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Cas Cay - Kayak Hike and Snorkel Adventure

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  • All equipment included for the adventure
  • Lockers, dressing rooms, and restrooms for use at the adventure base
  • All instruction and safety briefing provided
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Cas Cay - Kayak Hike and Snorkel Adventure
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Cas Cay 9:30amMost Popular
3hr Kayak, Hike, and Snorkel Tour explore the Mangrove Lagoon and Cas Cay. Depart from our Mangrove Lagoon Marina at 9:30am. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to departure time.
US$79.00
Cas Cay 1:30pm
3hr Kayak, Hike, and Snorkel Tour explore the Mangrove Lagoon and Cas Cay. Depart from our Mangrove Lagoon Marina at 1:30pm. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to departure time.
US$79.00
Overview
Kayak and snorkel through Cas Kay and the other small islands in St. Thomas' Mangrove Lagoon on this half-day tour. Take an easy hike on the cay and learn about the booming population of local hermit crabs, get views over sandy bluffs, and watch the waves crashing against the shore. Don the provided snorkel equipment and explore the underwater world, inhabited by stingrays and colorful marine life. Kayaking through this unfamiliar territory is made easy with a guide in the lead and running commentary.
What to Expect

Meet at Virgin Islands Ecotours’ marina at the Mangrove Lagoon in St. Thomas. Climb aboard your two-person kayak and paddle through the narrow waterways between mangrove trees and small islands. Many birds make their nest in the trees and if you look up, you’ll have a chance to see blue herons, night herons, egrets, yellow warblers, hummingbirds, or even spot the endangered brown pelican. Look down into the clear water and you can see juvenile fish hiding among the roots where they school together to stay safe from potential predators.

 As you come to Cas Cay, the hiking portion of the tour begins. Explore the pristine, deserted, 15-acre island, which is a part of the larger Virgin Islands Park System. Reach vistas and breathtaking views from coral and shell beaches. Explore the mangrove forest on foot and even try your luck with a hermit crab race. The hike brings you to tidal pools, volcanic cliffs, and a unique geological blowhole, a favorite photographic opportunity.

After the eight minute hike through the forest back to your kayak, you will don your mask, snorkel and life jacket and begin your 45 minute guided snorkel in the show and protected waters of the mangrove lagoon. The edges of the water have the thousands of roots of the mangrove trees and when looking in there, you will find hundreds of baby fish. This is where they grow until they are big enough to return to live in the coral reef. In the snorkel area your guide will point out the marine life and explain what you will see. Keep on the look out for Lobsters, Eel, pufferfish, Angelfish, French Grunts and Yellow Tailed Snappers. It’s always a delight to see the stingrays, the spotted eagle rays and the shy turtles! 

After the snorkel portion of the tour, you will kayak back through the winding alleyways of the mangrove lagoon to the Virgin Islands Ecotours ecomarina.

Your guide will point out marine life and interpret the nuances and complexities of the diverse mangrove ecosystem. You will also receive snorkeling instruction for those who are inexperienced or who want extra tips to make the most of the experience exploring this underwater world.

 

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Reviewed 4 days ago
Awesome Experience!

We toured the mangrove lagoon and Cas Kay today and it was one excellent tour! Adian, our guide, was so very knowledgeable and personable! We kayaked in a two- person kayak through the mangroves and then arrived ast Cas Kay where we hiked around and...More

Thank 78MaryH
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile
Breathtaking Adventure

Our group of 14 (6 parents and 8 kids ranging from teens to tweens) had a great 5-hour Cas Cay kayak, hike and snorkeling tour. Very unique experiences. Lots of of fun ecological and educational details but the locations are the real star. Such beautiful...More

Thank Bryan G
Reviewed 16 July 2018
Something for Everyone

We went to St. Thomas on a cruise, but booked this excursion directly with the company rather than through the cruise ship. I've heard that you can end up going in a huge group if you do it through the ship, but we went in...More

Thank kcbren
Reviewed 16 July 2018
Great tour!

Troy and the rest of the tour guides were great! Fun personalities and full of interesting information. We learned a lot and had fun!

Thank Maps760
Reviewed 1 July 2018
Great trip, informative and fun. Troy Willock was an excellent guide!

We booked through Carnival, which turned out to be a great idea because transportation was included! Pickup/transport was convenient and informative. The guide told us about the island as we drove. The kayak guides were funny, informative and very helpful. We had a great time,...More

Thank yieldmap
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