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St Thomas Shore Excursion: Mangrove Lagoon Kayak and Snorkel Tour

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    What to Expect
    Make your way to the southern coast of St Thomas, home to the protected Mangrove Lagoon Wildlife Sanctuary and Marine Preserve. Meet your local adventure guide to embark on one of St Thomas' most rewarding snorkeling and kayaking tours in the preserve's rich ecosystem.

    Travel through the protected area to Patricia Cay and Long Point, where you'll board your kayak to glide through the may small islands in the mangrove lagoon. While paddling, look out for spotted rays and stingrays as they glide beneath your boat. 

    Put on your provided snorkel gear and explore the underwater world. Follow your guide's lead and feel free to ask any questions or directions, especially if it's your first time snorkeling. Peer through your mask at the coral-fringed mangrove roots and listen as your guide points out the vibrant surrounding marine life. Hop back in your kayak for the short paddle back to the marina.

    If you select the hiking option, visit Cas Cay, an unspoiled deserted island. Home many endangered or threatened bird species like white-cheeked pintail ducks, brown pelicans, roseate terns and herons, this island is part of the Virgin Islands Park System. Visit the island's coral and shell beaches, volcanic cliffs, blow hole and tidal pools. 

    Worry-free shore excursion:

    We will ensure that your activity ends with ample time for you to get back to the cruise port before your ship departs. In the unlikely event that your ship has already departed, we will arrange transportation to your next port-of-call. Please see Viator's terms and conditions for full details.
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    Departure Point
    This shore excursion includes a round-trip taxi ride from your cruise ship to our marina at the Mangrove Lagoon in St. Thomas.
    2h 30m
    Return Details
    The taxi will bring you back to its meeting place near your ship's dock.
    • Hotel/port pickup and drop off
    • Kayak and snorkel tour
    • All gear and equipment
    • Use of lockers
    • Water and a candy snack
    • Professional guide
    • Hiking tour (if option selected)
    • Gratuities
    • Hiking tour (if option not selected)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Top notch knowledgeable crew! They really balanced knowledge and fun well. Emphasized respecting the habitat while encouraging the group to learn about what makes it so special. Thanks!!!

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Gilbertino8
    Reviewed 1 August 2019

    Good tours start with good tour guides and Kevin, Cooper and Edwardo were both knowledgeable, and engaging. St. Thomas' wildlife is fascinatingly vibrant. The guides informed us of value and place of the mangroves, various aquatic and beach critters and even the deadly Manchineel tree....More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Harry S
    Reviewed 6 June 2019

    We had one day in St Thomas (one of the ports on our cruise) and decided on the kayak, hike, snorkel tour. The guides (though I can’t remember names) were fantastic and informative. We learned about the mangroves, plant life, and crabs - and climbed...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Tina O
    Reviewed 30 May 2019

    Our three person party participated in the half day Mangrove Lagoon Kayak, Snorkel, and Hike tour with Delron Francis as our lead guide. The activity was a fun outdoor experience (even on a morning that was largely rainy), great way to learn a little more...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank JamesM-n-KC
    viecotours, Owner at Virgin Islands Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2019

    Thank you for sharing about your experience! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour and had fun exploring on your own with our kayak rental. And thank you for your kind words about your guide! Warm Regards!

    Reviewed 14 April 2019

    This 3-hour tour consists of kayaking along the banks of mangrove-laden coves; a short, easy hike along a trail that had dozens of hermit crabs and various vegetation that led to a formation of volcanic rocks that were pummeled by the surf; an interesting snorkel...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Tim B
    Virgin Islands ... U, Owner at Virgin Islands Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2019

    Thank you for sharing about your experience with us! We're so glad that you enjoyed exploring and learning about this beautiful ecosystem. And thank you, too, for your kind words about your guides. Warm Regards!

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