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Mangrove Lagoon

Address: 6526 Estate Nadir, 00802, St. Thomas
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St Thomas Mangrove Lagoon Kayak and Snorkel Tour
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Ranked #4 of 7 Attractions in East End
Type: Forests, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Kayaking, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: The southern coast of St.Thomas is endowed with the attractive and...
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Type: Forests, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Kayaking, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: The southern coast of St.Thomas is endowed with the attractive and protected Mangrove Lagoon Wildlife Sanctuary & Marine Preserve of exceptional natural resources and is filled with scenic contrasts: manglar islands, rocky cliffs, shallow clear waters with sea grass beds, salt ponds and panoramic ridge lines. These natural areas provide a rich nursery habitat for offshore coral reef fish and invertebrates, and homes to nesting egrets, pelicans, herons and terns.
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Pinecrest, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We have never kayaked not been in the water in an actual Mangrove lagoon. The Guide from Eco tours, Jake was funny and extremely informative. The water was surprisingly clear ( we are from Florida and the mangroves are usually murky) The wildlife was abundant and the snorkeling fun. The hike was short but interesting. There are thousands if not... More 

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Issaquah, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I've done mangrove paddle tours in 2 locations besides this, and it never fails to be magical. I saw this on the 2.5 hour VI Ecotours trip to through the area, and I could easily have explored all day. In most of the lagoon the water was crystal clear, and on the bottom you could see a type of jellyfish... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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23 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Kayaking through the mangrove forest was an excellent time and then you have a very short hike and some wonderful snorkeling. My husband didn't like how shallow the water is for the snorkeling but I wear glasses and often can't see much while snorkeling so I thought it was grand to have everything so close. We saw a parrot fish... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We did this tour at the beginning of September and found it to be fantastic. Being from Ireland - we were expecting a really long hike - but thankfully it was much shorter then that. Our guides were just brilliant - Josh, one of the most animated guys we had met on our trip was clearly knowledgeable about the area... More 

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Morristown, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The three hour kayak, hike and snorkel Eco Tour was the highlight of our 2014 visit to St Thomas. Lauralee was a super, knowledgeable guide. Her commentary added to our experience. The paddle out to Cas Cay along the clusters of mangrove was relaxing. One leaf from the mangrove collects the salt from the brackish water, turns yellow and drops... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

My son and I did a Eco tour through the mangroves and had a lot of fun. Highly recommend. Great places to snorkel and see baby fish

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

The tour itself is fantastic, but the prices I could honestly do without. I took the Mangrove Lagoon 3 hour ecotour. While the location is very out of the way, it's definitely a benefit; the water is calm and easy to paddle and snorkel in, especially if you or a friend are a bit green around the ears. It is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We took.the three hour kayak hike snorkel tour. Its a great tour and the company and staff are amazing. Totally recommend this. However on the same tour last year there were only two other people all morning. yesterday there were more than fifty. They were broken up but we had sixteen in our group and it was very irritating, loud,... More 

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We booked this excursion in St. Thomas from our Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas cruise December 2013. If your looking for something different then the normal beach excursion, as we were, this would be a great option. Our group was taken to a Kayak launch area where the tour guide gave us an overview of our tour. We set... More 

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Today we joined the Emerald Princess ship's excursion to kayak, hike and snorkel at Cas Cay Mangrove Lagoon, St James & Compass Pt marine Reserve & Wildlife Sanctuary. We began by taking an open air jeep to our sanctuary. Jason, Wes, Lauralee and Zulu guided our group of 25 from the ship. My 17 year old daughter and I climbed... More 

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