Half Day Sail and Snorkel with the Turtles
Sale Price: $99.00
Snorkeling with Turtles & Half Day Sail Excursion
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.
To begin your St. Thomas excursion, you will sail past the cruise ships as you head for the open sea on a 25-minute boat ride. 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 during your one hour of snorkeling.
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.
This trip was on a sail boat with 12 others. We sailed close to a small island, were provided gear and instructions, then explored the water. There were sea turtles and some fish. Afterwards we had some rum punch and discussed our discoveries. The captain and first mate were so helpful.
Reviewer: Vincent Landis
Marvelous sailing out, glad to motor back. Friendly, entertaining, and very professional Skipper and Crew. Very considerate of handicapped. Great snorkeling, lots of turtles. Outstanding!
Reviewer: Mickey t
Great sailing trip with very experienced crew!!! Saw turtles and amazing fish. They provided pool noodles to help you swim which I recommend. Great time!!!
Reviewer: Greg Poulos
Our group (including 4 kids (9-15)) went on this excursion 3/29/19. We had an awesome experience w/ Capt. Mike and Jessica. We saw 3 turtles (they stayed in the general area the entire time), sting rays, and a small coral reef w/ some really great fish. The depth of the water was 10 - 15 feet. The boat was a great size - Approximately, 25 people (comfortably) and Captain Mike did a great job of setting expectations, providing direction and making us feel comfortable. The larger groups were all around us and would come and go in massive groups. The trip included: an hour ride out to Buck island, an hour snorkeling, and forty minutes getting back. The time snorkeling was plenty and never rushed. The trip on the sailboat was amazing. one caution. Our boat, Royal Caribbean - Oasis of the Seas, docks at a different port. I believe b/c of the size of the ship. We had a 20-30 minute taxi ride to the port and back. $6 each way/per person on the taxis that are the standard.
The skipper & his crew were friendly and good sailors, too. The turtles were right where they were supposed to be. It was a perfect excursion.