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St Thomas Sea Turtle Snorkel Adventure Tour

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Don't miss this unique experience to snorkel with sea turtles, visit a beautiful beach and a break for lunch. Avoid crowded tours on this small group half-day excursion. Snorkel in protected, calm waters with a guide/photographer where you are guaranteed to encounter multiple sea turtles. Choose to kayak or a short nature walk. This 4-hour guided tour includes lunch, photos, all gear needed, cold bottled water and a snack.
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    Experience the best of the Caribbean as you go swimming with sea turtles in a calm, protected bay and take a break at a beautiful white-sandy beach. This 4-hour guided tour includes photos, all gear and instruction, bottled water, a snack and lunch. Choose a guided walk or experience an exciting paddle on a sit-on-top kayak. Both choices bring you to a bay abundant in sea turtles for a guided snorkel and lunch overlooking a beautiful beach. Guides take out small groups, so you will not snorkel in a crowded area. This tour is limited to 12 guests. If you select a "walking and snorkel tour" option, you will have a guided walk to a sugar mill ruin, snorkeling with sea turtles (guaranteed) and beach time. If you select a "kayak and snorkel" option, your guide will provide a kayak lesson and lead you on a fun paddle. This option is appropriate for fit and active participants. First-time kayakers and snorkelers are welcome!  With either option, your next stop is a beautiful beach where you will have an opportunity to have a snack (provided by your guide). There are restroom facilities available. After your beak, your guide will provide a snorkel lesson and familiarize you with the provided snorkel gear. You'll come from the beach and into calm, clear waters. If it's your first time snorkeling, your guide give further assistance when you are in the water to help with snorkel techniques. Next, you'll be led to swim with sea turtles in their natural habitat. Watch the turtles graze on the sea beds and get the opportunity to experience a close-up view when the turtles come up for air right next to you. Guests are guaranteed to see multiple sea turtles on every tour! Your guide will be in the water with you, taking photos (included) and giving knowledge about the marine life you will see. It is possible for some of your group choose the kayaking and some to come on the nature walk version- all will arrive at the same location for snorkeling, beach time, and lunch. Pick up and drop off is available from St. Thomas cruise ship ports and major hotels on St. Thomas for an additional charge of $14 per person (round trip) to be paid upon pick up in cash (arrange with tour operator in advance of your cruise or arrival on St. Thomas). Departure times are adjustable to meet your cruise ship arrival, based on availability. Please call to see if the alternate time you need is available. Restrictions: All snorkeling must know how to swim. Flotation devices are provided. Ages 5 and up for the nature walk. Ages 13 and up for the kayak option. Kayakers: The kayak option is for those who are fit and active individuals, who are at least 13 years (pick our nature walk option for this tour if you are under 13). Total distance to kayak is approximately 1.7 miles with breaks along the way.
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You'll return to the starting point
  • Tour suitable for all levels of snorkelers, with included instruction
  • Choose to access the secluded bay via guided walk or kayak
  • Lunch on the beach provided; vegetarian option available
  • Insightful commentary from your guide about animals and ecosystem
What to Expect
Choose how you'd like to travel to the sea turtle habitat via guided walk or sit-on-top kayak. Travel with a nature guide who’s experienced in sea turtle behavior and a small group of no more than six people per guide, which guarantees personalized attention and an intimate atmosphere. On the way, listen to commentary about St. Thomas' unique ecosystem and get a primer on how to swim respectfully in the turtles' habitat. Once you arrive, slip into the provided snorkel and mask, and slide into the water. Your guide will accompany you to ensure your safety and comfort while snorkeling, making this tour suitable even for beginners. Snorkelers are guaranteed to see multiple sea turtles so be sure to bring your waterproof camera if you'd like to take photos. Hit the beach to dry off, relax, and enjoy a provided lunch before heading back the original way that you arrived, by nature walk or kayak. The kayak tour is suited for individuals who are fit and active.
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Important Information
Departure Point
St. Thomas Adventure Tours, kayak, snorkel and rock climbing tours, Airport Rd, St Thomas, VI 00802, USVI

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up time depends on the location of the hotel or ship port. Transportation must be pre-arranged with the tour provider (cruise ship passengers - please call the tour provider to arrange before your ship sails).


  • Havensight/WICO Ship Port (Charlotte Amalie/St. Thomas)
  • Crown Bay Ship Port (Charlotte Amalie/St. Thomas)
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Optional hotel/ship port pickup and drop-off ($14 additional per person additonal cost)
  • Lunch, snack and beverages
  • Photos
  • Professional guide
  • Use of all needed equipment including snorkel and mask
  • Gratuities (suggested 15-20%) Automatic 15% gratuity is due in cash for groups of 5 or more
  • High Season surcharge of $10/person paid at location 3/1 - 4/30; 11/22- 11/28 & 12/20-1/7
  • Pick up and drop off from St.Thomas cruise ship ports and major hotels ($14 per person additional)
  • Cost of $14 per person for round trip transportation due in cash upon check in for transportation.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum 2 guests per booking.
  • If you would like transportation from your cruise ship port or hotel (major hotels only), this must be pre-arranged with the tour provider (before your cruise or travel begins). Your pick up time is before the start of the tour and is based on your location. Please note, the cost of round trip transportation is $14 per person and is due in cash on the day of your tour.
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time and cell phone number
  • Not recommended for participants with back/wrist/shoulder problems (kayakers), heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
  • Guests must know how to swim and be able to walk on uneven surfaces.
  • This tour is not available for cruise ship passengers who arrive on ships that are anchored (almost all ships dock)
  • Kayakers only: Maximum participant weight for an individual is 225 pounds. Maximum weight for for tandem (double kayak) is 425 pounds (total for both participants). Minimum age is 13.
  • Please note that a 15% gratuity is due on the day of the tour in cash for groups of 5 or more
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • High Season surcharge of $10/person paid at location 3/1 - 4/30; 11/22- 11/28 & 12/20-1/7
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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It was wonderful! We were able to see many turtles, sting ray, jelly fish, colorful fish and octopus! Beautiful beach as well!
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My husband, daughter (college age) and I took the kayak and snorkel tour, and we had a really great day. The kayak trip was fun and relaxing, and we even stopped in a little mangrove lagoon and looked at birds. The beach we stopped had some people playing in the sand/water, but
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Michelle was a wonderful guide. We snorkled for well over an hour. Saw many fish, several turtles, stingrays and conch shell with a crab and her babies. Michelle was great at directing us where to be to see everything. Afterwards we had lunch on the beach followed by a beach
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I booked this trip for my husband and I on a port stop during our Caribbean cruise. It was so much fun! Michelle was very good at communicating and right on time picking us up and dropping us off. She dropped us off with our guide he was wonderful, very friendly and helpful. We
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Fantastic snorkeling with a small group. Our tour guide was awesome, with a tremendous knowledge of both what we saw underwater, as well as local history and natural/medicinal uses of the plants in the area. She took incredible underwater pictures that she sent to us afterwards.
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By: St. Thomas Adventure Tours
Omaha, Nebraska
Sea turtle snorkel
It was wonderful! We were able to see many turtles, sting ray, jelly fish, colorful fish and octopus! Beautiful
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Cayuta, New York
Love Sven and Michele
We originally scheduled kayaking and sea turtle swimming but due to the rough ocean water we were unable to kayak.
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Theresa B
Absolutely wonderful experience for myself and my husband who were first time travelers to the Caribbean.
A first time snorkeling experience for me and my husband. We are older adults who are both fit but had never been
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A beautiful and fun day of discovery!
Our guide Michelle was friendly and super knowledgeable. We saw tons of fish, sea turtles, and had a wonderful
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Elwood, Nebraska
Best excursion we took.
My friend and I signed up for this excursion not really knowing what to expect. It exceeded all of our
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Алексей Волков
St. Petersburg, Russia
Wonderful time in St Thomas with Michelle and Sven
We were met just in time by Michelle and were taken to the beach. Kayak was cancelled because of rough waters
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Emily M
Flat Rock, Michigan
Wonderful experience and great snorkeling!
My husband, daughter (college age) and I took the kayak and snorkel tour, and we had a really great day. The kayak
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Kathy M
Tuttle, Oklahoma
Wonderful Experience!
We recently went on a Christmas cruise in which we had a port day in St Thomas. We chose the Kayak with Sea
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Georgetown, Texas
Michelle was a wonderful guide. We snorkled for well over an hour. Saw many fish, several turtles, stingrays and
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Issaquah, Washington
A Perfect Day with St. Thomas Adventure Tours
November 2019 We hit the jackpot when we (
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  • Languages Offered: English
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