• Location: St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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Kayak and snorkel in St Thomas' Mangrove Lagoon on a 2.5-hour shore excursion from St Thomas' cruise port. The region's serpentine channels of clear, calm water are perfect for swimming, boating and spotting local wildlife like stingrays and brown pelicans. Learn about the region's natural resources from your local adventure guide, and opt to extend your tour with a hike on Cas Cay, a deserted island. 

Highlights

  • Kayak and snorkel shore excursion in St. Thomas
  • Guided adventure in the protected Mangrove Lagoon
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

St Thomas Shore Excursion: Mangrove Lagoon Kayak and Snorkel Tour

Kayak through the mangrove lagoon of St. Thomas

Make your way to the southern coast of St Thomas, home to the protected Mangrove Lagoon Wildlife Sanctuary and Marine Preserve. Meet your local adventure guide to embark on one of St Thomas' most rewarding snorkeling and kayaking tours in the preserve's rich ecosystem.

Travel through the protected area to Patricia Cay and Long Point, where you'll board your kayak to glide through the may small islands in the mangrove lagoon. While paddling, look out for spotted rays and stingrays as they glide beneath your boat. 

Put on your provided snorkel gear and explore the underwater world. Follow your guide's lead and feel free to ask any questions or directions, especially if it's your first time snorkeling. Peer through your mask at the coral-fringed mangrove roots and listen as your guide points out the vibrant surrounding marine life. Hop back in your kayak for the short paddle back to the marina.

If you select the hiking option, visit Cas Cay, an unspoiled deserted island. Home many endangered or threatened bird species like white-cheeked pintail ducks, brown pelicans, roseate terns and herons, this island is part of the Virgin Islands Park System. Visit the island's coral and shell beaches, volcanic cliffs, blow hole and tidal pools. 

Worry-free shore excursion:
We will ensure that your activity ends with ample time for you to get back to the cruise port before your ship departs. In the unlikely event that your ship has already departed, we will arrange transportation to your next port-of-call. Please see Viator's terms and conditions for full details.


Customer Reviews

louiseohara

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

We really enjoyed this tour with Skylar and the team. Very knowledgeable guides who took us through the mangroves to the island of hermit crabs, there was so many! We walked to where the sea met the rocks, again this was a fantastic photo opportunity. We saw many fish whilst snorkelling including stingray, barracuda, conch and lobster. If you visit St Thomas, definitely take a trip out to these guys. High recommended

Sue

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

We had a fantastic time with the combination of kayaking, snorkeling and also a small hike to Red Point. Our guide Ronnie was amazing. He was very knowledgeable about marine life, biology and the mangroves. We really enjoyed the small group of 8 versus 30 plus on the cruise ship. The small group was like a private tour. We were able to get to Red Point and take tons of photos of the waves crashing on the red rocks and making these wonderful huge splashes before the big cruise ship tour got there. The marine life was amazing to see in the roots of the mangroves and also at the sunken boat with a lot of fish resting there. The frozen chocolates was a special treat from Ronnie that we needed for a great source of energy for the kayak going back. Overall, I would recommend this trip if you prefer the smaller group and like a sense of adventure of kayaking to an island, hiking and seeing nature, snorkeling and kayaking back.

Katherine H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

We had a great time with Dyame who was very knowledgeable about the ecosystem.

Christina W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

This tour was amazing!

MICHAEL C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

We had a wonderful time on this excursion, I had my husband and three adult children with me, and we all had so much fun. The staff was great, and the two guides were awesome. I would suggest this excursion to my family and friends!

Mark G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

We have our own kayak but kayacking in the mangrove lagoon was simply amazing! an unforgettable experience, the tour leader was also very kind and explained in detail.

alicia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great excursion. Jason, our guide, was wonderful. My 10-year old daughter had a million questions, and he was happy to answer all of them. There was a strong current, so the kayaking was harder than I expected, as was the snorkeling. We didn't see too much snorkeling but did find one ray and some fish. The hike was beautiful, and the crabs and blow hole were a big hit. I would definitely recommend this excursion.

Colleen B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great time. We had a small group so really got to experience everything up close and personal. Guide Jai was great especially with my 12 year old son. The snorkeling was fantastic and a great first time experience for my kids and BF. Plan to do it again next year with my oldest daughter and her husband

Charles F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great Tour and great guides. We were so happy we booked separate from the cruise ships. We had a group of 12 and the cruise ship group came in after us with a group of 40.

Murry M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

A great experience. The personnel were very accommodating and cared about what they were dong and the participant experience. The history the island and the stories about the wildlife made the trip interesting. Jake, our guide, was fantastic! He was personable, knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. He made sure everyone felt confident and comfortable and that we learned some interesting background about the wildlife, geography and history of the area. Couldn't ask for a better guide!

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