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St Thomas Sailing, Snorkeling at Buck Island Wildlife Refuge

  • 3-hour catamaran sail and snorkel adventure from Frenchman's Reef
  • Visit the uninhabited Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge
  • Use of snorkel, mask and flippers included
Turtle Cove Snorkel and Sail Adventure at Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge
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Turtle Cove Snorkel and Sail Adventure at Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge
Set sail on St Thomas' aquamarine waters during this 3-hour sailing excursion from Frenchman's Reef. Step aboard the 54-foot (16-meter) catamaran and meet your friendly captain and crew. Head for the serene waters of Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge, where you'll don the provided snorkeling gear and jump in to snorkel among the vibrant marine life. Snacks, pirate tattoos and unlimited drinks from the open bar are included.
What to Expect
Make your way to dock at the Marriott Frenchman's Reef to board the 54-foot (16-meter) 'Cat' for your 3-hour sailing and snorkeling excursion.

Find a comfortable spot on deck in the sun or shade. Meet the friendly captain and crew as you sail into the azure waters and watch the shoreline of St Thomas recede. On your way to the uninhabited Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge's Turtle Cove, get fitted for a snorkel, mask and flippers if you're interested in snorkeling. Alternatively, you can choose to lounge on board the boat or take a swim.

When you arrive at your destination, don your equipment and dive in. Admire multicolored coral reefs, inhabited by an abundance of tropical fish. Watch the Virgin Island's resident Green Sea Turtles gliding along, munching on the plentiful sea grasses.

After snorkeling, climb back on the catamaran for snacks and drinks - fruit and vegetables, water, a variety of non-alcoholic beverages, alcoholic cocktails, wine and beer. Relax on the way back to the dock, enjoying the Caribbean sun and breeze.

Finish your tour after 3 hours and walk away with a complimentary pirate temporary tattoo to show for it.
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1 - 5 of 65 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Went to Turtle Cove on the VI Cat on September 11, 2018 to swim with the turtles. Got great instruction from the crew to see as much as possible while we were out. The crew and the cat were outstanding. I would highly recommend this...More

Thank bbws1964
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Snorkeling turtle cove

The the whole trip was great. The crew was fantastic and the sites were off the charts. We had a blast.

Thank Joy M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
The BEST sail and snorkel excursion you can do!!!!!!!

We met Captain Jolene and First Mate Brian prior to the excursion and they were warm, welcoming and energetic guides. My wife and I were on our honeymoon and immediately knew that the day was going to be grand and couldn't have picked a better...More

3  Thank Dustin G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
3 hour snorkel and sail trip

This excursion was fun for my family (2 & 9 yo). The snorkel gear is provided, or you can bring your own. It leaves from the dock at Marriott's Frenchman cove resort. The crew is fun, lighthearted and helpful. We motored to turtle Cove and...More

Thank jfpaddock
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great day. Couples or for a family.

Jolene and Brian did an excellent job. I've snorkelled many times. this was the best. It was informative and fun. My attention span is very short, I was engaged the entire trip. We saw a multitude of fish, turtles, a barracuda, someone said an octopus....More

1  Thank 872hollyh
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4 September 2018|
Response from WorkToTravel_1111 | Reviewed this property |
I thought it took about 1/2 hr by boat. The snorkeling was about 1/2 hr to 45 min and then a nice cruise around the island took up the rest of the 3 hours
17 August 2018|
Response from TravelingGoose03 | Reviewed this property |
As I recall it was a 4 or 5 hour excursion including time to and from the island. We were back on the ship with plenty of time before sailing and to get ready for early dining
14 August 2018|
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Response from sylbe20 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the boat takes a very large group. I would estimate around 80 people or maybe more. But we were very comfortable.