Charlotte Amalie, US Virgin Islands

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Overview

Set sail on St Thomas' aquamarine waters during this 3-hour sailing excursion from Frenchman's Reef. Step aboard the 54-foot (16-meter) catamaran and meet your friendly captain and crew. Head for the serene waters of Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge, where you'll don the provided snorkeling gear and jump in to snorkel among the vibrant marine life. Snacks, pirate tattoos and unlimited drinks from the open bar are included.
  • 3-hour catamaran sail and snorkel adventure from Frenchman's Reef
  • Visit the uninhabited Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge
  • Use of snorkel, mask and flippers included
  • Snorkel among tropical fish, vibrant coral and grazing sea turtles
  • Snacks and unlimited open bar
Make your way to dock at the Marriott Frenchman's Reef to board the 54-foot (16-meter) 'Cat' for your 3-hour sailing and snorkeling excursion.

Find a comfortable spot on deck in the sun or shade. Meet the friendly captain and crew as you sail into the azure waters and watch the shoreline of St Thomas recede. On your way to the uninhabited Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge's Turtle Cove, get fitted for a snorkel, mask and flippers if you're interested in snorkeling. Alternatively, you can choose to lounge on board the boat or take a swim.

When you arrive at your destination, don your equipment and dive in. Admire multicolored coral reefs, inhabited by an abundance of tropical fish. Watch the Virgin Island's resident Green Sea Turtles gliding along, munching on the plentiful sea grasses.

After snorkeling, climb back on the catamaran for snacks and drinks - fruit and vegetables, water, a variety of non-alcoholic beverages, alcoholic cocktails, wine and beer. Relax on the way back to the dock, enjoying the Caribbean sun and breeze.

Finish your tour after 3 hours and walk away with a complimentary pirate temporary tattoo to show for it.

Reviews

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y
, Oct 2018

Everything was on point with the description of the excursion. Had a good group of crew to tend our needs. Saw turtles, fish and sea urchins. 45 min out to sea to do snorkeling, one hour in the water, about an hour boat ride back. Transportation is not included. From WICO to the cove, takes about 8 min by taxi. $6 per person, one way. Make sure to ask your driver to come back and pick you up. This is rather remote location. Will be hard to grab a taxi. Had fun.

A
, Jul 2018

Great tour - very well organized and seeing the turtles up close was an amazing experience. Just the right amount of time as well - and the rum punch was delicious!!

A
, Aug 2017

This tour was one of the best run catamaran rides my husband and I have ever gone on. It was the first for our kids, 15 and 18 yrs - both of which who really enjoyed it. The staff themselves were extremely professional and not only interacted with everyone but also took more safety measures than we have seen before in past excursions. For example, drinking was not allowed until after the snorkeling and when we all got back on the boat, before they left the island all four staff members counted everyone on the boat to ensure that they all came up with the same number. Also, on the way to Buck island, they all went to separate parts of the boat and sat with passengers guests to tell us all about the islands surrounding us on the way. The snorkeling itself was also amazing as we not only saw great coral and fish but also got to see large sea turtles and swim close to them when they took a breath. It was a wonderful trip and we all had a great time.

P
, Aug 2017

Went to St Thomas in July - slow season - and it was amazing , the crew - Greeeeat !!! So glad we did it.

D
, Aug 2017

Captain Ryan and his crew Mason, Jodie, and Cane did a great job making us feel at home. Mason led our snorkel tour and was able to point out several fish and coral I might not have otherwise noticed. We saw plenty of turtles and rays and had the time of our lives! Great for families..my kids loved every minute of it.

J
, Jul 2017

I had a great experience on this tour. The captain and crew were courteous and very helpful. We had a great ride over to the snorkeling site and spent about 90 min. in the water and enjoyed a relaxing catamaran ride back to the dock with lots of rum punch flowing. I would highly recommend Captain Joe and his crew for your next snorkeling adventure.

J
, Jun 2017

Great sail, great snorkeling, great fun! The crew really take care of you throughout the entire experience. The sail back was also nice with all the complimentary snacks and drinks. You can't go wrong with this trip.

C
, May 2017

The VI Cat's Captain Joe and crew were professional and attentive to the safety of all passengers, and ran the excursion on time. The catamaran left the dock promptly at 1pm and returned about 4:30pm.

Only a couple turtles were in the cove, and there weren't that many fish to see. There was also some interesting coral.

Be aware that there are many stairs to walk down to get to the dock area where the Cat leaves from. If you have mobility issues, ask the Frenchman's Reef Information Desk if there is an easier way down if there's another way, it wasn't obvious. Some people were struggling on the stairs.

D
, May 2017

A must do if you want to be in the water and up close and personal with the beautiful sea turtles, as well as other fishes too. The Cat crew is outstanding and took great care of everyone. Served chips, fresh fruit, rum and other drinks after the snorkeling while you relaxed on the slow sail back to St. Thomas. Overall Beautiful, fun, amazing trip. Highly recommended.

M
, Apr 2017

We highly recommend this excursion. Everyone was so nice and made the outing so enjoyable. We saw a sting ray and turtles along with tons of beautiful fish.


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