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Kayak and Sea Turtle Snorkel with Beach Break

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Come along to experience the best of the Virgin Island's natural beauty on a four hour kayak and snorkel tour with an experienced guide. Discover the wonders of observing sea turtles in a calm, protected bay.  The only tour where you are GUARANTEED to see turtles! No kayaking or snorkeling experience is needed. This Eco-adventure only has six guests per guide to ensure personalized service. Pick up and drop off available from hotels and cruise ship ports at an additional cost.
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Departure Point
St. Thomas Adventure Tours, kayak, snorkel and rock climbing tours, Airport Rd, St Thomas, VI 00802, USVI
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Free parking and beach entrance
  • Optional pick up and drop off from hotels/cruise ship ports ($14 per person additional charge)
  • Use of all needed gear and instruction
  • Lunch, a snack and beverages.
Exclusions
  • Gratuity is not included, but recommended. Automatic 15% gratuity is due in cash for groups of 5 +
  • This tour is not available for ships with tender service (almost all ships are docked)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • If you would like transportation, this must be pre-arranged with the tour provider with at least 24 hours notice. Your pick up time is before the start of the tour and is based on your location. Please note, the cost of round trip transportation is $14 per person and is due in cash on the day of your tour
  • Age: Minimum 13. All children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour is not available for cruise ship passengers who arrive on ships that are anchored with tender service.
  • All participants must know how to swim. Maximum participant weight for an individual is 225
  • Maximum weight for for tandem (double kayak) is 425 pounds (total for both participants)
  • Minimum 2 guests per booking.
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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SarahFerrero wrote a review Sep 2019
2 contributions
Myself, my husband, and his family all booked this excursion after hearing about the sea turtles in St.Thomas from friends. Half of the group chose the short walk version, while the other half booked the kayak trip. Both were awesome! Michelle was extremely friendly and so easy
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Date of experience: September 2019
Patrick W wrote a review Aug 2019
87 contributions11 helpful votes
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I'm so glad my family and I went on this excursion. Sven was the best! He gave us some great history of the island, current events happing around the island, culture, and ecosystem education. We actually ran into 2 dolphins on the kayak out from the beach and jumped off to swim
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Date of experience: August 2019
frugalfather wrote a review Aug 2019
106 contributions34 helpful votes
Although we had kayaked in the ocean before, Sven gave us some instruction prior to entering the water and it definitely improved our kayaking, so that was a nice bonus! We arrived on St Thomas on a cruise ship but Sven guided us to a quiet, deserted bay where we were able to
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Date of experience: July 2019
Bill H wrote a review Dec 2018
259 contributions36 helpful votes
Sven did a nice job sharing information during the kayak piece of the tour, altho at times very hard to hear what he was saying. He also did a very good job locating turtles while snorkeling at Honeymoon beach at Water island. While the ad mentions a 1.5 mile to kayak - it
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Date of experience: December 2018
Response from Michelle F, Owner at Kayak and Sea Turtle Snorkel with Beach Break
Responded 16 Jan 2019
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share about your experience. I hope you are doing well and enjoying retirement in the Caribbean! I'm glad you enjoyed swimming with sea turtles and the educational aspect of our kayak and sea turtle snorkel tour. I'm sorry that you missed some of the narrative during the tour. With only 6 guests per guide on our tours, we always have one on one interaction with each guest to answer any questions someone may have, so some of the narrative a guide may have is one on one and not broadly announced to all. Since you were the only participant in your duo on the tandem kayak who was padding, it is not surprising that the kayaking segment was strenuous and felt like more than 1.5 miles. This is a kayak tour designed for two participants actively paddling. While one person paddling in a single kayak would be a moderate workout and still fun, I would say it is too challenging for one person to do alone in a tandem. The kayaking segment is 3 miles in total (1.5 miles each way). We do encounter waves as part of the paddling takes place in the open sea. Many find the waves are a fun part of the kayaking. If there were “serious waves”, we would have canceled the kayak tour. It's true, our description of the kayaking is no joke. It is geared for those who are “fit and active”. When two fit & active people both paddle, the kayaking is a fun and active experience! We do offer a nature walk version of this tour too where guests have a short guided walk to a bay abundant in sea turtles, lunch and time to relax at the beach. The nature walk is usually preferred by those who want a more relaxing day or don't want to kayak. Best wishes,
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Mugfords S wrote a review Dec 2018
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This was an amazing experience with Sven. He was so patient with my husband who can't get hos ears too wet. We saw so many sea turtles. It was the highlight of our vacation. Michelle was so helpful on the island. I highly recommend these friendly and knowledgeable people.
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Date of experience: October 2018
Response from Michelle F, Owner at Kayak and Sea Turtle Snorkel with Beach Break
Responded 15 Dec 2018
Thank you so much for a fabulous review! We are so happy to hear that you had an amazing experience with us! It is incredible to be so close to the sea turtles in their natural habitat whilst maintaining that they are not disturbed, so that we can see how they behave in the wild. Having a maximum of 6 guests per guide allows us to give individualized service to each guest and maintain the preservation of wildlife. We look forward to seeing you both again on your next visit to St. Thomas!
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