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. 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.
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.
Reviewer: Richard McKeown
The sailing was excellent, Captain Mike did a terrific job of dealing with a sudden heavy rainstorm. While the ocean was too rough to snorkel where the turtles normally hangout Captain Mike did manoeuvre the boat so we could spot a few comin up for air. All in all a very fun 1/2day.
Reviewer: Kristine Clifford
This excursion exceeded my expectations. The group was small, maybe 20-25 people max. We set sail (actually sailed. No catamaran here!) and our captain gave us a little tour and history of the island along the way. They provided all the gear and we snorkel for at least 1.5 hours. Because we were there shortly after the hurricane, the assistant jumped in and pointed out things to look for. We saw several turtles, fish and coral. On the ride back, we were provided with refreshments. Everything about this experience was amazing! Loved the humor and knowledge of the captain and crew!!!
Reviewer: Lisa Van Aken
Mike Fury and Jessica were the best! It turned out, due to the time of year (post hurricane), our family of 4 were the only guests. Mike called to let us know if we wanted to invite friends to do so, which was great. The sail was so relaxing, and we and our children (18/20) loved talking to Mike and hearing all about the island and the life there. The boat was clean and Mike sailed it smoothly and expertly. When we got out to snorkel, Jessica (modestly bathing suited...thanks!) joined us to take us to the hotspots to find and identify sea creatures. Loved the pencil-nosed blue fish! We were not rushed, and enjoyed the whole experience. The sail back included snacks and rum punch (and other non-alcoholic offerings) making for a fun and special day on the water. We told all our friends about it and would do it again! Thanks Mike and Jessica!
Reviewer: Marty Pelosi
Our captain and first mate were great hosts and we have a true experience with the turtles.
Reviewer: Louis C
We had a great time with Captain Mike and Jessica sailing and snorkeling on The Fury. Everything was done very well. Captain Mike was very personable and very accommodating. Jessica was great. They provided snacks and the sailing was excellent.