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Half Day Sail and Snorkel with the Turtles
Half Day Snorkel with Turtles at Marine Sanctuary in St. Thomas

Price: $108.00

Tour Details

Snorkeling with Turtles & Half Day Sail Excursion

Climb aboard a Morgan 46-foot ketch for this half-day sail and snorkel St. Thomas excursion to the Marine Sanctuary, where you'll have a date with a giant green sea turtle.

Departing from the harbor right next to the Havensight cruise pier, sail past the cruise ships as you head for the open sea. You may choose a seat in the center cockpit, designed for shade and to provide a firsthand view of how a beautiful boat is sailed. Or, if you want to soak up the Caribbean rays, spread out on the bow or the stern and relax while breathing the refreshing ocean air. The professional and courteous crew will greet you with complimentary drinks and snacks as the sails are raised and we catch the breeze. The crew has been on the island for years and will share some of the history and pirate lore during your three-mile sail to the sanctuary at Buck Island.

After the yacht anchors in Turtle Cove, the crew will offer professional instruction, quality snorkel gear, and the best flotation devices in the entire U.S. Virgin Islands. Then, follow the crew into the water, where they will assist and explain all the different species of sea life that you encounter. In addition to the turtles, you may see octopus, conch, urchins, starfish, squid, and a variety of tropical reef fish, as well as the coral reef of this deserted island.

After your snorkeling and swimming, climb back on board for a quick, freshwater rinse on the aft deck. Then partake in a cold beverage including rum drinks, beer, and soft drinks, as the crew sets the sails and turns towards home.

Please note: Tour departs from the Yacht Haven Grande, located within walking distance of the Havensight Cruise Pier, along the walking path to town. Guests docking at Crown Bay will need to hire a transfer for the 20-25 minute ride (traffic permitting) to the Yacht Haven Grande, which is not included in the tour price.

Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Active, Beach/Water
Shore Excursion Duration
3 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Yacht Haven Grande, 10 minute walk from Havensight Cruise Pier. 15 minute taxi ride (not included) from Crown Bay
Food/Beverage Provided
Beer / cocktail
Swim suit should be worn under a comfortable cover-up and sensible, rubber-soled deck or walking shoes are recommended. A towel, sunglasses and sunscreen are recommended.
Although there is no age restriction, you must purchase a ticket for all children regardless of age. All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult and must be comfortable snorkeling in water which is over their head. Snorkeling is from the boat. Guests need to to be able to pull themselves out of the water using the boat's ladder. This tour requires a minimum of 6 participants to run.

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 95 Write a review.

Great Sail, snorkel and Crew! January 17, 2017
Reviewer: Mary S.  
This was one of the best tours I went on during our cruise. We were able to snorkel with 2 beautiful sea turtles and around a coral reef. The crew were very helpful and were great fun.

Great Sailing and Snorkeling! November 28, 2016
Reviewer: John and Debbie Statz  
My Husband and myself had a wonderful day sailing and snorkeling with Captain Mike and Nikki!  We saw many sea turtles and beautiful fish.  Both Mike and Nikki were very knowledgeable of the area and the sea life and they were the best hosts!  I highly recommend them for your excursion!

BEST excursion I booked for my client's Eastern! September 28, 2016
Reviewer: Lydia Blanton  
Out of 4 excursions that I booked for my client's 7-day Eastern Caribbean on CCL Magic, this was by far her favorite.  The captain was very knowledgeable, had a skilled crew and made them feel safe in every way.  He taught them safety skills that they ended up using on a different snorkel excursion later, and placed the group in a better location, where they were able to see the turtles AND an amazing coral reef filled with beautiful shells, fish and even an octopus!  This excursion is worth every penny.  And btw, this was the only one booked outside of the cruise line - went off without a hitch!

Good trip August 24, 2016
Reviewer: Joe Koehler  
The captain and mate allowed us to relax and enjoy the sailing and gave us the tools to enjoy the snorkeling.

Swimming with dolphins August 24, 2016
Reviewer: William Martin  
As expected the area was very crowded and a lot of time was spent waiting to take a turn but the children loved it and will talk about it forever.
What a unique experience!

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