kingstown: Sightseeing Tour and Beach Package

2. Kingstown: Sightseeing Tour and Beach Package

After meeting with your guide, begin your guided tour of Kingstown. As you drive through the town, you will be shown and given information about some of the most historical buildings, as well as the cenotaph. You will also be shown the churches of Kingstown, with your guide running you through the history of these local religious buildings. Next, journey on to Fort Charlotte. Fort Charlotte is a British-colonial era fort, built on a hill overlooking the harbor. It enjoys panoramic views of the Leeward side of the island, including Kingstown, Young Island, Bequia, and also the famous Mustique Island. Then, make your way to the Botanical Gardens, which are some of the oldest gardens in the Western Hemisphere, and perhaps also the oldest in the tropical world. Whilst at the gardens, you will be able to see the country's national bird. Your final stop on the tour will be to the lovely Villa Beach, from where you will be able to see the beautiful Young Island. Your tour will then conclude with 1 hour of free time, in which you can relax on the beach and swim.

The Pirates of the Caribbean Tour and Beach Visit

3. The Pirates of the Caribbean Tour and Beach Visit

Your journey will begin with the capital of Kingstown, where you will be shown around and given information about some of the city's most interesting historical buildings. You will then journey on to Fort Charlotte, which is a British-colonial-era fort built on a hill overlooking the harbor of Kingstown, Saint Vincent. It is located in the parish of Saint Andrew, Saint Vincent, and the Grenadines. The fort enjoys a panoramic view of the Leeward side of the island, including Kingstown, Young Island, Bequia, and Mustique. Continuing your journey, you will drive through the two fishing villages of Layou and Barrouallie, where you will be making quick stops for photos. Your next stop will be to Wallilabou Bay, where the opening scenes of "Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of The Black Pearl" were filmed. Just a stone's throw away is Wallilabou Falls, which will be your next stop. It sits on the Wallilabou River on the Leeward coast of St. Vincent, near Wallilabou Bay. 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, and large boulders reflect the land's geological history and create interesting landscapes. Your final site will be the beautiful and picturesque Villa Beach, where you will have an amazing view of the Young Island Resort. This resort was where Johnny Depp and some of his crew members stayed while they were filming the Pirates of the Caribbean. Villa Beach also has nice bars and restaurants, as well as good bathroom facilities.

Kingstown: La Soufriere Volcano Hike

4. Kingstown: La Soufriere Volcano Hike

Your tour will begin at the Kingstown Cruise Ship Terminal, from there you will make your way towards the windward side of the island. This side of the island is the most developed side of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, where the majority of the hotels, bars, and white-sand beaches are. Your first stop will be to Arnos Vale, where you will get to see the E.T Joshua Airport and the Arnos Vale Playing Field, where all the cricket matches are played. Carrying on your journey, your next photo stop will be at Villa, where you will get the see the beautiful Young Island. Following that you will visit Calliaqua, a town in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines located in the far south of the main island of Saint Vincent. You will then discover the Argyle International Airport, which has become one of the most important infrastructure assets as the country's first international airport. This airport connects St. Vincent and the Grenadines to airports like Miami International Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport, and Toronto Pearson International Airport, as well as others in the Caribbean. The airport is the second solar-powered airport in the Caribbean, following V.C. Bird International Airport in Antigua. You will then pass through Georgetown and making a quick photo stop at the Rabacca Dry River. Georgetown is located on the island of Saint Vincent and is the largest city in Charlotte Parish, with a population of about 1,700. You will then encounter the Rabacca Dry River, which is a seasonal river which will only flow like a normal river when there is heavy rainfall. Finally, you will discover the La Soufriere Cross Country Trail, which winds its way from sea level up to the top of the majestic La Soufriere Volcano at 4,049 feet. There you can admire the granite cliffs which reach for the sky, giving way to sweeping valleys and deep gorges, before you eventually reach the immense volcanic crater.

Vermont Nature Trail and Bird Watching Tour

5. Vermont Nature Trail and Bird Watching Tour

Enjoy a tour through the capital city Kingstown. Learn about some of the most historical buildings, such as the Central Police Station, the Financial Complex, the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court and also the Cenotaph. As you continue through through Kingstown, experience the back street and learn about the Methodist church, Anglican and the Roman Catholic church. Next, journey to the Vermont Nature Trail. The trail starts near the top of Buccament Valley and leads through tropical rain forest with an amazing variety of tropical flora and beautiful scenery. Listen to the natural sounds, as you might hear the St. Vincent Parrot, the Amazona Guildingii in its natural habitat and the Whistling Warbler, both are unique to St. Vincent and protected nationally and internationally.

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What people are saying about Kingstown

We had a very relaxed Bus driver. It was very important for this small traffic roads (pathes). The ride to and from waterfalls was like a rodeo therefore ist wasn‘t boring! What we had seen was very spectacular. It was a Great place to look how deep the water felt. And also the Little beachwas interesting. Also the break at the Place where the movie was done of Pirates of the caribbean.

It was a very nice tour to get to know St. Vincent. We saw a lot of the island and also went swimming on a typical black sand beach. We visited the location of Pirates of the Caribbean and were in a botanical garden. Our guide told us a lot about the island and the way of life on St. Vincent.

The tour was very well organized. We were received directly at the terminal. Shakira was our guide and she explained a lot and always looked after our wellbeing. Unfortunately the bus had a problem. This was solved quickly and we were driven on with taxis. We can recommend this tour!

Jerron our driver was both friendly and knowledgeable, at the same time not overloading us with constant information. Thoroughly enjoyed the scenery and the Pirates set. Rum punch and water also a nice touch. Made our time in St Vincent.

Lovely trip with many exciting experiences. The botanical garden, however, was a bit dull. It was easy to find the tour operator in the port.