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.
Reviewer: Paul Hopke
Transportation should be included to and from ship, all the other Island excursions we booked with you included transportation.
Reviewer: Paul Hopke
Need to include transportation to and from the ship like all your other Island adventures.
Reviewer: Reinaldo Zamora
At St Thomas some wonderful people and had lots of fun and a great place
This was an amazing adventure. We got to see so many creatures and our tour guide was very friendly.
Our guide, Spencer, explained the area and our adventures very well. It was an enjoyable day of kayaking, hiking, snorkeling and learning about the unique mangroves.