Full Day Multi-Adventure: Kayak, Hike & Snorkel
Full Day Kayak, Hike & Multi Snorkel Adventure
This is your chance to experience a favorite five-hour unique, multi-eco trip in St. Thomas' Inner Mangrove Lagoon Sanctuary and the Island of Cas Cay. On this St. Thomas excursion, you 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 will find multitudes of coral and shells, as well as interesting marine life, including bristle stars, sea urchins, chitons and perhaps an octopus in very shallow, clear waters.
From this tranquil setting, enjoy a ten minute paddle through romantic mangrove alleyways looking out for nesting pelicans and eagle rays swimming in the shallow waters below. Be sure to paddle slowly as you pass over the several shipwrecks en route to Cas Cay. Upon arriving at the wildlife sanctuary of Cas Cay, a deserted tropical island consisting of 15 acres of mangrove forest to the South and volcanic cliffs to the North, enjoy a hermit crab race. You will learn about the importance of the mangrove ecosystem and how to identify the various tropical plants and their edible and medicinal uses. Then, enjoy a fifteen minute leisurely stroll along a scenic coral and shell rubble beach.
Once reaching the south side of Cas Cay, explore the incredible boulders flanked with beautiful volcanic cliffs, home to the famous Red Point Blow Hole. This spot is the chosen place to have a picnic lunch from a local market with your guide. Hike the pristine, deserted 15 acre island of Cas Cay, which is a part of the Virgin Islands Park System. Enjoy the many breathtaking views from the coral and shell laden beaches. Snorkel a coral-fringed mangrove nursery with an easy beach entry in the clear protected waters. After lunch, while snorkeling, you will continue to explore the waters around Cas Cay. Your guides will lead you on a 45-minute tour through a shallow marine habitat. During this St. Thomas tour, explore the sea grass and mangrove nursery habitats in calm, warm and shallow waters teeming with colorful and abundant sea life. Complete your day by kayaking through the mangroves back to the marina. 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.
Lance, our guide provided a fabulous tour for us. He was very helpful with instructions on how to kayak properly. He also led a very informative tour around the Cay where we docked. He gave us so much information about the surrounding area and the flora and fauna that was everywhere. He also was very descriptive and informative about the wildlife that inhabited the cay and the bay. The snorkel part of the adventure was my favorite as he showed us several items that I would not have seen on my own. It was a once in a lifetime experience overall.
Reviewer: Juan Lazcano
Truly incredible experience! Very knowledgeable and nice guide. Equipment was good. Lunch was delicious!
Our guide Lance was amazing, put us totaly at ease and made this full day excursion one of the best we have taken. After reading other reviews I my expectations were high and we were not disappointed! We were tired at the end but in a good, wow that was a great day way. Our Turkey wraps tasted delicious and the pictures we got were worth the $30, highly recommend.
Reviewer: Kathy S
When the taxi dropped us off in the middle of a road kind of off the beaten path we were a bit concerned, but only for a moment. We were at the mangroves where we met a wonderful and welcoming group of guides. Much to our surprise and delight my husband and I were the only two on our tour! It was like a private tour that we didn’t pay extra for! And while we were waiting a cruise ship tour came with about 40 people! They went off and we didn’t see them again. Our guide was great and very knowledgeable about the area. The kayaking and the hike on crab island were awesome! And the snorkeling! Would do it again with this company! Just know you need your own transportation to site. They do tell you that in advance though. It was $11pp each way for taxi
Reviewer: Louis VuTon
I took the 11am tour and it was perfect! Csherri was an amazing host. Very friendly and knowledgable. You can tell she really love being out on the water and showing you the best of what st. thomas has to offer. She make sure you are always ok and checking on your safety. Csherri even have conch trail she been working on the little hiking island. 1st spot for snorkel was awesome. we saw many marina life like starfish, conch, many different type of fish. We did a little hiking on a small island which has a great spot for photos. All in all it was a nice kayak tour and one of the best excursion so far. FYI Taxi from Crown Bay Cruise Dock is $10 per person. Also make sure u wear sunscreen and water shoes are recommended rather than sandals. The company provided a nice snack and water during the tour.