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Full Day Multi-Adventure: Kayak, Hike & Snorkel

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Enjoy this award winning St. Thomas tour as you kayak and snorkel through a Mangrove Lagoon, hike to tidal pools, volcanic cliffs and a rare geologic blowhole.

Full Day Kayak, Hike & Snorkel in St. Thomas Multi-Adventure

This is your chance to experience a favorite five-hour unique, multi-ECo trip in St. Thomas' Inner Mangrove Lagoon Sanctuary and the Island of Cas Cay. On this St. Thomas excursion, you begin with a St. Thomas mangove kayak & snorkeling tour, kayaking among the many small islands of the Mangrove Lagoon to Long Point and Patricia Cay. Enjoy breathtaking scenic views from the coral rubble barrier reef that divides Long Point, the southernmost tip of St. Thomas, from the deserted island of Patricia Cay. Here you will find multitudes of coral and shells, as well as interesting marine life, including brittle stars, sea urchins, chitons and perhaps an octopus in very shallow, clear waters.

From this tranquil setting, enjoy a ten minute paddle through romantic mangrove alleyways looking out for nesting pelicans and eagle rays swimming in the shallow waters below. Be sure to paddle slowly as you pass over the several shipwrecks en route to Cas Cay. Upon arriving at the wildlife sanctuary of Cas Cay, a deserted tropical island consisting of 15 acres of mangrove forest to the South and volcanic cliffs to the North, enjoy a hermit crab race. You will learn about the importance of the mangrove ecosystem and how to identify the various tropical plants and their edible and medicinal uses. Then, enjoy a fifteen minute leisurely stroll along a scenic coral and shell rubble beach.

Once reaching the south side of Cas Cay, explore the incredible boulders flanked with beautiful volcanic cliffs, home to the famous Red Point Blow Hole. This spot is the chosen place to have a picnic lunch from a local market with your guide. Hike the pristine, deserted 15 acre island of Cas Cay, which is a part of the Virgin Islands Park System. Enjoy the many breathtaking views from the coral and shell laden beaches. Snorkel a coral-fringed mangrove nursery with an easy beach entry in the clear protected waters. After lunch, while snorkeling, you will continue to explore the waters around Cas Cay. Your guides will lead you on a 45-minute tour through a shallow marine habitat. During this St. Thomas tour, explore the sea grass and mangrove nursery habitats in calm, warm and shallow waters teeming with colorful and abundant sea life. Complete your day by kayaking through the mangroves back to the marina. Guides offer snorkeling instruction, point out the marine life and interpret the diverse mangrove ecosystem.

Please note: Your tour departs from and returns to the marina located near the Mangrove Lagoon Wildlife Sanctuary and Marine Preserve. Transfers to and from the marina before and after your tour are not included in the tour price.

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Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memorie ...
from $169.00 (USD)
Per Person
 
Tour Type
Group
 
Group Size
Standard
 
Activity Type(s)
Active, Beach/water
 
Tour Duration
5 Hours
 
Activity Level
moderate
 
Tour Leaves From
An approximately 15 to 30 minute taxi ride (not included, approximately $10 US each way) is required to reach your departure location.
 
Food/Beverage Provided
Water and snack, sack lunch
 
Special Instructions
Swim suit should be worn under a comfortable cover-up and sensible, rubber-soled deck or walking shoes are recommended. A towel, sunglasses and sunscreen are recommended.
 
Restrictions
Guests must be a minimum of 35 pounds to be able to fit into the life jackets- if under the weight they must bring their own coast guard certified life jacket .Guests need to to be able to paddle for approximately 60 minutes. Hike is 8 min walk over coral rubble terrain. For snorkeling, guests need a basic understanding of swimming. Kayak maximum weight is 500 pounds total.
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