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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
Shore Excursion Type
Active, Beach/Water
Shore Excursion Duration
3 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level
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.
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.
5 Stars5Based On 121 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsBest snorkeling dayJuly 23, 2018

Reviewer: Bill Brown
We really enjoyed the sailboat and Captain Mike was great. His crew took good care of us. Location was good. Mike caught a barracuda while trolling out to the site. We were escorted by two dolphins on the trip back.

5 StarsSt. Thomas Snorkel with the TurtlesJuly 23, 2018

Reviewer: Margarita Sanchez
this was Excellent we had a great time ,, and the Captain and his assistant very nice and friendly we really enjoyed sailing for 15-20min. before swimming with the turtles that was so much fun

5 Starswith Turtles July 09, 2018

Reviewer: sefali ghayal
it was a lifetime experience. never swim in the ocean with Turtles and fishes. if I can will do it again

5 StarsGreat Excursion and ExperienceJuly 09, 2018

Reviewer: Brogan
My wife and I loved our snorkeling trip. The boat was beautiful, not packed like the cruise ship's boat with hundreds of people doing the same thing, included snacks and drink, and a personalized and local experience. As a diver, I do not typically enjoy snorkeling, but my wife and I got see turtles up close and personal, they even swam to us. Way better than the ship's excursion for a better price.

5 StarsNice sail and Snorkel June 25, 2018

Reviewer: Simon
I and my daughter enjoyed this excursion. I recommend this excursion.

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