5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

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  • Location:St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

St Thomas Shore Excursion: Hassel Island Kayak, Hike and Snorkel Tour

Disembark from your cruise ship and explore the untouched beauty of the Virgin Islands National Park! Learn about the history and culture of Hassel Island while enjoying three distinct outdoor activities. Designed for active travelers and nature lovers, the Hassel Island Kayak, Hike and Snorkel Tour is a shore excursion guaranteed to show you a fun-filled time in St. Thomas!


  • St. Thomas shore excursion to Hassel Island
  • Kayak, hike and snorkel adventure in the Virgin Islands National Park
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

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What You Can Expect

St Thomas Shore Excursion: Hassel Island Kayak, Hike and Snorkel Tour

Snorkel, hike and kayak in St. Thomas!

Departing from Frenchtown marina, board your two-person, easy-to-paddle kayak for a 20-minute paddle along the coast of Hassel Island. As you paddle, you'll enjoy breathtaking views of the bustling Charlotte Amalie shopping and historic districts surrounding the harbor.

Coming ashore at the Garrison House, you'll hike along a 10-minute rocky trail to Fort Willoughby, a former Danish and British Fort built during the Napoleonic wars - one of the most intact British Naval Forts in the Caribbean.

After a snack and photo opportunities, kayak into Careening Cove where ships traveling from Europe were hauled and repaired. From here, it's only a brief paddle to the 19th-century Creque Marine Railway.

Your next stop is a secluded and picturesque beach which offers a choice of snorkeling with colorful marine life, enjoying a cool dip or relaxing in the shade. A 5-minute paddle will bring you back to Frenchtown.

All participants receive a one-year membership to the non-profit Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park. You'll receive emailed newsletters, a discount in the Friends store, discounts with the businesses in the Friends Affinity Program, an invitation to the annual meeting and discounts on Friends seminars with priority reservations.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your excursion ends with ample time for you to return to St. Thomas for your ship’s departure. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

Randy O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

plain and simple one of the best timess ever!

Adam B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

A big thanks to Jai for being an awesome tour guide! The day started off with a little rain and a lot of wind, but he was cool, calm, and collected and we were still able to see and do everything we wanted. He knew a lot about St. Thomas and its history, and was great at answering impromptu questions. There were only four of us on the excursion, so that made it even better. The kayaks were wonderful and my boyfriend and I even made sure to get the brand name because we've been looking to buy some and these were perfect. Snorkeling was great, even though we didn't have as much time due to the morning weather issues. We definitely enjoyed learning about Hassel Island and its history, and Jai made it really interesting. Thanks again for a great start to our cruise!!

Elizabeth C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

We were the only couple on the tour, so we had personal service. We were thrilled with the historical knowledge of Brenda, our guide. She instructed us on the proper method of kayaking. We were able to see the historical remains of the railroad on Hassel Island. We hiked to the top of the hill to see the fort. It offered an outstanding view of the entire bay and of St. Thomas. Along the way were enjoyed the interesting floral and fauna. We found interesting insects and corals. Brenda was very helpful in answering our questions. We had a most enjoyable and educational experience.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2013

Our guide Cat was great and took care of us well as we were the only couple on the tour. Kayaking was short but adventurous as the winds were strong that day. The island has a lot of historical interest and the climb to the top is great for views. A small but interesting reef awaited us at a secluded beach...the snorkeling was wonderful.
Loved the combination of activities. Very close to town.

Israel Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2012

AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING!!! We LOVED our guides. They were kind, helpful, knowledgeable, and FUN! The ruins were beautiful, a must see! The water was clear and our guides free dived to point out spectacular fish and coral. They were so much fun, we wanted to hang out with them all day! They made sure we were safe and well hydrated. I can’t say enough good things about this excursion. Loved it! oh and the hike is easy, don't let that scare you away.

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