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Turtle Cove Snorkel and Sail Adventure at Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge

  • 3-hour catamaran sail and snorkel adventure from Frenchman's Reef
  • Visit the uninhabited Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge
  • Use of snorkel, mask and flippers included
Turtle Cove Snorkel and Sail Adventure at Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge
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Turtle Cove Snorkel and Sail Adventure at Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge
Set sail on St Thomas' aquamarine waters during this 3-hour sailing excursion from Frenchman's Reef. Step aboard the 54-foot (16-meter) catamaran and meet your friendly captain and crew. Head for the serene waters of Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge, where you'll don the provided snorkeling gear and jump in to snorkel among the vibrant marine life. Snacks, pirate tattoos and unlimited drinks from the open bar are included.
What to Expect
Make your way to dock at the Marriott Frenchman's Reef to board the 54-foot (16-meter) 'Cat' for your 3-hour sailing and snorkeling excursion.

Find a comfortable spot on deck in the sun or shade. Meet the friendly captain and crew as you sail into the azure waters and watch the shoreline of St Thomas recede. On your way to the uninhabited Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge's Turtle Cove, get fitted for a snorkel, mask and flippers if you're interested in snorkeling. Alternatively, you can choose to lounge on board the boat or take a swim.

When you arrive at your destination, don your equipment and dive in. Admire multicolored coral reefs, inhabited by an abundance of tropical fish. Watch the Virgin Island's resident Green Sea Turtles gliding along, munching on the plentiful sea grasses.

After snorkeling, climb back on the catamaran for snacks and drinks - fruit and vegetables, water, a variety of non-alcoholic beverages, alcoholic cocktails, wine and beer. Relax on the way back to the dock, enjoying the Caribbean sun and breeze.

Finish your tour after 3 hours and walk away with a complimentary pirate temporary tattoo to show for it.
Reviews (102)
1 - 5 of 72 reviews
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Awesome Time!

We had an amazing time. The crew was very friendly and informative. Only seen a couple turtles but tons of other kinds of things in lay but if history. Would definitely recommend this excursion.

Thank Thompson023
Reviewed 5 days ago
Excellent afternoon of snorkeling w/ turtles and rays

Wonderful afternoon with Capt Joe and Caroline. Easy to book online, great directions, everything was handled in a professional manner. Beautiful ride out to turtle cove, about an hr of snorkeling and a great ride home with some adult beverages. Fantastic 1/2 day adventure; if...More

Thank Rob P
Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing trip on a sailboat

Bryan and Joe were great a guide and captain. The ride to the boat allowed us to view of the islands. They know the best spots to snorkel and we were able to see so many animals up close. I would totally do it again.

Thank Santiago A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Amazing trip on the Cat!

We had a great time on the Cat with Capt Joe and Mike. They made sure we had an awesome time and made us all feel very safe. We traveled with two young children so that was very important to us. They were very informative....More

1  Thank Roving321488
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Turtle snorkeling trip

I would highly recommend this excursion!!Captain Joe and his entire crew make sure you have a great time from the moment you hit the dock. You don’t have to have experience to have fun. It is a “must do” on the island

Thank rberger0013
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Kelly B
1 October 2018|
Response from mintjulep49 | Reviewed this property |
We traveled there the end of July 2018
4 September 2018|
Response from WorkToTravel_1111 | Reviewed this property |
I thought it took about 1/2 hr by boat. The snorkeling was about 1/2 hr to 45 min and then a nice cruise around the island took up the rest of the 3 hours
17 August 2018|
Response from TravelingGoose03 | Reviewed this property |
As I recall it was a 4 or 5 hour excursion including time to and from the island. We were back on the ship with plenty of time before sailing and to get ready for early dining