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Coral Reef and Turtle Discovery Tour

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Charlotte Amalie West, U.S. Virgin Islands

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Kayak, snorkel and swim during this 5-hour eco-adventure from St Thomas. Follow your guides as you paddle kayaks through the clear waters around St Thomas, then slip into the water where you will see corals, sponges and sea fans which make a home for an abundance of tropical fish using the provided snorkel equipment. After lunch snorkel at a second spot with sea turtles. Picnic lunch, snacks, and photos are included. Round-trip transportation from St Thomas hotels or the cruise port are available at an additional charge. No experience is necessary.
  • 5-hour guided snorkel and kayak adventure with complimentary photos
  • Learn about wildlife, culture and history of St Thomas with an experienced Eco-guide
  • 2 snorkel spots - a coral reef and a sea turtle habitat
  • Picnic lunch, snacks and beverages are included
  • Port or hotel pickup and drop-off are available at an additional charge
  • No snorkeling or kayaking experience is necessary
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A cooler packed with sandwiches, bottled water and beverages.
Photos - above and under water
Use of Kayak & Snorkel Gear
Guided kayaking and snorkeling
Gratuity is recommended (15-20%). Automatic 15% gratuity is due in cash for groups of 5 +
Pick up and drop off from St.Thomas cruise ship ports and major hotels ($14 per person additional)

Departure Point

St. Thomas Adventure Tours, kayak, snorkel and rock climbing small group tours, Airport Rd, Charlotte Amalie West, St Thomas 00802, USVI

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up time depends on the location of the hotel or ship port (it may be more than 30 mins). Transportation must be pre-arranged with the tour provider (cruise ship passengers - please call the tour provider to arrange before your ship sails). There is an additional cost of $14 per person for round trip transportation due in cash upon check in for transportation.

Ports

  • Havensight/WICO Ship Port (Charlotte Amalie/St. Thomas)
  • Crown Bay Ship Port (Charlotte Amalie/St. Thomas)


Departure Time

9:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Enjoy convenient pickup at the St Thomas cruise port or your hotel (available at an additional charge), then transfer to the beach for your aqua adventure. 

Get fitted for a kayak and safety gear. Listen to a short safety orientation and learn a few paddle strokes from your guide, then launch into the crystal clear water. Paddle through the blue waters, following your guide to a shell covered beach for a relaxing break. Sip a cool drink and munch on a provided snack, then get ready for your snorkeling adventure. 

Don the provided equipment and wade into the water; your guide will be close by at all times to ensure that you'll have an amazing time seeing corals, sponges and sea fans which make a home for an abundance of tropical fish. Beginner snorkelers will have a short lesson and enjoy the assistance of the guide.

Back on land, dig into a delicious picnic lunch. After your break, you will go to a second spot with sea turtles, assisted by the ocean current and the tropical breeze.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
St. Thomas Adventure Tours
Experience kayaking over crystal clear waters to a secluded snorkel spot the coast of St. Thomas. Snorkeling is over a beautiful and healthy coral reef at the first spot and swimming with sea turtles at the second location. No kayaking or snorkeling experience is needed! Includes: lunch a snack and bottled water, photos, guided kayaking and snorkeling and use of all needed gear/instruction.  Your Eco-guide will provide instructions on kayak paddling techniques, familiarize you with your gear and assist you onto your kayak and out on the water guiding you over to a shell covered beach.  Wade out into the water and soon you will see corals and sea fans which make a home for an abundance of tropical fish.  Your guide will capture photos underwater and tell you all about the marine life you will see. After snorkeling, it is time to relax and enjoy a picnic lunch.  After your break, join your guide to a second location to snorkel with sea turtles in their natural habitat.   
Duration: 5 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Hotel guests only: If you would like transportation from your hotel (major hotels only), this must be pre-arranged with the tour provider (before your cruise or travel begins). Your pick up time is before the start of the tour and is based on your location. Please note, the cost of round trip transportation is $14 per person and is due in cash on the day of your tour.
  • Minimum 2 guests per booking.
  • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Maximum participant weight for an individual is 225 pounds
  • Maximum weight for for tandem (double kayak) is 425 pounds (total for both participants). Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 5 years old. All participants must know how to swim. Children under 9 must paddle with an adult.
  • Not recommended for participants with back problems, heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions
  • Please note that a 15% gratuity is due on the day of the tour in cash for groups of 5 or more.
  • No transportation available April 29 through May 2.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY St Thomas Adventure Tours

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.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Coral Reef and Turtle Discovery Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Coral Reef and Turtle Discovery Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Coral Reef and Turtle Discovery Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Coral Reef and Turtle Discovery Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Coral Reef and Turtle Discovery Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Coral Reef and Turtle Discovery Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Coral Reef and Turtle Discovery Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Coral Reef and Turtle Discovery Tour.

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We had a great trip. The company was...
Cecilia E
, Jul 2016
We had a great trip. The company was great, friendly, knowledgeable.
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This was an incredible tour...
Matthew E
, Jun 2016
This was an incredible tour! Perfect for those families who love and respect the ocean. The location was amazing and one of the most beautiful beaches. Our guide, Jo, was super knowledgeable, patient and excellent at getting us to the right place to see the most sea life. We hoped to see a few sea turtles but were super surprised to see and be so close to tons of sea turtles. She captured fantastic photos which were sent to us free of charge following the excursion. Definitely a highlight of our trip.
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