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Magic Mangrove Paddle in Beef Island Lagoon

  • 1.5-hour kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding tour around Beef Island
  • Paddle through a mangrove forest that serves as a nursery for juvenile marine life
  • Look out for baby sharks, turtles and sting rays
Magic Mangrove Paddle in Beef Island Lagoon
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Magic Mangrove Paddle in Beef Island Lagoon
Paddle through the mangrove forests of Beef Island on a stand-up paddleboard or kayak on a 1.5-hour excursion from Road Town. Known as the 'nurseries of the sea', these mangrove forests are a safe haven for juvenile marine life just learning to fend for themselves. Travel at a leisurely pace with your small group and local adventure guide, keeping an eye out for barracuda, baby sharks, stingrays and turtles. Use of all equipment is provided.
What to Expect
Meet your guide and small group at a secret rendezvous point on Beef Island; you'll receive detailed directions ahead of time. 

Listen to your guide as they give a short safety talk and orientation to the area, then get fitted with your kayaking or stand-up paddleboard gear. Even for a first-time paddler, either sport takes less than 10 minutes to learn, especially under the guidance of your experienced instructors. Take some practice laps and then head out for the lagoon.

Paddle over to edge of the lagoon that is protected from the wind. As you move, look into the clear, shallow water for fish and other marine life. Rest assured that your guides do not advocate feeding marine life; they leave the fragile ecosystem to its own devices. 

Continue into a shallow area full of baby mangroves, a nursery for unusual creatures such as the caseopea andromeda and others. Look skyward to see sea birds such as ospreys, mangrove cuckoos and pelicans. Underwater, look for turtles, stingrays, barracuda and tropical fish.

Midway through the tour, go ashore on a tiny coral atoll, a representative example of how the natural forces create these lagoons, marine forests and islands. Your guide can fill you in on the history of the BVI, from pirates to mega yachts.

End up back at your starting point after 1.5 to 2 hours of paddling.
Reviews (33)
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Reviewed 29 July 2018
Wow, what an amazing morning kayaking in the BVI!

I was spellbound by the beauty and the stories Alex told us about the plants and trees and the sea creatures. He has such an amazing knowledge and it was made magical being told by someone who is passionate about what he does and about...More

2  Thank Julie V
Reviewed 16 May 2018
Great fun for the whole family!

Just returned from a wonderful week sailing the Virgin Islands. Our boat crew suggested GroundSea Adventures for an off boat tour. There were 9 of us ages 60 down to 4 and all had an amazing time. We had 4 double kayaks with the 4...More

1  Thank Bvilover2018
Reviewed 4 May 2018
Memorable Magic Mangrove Paddling

Thanks Alex for a Memorable paddle through the mangroves. We enjoyed paddling with friends, stopping to pick up litter on the beach, the "tight" paddle through the mangroves, seeing baby sharks, and the relaxed and FUN way you guided our experience-thanks!

1  Thank mmbherman
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile
Great guided mangrove tour

Here is a guided tour you must do when in the BVI. Had a great time in the Mangrove lagoon on Beef Island. Alex was a great host showing a great scenery. We chose the stand up paddling but kayaks are also available. We met...More

2  Thank Roger S
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile
Unexpected adventure

We were on a DCL cruise and our excursion was cancelled due to weather. The port tourism booth recommended Alex. He was super accommodating and took us on an awesome Kayak experience in the lagoon on Beef Island. He was very helpful despite the windy...More

Thank Mallory E
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