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Cas Cay - Kayak Hike and Snorkel Adventure

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Highlights
  • All equipment included for the adventure
  • Lockers, dressing rooms, and restrooms for use at the adventure base
  • All instruction and safety briefing provided
  • Snacks and beverages to keep paddlers energized
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Cas Cay 9:30am 09:30
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3hr Kayak, Hike, and Snorkel Tour explore the Mangrove Lagoon and Cas Cay. Depart from our Mangrove Lagoon Marina at 9:30am. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to departure time.
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Cas Cay 1:30pm 13:30
3hr Kayak, Hike, and Snorkel Tour explore the Mangrove Lagoon and Cas Cay. Depart from our Mangrove Lagoon Marina at 1:30pm. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to departure time.
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Overview
Kayak and snorkel through Cas Kay and the other small islands in St. Thomas' Mangrove Lagoon on this half-day tour. Take an easy hike on the cay and learn about the booming population of local hermit crabs, get views over sandy bluffs, and watch the waves crashing against the shore. Don the provided snorkel equipment and explore the underwater world, inhabited by stingrays and colorful marine life. Kayaking through this unfamiliar territory is made easy with a guide in the lead and running commentary.
What to Expect
Meet at Virgin Islands Ecotours’ marina at the Mangrove Lagoon in St. Thomas. Climb aboard your two-person kayak and paddle through the narrow waterways between mangrove trees and small islands. Many birds make their nest in the trees and if you look up, you’ll have a chance to see blue herons, night herons, egrets, yellow warblers, hummingbirds, or even spot the endangered brown pelican. Look down into the clear water and you can see juvenile fish hiding among the roots where they school together to stay safe from potential predators.
 As you come to Cas Cay, the hiking portion of the tour begins. Explore the pristine, deserted, 15-acre island, which is a part of the larger Virgin Islands Park System. Reach vistas and breathtaking views from coral and shell beaches. Explore the mangrove forest on foot and even try your luck with a hermit crab race. The hike brings you to tidal pools, volcanic cliffs, and a unique geological blowhole, a favorite photographic opportunity.
After the eight minute hike through the forest back to your kayak, you will don your mask, snorkel and life jacket and begin your 45 minute guided snorkel in the show and protected waters of the mangrove lagoon. The edges of the water have the thousands of roots of the mangrove trees and when looking in there, you will find hundreds of baby fish. This is where they grow until they are big enough to return to live in the coral reef. In the snorkel area your guide will point out the marine life and explain what you will see. Keep on the look out for Lobsters, Eel, pufferfish, Angelfish, French Grunts and Yellow Tailed Snappers. It’s always a delight to see the stingrays, the spotted eagle rays and the shy turtles! 
After the snorkel portion of the tour, you will kayak back through the winding alleyways of the mangrove lagoon to the Virgin Islands Ecotours ecomarina.
Your guide will point out marine life and interpret the nuances and complexities of the diverse mangrove ecosystem. You will also receive snorkeling instruction for those who are inexperienced or who want extra tips to make the most of the experience exploring this underwater world.
 
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Fabulous!!! Our tour guide Cooper was most excellent, very professional and informative. Took lots of pictures so we could just enjoy the tour. Got to see areas of St.Thomas that were breath taking, from waves crashing on the rocks to exotic fish and amazing scenery....More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank JFMPR
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I enjoyed my trip to Cas Cat with my tour guide Spencer, it was me and a couple on the tour ,our guide was knowledgeable and they take lots of pictures and are very accommodating if you want a specific picture taken. The kayaking was...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I took this adventure along with my gf via carnival. At the outset our driver Mel Brooks was very informative and funny. When we got to the excursion we were introduced to Bianca and Sabrina who were very knowledgeable about the mangroves. We also had...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Leoxsus
viecotours, Owner at Virgin Islands Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We're so glad that you enjoyed your excursion with us! Thank you for taking the time to share about your experience and your kind words about your guides. Warm Regards!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family booked this excursion again! It is a fabulous way to spend a few hours exploring St Thomas, before or after shopping. The kayaking was just strenuous enough to work off some of those extra calories from the cruise. The hike was fun, and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Lana K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our driver from the cruise ship port, Mel Brooks, was hilarious & informative! The location of the VI Ecotours is primitive, but our guide Allison was the bomb!! She made sure everyone had everything they needed, physically assisted with kayaks, provided educational information throughout the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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viecotours, Owner at Virgin Islands Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for you kind words about your guide! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour and we look forward to welcoming you back! Warm Regards!

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Karen T
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There are taxis that can take you to the venue from cruise ship port. We paid $10pp from Havensite port. They can call you a cab for the way home, 10pp also. It was easy traveling back and forth for us.
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