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St Thomas Kayak and Sea Turtle Snorkel Excursion provided by St. Thomas Adventure Tours

St Thomas Kayak and Sea Turtle Snorkel Excursion

St Thomas Kayak and Sea Turtle Snorkel Excursion
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Tour snapshot
Enjoy kayaking where you can snorkel with sea turtles
Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
8
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    8
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Get the chance to snorkel with sea turtles right in the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea on this small-group snorkeling excursion. Take a tandem kayak out to sea (lessons are provided), once you reach the shores, you have time to relax and have a beverage before donning snorkel gear and heading out to see the turtles. Your tour ends with lunch on the beach.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • A local guide shows you the way
  • Pack light: all snorkeling equipment is provided
  • Lunch is included, with vegetarian and gluten-free options available
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • A local guide shows you the way
  • Pack light: all snorkeling equipment is provided
  • Lunch is included, with vegetarian and gluten-free options available
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7192P7
Important information
Inclusions
  • A cooler packed with sandwiches, bottled water and beverages.
  • Photos - above and under water
  • Use of kayak and snorkel gear
  • Guided snorkeling and kayaking (lesson included)
Exclusions
  • Gratuity is recommended (15-20%). Automatic 15% gratuity is due in cash for groups of 5 +
  • Pick up and drop off (except at Emerald Beach Resort)
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • .The pick up is at Emerald Beach Resort only (no other hotels). The pick up time is 15 mins before the tour starts. Please wait outside of the Emerald Beach Resort lobby (not inside the hotel). A description of the vehicle will be sent to you via text the day before the tour.
  • Emerald Beach Resort, St. Thomas, 8070 Lindberg Bay, Charlotte Amalie West, St Thomas 00802, USVI Required: Check in 15 mins before start time is required. Wait OUTSIDE of the Emerald Beach Hotel lobby. Parking is in the Emerald Beach Resort parking lot and is free of charge during the time you are on the tour.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Transportation is from Emerald Beach Resort.
  • A minimum of 2 guests is required per booking. This tour requires a minimum of 4 guests booked to run (they do not have to be of the same group). If the minimum is not met, you will be notified 24 hours before the tour start time.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Minimum age is 5 years. All participants must know how to swim and be able to walk on uneven surfaces. Children ages 8 and under must kayak with an adult.
  • Maximum participant weight for an individual is 225 pounds. Maximum weight for for tandem (double kayak) is 425 pounds (total for both participants).
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time and cell phone number
  • Not recommended for participants with back/shoulder/wrist problems, heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
  • Please note that a 15% gratuity is due on the day of the tour in cash for groups of 5 or more
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Inclusions
  • A cooler packed with sandwiches, bottled water and beverages.
  • Photos - above and under water
  • Use of kayak and snorkel gear
  • Guided snorkeling and kayaking (lesson included)
Exclusions
  • Gratuity is recommended (15-20%). Automatic 15% gratuity is due in cash for groups of 5 +
  • Pick up and drop off (except at Emerald Beach Resort)
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • .The pick up is at Emerald Beach Resort only (no other hotels). The pick up time is 15 mins before the tour starts. Please wait outside of the Emerald Beach Resort lobby (not inside the hotel). A description of the vehicle will be sent to you via text the day before the tour.
  • Emerald Beach Resort, St. Thomas, 8070 Lindberg Bay, Charlotte Amalie West, St Thomas 00802, USVI Required: Check in 15 mins before start time is required. Wait OUTSIDE of the Emerald Beach Hotel lobby. Parking is in the Emerald Beach Resort parking lot and is free of charge during the time you are on the tour.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Transportation is from Emerald Beach Resort.
  • A minimum of 2 guests is required per booking. This tour requires a minimum of 4 guests booked to run (they do not have to be of the same group). If the minimum is not met, you will be notified 24 hours before the tour start time.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Minimum age is 5 years. All participants must know how to swim and be able to walk on uneven surfaces. Children ages 8 and under must kayak with an adult.
  • Maximum participant weight for an individual is 225 pounds. Maximum weight for for tandem (double kayak) is 425 pounds (total for both participants).
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time and cell phone number
  • Not recommended for participants with back/shoulder/wrist problems, heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
  • Please note that a 15% gratuity is due on the day of the tour in cash for groups of 5 or more
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Aug 7, 2020
A note from St Thomas Kayak and Sea Turtle Snorkel Excursion
Tours size: 2-4 guests Enhanced disinfecting and deep cleaning of all gear, including but not limited to masks and snorkels. Optional: New masks & snorkels are available for purchase Lunch & beverages are served in single use packaging. Guide will wear mask when social distancing isn't possible.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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Lizanne S
1 contribution
May 2022
Sven was a wonderful tour guide who was very knowledgeable about both sea life, and flora. I was a first time kayaker in which he took time to demonstrate different ways to maneuver the kayak. I recommend this excursion!
Written May 10, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Hanan M
1 contribution
Oct 2020 • Couples
Sven was our tour guide throughout the 5-hour snorkel and kayak excursion. To say that he is the best tour guide a person can ask for is not an exaggeration. He was very knowledgeable of the wildlife in the island, taking any opportunity to teach us about the plants and animals we encountered. He also made the effort to take great underwater pictures of us with the turtles, sting rays, jelly fish and sea eggs that we came across. He is an expert swimmer with a passion for wildlife, free diving, and photography, all of which add to his accolades as a tour guide. Respectful and professional and would absolutely recommend to anyone visiting St. Thomas.
Written October 13, 2020
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ChrisK6884
Saint Louis, MO206 contributions
Jul 2020
What a great day! Our guide picked us up, and our first stop was a beautiful overlook where we learned about the history of St. Thomas and the other USVI. We departed the overlook and headed to the kayak spot. After kayaking to an ocean cove, our guide secured the boats and we hopped in for some snorkeling. One member of our party was wary of snorkeling, and had a full-on panic attack once in the water. Our guide, Sven, was very patient and helpful, and got her situated in the kayak without incident while the rest of us snorkeled around a bit. We saw many different kinds of fish before paddling back to shore.

After loading the kayaks, we enjoyed a delicious picnic lunch (provided by the operator) and then took a short drive to our next snorkeling spot. This location provided a more relaxed snorkeling experience for our anxious family member, and she was able to wade into the ocean and snorkel to see the sea turtles. We probably saw a dozen or more turtles, which was the highlight of our trip for our daughter.

In short, I can't recommend this excursion enough. Ask for Sven - he was awesome!
Written July 21, 2020
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Kathy M
Tuttle, OK10 contributions
Dec 2019
We recently went on a Christmas cruise in which we had a port day in St Thomas. We chose the Kayak with Sea Turtle Snorkel for our family of 5. We saw so many wonderful sea creatures while snorkeling, including a crab! They were also not kidding about their sea turtle guarantee. Our family was so excited to see and swim with several sea turtles. Our guide was so informative. He knew all sorts of information regarding the sea life, the plants, and the birds. We enjoyed kayaking around the bay and getting a little history lesson too. A quick side note also. Our cruise had an itinerary change the day before we were to set sail. Michelle was so accommodating to the new schedule and allowed us to still do our excursion. Thank you so much for being so easy to work with! We had a great time and highly recommend your tour!
Written January 7, 2020
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Nikiar
Washington DC, DC1 contribution
Dec 2020
Michelle was amazing! She was incredibly knowledgeable and got us right up next to the sea turtles. She took so many photos that were all really great quality. We very much enjoyed our time with her. It was a very special day.
Written January 2, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GF578
Thanks guys! It was a pleasure to spend the day with you. I enjoy taking all of the photos and capturing memories.
Written January 31, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

brookelgibson
Oahu, HI10 contributions
Me and my husband came on our honeymoon and this was even better than we expected!!!! Michelle is one of the nicest people you could meet here!! She’s so informative and accommodating! She picked us up from our hotel right on time and just made the day so much fun!!! When we come back we will definitely use St. Thomas Adventure Tours again!!!!
Written May 10, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much!! Congratulations again on your wedding! I know you guys will want to come back again. St. Thomas is a great place to celebrate your anniversaries! Hope parasailing was a lot of fun and that I will see you on your next visit here!
Written May 26, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Virgingymbunny
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK9 contributions
Dec 2017 • Couples
Michelle collected us from the cruise terminal, filling us in on local history as we travelled the short distance to the start point of the kayak tour. Only having kayaked once before I was a little nervous, however Sven soon put me at my ease, it was a bit like having your dad looking after you, thats how attentive and informative he was ! We arrived at the beach to snorkel in search of turtles just as everyone else on tours were leaving, advising us to make as little noise as possible in the water, we followed Sven who found them straight away, surreal. Back on the beach, delicious lunch of fish tacos washed down with local beer, perfect. If you choose an excursion with your cruise ship you will pay twice the price, be in the water with 50+ fellow guests - no wonder you won't get to see the turtles!
Written January 9, 2018
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Hello, I'm so glad that Sven put you at ease for the kayaking with lots of information about technique and coaching- it is an adventure that even novice kayakers can enjoy! He does have a fatherly quality in ensuring all feel safe and looked after! Seeing the turtles so close and in the wild is a surreal experience and we are happy you had a great time ! Thank you for noting that we do provide a different excursion than offered by ships and other companies on St. Thomas. We snorkel in small groups and keep tours small or private for larger groups, so that we can guarantee that everyone will see multiple turtles. Hope you are staying warm. Thank you so much for the review!
Written January 27, 2018
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Susan
Red Hook, St. Thomas215 contributions
So many awesome reviews. Sven, thanks again, we had a wonderful time. Day was gorgeous and your narrative tour was just enough. Thank you from my granddaughter and myself. Beautiful.
Written January 14, 2019
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Cody C
1 contribution
Apr 2018 • Couples
We were supposed to kayak over to the turtle area, but the winds just would not give us a break. Michelle let us know the night before that there was a good chance that the kayaking would be cancelled (it was) but invited us to take the Turtle tour with lunch excursion as an alternate activity. We could not have been more impressed with her professionalism and we had a blast with her that day. I even got to kiss a sea cucumber (and thus earning 10 years of good luck). She even made sure that we got to the departure point on time and got us back to our hotel after the trip. We can't wait to get back to the island and spend more time with St. Thomas Adventure Tours and are looking forward to meeting Sven.
Written April 24, 2018
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Hello and thank you for writing this. Reviews mean so much to us (keeping us up in rankings) and future guests! Sven and I look forward to kayaking out to a beautiful reef with Jake and you one day in the future. Now that you have 10 years of good luck, Mother Nature is sure to abide by your next plans with us :)
Written April 27, 2018
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Alex W
Lawrenceburg, KY5 contributions
My husband and I booked this excursion with the hopes of seeing a couple turtles! But it was much more than we anticipated! Not only did we see a half dozen turtles (ranging in age), we were able to learn about the wildlife and history of St Thomas while we were kayaking! It was awesome! We even saw a shark on the way back from water island. HIGHLY recommend.
Written March 23, 2018
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Thank you for the recommendation! I am so glad you had a great time on our kayak and snorkel tour and that you got a glimpse of a shark on the way back - it is rare, but exciting! We hope you will join us on our rock climb and hike tour when you come back.
Written March 25, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: St. Thomas Adventure Tours
debrossetti
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Fun Sea Turtle Experience
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience with the sea turtles. We were celebrating our 30th wedding anniv
Amber C
Amber C
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Perfect personal tour!
Loved this small and personal Sea Turtle Tour! Patrik was amazing to us as well as the sweet couple that was in our
monologuemel1223
monologuemel1223
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Turtles and Coral Guaranteed!
I was pleasantly surprised by how amazing the snorkeling was in St. Thomas. The reefs took a hit during the hurrica
Greg C
Greg C
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A great excursion with a great guide
Sven was an amazing guide. Very knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient. The trip was a blast, and very safe (Thanks
KrissyRocks314
KrissyRocks314
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Great VI adventure with Sven
This tour was amazing from the trip down the hill to the amazing beach..to snorkeling, kayaking and even spider fis
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E5581YGtriciab
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Amazing adventure
This was one of our best tours while here. Our guide was amazing. It was well worth the price. I am so grateful w
490jrt
490jrt
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Great experience
My wife and I had a great experience ,Sven is very knowledgeable about the island and different fruit trees surroun
baby75093
baby75093
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Scam stay clear!
Excursion review: I don’t like writing these but I have to help my fellow travelers not fall into the same scam
Joseph D
Joseph D
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Great small group tour
Michelle was very knowledge about the area and the aea life. She swam with us pointing out the different types of
Storyteller691797
Storyteller691797
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Amazing and fun experience!
A day to remember! It's hard to imagine a more knowledgeable guide than Sven. His kindness, patience and passion we
ksouravong
ksouravong
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Lots of sea turtles!!!
My boyfriend and I had so much fun and Sven is a great guide!! It was awesome seeing sea turtles as it was our firs
michaelpO8203HG
michaelpO8203HG
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Great snorkeling!
Had a wonderful time. Sven was knowledgeable about the island and its various flora and fauna. The beach, where w
Dream748450
Dream748450
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Adventure seekers and turtle lovers - you must do this!
We definitely snorkeled with sea turtles 🐢 ❤️ And we kayaked across a stretch of ocean to an island (this pushed m
Berecpk8
Berecpk8
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Great tour
We enjoyed this tour a lot! Sven was a great guide, helpful, very patient and passionate. Would definite recommend
kimtodd4him
kimtodd4him
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A MUST DO ST. THOMAS EXCURSION
My family and I loved this sea turtle and kayaking excursion! Our tour guide was Sven, and he was super great! Very
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