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Address: 110 Route 80, 00850, St. Croix
Phone Number: 340-718-0071
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Description: Virgin Kayak Tours offers unique and custom kayak tours of: Salt River Bay...
Virgin Kayak Tours offers unique and custom kayak tours of: Salt River Bay National Park; The Bioluminescent Bay; The East End Marine Park; Altoona Lagoon; Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge; Ruth Cay Wildlife Refuge; Cane Bay; Annaly Bay; Maroon Hole and Frederiksted! We specialize in small groups, and focus on history, ecology and cultural landscape. We use The Hobie Mirage Kayak and the Heritage kayak. Each tour is designed to be a fun learning adventure!
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Great day trip

We had a wonderful experience with Virgin Kayak Tours. The owners were very accommodating and the kayaks were the best! They have Hobie kayaks that can be pedaled with your feed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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136 reviews 136 reviews
33 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Full disclosure. We were staying in tent cabins owned by the same folks who run Virgin Kayak, so it was not exactly an arm's length transaction. They were stuck with us for a week, and possibly treated us better than most. Bryan and Jill Updyke have been kayak outfitters for many years, and it shows in how they handle their... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We had a wonderful experience with Virgin Kayak Tours. The owners were very accommodating and the kayaks were the best! They have Hobie kayaks that can be pedaled with your feed or you can use traditional kayak paddles. And they have a rudder making it easy to steer. It was great to be able to pedal with your feet and... More 

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Sheridan, Wyoming
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The couple who own Virgin Kayak Tours were very sweet! We loved the pedal kayaks for sure! The water was like warm bath water. We went at night but I would like to go back again during the day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

One of the best things to do on a new moon evening on the island. Be sure to book your reservation in advance. They fill up fast.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I was a little worried about "going rogue" and arranging our own shore excursion prior to leaving on our cruise ship, but it turned out to be super easy and fun! You can go to the Virgin Kayak website and email Jill and her husband Bryan will be ready for you when you get to port. Loved their talking/singing parrot... More 

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Uniontown, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

When my wife and I first walked up into this place, you could tell right away it was going to be a unique experience. Bryan was very friendly and made us feel welcomed while we waited for others to arrive. I'd be amiss if I didn't mention Kelly, their talking bird (I don't recall the exact species) keeping us company... More 

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Enid, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We took the tour on March 18, 2015. I could tell from the second that I got Jill's return email about my inquiry of the bioluminescent tour earlier that week that this was a high quality operation. She was very helpful and promptly answered all my questions. Bryan, Jill and John did a fabulous job helping us during the tour.... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

Bryan, Jill and John took us all out on our tour of the bioluminescent bay. It was a fantastic tour. We spoke several times with Jill to secure our trip - as we booked last minute. She was very helpful and responsive. In addition to the fun, easy peddle across the channel to the bay, both Bryan and Jill really... More 

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Salt Lake City, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My husband and I went on the day trip and the bioluminescent trip while we were on St Croix. The Hobie kayaks are perfect for easy travel in the bay and allow you to enjoy the trip more since you are not messing with paddles. Brian, Jill and John didn't make us feel rushed or constrained to a group, so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Brian and John took us out to the bioluminescent bay and they could not have been more helpful and kind. It was just my wife and me and another family of 6; so it was nice to be part of a small group. Brian is full of knowledge about the island and the Carambola resort where we were staying since... More 

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