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Virgin Islands Ecotours

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Address: St. Thomas
Phone Number: 1-877-845-2925
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Description: Virgin Islands Ecotours is the leading adventure eco tour company in the...
Virgin Islands Ecotours is the leading adventure eco tour company in the US Virgin Islands with three unique locations: Nature buffs love St Thomas' Mangrove Lagoon Wildlife Sanctuary & Marine Reserve, History buffs love exploring Historic Hassel Island and Tropical Paradise lovers never want to leave our Honeymoon Beach location at Caneel Bay, in the Virgin Islands National Park on St John! Our award-winning tours combine kayaking, hiking, and snorkeling into a unforgettably fun and educating experience emphasizing our leave no trace style ecotourism.We also offer private tours for families, wedding parties, corporate groups. Our Honeymoon Beach, Caneel Bay, St John location also offers a full day pass that allows you a full day use of stand up paddleboards, kayaks, floats, beach chair, hammocks, snorkel gear and a locker at one of the VI National Park's prettiest beaches! Most of our tours are small, so reserve early to avoid disappointment. Listed below are the tours we offer, if you have any questions please call us (we do our best to answer our phones after hours) or email.
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Perfect Way to Experience St John

Did the 3 hour Caneel Bay trip on May 18, 2015 with my 2 adult sons. We all have kayak experience but my sons never snorkeled before, and i wanted them to experience it. Justin... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
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Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Did the 3 hour Caneel Bay trip on May 18, 2015 with my 2 adult sons. We all have kayak experience but my sons never snorkeled before, and i wanted them to experience it. Justin gave us a great tour and helped my sons get quickly acclimated to the snorkel gear. Having a guide was a great idea since we... More 

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Staunton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

After enjoying such a wonderful week at Sts Thomas & John, my wife and I decided to the Kayak/Snorkel/Hike through the mangroves. The weather was wet across the island; but, this added to the loveliness of the adventure that day. Very much worth the fee--especially with our tour guide Shaq (who is by now an Air Force officer--godspeed). Seeing the... More 

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Sybille S, Owner at Virgin Islands Ecotours, responded to this review

We will miss our wonderful guide Shaq when he joins the military full time, but we are so fortunate that he chose to work with us while he was waiting for his assignment. Thank you for your kind words about him and for posting your complimentary review. Our mangrove lagoon tour is one of the few on the island that... More 

Boston
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Our family of 4 signed up for a 1/2 day kayak, hike, and snorkel trip. We're in pretty good shape and have done a bit of kayaking in the past. This trip was just too slow for us. We seemed to do a LOT of standing around. It was as if the guide was waiting for someone else to tell... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Devin was our guide and she was great! We learned a lot! saw amazing fish! We went Kayaking, hiking and snorkeling! highly recommend!

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Sybille S, Owner at Virgin Islands Ecotours, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review of your adventure with Devin. She will love reading your comments. Hopefully you'll return to the U.S. Virgin Islands again and will consider us for other kayaking, hiking, and snorkeling tours on either St John or St Thomas, US Virgin Islands. More 

Houston, Texas
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My husband and I took the 3 hr tour of the mangrove lagoon on St. Thomas. We had a very nice time kayaking, snorkeling, hiking around the calm waters and deserted islands of the lagoon. We learned about the mangroves and the unique ecosystem from the knowledgeable guides. Hiking Cas Cay was definitely a highlight. Hermit crab races were quite... More 

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Sybille S, Owner at Virgin Islands Ecotours, responded to this review

Wish more people would eat termites now so there would be fewer of them destroying so many properties! There are many edible plants growing wild in the Virgin Islands, and depending on the season, you can make a vegan meal that is totally organic. Knowledgeable guides can help identify what's edible and how the plants can be used. Thank you... More 

Mobile, Alabama
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

the Kayaking was fun - bring sunblock and a hat. The area that we hiked was nice- would have enjoyed more hiking too - bring good water shoes. The snorkeling was fair, not as good as other areas that St. Thomas. Overall it was fun and our guide was awesome.

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Thank you for posting your review and sharing your experience on our Kayak, Hike & Snorkel tour on St Thomas in the Mangrove Lagoon. Cas Cay is such a small island (more of a huge rock jutting up from the sea, really) that there aren't many family appropriate hiking trails other than the one you we use to get to... More 

Sterling, VA
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249 helpful votes 249 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

On Easter Sunday we had the privilege of experiencing the 3 hour EcoTour! Our fantastic guide was a super knowledgeable middle-age woman name Brenda. She was sensitive to the both the kids and seniors in our small group, making everyone feel comfortable with kayaking! Pulling the kayaks onto the deserted Happy Island and taking a nice easy hike around with... More 

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Sybille S, Owner at Virgin Islands Ecotours, responded to this review

Brenda is such a caring, knowledge guide, and I am extremely fortunate to have her on my team. She is great with kids, adults, and pets and her experience is a great asset, because she is always calm under pressure. Thank you for posting your compliments about Brenda's tour, and I will make sure she sees your comments. Families like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We took the 3 hour kayak/snorkel/hike tour yesterday and it was great. Emily was a great guide and was very patient with the less experienced in our group. Very knowledgeable too! If you're looking to get out, explore and do something different put this on your list!

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Sybille S, Owner at Virgin Islands Ecotours, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your first review on TripAdvisor so that you could share your kayak, hike & snorkel experience with other travelers. It means so much to our guides like Emily, who get extreme gratification when guests pay them compliments on a world-wide, online forum. I'll make sure she sees your review. We hope to see you again soon... More 

New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

A 3 hour tour that included kayaking, hiking and snorkeling was organized for us upon our request. The staff were really friendly despite the fact we were a large group. I definitely recommend purchasing the photo package afterwards.

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Sybille S, Owner at Virgin Islands Ecotours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review so other travelers can make better vacation decisions. So glad to hear your group enjoyed your time on the water with us. We hope to see you again soon in the U.S. Virgin Islands! More 

Valdosta, Georgia, United States
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This was booked through our cruise line and it was pretty good. The kayaking was pretty strenuous for a couple of older folks...one of which had never really kayaked. Snorkeling was nice, but it was a pretty long swim to the snorkeling site. Overall, a pretty good day.

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Sybille S, Owner at Virgin Islands Ecotours, responded to this review

We love to hear from first-time kayakers who had the opportunity to experience the sport on our tour. Our guides get a thrill out of teaching people how to kayak and snorkel, because they know those people will enjoy the sports for years to come, and will experience an underwater world that will open up new discoveries. Thank you for... More 

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