Kayak, Hike & Snorkel Adventure
Kayak, snorkel and hike; don't miss signing up for this award-winning St. Thomas Triple Play Tour!
The southern coast of St. Thomas is home to the beautiful Mangrove Lagoon Wildlife Sanctuary and Marine Preserve. Its exceptional natural resources are filled with scenic contrasts: manglar islands, rocky cliffs, shallow clear waters with sea grass beds, salt ponds and panoramic ridgelines. These natural areas provide a rich nursery habitat for offshore coral reef fish and invertebrates, and homes to nesting egrets, pelicans, herons and terns. Here, on your St. Thomas shore excursion, you will kayak with nature guides who take you through the protected Inner Mangrove Lagoon Marine Reserve, stopping to explain the ecosystem.
After kayaking, hike the pristine, deserted island of Cas Cay. As an important part of the Virgin Islands Park System, Cas Cay is a 15-acre Wildlife Preserve for white-cheeked pintail ducks, red-billed and white-tailed tropic birds, brown pelicans, oyster catchers, roseate terns, egrets, herons and sandpipers. A special and rare dry forest ecosystem of mampo, sea grape and ink berry begins at the south side volcanic cliffs and extends into a flat, sandy area with a red mangrove forest, complete with a village of hermit crabs. Enjoy many breathtaking views from coral and shell beaches at the base of volcanic cliffs and marine tidal pools, complete with a rare geologic blowhole.
Next on your St. Thomas, snorkel along the clear, protected waters of a coral-fringed mangrove nursery. Guides offer snorkeling instruction, point out the marine life and interpret the diverse mangrove ecosystem.
Please note: Your tour departs from and returns to the marina located near the Mangrove Lagoon Wildlife Sanctuary and Marine Preserve. Transfers to and from the marina before and after your tour are not included in the tour price.
Reviewer: Jerry Chermak
My family had a party of five which comprised the tour. Therefore, it was essentially a private tour. The main guide who grew up on the island was personable, knowledgeable and passionate about the terrain. A second guide was rather new to the island, but skilled in outdoor activities. They made a good pair. Kayaking was enjoyable, however, there is no reef there so snorkeling was fair not exceptional. Overall, a worthwhile trip with very competent and friendly leadership. Thanks. My best to Brad Miller. Jerry Chermak
Reviewer: Paul Peel
This was a fun filled day, with water, exercise, beautiful views and continuous learning. The guides were full of knowledge of the plant life, sea creatures, local legends and they were excited to cover with you. Their enthusiasm made for a excellent day! Highly recommend this tour; probably 14 people in our group. The taxi ride both ways is a little off - putting, but no real challenge.
It was good. The guide was knowledgeable. The photos were not of good quality fortunately we were not charged for them
This was a wonderful way to see a bit of St. Thomas. The guide was very friendly, knowledgeable and we enjoyed all parts of the excursion.
Great trip for a family of 4 (kids were 9 & 10yo). My kids loved seeing all the ocean life when snorkeling and during our little hike. Staff was upbeat and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend to others!