St Thomas Night Kayak Tour


Meet your kayaking guide and adventurous tour group in the evening in the Marina at the Mangrove Lagoon. After a short safety briefing and orientation to the area, hop on your 2-person, sit-on-top kayaks and launch into the lagoon. Lifejackets are provided for your safety. As the sun begins to sink toward the Caribbean horizon, paddle at a leisurely pace through the mangrove lagoon, a complex system of waterways defined by the hardy trees' roots. Listen to your guide's stories about the times when pirates inhabited these waters and some details from the sunny, tropical island's dark past. Allow your guide to paint a vivid picture of prickly characters such as Teach, Blackbeard, and Bluebeard.  Under the inky sky filled with stars and a shining moon, look for nocturnal marine life. Watch as stingrays leap out of the water and use the lights on your kayak to look for tarpon and schools of lagoon-dwelling fish. Pass the deserted Cas Cay and hear about the local legends regarding 'spirit hitchhikers'.  Your tour ends back at your departure point.

Tour info

1 hour 30 minutes
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Why take this tour?

This Night Kayak Tour is the best way to experience St Thomas’ rich pirate history. Paddle through the winding waterways of the Mangrove Lagoon at night and hear spooky pirate and ghost stories. Enjoy the starlit sky and the dark mangroves as you look for stingrays, tarpon, and other marine life in the dark waters below your kayak.

What’s included?

  • Professional guide

  • Use of kayak and equipment

  • Life jackets

  • Bottled water

  • Gratuities

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 1h 30m

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Face masks required for check-in. Not required for kayaking or snorkeling. Additional sanitation procedures in place. Adhering to social distancing guidelines.

Cancellation Policy

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

Operated by:

Virgin Islands Ecotours

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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