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  • St. Thomas Mangrove Kayak, Hike, & Snorkel 3-Hour Tour

    1. St. Thomas Mangrove Kayak, Hike, & Snorkel 3-Hour Tour

    Spend some time at St. Thomas' Mangrove Lagoon on a 3-hour tour that takes you kayaking, hiking, and snorkeling. You will not only enjoy yourself, but also learn why the ecosystem plays a crucial role in protecting healthy offshore coral reefs and local bird and reef fish populations. Paddle on tandem kayaks among the many small islands of the protected Mangrove Lagoon as your guide points out the marine life and interprets the diverse mangrove ecosystem. At Cas Cay, hike the pristine, deserted 15-acre island, which is a part of the Virgin Islands Park System, and enjoy the many breathtaking views from the coral and shell-laden beaches. Enjoy a hermit crab race and a hike to tidal pools, volcanic cliffs, and the scenic spot of a rare geologic blowhole. Then snorkel with an easy beach entry into calm, clear, and shallow waters, and see colorful marine life in the protected mangrove nur...

    Such an enjoyable event. I really enjoyed learning about the ecosystem of the mangroves and getting to experience nature in a safe way.

  • Sea Trek and Coral World Ocean Park General Admission

    2. Sea Trek and Coral World Ocean Park General Admission

    Come to Coral World Ocean Park and experience the beauty and magic of life under and above the Caribbean Sea. Stay dry while gazing into the ocean from 15 feet under in the Undersea Observatory or take the plunge “moonwalking” through ocean gardens with Sea Trek. Sea Trek is the world's premier underwater helmet diving experience. Imagine walking in zero gravity while surrounded by incredible aquatic life – that's Sea Trek. Following an orientation, a guide will lead you along an underwater trail through the coral reef that surrounds Coral World’s Undersea Observatory. The tour lasts for approximately 30 minutes. Fish and other sea creatures swim right up to your visor. Because the animals are not captive, you never know what may come your way.

    Enjoyed our walk on the ocean floor. Our guide and safety diver paid great attention to detail. It's a great value for the money.

  • St. Thomas: Night Kayak in the Lagoon

    3. St. Thomas: Night Kayak in the Lagoon

    St. Thomas is steeped in pirate history, ghost stories, and folklore. Depart from the Mangrove Lagoon Marina and board a two-person kayak as you watch the sun dip down toward the horizon. Paddle through the winding waterways through the mangrove trees and hear spooky pirate and ghost stories. Enjoy the starlit sky as you look for stingrays, tarpon, and other marine life in the dark waters below your kayak. And keep your eyes peeled for flocks of birds returning to nest in their roosts with the setting sun. During several stops along the way your guide will take you back to the times when pirates, ghosts and jumbies (spirits of Caribbean folklore) roamed the islands. Your spine shivers as you hear the tales of some of the area's most famous pirates. From Blackbeard, Bluebeard, and Teach, prepare for a spooky experience when you kayak along the dark waters of the Mangrove Lagoon and hear...

    I am a novice and the remainder of the group was advanced. I kept holding the group back so, I would suggest two separate groups to keep things flowing.

  • Saint Thomas: Coral World Ocean Park Ticket

    4. Saint Thomas: Coral World Ocean Park Ticket

    Come to Coral World Ocean Park and experience the beauty and magic of life under and above the Caribbean Sea. Stay dry while gazing into the ocean from 15 feet under in the Undersea Observatory or take the plunge “moonwalking” through ocean gardens with Sea Trek. See eels, giant lobsters, scorpion fish, and other fascinating sea life in the Marine Gardens and go for a swim with the playful sea lions. Enjoy the sounds and colors of the Rainbow Lorikeets and hand-feed these friendly birds. You can also encounter turtles and sharks in the water or feed the stingrays. However you choose to get up close and personal with the marine life, birds, and land critters, your visit will be truly memorable. You can also enjoy Coral World’s unique gift shops and eateries. Coral World is adjacent to Coki Beach, offering some of the best snorkeling in the Virgin Islands. Admission allows all day reentr...

    We had so much fun with our grandkids. Loved the underground aquarium, the dolphin show and cannot forget the turtles!

  • Charlotte Amalie: Historic Main Street Food Tour

    5. Charlotte Amalie: Historic Main Street Food Tour

    Ten tastings are included on your guided walking food and cultural tour. Locally owned and operated restaurants, specialty food shops and the best mixed drinks in the Caribbean are just a few of the highlights included on this mouthwatering foodie experience. By the end of our tour, you’ll be navigating the streets of Downtown St. Thomas with ease knowing exactly where to go for that local island flavor minus the tourist traps. These tours also include historical information and fun facts about St. Thomas’ rich culture. You’ll learn about the island’s Danish history and influences and walk through our 350 year old city as you traverse transformed warehouses that now house jewelry stores and restaurants.

    Very fun way to mix history with local tastes! Jane was very kind and engaging plus had a lot of other recommendations for fun on the island!! She is TERRIFIC!!! :)

  • St. John: Shuttle, Beach and Snorkel at Honeymoon Beach

    6. St. John: Shuttle, Beach and Snorkel at Honeymoon Beach

    Take a short safari shuttle ride from the entrance of Caneel Bay and arrive at Beautiful Honeymoon Beach. Check in at the beach hut and grab your rented equipment. Once you've been decked out with your mask, snorkel, fins, and a flotation device, you can begin to explore the beautiful coral reefs on both ends of the recently-enlarged beach. Bikinis on the Beach Beach Bar & Grill is now open and is the only beach side dining on St John. Virgin islands Ecotours operated the only beach side watersports center on St John, and while here you can also rent kayaks, SUPs and relaxing pool floats. Experience one of the best beaches in the Virgin Islands National Park at the exclusive Caneel Bay Resort's Honeymoon Beach on St. John's North Shore, only one mile from Cruz Bay. 

    nothing much to do. The staffs are friendly and helpful. The snorkel equipment s are good.

  • Coral World Ocean Park Tickets and Sea Lion Swim

    7. Coral World Ocean Park Tickets and Sea Lion Swim

    Come to Coral World Ocean Park and experience the incredible variety of life both above and below the waters of the Caribbean. Encounter many marine creatures, including tiny seahorses, giant lobsters, scorpion fish, and other fascinating sea life in the Marine Gardens. Swim with the playful sea lions during this 1-hour adventure. Enjoy the colors and sounds of the rainbow lorikeets and hand feed these sociable birds. See turtles and sharks and feed the stingrays. However you choose to get up close and personal with the marine life, birds, and land critters, your visit is sure to be memorable. Imagine playing with a sea lion. At Coral World Ocean Park a program has been created especially for you and the sea lions to share a series of thrilling activities while establishing a unique bond. After an orientation session, join one of the male sea lions in the water for some fun. You’ll hav...

    The staff are great , the sea lions amazing! A must do! Bucket list we return every year to swim with the South America sea lions! Only one of two places in the us

  • St. Thomas: Honeymoon Beach Semi-Private Luxury Catamaran

    8. St. Thomas: Honeymoon Beach Semi-Private Luxury Catamaran

    The definition of luxury sailing is what you’ll find onboard the Pisces yacht. Avoid overcrowded tours with no personal attention and join this intimate, small group excursion. A total of only 12 guests will enjoy this 47-foot Leopard sailing catamaran for 4.5 hours. Once on board you’ll find meticulous attention to details throughout the catamaran. There are plenty of water toys to keep you entertained throughout the day, from stand-up paddleboards (SUPs), to snorkeling equipment and relaxing floats, to beach games. The swim saddles with floating drink holders will surely be your favorite for great group conversations on the water. Your small group will have many options for the day. Snorkel among tropical fish, vibrant coral, and grazing sea turtles at Turtle Cove in the Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge. Then, have a Pain Killer and relax on the white sandy beaches of Honeymoon B...

  • Saint Thomas 2.5-Hour Mangrove Lagoon Tour

    9. Saint Thomas 2.5-Hour Mangrove Lagoon Tour

    Kayak among the many small islands of the mangroves and snorkel in calm, clear shallow waters of a protected lagoon. Snorkel lovers will enjoy this water-focused tour of the Mangrove Lagoon. Nature guides will kayak with you through the protected Inner Lagoon Marine Preserve as you pass in between the many beautiful Manglar Islands that are made up of red mangroves. Spot many birds’ nests in the trees, such as that of the endangered brown pelican, blue herons, night herons, egrets, yellow warblers, hummingbirds, and more. Juvenile fish hide among the many roots of the red Mangrove trees. Paddlers glide in clear shallow water and often see southern sting rays and spotted eagle rays gliding beneath them with an occasional show of one jumping into the air. Arrive at the southernmost tip of Saint Thomas, where a fringing coral and shell rubble barrier reef divide the crystal clear waters o...

    Always professional, always interesting and my 18+ year old boys LOVED their day out and Lance was the best!!! Get the photos too!

  • Charlotte Amalie: Virgin Islands Snorkeling and Boating Tour

    10. Charlotte Amalie: Virgin Islands Snorkeling and Boating Tour

    A maximum of 12 guests will enjoy a 4-hour trip to Turtle Cove and Honeymoon Beach. At Turtle Cove/Buck Island, there will be snorkeling gear available, allowing you to explore the coral reefs that are home to tropical fish such as snapper, hamlets, parrotfish, surgeonfish, and squirrelfish. You can even swim with turtles at this location. Once the group is finished snorkeling, you will be free to enjoy a cold beer or two. Following Turtle Cove, you will be whisked away to Honeymoon Beach/Water Island, a #1 beach on Trip Advisor. There you will enjoy the white sand beach and crystal blue waters, and can visit the world-famous Dinghy's Beach Bar. Depending on availability, you can also either MV Aquarius, a new 2018 31-foot Wellcraft powerboat, MV Poseidon a new 2019 38-Foot Ocean Cat, or SY Pisces, a luxury 47-Foot Leopard Catamaran.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 76 reviews

This was soooo much fun. I’ve gone kayaking several times before but never at night. I’d highly recommend this. My partner was nervous but the tour guides helped to loosen us up by keeping things lighthearted. I especially enjoyed the pirate stories!

We really enjoyed this tour. Our host was very knowledgeable and accommodating of our dietary restrictions. We got to enjoy a part of St. Thomas we hadn’t ventured to before which was cool.

Very fun way to mix history with local tastes! Jane was very kind and engaging plus had a lot of other recommendations for fun on the island!! She is TERRIFIC!!! :)

Such an enjoyable event. I really enjoyed learning about the ecosystem of the mangroves and getting to experience nature in a safe way.

Great experience with amazing tour guides. A must visiting St. Thomas.