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Cas Cay - Kayak Hike and Snorkel Adventure

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  • All equipment included for the adventure
  • Lockers, dressing rooms, and restrooms for use at the adventure base
  • All instruction and safety briefing provided
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Cas Cay - Kayak Hike and Snorkel Adventure
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Cas Cay 9:30amMost Popular
3hr Kayak, Hike, and Snorkel Tour explore the Mangrove Lagoon and Cas Cay. Depart from our Mangrove Lagoon Marina at 9:30am. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to departure time.
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Cas Cay 1:30pm
3hr Kayak, Hike, and Snorkel Tour explore the Mangrove Lagoon and Cas Cay. Depart from our Mangrove Lagoon Marina at 1:30pm. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to departure time.
From US$79.00
Overview
Kayak and snorkel through Cas Kay and the other small islands in St. Thomas' Mangrove Lagoon on this half-day tour. Take an easy hike on the cay and learn about the booming population of local hermit crabs, get views over sandy bluffs, and watch the waves crashing against the shore. Don the provided snorkel equipment and explore the underwater world, inhabited by stingrays and colorful marine life. Kayaking through this unfamiliar territory is made easy with a guide in the lead and running commentary.
What to Expect

Meet at Virgin Islands Ecotours’ marina at the Mangrove Lagoon in St. Thomas. Climb aboard your two-person kayak and paddle through the narrow waterways between mangrove trees and small islands. Many birds make their nest in the trees and if you look up, you’ll have a chance to see blue herons, night herons, egrets, yellow warblers, hummingbirds, or even spot the endangered brown pelican. Look down into the clear water and you can see juvenile fish hiding among the roots where they school together to stay safe from potential predators.

 As you come to Cas Cay, the hiking portion of the tour begins. Explore the pristine, deserted, 15-acre island, which is a part of the larger Virgin Islands Park System. Reach vistas and breathtaking views from coral and shell beaches. Explore the mangrove forest on foot and even try your luck with a hermit crab race. The hike brings you to tidal pools, volcanic cliffs, and a unique geological blowhole, a favorite photographic opportunity.

After the eight minute hike through the forest back to your kayak, you will don your mask, snorkel and life jacket and begin your 45 minute guided snorkel in the show and protected waters of the mangrove lagoon. The edges of the water have the thousands of roots of the mangrove trees and when looking in there, you will find hundreds of baby fish. This is where they grow until they are big enough to return to live in the coral reef. In the snorkel area your guide will point out the marine life and explain what you will see. Keep on the look out for Lobsters, Eel, pufferfish, Angelfish, French Grunts and Yellow Tailed Snappers. It’s always a delight to see the stingrays, the spotted eagle rays and the shy turtles! 

After the snorkel portion of the tour, you will kayak back through the winding alleyways of the mangrove lagoon to the Virgin Islands Ecotours ecomarina.

Your guide will point out marine life and interpret the nuances and complexities of the diverse mangrove ecosystem. You will also receive snorkeling instruction for those who are inexperienced or who want extra tips to make the most of the experience exploring this underwater world.

 

Reviews (38)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Kayak, Hiking, Snorkeling - Great for active families!

Our extended family of 10 ranging in ages from 10-80 took this excursion with Bubby as our private guide. It was a great, active tour filled with a pretty kayak through the mangroves, two opportunities for snorkeling where we saw a sunken boat/pots and a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank amyjordan9
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Awesome tour!

Bubby and JB brought us on a great tour. They are both fun guys and very knowledgeable about the area. We kayaked, hiked, watched a hermit crab race, snorkeled, and kayaked some more. I would definitely do another tour with these guys.

Thank 768brandonc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dont miss it!

Working for RCI I have done a lot of tours, and this one I particularely enjoyed. Thank you Tammy and JP, you were great

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank IvanaIsha
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great Outdoor Adventure and Exploration

Booked this tour from our Royal Caribbean ship looking for something with outdoor activities. I highly recommend as you get a great variety of kayaking and snorkeling with energetic guides who are clearly passionate about what they do. Once you get to the site, the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lauren T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great afternoon!

We had a great tour with Tammy and Colin. This was an activity from our cruise ship. A fantastic tour! We enjoyed the kayaking, the hike and especially the snorkelling. It was our first time snorkelling and the guides were very helpful and patient with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sandra D
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