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St Thomas Kayak and Sea Turtle Snorkel Excursion
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St Thomas Kayak and Sea Turtle Snorkel Excursion

By St. Thomas Adventure Tours
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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.
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Ages 5-80, max of 9 per group
Duration: 4h
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Enjoy kayaking where you can snorkel with sea turtles
  • A local guide shows you the way
  • Pack light: all snorkeling equipment is provided
  • Lunch is included, with vegetarian and gluten-free options available

  • A cooler packed with sandwiches cookies and bottled water
  • Use of kayak and snorkel gear
  • Guided snorkeling and kayaking (lesson included)
What's not included
  • Gratuity is recommended (15-20%). Automatic 20% gratuity is due in cash for groups of 5 +
  • Pick up and drop off (except at Emerald Beach Resort)
  • Photos (above and underwater $40). Bookings of 5 or more may have two guides ($40 per guide).


Start:
  • Emerald Beach Resort, 8070, Lindbergh Bay, 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.
Pickup details
  • .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.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7192P7

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Transportation is from Emerald Beach Resort.
      • A minimum of 2 guests is required per booking.
      • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
      • Minimum age is 5 years. All participants must know how to swim, be able to walk on uneven surfaces and be able to climb into an off road vehicle. Children ages 9 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 20% gratuity is due on the day of the tour in cash for groups of 5 or more
      • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • Bring cash if you want to purchase a photo package (above and underwater $40). Bookings of 5 or more may have two guides ($40 per guide).
      • 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 9 travelers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      How much is St Thomas Kayak and Sea Turtle Snorkel Excursion?
      St Thomas Kayak and Sea Turtle Snorkel Excursion price starts from $139.00. Discover and book St Thomas Kayak and Sea Turtle Snorkel Excursion on Tripadvisor
      What is the St Thomas Kayak and Sea Turtle Snorkel Excursion cancellation policy?
      St Thomas Kayak and Sea Turtle Snorkel Excursion cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book St Thomas Kayak and Sea Turtle Snorkel Excursion on Tripadvisor
      Which company provides St Thomas Kayak and Sea Turtle Snorkel Excursion?
      St Thomas Kayak and Sea Turtle Snorkel Excursion is hosted by St. Thomas Adventure Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact St. Thomas Adventure Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book St Thomas Kayak and Sea Turtle Snorkel Excursion on Tripadvisor
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      On average, this experience will take approximately 4h. Discover and book St Thomas Kayak and Sea Turtle Snorkel Excursion on Tripadvisor

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7192P7

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      • St. Thomas Adventure Tours
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        Joined in November 2014
      • Journey635949
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Had a lot of fun
        Had a great time, it was a nice change to go from a calm bay to see the sea turtles to the second location where we were able to swim out in the choppier water. Had a lot of fun
        Written February 3, 2024
      • JulyO1980
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Personalized service and great snorkeling for turtles and rays.
        This was the perfect tour for a small group of snorklers with varied expreience in the water. Snorkeling from the beach in the shallower clear waters allowed all of us to feel confident Sven from St Thomas Adventure Tours was a great guide and adjusted the snorkeling to fit each person. Three of us stayed in the water with Sven for over an hour. We saw so many turtles and rays. Much of the area is sand and sea grass - the perfect environment for the turtles, stingrays and flounder. Another part of the bay had a small coral reef where we saw many types of fish along with an octopus and some squid. Even our least experienced snorkeler was able to enjoy herself and see a lot of marine life. Then she opted to enjoy the shady quiet beach in the chairs Sven brought with him. Emerald Resort meeting place was a short cab ride from the cruise port - about 7 minutes. There are a lot of taxis avaialbe going to and from the resort. We loved the personalized attention and the eco inspired walk and swim. Five stars! Would definitely do this again! Also a nice idea for those who might get a little queasy on the catamarans.
        Written January 25, 2024
      • Jodiemwhite07
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing turtle excision
        Absolutely amazing!! Conner was a wonderful knowledgeable tour guide. Best excursion we have ever done! Highly recommend and bring. Go pro camera
        Written January 23, 2024
      • Adventuretravler35
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Best turtle snorkel trip
        Best snorkel trip we've ever done! Conner our guide was excellent. He took us to a gorgeous beach without all of the tourists and as soon as we got in the water we saw so much sea life and turtles! We have 4 kids and two adults and no complaints the entire time. We all enjoyed how knowledgeable Conner was in showing us everything in the sea. Highly recommend!!
        Written August 27, 2023
      • 982leannr
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Wonderful way to enjoy what St Thomas has to offer!!
        Conner was awesome!! He was extremely knowledgeable. We saw 5 sea turtles, 4 sting rays, and a host of fish that Conner told us about. He showed us some different trees as well. The lunch was amazing home made bread and cookie!! And the kayak beach was stunningly beautiful! We also had some great views on the drive to do the kayaking. It was the best money we could have spent!! The pictures include a bunch of underwater pictures of the sea life and several pictures of you enjoying the experience. Highly recommend!!
        Written August 17, 2023
      • amilya2023
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing
        Toured with Connor and he was amazing! He was very knowledgeable about the sea life and we got to see the sea creatures up close including a sting ray, squid, and of course the sea turtles! Connor took great photos as well!
        Written June 25, 2023
      • Ivan L
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Worth it
        Did the sunset cruise and it could not have gone better! Great crew, drinks and vibes. Not much else to say ... Saw some goats!
        Written May 9, 2023
      • Venture17054484441
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Saw some coral with fish, turtle with remorrah on its back and sting ray . Definitely worth the trip.
        Our guide you could tell really enjoyed his job. On the way to walking to the beach he educated us on the flora and fauna. He also new alt about the area and gave us a lot of ideas of other things to do.
        Written May 6, 2023
      • derekburgan22
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        4 Hour Two Beach snorkel tour was Amazing. Loved it! Turtles, Squid, Eagle Ray and more.
        We took an Eastern Caribbean sailing on the Royal Caribbean Wonder of the Seas and one of our stops was at St. Thomas. This was the first time we had ever been to St. Thomas, and for whatever reason we were going to have a slightly short time there compared to most of the islands we had been too over the years on cruises. Family members we were with had never cruised before and had never been out of the country. The idea of seeing turtles in the ocean greatly appealed to them after we told them about other excursions we have taken in places like Barbados. About a month before the sailing, Royal Caribbean changed the time we would be at the port from 8-4 to 7-3. This made me a little nervous because our original booking had the tour going from 10-2PM. St Thomas Adventure Tours assured me that we would still have plenty of time to get back to the ship, but offered to move the tour to 9:30-1:30PM to give us a bit more peace of mind. Greatly appreciated that, and as it turns out, they were right and we would have been fine at the original time. Our tour guide was Conner and he was right on time at the pick up. We arrived in Port during a huge carnival celebration on the island. We could heart the loud music from our ship and it was coming from miles away. After we got back on the ship later in the day, we heard horror stories from other guests who's excursions were all but ruined because of the travel issues caused by the carnival. Roads were packed and many of the locals were definitely enjoying themselves. We had *zero* issues. Conner took us to two secluded beaches (one was pretty much just us) and the entire family had a blast. We saw many turtles along with other amazing sea life including squid, tarpons, and even a majestic eagle ray. Conner was there taking great photos for us so that we didn't have to work about taking time out of our vacation and the photos he got were awesome. Highly recommended tour and Conner was just a fantastic guide. Gave great detail on not just the sea life in water we would be going into but also the various plants and vegetation along the island. Some truly fascinating bits on nature that I wasn't expecting at all.
        Written May 2, 2023
      • jessicat759
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sea Turtles!!
        We had the best day ever with our guide Conner!! He patiently waited for us when we arrived in port a half hour later than expected. We had an unforgettable snorkeling experience with seas turtles and tons of fish! He pointed out creatures and plants of interest and shared so much knowledge with us! Then he took us to another beautiful beach for lunch and short walk to ruins of a sugar mill - so, so cool!! We LOVED this tour and would recommend it for anyone visiting St Thomas!
        Written April 3, 2023
      • Kara F
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing! Highly recommend!!
        Conner was such an amazing guide! He shared his knowledge about the island and marine life and took extra time to make sure we were getting the most out of the experience. Would highly recommend to anyone coming to the island. It’s a great way to explore, exercise, and get a personalized excursion that you will remember for years to come. PS- Seth says if Conner or Sven ever would offer private spear fishing excursion, let us know! Best excursion ever!
        Written March 26, 2023
      • Maps59332795287
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great seeing turtles
        Great experience! Beautiful, uncrowded beach. During snorkel saw turtles, stingray, and variety of fish. Small group experience. Highly recommend.
        Written March 6, 2023
      • 793kristiem
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Excellent time
        We had a fantastic time snorkeling the bay with our guides Sven and Collen. Both very friendly and courteous. We got some insight on the trees and great info and direction with the turtles. The beach was calm and un crowded the small group was just enough. We paid extra for the pics and had them in just a couple days. Was a really great time
        Written February 20, 2023
      • Efw1017
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        AMAZING CUSTOMER SERVICE!
        Sadly due to weather our tour was cancelled. With our having to ask they issued a full refund. The person behind the phone was amazing! I never got a name but since we couldn’t do their tour they sent me a list of other activities that was available. AMAZING CUSTOMER SERVICE! You don’t see that kind of service everyday. We will be booking with them again next time we are in the are!
        Written February 7, 2023
      • Stevenschnur
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing Jeep and Snorkel trip
        We did a jeep and snorkel adventure. Picked us up right on time, and discussed itinerary - Perry made some suggestions and we set off on amazing adventure First we snorkeled at a beach with more turtles than I have ever seen anywhere. We also saw sting rays,. Octopus, eagle rays and many many fish. The snorkel equip was high quality. Then a tour of the whole other side of the island, a secret beach, and a stop at Mountain top for a.shop and view. Then a final stop for an amazing sunset view overlooking all of Charlotte Amalie. Three pic Perry took we're outstanding. GREAT. Trip, highly recommend.
        Written November 29, 2022
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      ChrisK6884
      Saint Louis, MO211 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      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
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      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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      Cathy G
      Orlando, Florida, United States12 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      May 2023
      Our tour guide, Conner, was extremely helpful, friendly, and experienced in our snorkeling adventure. He took us to a secluded beach that was streaming with marine life. Conner taught us about the fish we were seeing, the coral reef, and various see life we were swimming with. We saw a lot of sea turtles (more than I expected). Our photo package was so worth the money and we will keep these visual memories forever.
      Written May 13, 2023
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      Loretta C
      3 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nov 2022 • Couples
      We had a blast! They took us to 2 different locations for snorkeling and kayaking. We saw turtles and lots of other sea creatures. We kayaked to a remote island. The crew was great, very attentive and informative. They have everything you need. They also take pictures for you, even underwater! If you like outdoor adventure and don’t mind riding in the back of a Jeep, this is for you!
      Written November 25, 2022
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      nadine a
      9 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jun 2023 • Family
      Did the 2 hour turtle snorkeling tour and had Conner as our tour guide and he was absolutely fantastic! He had so much knowledge about the ocean life and was so much fun to be with. My sisters and I said we’ll definitely come back and to ask for conner to be our tour guide because we just had such a fantastic time. I love that they work with smaller groups, we felt like we got to experience so much more that way!
      Written June 25, 2023
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      Thank you! We love having small groups. It’s so much more personalized and makes our jobs more fun! I will tell Conner about your great review.
      Written August 10, 2023
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      Muna A
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      We had the time of our lives with tour guide, Conner! He was knowledgeable on the area, the animals, and the island. He took us out to see the turtles and fish while exploring the reef and we couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Would 100% recommend this company and Conner if you plan on visiting St Thomas!
      Written June 25, 2023
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      Thank you very much for such a great recommendation! We love giving a personalized experience on our small group tours and sharing about marine life, plants and the island! I will let Conner know about your kind words. We agree- he’s a top guide! Hope to see you again!
      Written August 10, 2023
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      Nikiar
      Washington DC, DC1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      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
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      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
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      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
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      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
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      Virgingymbunny
      Stratford-upon-Avon, UK10 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      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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      Paul
      St. John's, Canada1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best tour on our Caribbean vacation.
      Conner was excellent, knowledgeable and fun . Saw lots of fish and turtles.
      Enjoyed the whole day , nice that is was just us , no large crowds allowed a personalized experienced. Would definitely recommend!
      Written April 20, 2023
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      Product Overview: St Thomas Kayak and Sea Turtle Snorkel Excursion

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      $139

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      34

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      Duration

      240 minutes