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St Thomas Mangrove Lagoon Kayak and Snorkel Tour

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  • Location: St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
  • Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5199KSML
Take a kayak and snorkel adventure through St. Thomas’ Mangrove Lagoon, an unspoiled region of mangrove forests, winding channels and first-rate snorkeling territory. You'll pass beautiful islands while snorkeling through crystal-clear waters, home to an abundance of wildlife including sting rays and the endangered brown pelican. St. Thomas' Mangrove Lagoon offers an eco-adventure you're not going to want to miss!

Highlights

  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Family friendly
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Snorkel gear included
The southern coast of St. Thomas is home to the attractive and protected Mangrove Lagoon Wildlife Sanctuary and Marine Preserve. An area of exceptional natural beauty, it embraces islands, rocky cliffs, sea grass beds, salt ponds and panoramic ridge lines. These areas preserve a rich habitat for coral reef fish and invertebrates and are home to nesting egrets, pelicans, blue herons and terns.

Led by your nature guide, you’ll travel through the protected Inner Mangrove Lagoon Marine Reserve to Long Point at Patricia Cay. Here, you'll kayak among the many small islands of the mangrove lagoon.

As you paddle through the clear blue water, keep an eye out for sting rays and spotted rays, as they often glide right beneath you. Occasionally they'll jump in the air and put on a show!

Next, it's time to don a mask and snorkel to explore the coral-fringed mangroves of the sanctuary. Don't worry if this is your first time snorkeling. The professional guides offer snorkeling instruction, point out the marine life and discuss the diverse mangrove ecosystem. Following the snorkel, you'll enjoy a leisurely 20-minute paddle back to the marina.

If you select the hiking option, you'll hike the pristine deserted island of Cas Cay. An important part of the Virgin Islands Park System, Cas Cay is a 15-acre wildlife preserve for white-cheeked pintail ducks, red-billed and white-tailed tropic birds, brown pelicans, oyster catchers, roseate terns, egrets, herons and sandpipers. Enjoy many breathtaking views of tidal pools and the island's unique blowhole from coral and shell beaches at the base of volcanic cliffs.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Your tour departs from the marina located on Bovoni Road (Route 30) near the intersection of Red Hook Road (route 32)
Departure Time:
Kayak and snorkel tour:
  • 10:00am
  • 2:00pm
Kayak, hike and snorkel tour:
  • 9:30am
  • 1:30pm
Duration:
90 minutes (approx.)

Pricing information

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10:00am Kayak and Snorkel Tour
Code: KS1000

Morning kayak and snorkel tour on the Mangrove Lagoon. Departs at 10:00am.

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USD $55.19
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2:00pm Kayak and Snorkel Tour
Code: KS1400

Afternoon kayak and snorkel tour on the Mangrove Lagoon. Departs at 2:00pm.

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9:30am Kayak, Hike and Snorkel
Code: KHS930

Morning kayak, hike and snorkel tour on the Mangrove Lagoon. Departs at 9:30am.

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USD $63.19
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1:30pm Kayak, Hike and Snorkel
Code: KHS1330

Afternoon kayak, hike and snorkel tour on the Mangrove Lagoon. Departs at 1:30pm.

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St Thomas Mangrove Lagoon Kayak and Snorkel Tour

St Thomas Mangrove Lagoon Kayak and Snorkel Tour

Inclusions:
  • Kayak and snorkel tour
  • All gear and equipment
  • Use of lockers
  • Water and a candy snack
  • Professional guide
  • Hiking tour (if option selected)
Exclusions:
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hiking tour (if option not selected)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Sildana T, January 2016

If you take this tour, add the hike portion, You will not regret it.

Reviewed by: Gerard V, January 2016

This was a great experience and well worth the cost. We were even offered and accepted the optional 30 minute nature hike when we called to check-in the previous day. That said, and although it might have been an unusually hectic day, we our group of 6 were shuffled around for over an hour and a half while the busloads of cruise ship passengers were being sorted out and set off with their guides. Since we were staying at a resort on the island I suppose they assumed we could wait - not having to get back to a ship. Even after the cruise ship passengers boarded their kayaks and set out with their guides we were still asked to wait for another group that was supposedly tied up in traffic. In the end it all turned out for the best as the late group never showed up thus affording us a private tour for our group of six. Our guide, John, was very informative and attended to all our needs. He led us out to a great snorkeling spot and identified many of the tropical fish for us. John even extended our kayak trek back to the landing after our snorkel stop. The only advice I would give to others is to book your tour on a day when there are no or few cruise ships in port.

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Tour code: 5199KSML