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Magic Mangrove Paddle in Beef Island Lagoon

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  • 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
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Magic Mangrove Paddle in Beef Island Lagoon
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Magic Mangrove Paddle in Beef Island Lagoon
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Overview
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 (40)
1 - 5 of 38 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
What an Experience exploring the lagoons

As it turned out, we were the only two on Alex’s tour that day. We booked this while visiting Tortola on a cruise. The pick up point was very close to the pier and there is absolutely no problem getting back to the ship in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Marilyn540
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
amazing experience, relaxing time.

What an amazing and relaxing experience. My wife and I tried the paddle board for the first time and had an awesome time. Alex is a very knowledgeable person about the wildlife and the islands. I just wish we did the tour earlier in our...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank bgross247
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile
Best Cruise Excursion Yet!

My family of four (including two girls, ages 14 and 8) booked the Mangrove Paddle directly with GroundSea. We met Alex at the shop and we’re on our way from the port shortly after. Our driver, Derrick, shared information about the island’s history and has...More

3  Thank SerenaJoyW
Reviewed 7 December 2018
Amazing Kayak Experience with Alex!!

My family and I recently had the privilege of booking an awesome private Kayak excursion with Alex! No only was he knowledgeable and very informative about the local wildlife and area but the entire experience was super fun a laid back. We ran into a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank BNBMATT
Reviewed 28 November 2018
Unique kayak tour with Alex

We went on a private kayak tour with Alex on Tortola. He took us to a private beach and led us on a backwater kayak trip through mangroves. We saw incredible sea life with jellyfish and "baby" sharks. Alex was very knowledgeable and interesting in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Rick_E_1999
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