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Turtle Cove Catamaran Snorkel and Sail Adventure at Buck Island

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Explore the waters of St. Thomas on this sailing excursion from Frenchman's Reef. Hop aboard a catamaran before heading out to Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge, where you’ll be able to jump in the water for a snorkeling session. Keep an eye out for marine life like colorful coral reefs, tropical fish, and green sea turtles.
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The VI Cat
Marriott Frenchman's Cove Dock, 7338 Estate Bakkeroe Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas VI, St Thomas 00801, USVITour departs from the DOCK of the Marriott Frenchman's Cove Resort. Make your way to the shoreline, next to the pool. **USE GOOGLE MAPS AND TYPE IN "THE VI CAT" OR "MARRIOTT FRENCHMANS COVE".**
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    The VI Cat
    Stop: 3 hours -
    Tour departs promptly at 1pm, local time (Atlantic Standard Time Zone). Travel independently to the Marriott Frenchman's Cove Dock, timing your journey to arrive by 12:30pm where you will check in with The VI Cat's Crew. Board 'The Cat', a spacious 54-foot catamaran for an exhilarating sail to the uninhabited Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge's Turtle Cove where you'll experience an unforgettable, fun-filled, marine life adventure. And free pirate tattoos to show off your experience! Your friendly crew will provide snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel, fins, snorkel vest), brief instruction and safety tips and if needed, a beginner's snorkeling lesson when you reach Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge. You may choose to swim and snorkel in the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea, tan on the special deck of the catamaran, or relax in the shaded cabin area. However you choose to spend your day on the boat, you will no doubt have fun! Once you arrive at Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge, see coral reefs with an abundance of tropical fish. Watch the Virgin Island's resident Green Sea Turtles as they glide along in their natural habitat grazing on sea grasses. After snorkeling, hop back on the catamaran for snacks and open bar. Tour returns to the Marriott Frenchman's Cove Dock at 4pm.
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The VI Cat
Marriott Frenchman's Cove Dock, 7338 Estate Bakkeroe Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas VI, St Thomas 00801, USVITour departs from the DOCK of the Marriott Frenchman's Cove Resort. Make your way to the shoreline, next to the pool. **USE GOOGLE MAPS AND TYPE IN "THE VI CAT" OR "MARRIOTT FRENCHMANS COVE".**
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Highlights
  • Experience the island’s popular wildlife refuge
  • Snacks and unlimited drinks from an open bar are included
  • Snorkel, mask, and flippers are provided
  • The departure location is easily accessible
Important Information
Departure Point
The VI Cat, Marriott Frenchman's Cove Dock, 7338 Estate Bakkeroe Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas VI, St Thomas 00801, USVI
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Snacks
  • Unlimited drinks (open bar)
  • Local guide
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
Exclusions
  • Gratuities (suggested)
  • Souvenir T-Shirts and Dri-Fit Shirts (available for purchase)
  • Transportation to/from attractions (you provide your own transportation. The Marriott Frenchman's Cove is 7-10 minutes from the WICO cruise ship dock and 20-30 minutes from the Crown Bay cruise ship dock.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Most tours depart from the Marriott Frenchman's Cove at 1pm. Please travel independently to departure location 30 minutes prior to departure
  • The Marriott Frenchman's Cove is 7-10 minute taxi ride from the WICO cruise ship dock and 20-30 minute taxi ride from the Crown Bay cruise ship dock
  • Please note the Marriott Frenchman's COVE is a separate location from the Marriott Frenchman's REEF
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • All tours are listed in local time - Atlantic Standard Time Zone (PLEASE NOTE THIS MAY BE DIFFERENT THAN YOUR SHIP TIME)
  • Be sure to mention any allergies or medical conditions to the Captain
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 80 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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By: The VI Cat
Sandra L M
Osbornsville, New Jersey
10
The Best
WE do this every year to close out our annual visit to St Thomas. The crew are amazing and you can't beat the
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flyingdoc2
Fall River, Massachusetts
52
Turtle cove and snorkel
We seen one turtle on our trip. Obviously they cannot control this but overall i personally would rather snorkel
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Marion B
Chicago, Illinois
40
Great day on the water
Great day on the water. It was too choppy for me and my husband to snorkel much but others saw a lot. Great boat,
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jldauria4
Rochester, New York
10
So much fun!
We went for the second time this past week and loved it. Although we didn’t see any turtles on this trip, we saw
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Jeanne B
Glenview, Illinois
8231
Enjoyable snorkeling trip on beautiful catamaran.
We booked a shore excursion through the Regal Princess. A bit of a walk from the ship, and the moment you climb
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Katie D
10
Great adventure for everyone!
My boyfriend and I had a great time aboard the Cat. It was my first time snorkeling which started off a bit rough
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kramsey12020
Sutherlin, Oregon
10
Excellent trip!
We had a wonderful afternoon aboard the VI CAT! The snorkeling time was too short though and there were three or
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Venture773507
10
Wonderful experience
My husband and I enjoyed this sunset cruise. Wish had boarded and set sail as expected so could be in harbor
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Joan B
42
We saw turtles!
Great snorkeling experience. The crew was fun and knowledgeable. From safety instructions to guiding us in the
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goodgirlfriend
North Creek, New York
6930
Beautiful Vessel, But Not Really A Sail
The VI Cat is a lovely yacht in immaculate condition. The Captain, runs a very tight ship and follows navigational
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