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

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
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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
From US$75.00
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.
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 (117)
1 - 5 of 88 reviews
Reviewed yesterday
Wonderful family half day trip.

Our three-generation 7 person family went out on the VI Cat catamaran trip for a 3 hour tour to Buck Island/Turtle Cove. We got a cab to take us to the Marriott about 10 minutes away from the cruise terminal, and once we reached the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 2travelbuffs
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Great Snorkel and Sunset Sailing!

My girlfriend, my brother and I all had the great pleasure of spending our last day in St. Thomas with Mike and Joe on the VI Cat! The Turtle Cove snorkeling did not disappoint. We saw plenty of sea turtles up close and other marine...More

1  Thank mcenerykevin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fun experience with snorkeling to a shipwreck and seeing tortoises.

This was a rewarding experience seeing large tortoises and an interesting shipwreck. Serena, our guide, made a big difference in leading snorkelers, some beginners and some experienced, to the sites worth seeing. Before the snorkeling began she distributed safety vests and showed everyone how to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Tina H
friendofthevicat, Public Relations Manager at The VI Cat, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We at The VI Cat are appreciative of your review. Glad to hear you enjoyed yourself, we hope to have you back.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Shipwreck and Turtle Cove Snorkel

We booked this tour on the Castaway III from our cruise ship and we had a great time. We have been snorkeling for over 20 years and some of the sites can be very disappointing, which is not always the fault of the tour operators....More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank scottr
friendofthevicat, Public Relations Manager at The VI Cat, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and your understanding. The coral reefs have not returned to their former glory but are still a sight to behold! We at The VI Cat are happy to hear you enjoyed yourself.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great afternoon on Castaway. 3

We were down in St Thomas US VI On a cruise and booked a sail and snorkle on the Castaway lll. Captain Ryan was very good at explaining all safety items on the 54' catamaran. Also his mates Serina and Jake were great at the...More

Thank BCRON
friendofthevicat, Public Relations Manager at The VI Cat, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review The VI Cat and the crew. We agree that the trip is suitable for all ages and are happy to hear both you and your wife were able to enjoy the experience.

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ghurson
11 December 2018|
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Response from Lowcountry-Kid | Reviewed this property |
Not sure whether they accommodate divers but I would think someone in SCUBA gear would want a longer amount of time to dive.
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BenjiE19
7 December 2018|
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Response from Tina H | Reviewed this property |
They did offer life jackets.
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