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Hidden Reef Eco-Tours

Haulover Bay, St. John
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Ranked #27 of 75 activities in St. John
Type: Tours
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Bloomsbury, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My two teenage children and I spent three hours kayaking Round Bay with Jen as our guide . She is fun, easy to talk to and has a wealth of information about the plants and fauna that are found on the island and in the surrounding waters. We learned a lot in such a short period of time and I... More

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13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We saw this tour on the television show Motion, It was well worth the 30 minute trip(we had a jeep rental) from Caneel to Coral Bay. Reservations were easy to make online, Jennifer was a wonderful guide. She pointed out all kinds of sea life, even a sleeping shark, and answered all of our questions about the area and island.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We traveled to St. John in May and wanted to take our friends on the Hidden Reef Eco Tour. My husband and I had done this two years ago with Jen and had a great experience. We worked with Walter who is always responsive and accommodating. Jen was not on island that week so he sent Sara as our guide.... More

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Somerville, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We had what turned out to be a private kayaking/snorkeling trip with Jen. She was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable -- she could point out fish, birds, coral, plants, etc, and we found it made a big difference to snorkel with someone who could tell us what we were looking at. Two recommendations for the company: give VERY good instructions... More

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Redondo Beach, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

The negative experience I will describe is not a review of being present on the actual tour but in being charged for a tour when our party of two was unable to find transportation to the remote launch site where Walter Mayo was to meet us. I made a reservation for a party of two and was excited to take... More

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Walter M, Owner at Hidden Reef Eco-Tours, responded to this review

It is unfortunate that taxis can be a problem on the islands and that is why we recommend renting a car. People do take taxis very successfully to our location on a regular basis but we understand that situations arise. If we are contacted by a guest with a problem, we always try to accommodate them by moving their time... More

Binghamton, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This a great snorkeling tour with a knowledgeable guide. The kayak trip is a brief paddle from an East End bay to a beach near an extensive system of colorful coral reefs - one older and one relatively young. The fish sightings are diverse and colorful including squid and a moray eel, but the coral gardens are a rare sight... More

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Simsbury, Connecticut
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

My husband and I thought this was the highlight of our trip. Jennifer was awesome, taught us so much about plant life and sea life. An easy kayak then beautiful snorkel in Round Bay while Jennifer pointing out different sea life, explaining it all. It was one of the best snorkeling we did in St. John. Very fun, relaxing and... More

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Methuen, Massachusetts
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Went with wife and 3 friends. It's a great time. You kayak out of the lagoon through mangrove forest; then snorkel a bit, walk around little islands; takes about 4 hours; eat a lot before you WILL be hungry. There is a guide in a group. Ours' was Josh- cool dude! So the deal is where, as you go, the... More

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Falls Church, VA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Three of us took the three-hour trip with Randy. Because we were fast paddlers, we were able to get in two great snorkeling spots. Randy was an excellent guide, pointing out interesting things on land, on the water and underwater. My only complaint is the company's lack of one-man kayaks. There were only three of us, but two of us... More

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Andover, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Awesome kayaking tour with Randy who was very knowledgeable. The snorkeling was the best we did all week. Highly recommended!

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