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Itinerary
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.
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The VI Cat
Overview
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.
Highlights
  • 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
  • Snorkel among tropical fish, vibrant coral and grazing sea turtles
  • Snacks and unlimited open bar
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Great experience!

We took our three young boys ages 10, 6 and 4 and loved our experience. Captain Jolean and her crew members Michael and Marshal were fabulous. Fun, informative and hospitable. We loved our experience! We saw multiple titles, fish species and stingrays! Unlimited cocktails on...More

1  Thank Cassandra F
Reviewed 1 week ago
Wonderful experience

Had such a great time thanks to Capt. Jolene and Bryan! My family did a snorkel and sail adventure to Buck Island where we swam with sea turtles, fish and even saw a sting ray. Bryan jumped in the water with us and taught us...More

1  Thank nicole4810
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Awesome family trip!

Loved every part of this trip...Captain Joe and Mike were excellent hosts, attentive, focused on safety and enjoyment. Beautiful sailing, plenty of turtles feeding and surfacing, we loved the rum punch and the kids loved their version of Pirate Punch! Highly recommended...

2  Thank tcaldwell93
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great day trip

We took a double snorkel special trip which was a full day. First stop at turtle cove and then out to water island Honey moon beach. The staff was great, Tony, Brian and Captain Joe. They offer a safe, fun ride and the time flies...More

1  Thank HMBLorax
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Turtle cove sail and snorkel

We had a great time! Staff was very friendly, extremely knowledgeable about the sea life we would be observing, and made sure everyone would be prepared for safe snorkeling. We have had fairly extensive snorkeling trips in Puerto Rico and Mexico. This time was great...More

1  Thank Gary S
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Jesseema
17 August 2018|
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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
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freespiritedone
14 August 2018|
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Response from sylbe20 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the boat takes a very large group. I would estimate around 80 people or maybe more. But we were very comfortable.
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Amiee A
17 July 2018|
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Response from TravelingGoose03 | Reviewed this property |
We had children on our tour. I do not know if there is a minimum age, but your child should be able to swim in open water, use a snorkel and mask, be able to keep up with the group and follow directions. With that said... More
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