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Kayak and Sea Turtle Snorkel with Beach Break

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St. Thomas Adventure Tours, kayak, snorkel and rock climbing tours
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    St. Thomas Adventure Tours
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    Enjoy a fun paddle over to a beautiful bay to visit the ideal spot to see turtles in a calm, sheltered bay. The only tour where you are GUARANTEED to see multiple turtles! You will also see other amazing see life! No previous kayaking or snorkeling experience is necessary. This trip will be the highlight of your trip to the Caribbean! Start with a kayak lesson on the beach to learn the paddling techniques. Your guide will be happy to help you launch and land your kayak and give coaching while on the water (launch and land from sandy beaches). Joined by your guide, paddle along the peninsula while learning about the history of the islands, looking out for sea birds and other wild life. As you make your way to your island destination with breaks along the way for photos, you'll enjoy views of beautiful rock formations, other islands and cays. Upon arrival in the bay, you'll land on a soft, sandy beach where you can relax and enjoy the provided snack and bottled water before your snorkel lesson. Snorkeling is from the beach. After a snorkel lesson, your guide will lead you on an undersea adventure, snorkeling among the many sea turtles which live in the bay. This is a perfect area to snorkel for beginners. Watch as the sea turtles graze then every few minutes come up for air right in front of you. Photos are included, so pose with the turtles for a great souvenir of your trip! After your thrilling snorkel, take a break on the beautiful beach. This tour includes photos, bottled water, lunch and a snack. Lunch options include vegetarian and gluten free (by request). Use of snorkel and kayak gear is also included. This is truly one of the best experiences available on the islands, so make sure to book this popular tour now, as space is limited! This tour is for those who are fit and active individuals, who are at least 13 years old and know how to swim. Flotation devices are provided. Total distance to kayak is approximately 1.7 miles with multiple breaks along the way - this tour is for fit/active people. Pick up and drop off is available by request from major St Thomas hotels and cruise ship ports for an additional charge of $14 per person (round trip) to be paid upon pick up in cash. 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.
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    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 (hotel guests: 24 hours in advance. cruise ship passengers - please call the tour provider to arrange before your ship sails). There is an additional cost of $14 per person for round trip transportation due in cash upon check in for transportation.

    Havensight/WICO Ship Port (Charlotte Amalie/St. Thomas), Crown Bay Ship Port (Charlotte Amalie/St. Thomas)
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    Returns to original departure point
    • Free parking and beach entrance
    • Optional pick up and drop off from hotels/cruise ship ports ($14 per person additional charge)
    • Use of all needed gear and instruction
    • Lunch, a snack and beverages.
    • Gratuity is not included, but recommended. Automatic 15% gratuity is due in cash for groups of 5 +
    • This tour is not available for ships with tender service (almost all ships are docked)
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • If you would like transportation, this must be pre-arranged with the tour provider with at least 24 hours notice. 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
    • Age: Minimum 13. All children must be accompanied by an adult
    • This tour is not available for cruise ship passengers who arrive on ships that are anchored with tender service.
    • All participants must know how to swim. Maximum participant weight for an individual is 225
    • Maximum weight for for tandem (double kayak) is 425 pounds (total for both participants)
    • Minimum 2 guests per booking.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • 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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    Myself, my husband, and his family all booked this excursion after hearing about the sea turtles in St.Thomas from friends. Half of the group chose the short walk version, while the other half booked the kayak trip. Both were awesome! Michelle was extremely friendly and so easy
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    I'm so glad my family and I went on this excursion. Sven was the best! He gave us some great history of the island, current events happing around the island, culture, and ecosystem education. We actually ran into 2 dolphins on the kayak out from the beach and jumped off to swim
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    Although we had kayaked in the ocean before, Sven gave us some instruction prior to entering the water and it definitely improved our kayaking, so that was a nice bonus! We arrived on St Thomas on a cruise ship but Sven guided us to a quiet, deserted bay where we were able to
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    Sven did a nice job sharing information during the kayak piece of the tour, altho at times very hard to hear what he was saying. He also did a very good job locating turtles while snorkeling at Honeymoon beach at Water island. While the ad mentions a 1.5 mile to kayak - it
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    Response from Michelle F, Owner at Kayak and Sea Turtle Snorkel with Beach Break
    Responded 16 Jan 2019
    Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share about your experience. I hope you are doing well and enjoying retirement in the Caribbean! I'm glad you enjoyed swimming with sea turtles and the educational aspect of our kayak and sea turtle snorkel tour. I'm sorry that you missed some of the narrative during the tour. With only 6 guests per guide on our tours, we always have one on one interaction with each guest to answer any questions someone may have, so some of the narrative a guide may have is one on one and not broadly announced to all. Since you were the only participant in your duo on the tandem kayak who was padding, it is not surprising that the kayaking segment was strenuous and felt like more than 1.5 miles. This is a kayak tour designed for two participants actively paddling. While one person paddling in a single kayak would be a moderate workout and still fun, I would say it is too challenging for one person to do alone in a tandem. The kayaking segment is 3 miles in total (1.5 miles each way). We do encounter waves as part of the paddling takes place in the open sea. Many find the waves are a fun part of the kayaking. If there were “serious waves”, we would have canceled the kayak tour. It's true, our description of the kayaking is no joke. It is geared for those who are “fit and active”. When two fit & active people both paddle, the kayaking is a fun and active experience! We do offer a nature walk version of this tour too where guests have a short guided walk to a bay abundant in sea turtles, lunch and time to relax at the beach. The nature walk is usually preferred by those who want a more relaxing day or don't want to kayak. Best wishes,
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    This was an amazing experience with Sven. He was so patient with my husband who can't get hos ears too wet. We saw so many sea turtles. It was the highlight of our vacation. Michelle was so helpful on the island. I highly recommend these friendly and knowledgeable people.
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    Response from Michelle F, Owner at Kayak and Sea Turtle Snorkel with Beach Break
    Responded 15 Dec 2018
    Thank you so much for a fabulous review! We are so happy to hear that you had an amazing experience with us! It is incredible to be so close to the sea turtles in their natural habitat whilst maintaining that they are not disturbed, so that we can see how they behave in the wild. Having a maximum of 6 guests per guide allows us to give individualized service to each guest and maintain the preservation of wildlife. We look forward to seeing you both again on your next visit to St. Thomas!
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    • Duration: 4h
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