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Sea Thru Kayaks VI

00820, St. Croix
+1 340-244-8696
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Ranked #7 of 52 Activities in St. Croix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Boat Tours
Owner description: BIOLUMINESCENT BAY TOURS in the only clear kayaks on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands and only one of two operators using clear kayaks in the world.... more » Owner description: BIOLUMINESCENT BAY TOURS in the only clear kayaks on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands and only one of two operators using clear kayaks in the world. Visit our bay at Salt River National Park which is currently being studied by the National Park Service and Dr. Michael Latz of Scripps Institute California. Experience the bay that the scientific community was unaware existed until a year ago and now is being called possibly the best of the six or seven year round bioluminescent bays in the world. Our see through boats are the best way to view this definitely better than swimming through it. Father and son owned business by lifelong residents.Also check out our morning tour and nighttime "Creepy Crawler Critter Hunt" at Altona Lagoon. « less
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San Francisco, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I was a little apprehensive about this tour. I have kayaked a little, but never in the dark. However, it was not as difficult as I expected (although I was a little tired by the end of the trip). The bioluminescence is really amazing. It looks like you are paddling through a bay of glitter:) Seeing the plankton going under... More

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seathru, Owner at Sea Thru Kayaks VI, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for coming out with us, and we are glad you enjoyed the bio in our kayaks. We just purchased another batch of totally clear kayaks but instead of increasing the number of customers we would take out each night ( usually 20 ) we have decided to limit group size to only 12 customers... More

Poolesville, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My family really enjoyed our bioluminescent tour on July 23rd. It was fascinating to see the bay come alive and the see thru kayaks are the best. I don't think the experience would have been the same in another type of kayak. You could see everything as if you were sitting in the water without a boat. Our teenage kids... More

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seathru, Owner at Sea Thru Kayaks VI, responded to this review

All of us would like to say thank you for choosing sea thru kayaks. We are glad that the children and yourselves loved the tour and our boats. Our competition recently started using a see through kayak to compete with us but what they are using is a conventional kayak with a partial clear panel underneath and this equates into... More

Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My husband and I booked the bioluminescent tour while on our honeymoon in St. Croix and were extremely excited for the tour given the almost exclusively positive reviews on TripAdvisor. Witnessing the bioluminescence in action was neat; however on our particular night, the bay was not alit with diatoms as shown in some pictures of the tour. The tour would... More

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seathru, Owner at Sea Thru Kayaks VI, responded to this review

After looking into this matter I would like to express our regret that the tour did not go well for the two of you. I wish you had made me aware of the problem at tours end when I ask each individual how the tour went so I could have done something for you then. In addition Sean has been... More

Battle Creek, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The concierge at the hotel made the arrangements for us. Craig sent us an email with details for our excursion. We paid in cash at the time of our departure. Craig stayed with our cars so that our belongings were secure. We had Michelle and Shawn as our guides and they were great. We got to hear a bit of... More

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seathru, Owner at Sea Thru Kayaks VI, responded to this review

We would like to say thank you for coming out with us and yes our boats are the best way to see the bio. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

In my opinion, the Sea Thru Kayaks VI is the only way to see the Bio Bay. My family and I have been coming to the island for years and I am always looking for something new, exciting and interesting to do. This trip out onto the bay was everything and more. It was cool to share the experience with... More

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seathru, Owner at Sea Thru Kayaks VI, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for coming out with us and also for taking the time to write a review. Glad that you and your dad enjoyed the bio and it's ever changing spectacle. More

Aurora, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This was the best part of our trip and I'm so glad we went with Sea Thru Kayak! Going out in a regular kayak would not have been nearly as cool. My husband and I are not experienced kayakers but we were able to do the trip to the bay and back without a problem. This is a must do... More

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seathru, Owner at Sea Thru Kayaks VI, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for taking our tour. We hear customers every night commenting that our see thru boats are the ONLY way to view the bio especially if they have done a bio tour in the past in a conventional kayak. We offer the safest and most comfortable way to view bio and we are the only... More

Hendersonville, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I sent an email to inquire about the tours. Craig was very helpful as my group ranged in age from 21 to 80 and were first time kayakers. We went on the Best of both Worlds Morning Tour and had a great time. Bryce made sure we were safe at all times, gave clear instructions, and kept my sister out... More

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seathru, Owner at Sea Thru Kayaks VI, responded to this review

Bryce and I would like to say thank you for taking our tour and also for taking the time to post a review. Glad you enjoyed the "Best of Both Worlds" tour and hope to see you again. Craig More

Kansas City
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We did a bioluminescent tour with Sea Thru Kayaks and this, in our opinion, is the only way to go. Being able to see through the bottom and sides of the kayaks, we didn't miss a single aspect of this amazing experience. There aren't many places in the world where one can do a bioluminescence tour, so doing this with... More

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seathru, Owner at Sea Thru Kayaks VI, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for coming out with us and much thanks for taking the time to review us. Glad you enjoyed the light show that god has given us in this bay. Hope to see you again. Best craig More

Arezzo, Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Bioluminescence spectacular! My daughter and I did this tour with six of her pals who she recruited to go along. It was a group of athletes who had competed the day before in the St. Croix Half-Ironman. The group was fun and the guides witty. There are two people in each kayak. After paddling through the estuary seeing partially sunk... More

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seathru, Owner at Sea Thru Kayaks VI, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for coming out with us. Glad to hear that you as a school science teacher who teaches about bioluminescence was able to experience our bay the WORLDS BRIGHTEST bio bay. As far as us swimming in the bay I believe that will stop shortly,this being due to not only the potential harm to the... More

Valparaiso, IN
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

Great way to end our trip. The guide, Bryce, was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The bay was full of glowing plankton, and we caught a few jelly fish as well. This tour is a must, and the sea thru kayaks the best possible way to see the bioluminescence.

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seathru, Owner at Sea Thru Kayaks VI, responded to this review

Bryce and I would like to thank you for coming out with us. Glad you enjoyed the jellyfish show. We have the brightest glow of all the bio locations in the world and we also are the only location with multiple glowing organisms. . More

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