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Illuminated Night Kayak from Marriott Frenchman's Cove Dock, US Virgin Islands

Southside, U.S. Virgin Islands

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  • 1 hour 15 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Set off on a one-of-a-kind kayaking trip when you book this evening excursion. Make your own way to the Marriott Frenchman's Cove Dock, grab a paddle, and step into your illuminated kayak: with special LED lights, you can see turtles, fish, stingrays and other marine life, even after the sun has set. Immerse yourself in the Caribbean ambiance during this relaxing trip, and admire nighttime views of Charlotte Amalie Harbour.
  • Enjoy a waterfront perspective most travelers miss when you kayak after dark
  • Spy marine life and see the sea lit up with your illuminated kayak
  • A brief training session and safety gear make this tour beginner-friendly
  • Soak up the skyline views and warm sea breezes as you go

What's Included

  • Kayak, Paddle and PFD (personal flotation device)
  • Local guide
  • Gratuities (suggested)
  • You provide your own transportation to/from our Kayak After Dark Location: Marriott Frenchman's Cove
  • Alcohol is not permitted

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • The VI Cat
    Marriott Frenchman's Cove Dock, 7338 Estate Bakkeroe Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas 00802, USVI

    Tour departs from the DOCK of the Marriott Frenchman's Cove Resort. Make your way to the shoreline, next to the pool. Be sure to arrive 30 MINUTES prior to trip departure time.

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • All tours are listed in local time - Atlantic Standard Time Zone
  • Be sure to mention any allergies or medical conditions to your Guide
  • Expectant mothers should consult with their primary care physician about participating in this excursion
  • **Please note we will take guests temperature prior to boarding as per CDC recommendations. **Masks are optional. **Please practice social distancing.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Illuminated Night Kayak from Marriott Frenchman's Cove Dock, US Virgin Islands?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Illuminated Night Kayak from Marriott Frenchman's Cove Dock, US Virgin Islands?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Illuminated Night Kayak from Marriott Frenchman's Cove Dock, US Virgin Islands?

A:The policies on social distancing are:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Illuminated Night Kayak from Marriott Frenchman's Cove Dock, US Virgin Islands?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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Traveler Tips

They secure your belongings before kayaking, so no worries about getting your phone wet.
Definitely recommend making this one of your excursions on a visit to St. Thomas and if you get Matt and/or Ben, you’re in for a treat!
203 reviews
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A unique experience
Eric_P, Aug 2022
The sea turtle poke his little head out was beyond amazing. The stingrays swimming around as well, by far a unique experience.
Absolutely NOT worth what we paid. Disappointing.
Peter_W, Aug 2022
First: the guides were very nice. But the seat on my kayak kept sliding back-and-forth which was really uncomfortable. Then I was under the impression that we were going to see many many many fish, like when you go snorkeling at a decent spot and that it was a given- but when we got there we found out that there was no guarantee we would see ANYTHING at all. In one hour I saw exactly ONE fish and IG was the same color as the sand. So we essentially spent $600 to paddle around at night hearing nonstop talking from the guides (and some okay jokes, but I can get jokes on YouTube for free) looking at a sandy ocean floor. It was absolutely NOT worth 45 minutes of round trip driving and the money we paid. I hate to have a negative effect on the business of the kids running the tour, but it was a big disappointment. I gave it two stars because a lit up send through kayak is a cool thing and it was peaceful to kayak at night but not $100 per person peaceful. Not recommended. At all.
Illuminated Night Kayak
Kisha_W, Aug 2022
This was a wonderful experience. If you come to the Virgin Islands you must try this experience. They take the time and explain everything.
Neat experience
Melina_B, Jul 2022
It was a pretty neat experience seeing the nocturnal sea animals at night through the illuminated kayaks.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hi Melina_B, we couldn’t be happier hearing how you enjoyed your experience. We are so glad you enjoyed our glass bottom kayaks, it must have been amazing to see the fish swim right under you! We hope you will return again in the future.
Caylee and unfortunately...
Anonymous, Jul 2022
Caylee and unfortunately I can’t remember the name of the other individual but I do remember he is studying Marine Biology were extremely kind and gave lots of information as we moved along the tour. Definitely a great experience and a great one to make memories with the family. Loved everything about it!!!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you so much for your review! Kayak AfterDark is definitely one you will never forget! We love knowing the guides gave you lots of information and you made memories with your family in the process, that it what it is all about.
Awesome experience!
Anna_S, Jul 2022
Night kayaking was such a cool experience. Our guides were knowledgeable, and it was super easy to learn how to kayak. We got to see stingrays, tarpon, and even a sea turtle!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Wow Anna_S, we love that not only did you enjoy the cool experience of kayaking at night but also that you were able to see some beautiful underwater sea life! We are happy to know that our guides shared their knowledge with you and you caught onto kayaking quickly. Thank you again for joining us.
Great experience!
Akasha_B, Jul 2022
Night kayak was awesome! The view was breathtaking and the water was extremely clear. The instructors were also very informative and friendly!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hi Akasha_B, we couldn’t be happier to hear you had such a great time during our night kayaking. The night time views of the Charolette Amalie Harbor are incredible especially when you are able to see them from out on the water. We are happy to hear the instructors were informative and friendly as well!
You’ve GOT to do this tour!
wk66y28pff, Jul 2022
Wow - this excursion is probably my favorite in all my years of traveling. My parents, siblings, and I were all exhausted after a long beach day and considered skipping. We’re SO grateful we didn’t! Our guides, Zach and Kaylee (sorry if that’s the wrong spelling!), were so funny and informative! We saw giant rays, huge tarpon, and a sea turtle! We all decided that even if we didn’t see a single animal, the boats and seeing the island at night was cool enough. You won’t regret booking this one!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Wow wk66y28pff, we couldn’t be happier hearing how much you enjoyed your time during our night kayaking. We are so glad you and your family chose not to skip out on the night with us, we sure would have missed ya! Not only did you get to see the beautiful Charolette Amalie harbor lit up at night but you also got to see so much beautiful underwater sea life! Thank you so much for this amazing review. We look forward to you joining us again!
Fun and worthwhile
Robin_C, Jul 2022
The guides were excellent in pointing out historical sites and sea life of interest. The boats were great as was being able to see with the LED lights. I wish it had been a little longer
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hi Robin_C, we are happy to know the guides did an excellent job at sharing their knowledge of historical sights and sea life with you. We are glad you enjoyed the kayaks and were able to see some of the sea life below your feet with the LED lights.
Awesome experience! The...
mommybug85, Jul 2022
Awesome experience! The guides were very informative. We saw sea turtles, sting rays, and lots of Tarpon.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hi mommybug85, thank you for joining us during our Illuminated night kayaking excursion. We are so glad you had an awesome experience! We are so excited that you were one of the lucky ones to have been able to see some of the beautiful sea life right below your feet! Thank you for your review!
Debbie_L, Jul 2022
It was unique and unforgettable! Kids really loved it 🥰 my husband got a little sea sick (but he always does, just so a sea sick prone person is awake!)
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hi Debbie_L, we are so happy to know it was an unforgettable experience for you! We are even happier to know that your kids loved it. We are sorry to hear your husband got sea sick but happy to know your overall experience was great!
Kayak night tour
Sarah_S, Jul 2022
The guide we had was great! We saw the animals we hoped to and enjoyed the evening. We would recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
It definitely sounds like you had a great time, plus having a great tour guide definitely makes it even that much better. We love hearing that you were able to see all the animals you were hoping to see while out on the water, it must have been your lucky day!
Illuminated kayak
Chanika_C, Jun 2022
The guide was nice. We didn't really see much out in the water until we were docking and saw a few at the dock. It was a nice concept but I think was too early for the tour maybe.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you for kayaking with us! It is great to hear you saw some sea life towards the end of your tour. While the sea creatures can be unpredictable, what is predicable is the beauty of the St. Thomas harbor under the stars! We hope you enjoyed that view as you kayaked.
Buddie_N, Jun 2022
The waiver link would not download. They sent it multiple times. It finally opened. We painfully filled out the information. Upon arrival they said that it did not show that anyone had filled them out. So, in the dark, we had to fill it out again. So we were late going out. I did not see anything. Others saw a few things. Definitely disappointed.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hi Buddie_N, thank you for reviewing your experience. Your input is valuable and helps us improve our excursions moving forward. We hope you were able to enjoy the star lit S. Thomas sky and harbors as you kayaked with us.
Underwhelming kayaking experience
Stephen_B, Jun 2022
This was a disappointing experience. "Illuminated Night Kayaking" sounds much cooler than it really is. If you are going for the experience of kayaking in the Caribbean, you will be disappointed by the very small area you are allowed to access (just a few hundred yards from the dock). If you are going to see aquatic life through the "glass bottomed kayaks", you will be disappointed by the limited visibility and scarce activity after dark. If you want to see fish, turtles, sting rays, etc., you'd be better off snorkeling in daylight. If you want to really kayak, this isn't for you either. But if you just want a relaxing (if somewhat unimpressive) time on the water being told what marine animals you "just saw" without actually seeing much of anything, then by all means, enjoy!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you for joining us, Stephen! It is true, our Kayak After Dark tour can be so relaxing! Just what you need on a vacation. All while viewing St. Thomas' Charlotte Amalie harbor lit up at night. The lights throughout our mountainous terrain is a beautiful view from the water.
Great experience!
Carolyn_C, Jun 2022
I thought it was a very nice experience. It was our first time kayaking. The instructors were great with explaining what to do. We still were having a time, but I thought we did pretty good. It was like bumper cars. We kept running into people. We saw a huge turtle and other sea life. We got very wet, but I think it was because we didn’t know how to handle the paddle properly. I was glad they gave the option to but your shoes, etc. in a bin they secured; especially my phone. Great experience …!
Response from Host, Jul 2022
What better way to enjoy a night under the stars while out on the water staring at the historical Charlotte Amalie harbor lit up. We welcome all of our first timers with open arms and make sure you have a great time. We love knowing you got to see some other sea life as well as a Sea turtle. Whenever you are out on the water, there is the possibility of getting wet so if we can help keep your items dry, we will! So glad you had a great experience during your Night Kayak excursion. Take care.
Cool night time activity
hcgd6pwn9v, Jun 2022
Fun family friendly excursion. The guides were very professional and safety oriented. We saw fish, turtles & stingrays. Pretty cool trip
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Hi hcgd6pwn9v, we love that you enjoyed this fun family excursion. We are happy to know the guides made sure you were safe and not only did you get to see the beautiful Charlotte Amalie Harbor lit up but you were one of the lucky ones to see one amazing sea life as well. Glad you enjoyed your trip. Cheers!
Fantastic evening, saw...
Peggy_B, Jun 2022
Fantastic evening, saw lots of fish including sting rays and sea turtles. Our guides were excellent and made this easy and fun. Highly recommend it for everyone.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Hi Peggy_B, we love that you were able to see so much nighttime sea life while on your night kayaking. The guides enjoy being able to not only show you the harbor lit up under the start but trying to find some cool sea life as well. We are glad you had such a fantastic evening. Thank you again for joining us.
Not what we expected.
Jennifer_B, Jun 2022
Nothing memorable to really see, we didn’t really see anything. The boat bottoms are clear but you can’t see anything through them. There were to many Kayakers, if you were towards the back of the group you couldn’t hear what the guides were saying at all. Save your money and go snorkeling around all the beautiful beaches of St. Thomas.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Hi Jennifer, thank you for kayaking with us! We totally agree- If you want to see sea life, take our snorkeling excursion! Our star lit kayak tour is a unique experience of it's own, take care.
Would definitely do it again
Nia_C, Jun 2022
Very relaxing and great staff, location is great to. At night u see a lot under the kayak. Staff was amazing and made sure everyone was comfortable and knowledgeable on how to move in the water


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