Mangrove Lagoon, Saint Thomas

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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.

  • St. Thomas: Night Kayak in the Lagoon

    2. 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 2.5-Hour Mangrove Lagoon Tour

    3. 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!

  • Bird Island Sunset Kayak Adventure

    4. Bird Island Sunset Kayak Adventure

    Grab your camera and get out your binoculars and go on a guided kayak adventure through the lush and shallow waters of the Mangrove Lagoon. The Wildlife and Marine Reserve in St. Thomas, is a protected ecosystem playing host to a number of indigenous birds and other wild and marine life. On this tour, you will observe and learn about the incredible diversity of species that inhabit the Virgin Islands and even learn to identify birds and marine animals yourself. Learn about migrating patterns and the habits and behavior of birds such as blue herons, night herons, egrets, yellow warblers, hummingbirds or even spot the endangered brown pelican. Expert nature guides will take you on a peaceful paddle at sunset through the dynamic Benner Bay estuary and St. Thomas' East End Reserve. This tour is for those who love to watch, identify and learn about birds, as well as those with a curiosity f...

    Our guide Kevin was patient, informative, and courteous. He made me feel like I was in good hands!

  • St. Thomas Mangrove Kayak, Hike, & Snorkel Tour with Lunch

    5. St. Thomas Mangrove Kayak, Hike, & Snorkel Tour with Lunch

    Treat yourself to a uniquely themed 5-hour eco tour in St. Thomas' Inner Mangrove Lagoon Sanctuary and at the Island of Cas Cay. You will explore the beauty of this outdoor paradise as you kayak, hike, and snorkel. Begin by kayaking among the many small islands of the Mangrove Lagoon to Long Point and Patricia Cay. Enjoy breathtaking scenic views from the coral rubble barrier reef that divides Long Point, the southernmost tip of St. Thomas, from the deserted island of Patricia Cay. Here you will find a multitude of coral and shells, as well as interesting marine life including bristle stars, sea urchins, chitons, and perhaps even octopi in very shallow, clear waters. From this tranquil setting, enjoy a 10-minute paddle through romantic mangrove alleyways, looking out for nesting pelicans and eagle rays swimming in the shallow waters below. Be sure to paddle slowly as you pass over seve...

    The tour isn’t for first timers, if this is your first time kayaking and snorkeling I wouldn’t suggest doing it. Kayaking was really hard for us being that it was our first time, but however we was able to manage. The hike wasn’t so bad we got to learn about a deadly tree lol the lunch was really good. HOWEVER we couldn’t sit and enjoy our food because crawling crabs were literally everywhere trying to get some food as well. We than geared up to snorkel and everyone was basically on their on. So if you have experience than do this tour if not don’t do it, it may be a challenge for you to keep up. The tour D was really nice.

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What people are saying about Mangrove Lagoon, Saint Thomas

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!

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

It was great while it lasted. Got a quarter of the way and it started lightening, so we had to turn around back to the dock.

Our guide Kevin was patient, informative, and courteous. He made me feel like I was in good hands!

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