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.
Reviewer: Rachel Huggins
I did three different Kayak excursions on my cruise, and this one was my favorite! The Hermit Crab Island was one of the coolest things I've ever seen. I like that I got a good amount of activity for that day, but it wasn't too strenuous. Still very relaxing. The sandwich at lunch was good too. Would definitely recommend to anyone who wants a fund day of kayaking, snorkeling, and a mini hike.
Reviewer: L G
This was a great excursion that requires moderate activity. Make sure to have some knowledge of how to kayak and snorkel. Great for people who are inqusitive about the area. We travelled from Havensite port and there are taxis buses readily available to bring you for $10 pp.
Reviewer: James Price
During our trip to St. Thomas me and my girlfriend decided to take the kayak trip And it was absolutely amazing. Every second of the excursion was awesome from our amazing tour guide to the scenery and the atmosphere. This was by far the best excursion I have ever been on. Shore excursions groups is the best way to book a trip. Not only are they great and easy to deal with but the small groups you have with them is completely different then the huge groups you get forced into on cruise ships. I will continue to book with them for every cruise or any such trip!!
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.