Virgin Islands Ecotours
Virgin Islands Ecotours
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Scuba & SnorkellingEco ToursKayaking & Canoeing
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
Virgin Islands Ecotours is the leading adventure eco tour company in the US Virgin Islands with three unique locations: •Cas Cay in St Thomas' Mangrove Lagoon Wildlife Sanctuary & Marine Reserve •Historic Hassel Island - military forts and famous shipyard in St. Thomas' main harbor •Honeymoon Beach location at Caneel Bay, in the Virgin Islands National Park on St John Our 2, 3 & 5 hour award-winning tours combine kayaking, hiking, and snorkeling into a unforgettably fun and educating experience emphasizing our leave no trace style ecotourism. Independent travelers can rent kayaks and explore on your own at our St. Thomas location, or pick up kayaks, SUP boards and snorkel gear and rent them by the week! We also offer private tours for families, wedding parties, large and corporate groups. The famous $49 pp HONEYMOON BEACH DAY PASS at our Honeymoon Beach, Caneel Bay, St John location offers full day use of stand up paddleboards, kayaks, floats, beach chair, hammocks, snorkel gear and a locker at one of the VI National Park's prettiest beaches! Most of our tours are small, so reserve early to avoid disappointment. 24 hour cancelation policy.
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
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2023

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5.0 of 5 bubbles2,946 reviews
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Krystina K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
Our guide Kaylee was very knowledgeable about the local flora and fauna, she really seemed to enjoy teaching us all about the area as much as we enjoyed seeing and experiencing it! I wear glasses, and she was always super accommodating by picking things up and bringing them into my field of vision while snorkeling. The views were beautiful, the hermit crabs were everywhere at one point the hike was a beautiful little nature walk. 12/10 would recommend for anyone, and we'll probably try the sunset version the next time we're on the island! Thank you guys so much for being so amazing
Written January 29, 2021
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Jennifer H
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Family
I enjoy river kayaking at home and when I came to St. John for the first time I knew I wanted to try ocean kayaking. I booked the Caneel Bay Kayak, Hike & Snorkel with Sea Turtles Tour 3 Hours. I wasn't sure what to expect when I signed my family up for this but hoped it would be a good time. Lance exceeded my expectations with our trip. We hiked out from Cruz Bay to Honeymoon Beach which was about a mile. During the hike he taught us a lot about the island, plants, animals and bugs along the way. It was super informative. Not to mention I got to fish a tarantula out of its hole and we ate termites. The kayak trip was great as the waters were not terribly rough. While snorkeling at Scott Beach we say rays, turtles, an octopus, sea urchin and a huge variety of fish in the coral. Lance gauranteed us 3 turtle sittings and he delivered. He also made sure all of our questions were answered, was honest when he didn't know the answer (which was to one question), made sure we were hydrated, prepared for the sun and offered us chocolate. I can't recommend doing a tour with him enough!
Written September 30, 2020
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Yummy! Thank you for leaving us a review Jennifer! We hope to see you back soon for one of our other tours on St. Thomas or St. John. Be sure to check our website from time to time for new additions!
Written October 13, 2020
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johnmc
Fort Myers, FL15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
St John kayak and turtles with TheHayden was great, basic kayak but the snorkel and swim with Turtles was very neat.

Highly recommend 5 hour program in St Thomas - takes you to amazing lagoons to experience rich ecosystems and so much to see and experience. Haleigh was our guide and did an awesome job, really knows her stuff and has a passion for it and great fun, especially if you like Pirate jokes....

Lunch with “ the locals “ a highlight - has to be done!!
Written April 12, 2021
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Excellent!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! Be sure to check our website periodically for new Tours and Additions! See you next visit!
Written April 24, 2021
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Shari W
Brookfield, WI2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
A 1-week rental was the same price as buying entry-level gear online, but we got full sized flippers and avoided the hassle of packing bulky gear in our luggage. The gear was in good shape and the larger flippers made snorkeling so easy! Pick up and drop off was super quick and the staff very friendly. I recommend renting gear from VI Ecotours to anyone who doesn't want to commit to a purchase or simply wants to save space in their luggage for other items.
Written March 24, 2022
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Shari We greatly appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review! We’re always working on adding new adventures to our website for your next visit!
Written March 27, 2022
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Susan C
Camp Hill, PA14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
We traveled to St. John about 3 weeks ago (3 adults and 3 young adult children 18, 20 and 22 years). We did the day pass to Honeymoon Beach one day and really had a great time. I had forgotten how long the beach really was. We felt very safe distancing and the staff all wore their masks. The food service and drinks were very good. We used the standup paddle boards and had fun with them. It was nice to have a lounge chair for a day vs. the beach chairs from our Villa we had been carrying around to all of the beaches. We love venturing out to all of the beaches on St. John and Honeymoon was worth the fee especially if you want to kayak, paddleboard, lounge with drink service, etc. This was my 11th trip to St. John and it NEVER disappoints. We especially enjoyed the beach at Maho Bay and Salt Pond this trip, plus Honeymoon Beach day trip with Virign Islands Ecotours.
Written August 4, 2020
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Susan you're the best! We're glad you had a great time! Hope to see you back soon to try a tour on St. Thomas or St. John!
Written August 16, 2020
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Mark L
Laguna Beach, CA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
My husband and I had such a blast on this tour. Sarah was the best tour guide we could ask for! I told her the two things I wanted to see most were sea turtles and an octopus while snorkeling and she found them both for us!! She was super knowledgeable about the island and showed us so many cool creatures, plants and exotic fruits to try on our hike. Although it was raining when we went, it was perfect weather to snorkel and kayak in since we got some relief from the heat and we were wet anyway! I would definitely recommend the 5 hour tour to anyone coming to Saint John and request Sarah! She’s seriously the best. She even brought us some chocolates to snack on. Thank you Virgin Islands EcoTours!
Written December 9, 2020
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Lindzi Thank you so much for leaving us a review! We hope to see you back soon for one of our other tours on St. Thomas or St. John! Be sure to check our website periodically for new tours!
Written December 20, 2020
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Nancy R
Dayton, OH17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
For the second year in a row we took the VI Ecotours hike, kayak and snorkel tour on St John. Patrick was our guide both times and was amazing. The trip starts with a hike from the NPS visitor center and Patrick gives a great history lesson along with pointing out plants, birds and even bugs along the way. The hike ends at Honeymoon beach were you are outfitted with a kayak and snorkeling gear if necessary. We kayaked over to a cay for snorkeling. Patrick is very aware of currents and conditions on the water and managed to keep 3 kayaks headed in the right direction. We then kayaked over to Scott beach which used to be the private beach for the now defunct Caneel Bay resort. We snorkeled there and saw turtles and stingrays. We obviously think this is a great tour since we came back for a second time this year. It's a great tour and an opportunity to see the plants of the island, get a history lesson and learn and see the results of Hurricane Irma. We may do it again next year.
Written January 8, 2020
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AlyssaLuc2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
What a great tour! My boyfriend and I did the 3 Hour Kayak, Hike, and Snorkel Tour and it was a beautiful experience for first time visitors. Our guide Jelani was exceptional and I would highly recommend him if are able to request a guide. He was friendly, funny, thoughtful, and thorough in his tour in both instruction and island information. My boyfriend is a first time kayaker and snorkeler while I am more experienced and he was easily able to match skill level for each person and make both of us feel at ease. He truly made this experience special for both of us and we would happily book another tour with him.
Written May 12, 2022
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CarlosMorciglio
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
It was a great experiencing today climbing aboard the 5 hour Eco Tours kayaking experience of the St. Thomas lagoons. The highlight of the experience was in all, the safety and professional best practices with which our tour guide "Swiff" presented him self.

From the beginning of the tour, Swiff made sure that everyone was comfortable with the tour, from communicating the safety practices, to elaborating on everything that we should expect as we progress through the tour.

He did not fall short on his word. From star fishes, to the various fish habitats, you name it we saw so much under water glory. From the octopus hiding in the coral to the puffer fish that lost its companion and stayed by its side to protect it. I mean gosh, we saw so much. On our way back to the starting we even came across a ray that must have been about 5 feet from wing tip to wing tip. INCREDIBLE!!!!

The entire time, Swiff ensured he maintained his eyes on every member, he also used every guest name while communicating with each person. He certainly made it a personable experience, one worthy of the invested cost.

Thank you Eco Tours for your many years of services to the USVI, and for hiring wonderful guides like Swiff.
Written January 29, 2022
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Carlos We appreciate you leaving us a review! We’ll be working on posting new adventures to our website for your next visit!
Written January 29, 2022
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Nadine W
Everett, United States154 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
We participated in the night kayak at Mangrove Lagoon with the pirate and ghost stories. Its was SO fun!! Lance was absolutley the best person to lead this activity. He was extremely knowledgeable and very friendly. He was helpful from beginning to end and helped us all to be sure to be as safe as can be. And the pirate history and stories were the perfect touch!! We even talked more about what we learned after we returned back to the resort. We had 6 in our group and most had never kayaked before. We all had SO much fun with Lance as our guide and he went above and beyond. I would definitely recommend this excursion to anyone 100% with Lance as the guide. Thank you Lance!! Our family and the cousins sure enjoyed this kayak activity!!
Written July 5, 2020
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Hey Nadine! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We hope to see you back soon to try one of our other tours on St. Thomas or St. John!
Written July 20, 2020
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