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Arawak Expeditions

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Mongoose Junction 3B, 00831, St. John
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Arawak is outstanding...

Our pickup and return of our tandem kayak went smoothly. We even received a call on the day we were... read more

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ndesdelise
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Middletown, Maryland
Rediscover STJ via kayak

Arthur really made our first experience with Arawak a great one. Online reservation system is easy... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
54b
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Dallas, TX
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Arawak conducts sea kayaking and snorkeling adventures in St. John, USVI, as well as multi-day kayak and camping expeditions throughout the British Virgin Islands. They also offer paddle boarding rentals and lessons, kayak rentals, and snorkel gear rentals and sales at their shop in Mongoose Junction. Fly fishing charters for bonefish and tarpon are also available.
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“kayak trip” (39 reviews)
“hurricane hole” (95 reviews)
“henley cay” (32 reviews)
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Mongoose Junction 3B, 00831, St. John
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Reviewed yesterday

Our pickup and return of our tandem kayak went smoothly. We even received a call on the day we were arriving on St. John just to let us know what time they closed that day. They also deliver and pickup on weekly rentals!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Arthur really made our first experience with Arawak a great one. Online reservation system is easy and hassle free. We met at the conveniently located office next to Mongoose on the appointed morning right when we agreed. We took a few minutes in their office...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Awesome fly fishing charter. Caught lots of fish, the scenery was beautiful, the guides were knowledgeable and the customer service was excellent! We will use Arawak Again!

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Arthur J, Owner at Arawak Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for writing a review of your fishing trip! We loved fishing with you and your husband. Please come see us the next time you're here.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We came back to St John because we love the place and it broke our hearts when it was desimated by IrMaria. It has bounced back unbelievable with the help of numerous people and organizations. The phrase “StillNice”. Is profound. Don’t hesitate to come back....More

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Arthur J, Owner at Arawak Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for returning to St. John and for doing three trips with us! You were fun guests to paddle and fish with, and we loved having you here. We look forward to seeing you next year.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Rented Tandem Kayaks & Standup Paddleboards for a week. Arawak delivered & picked up gear at our place! Great equipment. All of us had a blast cruising around the bay, exploring & hauling snorkel gear to different beaches. Would definitely recommend.

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Arthur J, Owner at Arawak Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Glad you enjoyed the kayaks and SUPs, and we hope to see you again the next time you visit St. John!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Erin was awesome in getting us set up for SUP fun! Thanks Arawak, already planning our next trip to STJ.

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Arthur J, Owner at Arawak Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We hope to see you again on your next trip to St. John!

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Reviewed 18 May 2018

Great experience with Arawak. Rented a couple of paddle boards for the week. They mounted them on top of the jeep and off we went to the beach every day. Highly recommend giving them a try.

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Reviewed 12 May 2018

We kayaked from Cruz Bay to Henley Key with our guide Erin. Erin was wonderful! She was very knowledgeable about the marine life. She accommodated our request to stop at Turtle Bay where we honeymooned in 1970. She was ecologically concerned about the environment and...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

SO glad we took this expedition! We selected the half day package as the last time we kayaked with the kids in Florida a full day had been too much. The 2 person kayaks, complete with rudder steering were easy to use. Erin, our guide,...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

During my study abroad course over spring break, we took a kayaking trip to Henley Cay with Arawak. Our guide, Kayla, was great. Aside from obviously being very knowledgeable of the area and its fauna, Kayla maintained an easy control over our group of 12,...More

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joel k
24 October 2016|
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Response from Christopher L | Reviewed this property |
We fished off St.john and he put us on tarpon and after about 25-30 casts bam massive tarpon. Finicky fish so don't expect it. He knows where they are but don't come down expecting to land one it's rare. I was totally... More
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Ann M
9 February 2016|
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Response from rgrippo | Reviewed this property |
It is completely possible to just rent a kayak (and carrier if you need one) and explore on your own without a guide. Just get a map and ideally a GPS so you can easily find your way back to the put-in. In the mangroves it... More
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mjanderson19
15 July 2015|
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Response from Arthur J | Property representative |
The main difference between the two trips is that the North Shore trip is more strenuous and the Hurricane Hole trip is easier. If you've never kayaked before, I recommend the Hurricane Hole trip. It takes place in calmer... More
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