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Caneel Bay Kayak, Hike, and Snorkel with Sea Turtles

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Virgin Island National Park, U.S. Virgin Islands
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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

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
Snack
Lunch (if 5-hour option selected)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Departure Point

Cruz Bay Visitor Center, Virgin Island National Park, St John 00830, USVI

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date 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.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Caneel Bay Kayak, Hike, and Snorkel with Sea Turtles?
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.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Caneel Bay Kayak, Hike, and Snorkel with Sea Turtles?
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.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Caneel Bay Kayak, Hike, and Snorkel with Sea Turtles?
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.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Caneel Bay Kayak, Hike, and Snorkel with Sea Turtles?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Caneel Bay Kayak, Hike, and Snorkel with Sea Turtles.

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Traveler Tips


  • "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

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A wonderful way to spend the day
Erika_w
, Nov 2020
D’hayden was the best guide. He was knowledgeable and a delight to spend the day with. I can’t recommend this tour enough. The snorkeling was beautiful, with lots of turtles.
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Highly Recommended!
Amber_M
, Aug 2020
We absolutely loved this experience, you got to see quite a bit of the island and do several activities. We did the afternoon tour but would recommend the morning tour because you get to use the beach and gear for the rest of the day. Be prepared for a workout but definitely worth it! We got to see sea turtles, giant rays and even a nurse shark in addition to all the colorful coral and fish.
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Snorkeling was amazing
Brian_C
, Jul 2020
Lance was an excellent guide. His knowledge and helpfulness made it an amazing experience. Lance made us feel so comfortable the entire time. His knowledge of hiking, kayaking and snorkeling was amazing. He needs a raise 👍👍👍
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Snorkel - Say Yes
Will_W
, Jul 2020
Great experience and would love to go again next trip to St John. Zak was the best guide!! The food was okay, but go for the kayaking and snorkeling.
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Excellent
Catherine
, Apr 2020
It is an excellent tour. The guide was very professional. This tour will make a perfect day for you. There were only 3 people in the tour. The group was very small.
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Kayaking and hike
Janellejp
, Mar 2020
Great trip, our tour guide was awesome he knew so much information and made the experience great. 5 stars to him. The only 4 star is the only way back provided from the organizers from the honeymoon beach is to hike back. And after a long day the average person doesn’t want to do that and the original trip didnt mention how we would get back. If we wanted an alternative to hiking It would cost an extra amount of $$$ to get back and we had already spent $160 on the trip itself. The operators did help us with the situation and allowed us to get back to the original departure point free of charge. So no harm done in the end.
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Turtle, turtle, turtle
64debbob
, Feb 2020
Corey was an informative guide and very easy to relate too.. we saw 3 turtles which was awesome and overall had a wonderful excursion!
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Ceneel Bay - Hanley Cay kayak and snorkel
owenheleen
, Jan 2020
Patrick was a great guide. Knowledgeable and personable. A small group -- six of us -- made for a great experience.
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Great experience, even wirth a young child!
Basil K
, Jul 2019
When we first signed up for this tour, we had some reservations about bringing my 3 year old granddaughter along. The description indicated it could handle small children and they were correct! We met our guide “Tree”, at the V.I. National Park Center and he immediately put us at ease with his easygoing nature and sense of humor. We took the afternoon tour, and had a great time. Starting with a short hike, Tree described the plant life and some of the history of St. John. Since it was a relatively small group (9 people), we felt like we were getting a personal, custom tour. We arrived at Caneel Bay, and Tree helped us get our little girl ready to get on the kayaks. He made sure everyone was properly set up and able to safely get underway. When we arrived at the beach where the snorkeling would begin, Tree made sure our little girl had snacks while her mom and dad took turns watching her and snorkeling. The rest of the group had a great swim. Tree took us to spots where we could see turtles, coral and an abundant variety of fish and other sea creatures, all of which he described for us in his clear yet humorous way. On our return, he made sure no one was left behind, even though some were getting tired. He went back to assist one of our group who was having some difficulty in paddling back to the launch site. As we were running late, he made arrangements to get transportation to where we first met him. We wanted for nothing on this tour! It’s well worth the time and money to take a morning or afternoon do do this! Thanks Tree!
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Awesome St John Experience
OnAir15599717795
, Jul 2019
This was an amazing tour. We were not looking for an ordinary tourist experience and this excursion did not disappoint. It was just the right combination of activities for our group. Coop was an great tour guide! Highly recommend!!
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