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Sea Thru Kayaks VI

Address: 00820, St. Croix
Phone Number: +1 340-244-8696
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Ranked #8 of 81 Activities in St. Croix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: BIOLUMINESCENT BAY TOURS in the only clear kayaks on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands and only one of...
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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.
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Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The highlight of this is definitely the clear (see through) kayaks. They are truly perfect for viewing. We did love experiencing this natural phenomenon, and being out in nature: never seen anything like it! On the down side however, the guides we had were a bit condescending and more than a bit bossy. At times we felt like we were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I had a great time with the luminescence tour in December. Definitely a must-see and one of my favorite tours I have done. The guides were very informative and friendly to my boyfriend and I. PLEASE remember that these glowing plankton (and other wildlife) need to be protected, and as warned on the website, do not put bug spray on.... More 

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

all of us at Sea Thru Kayaks say thank you for coming out with us. Yes it is truly amazing, and we are blessed to be called the "Best Year Round Bio Bay" in the world by the scientific community. Hope we get to see you again in the future as the bay is ever changing throughout the year making... More 

San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

My boyfriend and I did the Bioluminescent tour. It was really cool and unlike anything we'd done before. Not only where there "stars" below you, we were kayaking under a clear evening sky with more stars than you could count. It was so peaceful and just really cool. Not very many spots you can see a glowing bay in the... More 

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

first of all I apologize for my delay in responding. All of us thank you for choosing Sea Thru Kayaks to take the bioluminescent tour with. I am glad that you got to see and very much enjoyed this truly amazing natural phenomenon that we are blessed with. I am sure you will never forget it. best craig More 

Olathe, Kansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

2 days left on the island and so we decided to try the biolumnescent bay tour. After calling one outfit and hearing we needed cash we tried Sea Thru Kayaks after eeading reviews and knowing the tour was held with a credit card. Craig answered our call of inquiry and we learned why cash is king on the island. As... More 

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

We would like to say thank you to you and your family for joining us for the bio tour, and I am glad that we bent our rules for you as your family was a pleasure to deal with and we loved your excitement over the bioluminescence. Hope to see all of you again in the future. Best. Craig More 

Houston, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Amazing tour....you meet the group near the spot where Christopher Columbus landed. You are then helped into your see-thru kayak (no shoes allowed) and given basic instructions on how to paddle. My husband & I have some experience with kayaks so we had no problems but if you have never kayaked it might be a little frustrating. We paddled across... More 

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

We would like to say thank you for choosing us for your tour company, and we are glad you enjoyed it. This is an adventure tour and it sure is not Disneyland and the reference to how kayaking can be frustrating if never done before is a bit off base as we deal with hundreds of customers a month with... More 

Christiansted, St. Croix
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The bioluminescence was beautiful and mesmerizing. We really loved being able to see it through the bottom of the kayak as well as from the bow wake and the dipping of paddles and hands into the water. The experience was very well set up and the guides seemed prepared for everything. Tito did a great job of both herding us... More 

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

We at sea thru kayaks would like to say thank you for coming out with us. We are glad that you enjoyed the incredible kayaks we use as they truly are the best way to view the bio. You got a chance to enjoy a visual phenomenon that is all Mother Nature created and is the best bio bay in... More 

Naples, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The clear kayaks are really the way to go. Our guide, Michelle, was fabulous. We got in our boats right at sunset so it wasn't dark yet. Once in the water, Michelle had us group together and told us what to expect. We kayaked over to the lagoon where the bioluminescence was plentiful. It was different than what I thought... More 

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

Hi. All of us at sea thru kayaks would like to thank you for coming out with us and also for taking your time to review us. Thanks for the praises about our boats and guide. We are definitely the coolest thing to do on St.Croix. Craig More 

Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

An amazing experience, best on moonless nights, but just amazing continuous wow! experience staff was marvelous and knowledgeable, have to put on your list of things to do, beware mosquitoes will be bad at launch site but once you get started they calm down, maybe try bracelets no lotion allowed will kill algae that produce lights in water

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

We would like to say thank you for choosing us and we are glad you enjoyed the experience. Sorry but we could not control the bugs on land that night and normally there are none especially on the water but this tour does involve Mother Nature. Craig More 

San Francisco, California
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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 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 

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