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Caneel Bay Kayak, Hike, and Snorkel with Sea Turtles in the US Virgin Islands

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Caneel Bay Kayak, Hike, and Snorkel with Sea Turtles in the US Virgin Islands
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Kayak, hike, and snorkel in Caneel Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed National Park. Choose from two tour lengths, and follow your adventure guide to trek down forest trails on Turtle Point, paddle a kayak in the bay's serene waters and snorkel through beds of seagrass inhabited by the local sea turtles. Along the way, enjoy informative commentary about the history, ecology, and natural resources of this unique ecological zone. All equipment is included, and the longer tour includes lunch.
  • Kayak, hike, and snorkel tour in St. John
  • Paddle and snorkel in Caneel Bay within Virgin Islands National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
  • Walk the trails to Turtle Point for breathtaking panoramic views
  • Learn about St. John's abundant flora and fauna from an expert guide
  • Safety briefing as well as paddling and snorkeling instruction included
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All gear and equipment
Use of lockers
Professional guide
Bottled water
Small chocolate bar
Lunch (if 5-hour option selected)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Cruz Bay Visitor Center , 86M4+3FG, Virgin Island National Park, St John 00830, USVI

Please meet at the National Park Visitor Center in Cruz Bay.

This activity will end right where it started.
Find your way to Honeymoon Beach on Caneel Bay to meet your nature guide for a short orientation and safety briefing. Get fitted for equipment, including a kayak and paddle, snorkel gear and lifejacket before taking to the waters. The tour is tailored to the skill level and preferences of your group. 

Paddle your kayak around the turquoise waters of the Virgin Islands National Park, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the area's spectacular coral reef, home to a rich array of marine life.

Pull the kayaks up on a white sand beach and begin your hike under the shade of coconut palms and sea grape trees. Walk through Turtle Point's tropical forests and listen as your nature guide points out specimens of the 800+ species of plants along the way. Reach rocky outcrops that give spectacular views of the Durloe Cays and Hawksnest Bay. Look for local fauna like white-tailed deer, mongoose, and wild donkeys.

Don your snorkel gear and explore the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve that is home to many species of coral, as well as sea turtles and stingrays. 

After your half-day of exploring this rich natural landscape, return to Honeymoon Beach.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Adhering to social distancing guidelines
  • Additional sanitation measures taken on site for COVID-19
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Virgin Islands Ecotours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Caneel Bay Kayak, Hike, and Snorkel with Sea Turtles in the US Virgin Islands?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Caneel Bay Kayak, Hike, and Snorkel with Sea Turtles in the US Virgin Islands.
What is the policy on sanitization during Caneel Bay Kayak, Hike, and Snorkel with Sea Turtles in the US Virgin Islands?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Caneel Bay Kayak, Hike, and Snorkel with Sea Turtles in the US Virgin Islands.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Caneel Bay Kayak, Hike, and Snorkel with Sea Turtles in the US Virgin Islands?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Caneel Bay Kayak, Hike, and Snorkel with Sea Turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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  • "It’s well worth the time and money to take a morning or afternoon do do this!" See review
  • "The only 4 star is the only way back provided from the organizers from the honeymoon beach is to hike back." See review
  • "I would highly recommend this tour and Brian as your guide!" See review


278 Reviews
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Texan was a wonderful...
, Jan 2022
Texan was a wonderful guide. He took us to a beautiful site with plenty of sea life. The kayaking was a bit strenuous for me but my husband and I made the trip without incident. I would love to do this again on our next trip to St. Johns.
Perfect little intro to...
, Jan 2022
Perfect little intro to St. John! You take the Lind Trail to honeymoon beach, kayak over to your snorkel spot and spend time getting to see lots of cool fish and turtles. We did the 3 hour tour. Our tour guide was great!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great fun adventure !!
, Dec 2021
Great time !! Had an awesome guide , Barrick ( not sure on spelling) that was so patient and made my sons day with cool information and a fun snorkeling adventure ! My 10 year old now wants to do all the snorkeling trips :)
Tour guide was great. Saw...
, Dec 2021
Tour guide was great. Saw many sea animals. Kayak was very easy and fun, Experience was beautiful. Highly recommend
1 traveler found this review helpful
Fun on St. John!!
, Dec 2021
The whole event was great, but the snorkeling was the best. Our tour guide was great at spotting marine life for us to see (such as a large turtle, stingray, octopus). He was also great at explaining what we were seeing along the hike. It was a fun experience!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Do a lot in a little time!
, Dec 2021
Great tour! Started with an fairly easy 30 minute hike and the guide pointed out various vegetation and surrounding islands, and the history. Kayaked for about 20 minutes from Honeymoon beach to another beach where we snorkeled and saw turtles, stingrays and other sea life. Kayaked back to Honeymoon beach to conclude the tour. Guides were entertaining and provided recommendations for beaches, bars, and restaurants. A+
Fun excursion
, Dec 2021
Very cool excursion! Hiking, kayaking, and snorkeling were great! We saw sea turtles and stingrays. The guide and other people running things were all american kids and it felt like summer camp. They were all nice just not very professional. I would have preferred if locals had been conducting things to talk about the island and the culture.
Awesome activity filled day!
, Dec 2021
Loved being able to hike in the national park and swim with sea turtles! It was a great option for us who were visiting St. John for the first time.
We saw turtles, cool...
, Dec 2021
We saw turtles, cool fish and even an octopus. Fun little kayak and hike with some plant and insect info, too.
Today’s tour was not worth the $. In Oct. this tour was less expensive and Dennis our tour guide was awesome!!
, Dec 2021
We saw a huge turtle, stingrays, and beautiful fish. The water at Caneel Bay is pristine! The low rating is due to the neglect of the tour guide. He was so involved with half of our group who had to leave early to catch the car ferry!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Our sincere apologies that our guide had an unusual circumstance and I assist other guests. Had you have asked, we would have been grateful to offer you a refund. We try our best to focus on safety, service and fun for all of our guests. We guarantee you will have a great time or your money back. We haven’t changed our prices in 20 years. Maybe in October you booked directly through our company web site using an off-season coupon? This time you booked through a third party. We are please to know that you were (regardless of the guide having to help the others), able to enjoy the gorgeous scenery and lovely wildlife that we were able yo bring you to experience.

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