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Half Day Sail and Snorkel with the Turtles

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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.

Shore Excursion Size
Standard
Shore Excursion Type
Active, Beach/Water
Shore Excursion Duration
3 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
A 5 to 12 minute walk from the WICO (Havensight) Cruise Pier or a 15 to 25 minute taxi from the Crown Bay Cruise Pier (not included, approximately $6 US per person each way) is required to reach your departure location. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Complimentary drinks and snacks are included.
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing a swimsuit under a comfortable cover-up and sensible, rubber-soled deck or walking shoes. Please bring a towel, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Please refrain from bringing sunscreen oils or aerosols.
Restrictions
Although there is no age restriction, you must purchase a ticket for all children regardless of age. All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult and must be comfortable snorkeling in water which is over their head. Snorkeling is from the boat. Guests need to to be able to pull themselves out of the water using the boat's ladder. This tour requires a minimum of 6 participants to run.
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5 StarsSnorkel With TurtlesJune 04, 2018

Reviewer: Michael Page
Great snorkel trip. The picture you see where you are within a few feet of the turtles was the case for my trip. Also was able to follow some Rays around and saw some good size fish. Crew and boat were awesome and would book the Fury if in St. Thomas again.

5 StarsExcellent shore excursionMay 14, 2018

Reviewer: Tomas
Even though the shore excursion didn't start well as I lost my brand new GoPro camera in the port. Captain Mike did all his best and the camera was returned to me just in time to catch our cruise ship... I would like to thank him one more time! The excursion itself was very pleasant and relaxed with wind in the hair. The turtles hided because of plenty of tourists but it doesn't matter. It was very nice day.

5 StarsBeautiful day on the waterApril 30, 2018

Reviewer: White
Captain and Crew were very entertaining and delightful. Beautiful sailboat and waters. Only one turtle but that is nature.

5 StarsAmazing experience April 30, 2018

Reviewer: Jim
This excursion was so much fun. The Captain and mate were so very friendly and helpful. The sailboat trip to and from Turtle Bay was so relaxing. The snorkeling portion of the trip was awe inspiring. We only saw two turtles but a lot of colorful fish near the reef. I highly recommend this trip

5 StarsBeautiful Boat, Great Crew, Wonderful TimeApril 23, 2018

Reviewer: Michelle Hoy
Our family of 4 had a great time with Mike and Jessica! They were friendly, informative, and helpful...it felt more like a day of sailing with friends, with pleasant conversation and music from Mike's stereo. We had only 6 passengers, because of last-minute cruise itinerary changes, but this only enhanced our day. The turtles were just returning to the area, post-hurricane, and the reefs were damaged - sort of dusty - not the colorful, life-filled reefs we imagined, but we still enjoyed the swim and did get to see turtles, which was a first for us. Mike tells us that this will return to normal with time. The boat was pristine and the sailing smooth and invigorating. Jessica provided a light snack of pretzels, granola bars and delicious fruit punch during the sail back to port. (Alcoholic beverages were available but we didn't partake.) We highly recommend this excursion.

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