- 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
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.
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!!
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.