St Thomas Mangrove Lagoon Kayak and Snorkel Tour

Highlights

  • Beginner-friendly tour: all gear and instructions provided 

  • Lockers to store valuables and belongings during the activity

  • Refuel with a snack of candy and water

Summary

Meet your guide at the Mangrove Lagoon Wildlife Sanctuary and Marine Preserve, located on St. Thomas' southern coast. Get an orientation and safety briefing, then get fitted for your kayak and snorkel gear before heading out to Patricia Cay and Long Point. The provided kayak allows you to glide easily through the small channels and around tiny islands planted with mangroves. Your guide will point out local wildlife, such as spotted rays and stingrays, as they swim around and under your kayak. Switch modes of exploration and don your snorkel equipment to get a peek below the waterline. Your guide will be with you the entire time to answer questions and provide any directions to those new to snorkeling. Back in the kayak, enjoy being warmed by the sun during the quick paddle back to the marina, where your tour ends.

Tour info

Duration
2 hours 30 minutes
Group Size
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Meeting Point
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Why take this tour?

Combine kayaking and snorkeling in a single express tour, with all equipment provided, in St. Thomas' mangrove lagoon. The maze of clear, twisting tributaries through the mangrove forest may be challenging to navigate on your own, but with a guide in the lead, you can focus on the scenery. Listen as your guide points out local flora and fauna, then dive in to explore the underwater world on a snorkeling excursion.

What’s included?

  • Kayak and snorkel tour

  • All gear and equipment

  • Use of lockers

  • Water and a candy snack

  • Professional guide

  • Hotel pickup and drop off

  • Gratuities

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 2h 30m

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

Face mask required for check-in. Not required for kayaking and snorkeling. Additional sanitation procedures in place. Adhering to social distancing recommendations.

Cancellation Policy

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

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About operator:

Virgin Islands Ecotours is the leading adventure eco tour company in the US Virgin Islands with three unique locations: •Cas Cay in St Thomas' Mangrove Lagoon Wildlife Sanctuary & Marine Reserve •Historic Hassel Island - military forts and famous shipyard in St. Thomas' main harbor •Honeymoon Beach location at Caneel Bay, in the Virgin Islands National Park on St John Our 2, 3 & 5 hour award-winning tours combine kayaking, hiking, and snorkeling into a unforgettably fun and educating experience emphasizing our leave no trace style ecotourism. Independent travelers can rent kayaks and explore on your own at our St. Thomas location, or pick up kayaks, SUP boards and snorkel gear and rent them by the week! We also offer private tours for families, wedding parties, large and corporate groups. The famous $49 pp HONEYMOON BEACH DAY PASS at our Honeymoon Beach, Caneel Bay, St John location offers full day use of stand up paddleboards, kayaks, floats, beach chair, hammocks, snorkel gear and a locker at one of the VI National Park's prettiest beaches! Most of our tours are small, so reserve early to avoid disappointment. 24 hour cancelation policy.

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