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VI Turtle Tour

Don't miss this unique experience to swim with sea turtles and visit a beautiful beach on our four hour guided snorkel tour. This tour includes snorkeling with sea turtles, photos, a beach break and lunch!
Kayaking and Turtle Snorkeling

Come swim with sea turtles on this half-day adventure!  Choose to kayak or beach break (the beach break option includes a guided walk to explore the local flora and fauna of the island, but guests may stay at the beach and relax if they decide not to go on the walk). 

A professional guide will lead you to the natural habitat of sea turtles. Some may kayak and others skip the kayaking and relax at the beach - both arrive on at the same bay for snorkeling and lunch! This is a great tour for groups as you can choose to kayak or not and still come to the same location.

Guaranteed up close encounter with turtles!  This small group tour is limited to 12 guests (six snorkelers per guide) . This tour is unique from the sea turtle tours offered by other tour operators and the cruise ships because:

  • No other tour/excursion gives a "Turtle Guarantee"!
  • Guides are snorkeling with you in the water with only six or less in a group (larger groups are split up with two guides)
Turtle on our VI Turtle Tour
  • Photos are free (above and under water)
  • We snorkel from the beach, so it is great for first time and experienced snorkelers (no jumping off of a boat or kayak)!
  • Snorkeling area is not crowded - if you book a cruise ship excursion, you are sure to be in a crowded snorkel area.

 

No experience is necessary, our well-trained guides will provide instruction, guidance and join you in the water to ensure that you have an incredible adventure! Learn all about the graceful and beautiful green sea turtle during your up close encounter.  Your guide will take photos while you swim near and above the turtles in their natural habitat.

Swimming with green sea turtles.   Choose between our walking tour or kayak excursion.  Both options include transportation, lunch and photos! Experience the difference of snorkeling in small groups and avoid crowded tours! See our Turtle Excursion for more information.

After the turtle snorkeling, enjoy a break at a beautiful sandy beach (restrooms and showers are available).  Your guide will provide a cooler with your sandwiches, a snack and your beverages (included). Sandwiches are made to order - we also have Vegetarian and gluten free options (let us know of any special requests when you book the tour)!  

Swimming with Turtles

Kayakers:  Kayaking on this excursion is recommend for guests who are active and fit for an adventure, as you will paddle 1.7 miles from one bay to another.  Part of the kayak is in the open sea where kayakers may encounter wind and currents.  Breaks are provided (about every 10-15 mins) and we have many first time kayakers on this adventure!  We kayak in tandem boats, but you can have an odd number in your group (usually one will paddle with the guide). 

If you decide not to kayak, choose the "Sea Turtle Snorkel with Beach Break" which includes the option to join your guide on a short nature walk to learn about local history, native plants and their many uses. 

Green sea turtle in the VI



Highlights: 

  • Optional PICK UP & DROP OFF may be arranged from both St. Thomas Cruise ship ports & major hotels on St. Thomas ($14 additional per person for round trip transportation). 

  • A cooler packed with sandwiches, a snack and beverages (gluten free & vegetarian options available by request)
  • Bottled water 
  • Free digital photos of your tour (above and underwater)
  • Use of snorkel equipment is included 
  • Experienced, personable guides who are knowledgeable about local history, flora and fauna
  • Kayakers will have beach side safety and paddling instruction, use of a late model tandem (double) sit-on top ocean kayaks with a back rest and a life vest (odd number groups are fine)

 

Duration:
Four hours 

Restrictions:  

All guests must know how to swim. This tour is not available for cruise ship passengers who arrive on ships that are anchored with tender service (your ship must come to the dock).  Almost all cruise ships come to the dock (approximately 3/4 cruise ships per year are anchored with tender boat service to the island).  

Kayak Restrictions:  Minimum age: 13 if booked on-line.  Please contact us at 340-227-8383 if anyone in your group is under 13. Maximum weight for two people (we use double kayaks) is 425 pounds. Each individual's weight must not exceed 225 pounds (regardless of the weight of the other participant).   Kayaking is not recommended for participants with back, shoulder or wrist problems.  The kayak version is geared for those that are fit and active. 

 

* Standard tour times can be changed accommodate for earlier or later arrivals for cruise ship passengers (based on availability).  Call 340-227-8383 or email us at info@StThomasAdventureTours.com to inquire. 

 

Kayak and Sea Turtle Snorkel Tour (includes lunch and photos) $109

Ages 13 and up if booked online.  Contact us via email (info@StThomasAdventureTours.com) or by phone (340-227-8383)  if you have younger guests. 

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Sea Turtle Snorkel with Beach Break (includes lunch and photos) Children (ages 5-12) - $69   Ages 13 and up:  $109

 Minimum age: 5 years old.

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