Port of Call Information

Port of Call Information

Pigeon Island, Grenadines


Average Yearly High Temperature in Fahrenheit (°F)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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Overview

Pigeon Island, north of Castries, in St Lucia, reached from the mainland across a causeway.  The islet has a romantic past, having been the hide-out of Jambe de Bois, the much-feared peg-leg pirate who preyed on Spanish galleons. It was also from here that Admiral Rodney set sail in 1782 to wipe out the French fleet in one of the most vital sea battles in European history. There are marked trails with a number of historical sites, like the remains of an 18th-century British fort, where the Admiral for which it is named spied on the French ships from its tactical viewpoint . The island also has two secluded beaches and is the key venue of St. Lucia's annual Jazz Festival.

Things to Do

Pigeon island features the Captain’s Cellar Old English Pub, a re-creation of an 18th century English pub.

The most famous event on Pigeon Island in the St. Lucia Jazz Festival. The St Lucia Jazz Festival has become the event on St. Lucia's calendar of events. During the month of May, the island moves to the beat of jazz when music fills the air and tourism takes on a whole new meaning.


Pigeon Island National Landmark contains more history than any other part of St Lucia. Once the habitat of the American Indians it has been a pirate hideout and military base.

Also go visit Fort Charlotte, now a college but once the site of some of the fighting between the French and the British. Or see the Choiseul Heritage location, a village rich in history, crafts and offering amazing views.

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