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Arawak Expeditions

Address: P.O. Box 853, 00831, St. John
Phone Number: 800-238-8687
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Ranked #31 of 87 Activities in St. John
Type: Tours, Adventure
Activities: Kayaking
Owner description: Arawak conducts sea kayaking and snorkeling adventures in St. John, USVI, as well as multi-day...
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Type: Tours, Adventure
Activities: Kayaking
Owner description: Arawak conducts sea kayaking and snorkeling adventures in St. John, USVI, as well as multi-day kayak and camping expeditions throughout the British Virgin Islands. They also offer paddle boarding rentals and lessons, kayak rentals, and snorkel gear rentals and sales at their shop in Mongoose Junction. Fly fishing charters for bonefish and tarpon are also available.
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Lake Placid, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Spent 5 days kayaking with Guides Scott, Liz and 10 new friends in the BVI. Great experience. Itinerary allowed us to relax and paddle in the same location for two days at a time. Equipment, tents, snorkeling gear and kayaks were in perfect shape. The trip was a great combination of rural camping and urban restaurants/gift shops.

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I did the 3 Hr tour to Honeymoon beach and Henley cay. Fletcher, our guide, was very informative and engaging. So much to see. Turtles,brightly colored coral and all kinds of fish. Very well located near the ferry dock in Cruz Bay. We had a great time and 3 Hrs was a perfect amount of time.

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I did the 3 hour Henley Cay kayak and snorkeling trip and had an absolute blast. I had done kayaking in rivers/lagoons before and the paddling was definitely much more challenging on this trip since you're in more open and choppy waters, but it was absolutely worth it. We saw so much cool marine life while we were snorkeling, including... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Friendly guides (Liz and Scott if I remember correctly) and show you nice places during the trips. If you want to rent a kayak on your own and going from Cruz bay to the cays and isolated north shore beaches, I would recommend doing a guided tour first unless you have already done kayak in the open ocean. Surprisingly the... More 

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Farmington, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Wow!!! My husband and I recently spent an excellent "adventure week" in St. John. Staying at the eco resort Concordia and being guided each day by the Arawak staff was exactly the combination of adventure and comfort we were looking for. From being met/picked up at the Ferry to being delivered back to the ferry at the end of the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We rented stand up paddle boards (SUP's) from Arthur. He was very helpful with loading and unloading the boards and the whole transaction was a pleasure. Paddle boarding in Maho Bay with the sea turtles is an amazing experience and something that should be on everyone's bucket list. Arthur himself is a great person an quite literally saved my vacation.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

If you are familiar with most areas where mangroves grow, you might find yourself asking why one might choose to snorkel in the mangrove forest. Rest assured that this is not the endless mangrove swamp, but a fringe forest, and the areas you will snorkel near Princess Bay are truly remarkable. Mark, our guide, was quote knowledgable about the flora... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

St. John's hidden secret! Great tour with Liz! We lucked out that day and were the only group. Recommend a double kayak because it is a workout! Snorkeling on Henley Beach was our favorite!

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Newark, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

My wife and I were two of a total of 4 members of a February trip. Our guide Mark was excellent in explaining what we would encounter, our schedule and our responsibilities. He had an easy way of suggesting improvements to our camping, kayaking and snorkeling expertise without being overbearing. His method and suggestions were much appreciated by me. Our... More 

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Falmouth, MA
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We were a little tentative about this, as my wife can't swim and has a real fear of the water. Mark has an excellent ability to allay fear and instill confidence, and so off we went for a full day at Hurricane Hole. Mark ended up as our guide for the day and all expectations were exceeded. Snorkeling was wonderful,... More 

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