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.
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: The tour departure location is within walking distance of the WICO (Havensight) Cruise Pier. Guests docking at Crown Bay will need to hire a taxi for an approximately 15 to 25 minute ride, which is not included in the tour price.
Reviewer: Claudine Schuster
Couldn't of had a better time and by far our favorite excursion of our trip . Turtles were amazing and actually sailing as oppose to using the motor made it that much more special. Great crew as well!!!
Reviewer: Craig Gardunia
This excursion was one of the best excursions that our family has ever taken. We were met promptly at the time and location stated in our reservation and then ushered to the sail boat. We then had about a 45 - 60 minute ride to Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge where we snorkeled. The water was clear and warm. We had about 60 minutes in the water snorkeling and viewing the turtles in the bay. On the return trip snacks and drinks were provided by the crew. The crew was friendly and very helpful throughout the excursion. Overall outstanding experience and highly recommend this tour.
Reviewer: Marvin Campbell
A well planned day of sailing and snorkeling with excellent guides and a max of 12 people.
Reviewer: Arnold Yudell
This was a great excursion. It was a very pleasant sail over to the bay where the turtles were - there were only two when I was there but you could watch them swim and surface. The rest of the snorkeling was ok - nothing spectacular, but the water was warm and it was a good opportunity to get away from the ship.
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.