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FULL DAY FUN...KAYAK, HIKE AND SNORKEL

Per Person $172 USD
Children (Ages 12 and under) $112 USD
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FULL DAY FUN...KAYAK, HIKE AND SNORKEL

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This tour is great for all ages.

This is your chance to experience a unique, multi-eco trip in St. Thomas' Inner Mangrove Lagoon Santuary and the Island of Cas Cay. You'll begin by kayaking among the many small islands of the Mangrove Lagoon to Long Point and Patricia Cay. Enjoy breathtaking scenic views from the coral rubble barrier reef that divides Long Point, the southernmost tip of St. Thomas, from the deserted island of Patricia Cay. Here, you'll find a multitude of coral and shells, as well as interesting marine life, including bristle stars, sea urchins, and perhaps an octupus in very shallow waters.

The snorkel area is crystal blue, shallow, and offers a beach entry. This is a perfect way for beginners to explore the juvenile marine habitat. Enjoy a snack after you've worked up an appetite.

From this tranquil setting, enjoy a 10-minute paddle through romantic mangrove alleyways. Keep an eye out for nesting pelicans and eagle rays swimming in the shallow waters below. Be sure to paddle slowly as you pass over several shipwrecks en route to Cas Cay.

Upon arriving at the wildlife sanctuary of Cas Cay, a deserted tropial island consisting of 15 acres of mangrove forest to the south and volcanic cliffs to the north, enjoy a hermit crab race. You'll learn about the importance of the mangrove eco-system and how to identify the various tropical plants and their edible and medicinal uses. Then, enjoy a 15-minute leisurely stroll along a scenic coral and shell rubble beach. This area borders the lagoon with southern views of St. Croix, Buck, Capella, and French Cap Islands.

Upon reaching the south side of Cas Cay, explore the incredible boulders flanked with beautiful volcanic cliffs, and home to the famous Red Point Blow Hole. This spot is the chosen place to have an enchanting lunch prepared by your guides.

After lunch, you'll continue to explore the island of Cas Cay by snorkel. Your guides will lead you on a 45-minute tour through a shallow marine habitat, or, if you prefer, you can relax or explore the beach at this time.

Complete your day by kayaking 20 minutes through the mangroves on the way back to the marina.

Explore the sea grass and mangrove nursery habitats in calm, warm, and shallow waters teeming with colorful and abundant sea life. A nice gift shop with eco-souvenirs, T-shirts, sunscreen, and cameras is available for your convenience.

  • This tour includes:
  • Round trip transfers from cruise ship pier or hotel
  • Professional guide
  • Kayak instruction and gear
  • Kayaking through the mangroves
  • Snorkel instruction and gear
  • 2 snorkeling opportunities
  • Time for hiking, exploring, relaxing
  • Water, Gatorade, snacks, and lunch
  • An amazing triple adventure!

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Departures (local time)

  • 8:15 AM (5 hrs) Pickup time for cruise passengers. Tour departs 9am. Length of tour doesn't include transfer time.
  • 10:15 AM (5 hrs) Pickup time for cruise passengers. Tour departs 11am. Length of tour doesn't include transfer time.

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required 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, a dry bag, and secure storage for valuables. Water, Gatorade, snacks, and lunch will be provided.

Restrictions

• Maximum weight is 250 pounds per person.
PLEASE NOTE: The 10:10 pickup time (11am departure time) is only for ships arriving at 9am or later and departing 5pm or later.