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Per Person $124 USD
Children (Ages 8-12) $91 USD
Children (Ages 7 & under) $35 USD
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You'll be entertained by professional tour guides, who will share their extensive knowledge about the mangrove ecosystem and lead paddlers of all ages and experience levels through the shallow and pristine Wildlife Sanctuary & Marine Reserve.

Whether paddling on top of it, immersed in it, or viewing it from a scenic promontory, the warm, blue, inviting Caribbean in and around St. Thomas’ Mangrove Lagoon Wildlife and Marine Sanctuary promises, and delivers, a not-to-be-forgotten excursion.

After a brief kayaking and safety lesson, you'll board your colorful two-person sit-on-top kayak, and paddle into the clear waters of a fascinating island and marine world.

We'll kayak among the many small islands of the protected Mangrove Lagoon and learn how the Mangrove ecosystem plays a crucial role in protecting healthy offshore coral reefs, as well as local bird and reef fish populations. At Cas Cay, enjoy a hermit crab race, hike to tidal pools and volcanic cliffs, and visit a rare geologic blow hole.

Next, we'll hike the pristine, deserted 15-acre island of Cas Cay, which is part of Virgin Islands National Park. Enjoy the many breathtaking views from the coral and shell laded beaches. Snorkel a coral-fringed mangrove nursery with an easy beach entry in the clear protected waters.

This trip is fun and informative for the entire family!

  • This tour includes:
  • Round trip transfers from cruise ship pier or hotel
  • Professional guide
  • Kayak instruction and gear
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkel instruction and gear
  • Snorkeling with beach entry
  • Hiking and exploring with your guide
  • Water

Days of Operation

Mon - yes
Tue - yes
Wed - yes
Thu - yes
Fri - yes
Sat - yes
Sun - yes

Departures (local time)

  • 8:45 AM (3 hrs) Pickup time for cruise passengers. Tour departs 9:30. Length of tour doesn't include transfer time.
  • 12:45 PM (3 hrs) Pickup time for cruise passengers. Tour departs 1:30. Length of tour doesn't include transfer time.

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

See Special Instructions Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• It is a short walk from the cruise ship pier to the meeting point for your taxi (cost of taxi ride included in the price of the tour). Specific instructions will appear on your voucher.
• We suggest that you wear your swimsuit under a T-shirt for comfort and ease.
• You may want to bring a pair of aquasocks and/or a pair of comfortable walking shoes and a towel.
• This tour includes use of an ocean kayak with backrest and paddle, mask and snorkel gear, and secure storage for valuables. Water will be provided.


• Minimum weight is 35 pounds per person. Maximum weight is 250 pounds per person.
• Those with heart conditions and limitations on paddling should not consider this tour.