Water activity

St. Thomas Mangrove Kayak, Hike, & Snorkel 3-Hour Tour

4.8 / 5

54 reviews

Activity provider: Virgin Island Ecotours

St. Thomas Mangrove Kayak, Hike, & Snorkel 3-Hour Tour

Activity provider: Virgin Island Ecotours

From US$ 79 per person

Experience multiple ecosystems in St. Thomas' Mangrove Lagoon Wildlife Sanctuary & Marine Reserve. Spend 3 hours and paddle through the endangered mangroves out to Cas Cay, where you will hike to tidal pools and snorkel in pristine water.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the unique beauty of an endangered mangrove lagoon and its natural inhabitants
  • Kayak through the warm and clear waters surrounding St. Thomas
  • Enjoy breathtaking views as you hike along a local, deserted, 15-acre island
  • Visit a natural geological blowhole
  • Snorkel among a protected coral rubble barrier with a variety of species from sting rays and sea turtles to baby barracuda and rainbow parrot fish
Full description
Spend some time at St. Thomas' Mangrove Lagoon on a 3-hour tour that takes you kayaking, hiking, and snorkeling. You will not only enjoy yourself, but also learn why the ecosystem plays a crucial role in protecting healthy offshore coral reefs and local bird and reef fish populations. Paddle on tandem kayaks among the many small islands of the protected Mangrove Lagoon as your guide points out the marine life and interprets the diverse mangrove ecosystem. At Cas Cay, hike the pristine, deserted 15-acre island, which is a part of the Virgin Islands Park System, and enjoy the many breathtaking views from the coral and shell-laden beaches. Enjoy a hermit crab race and a hike to tidal pools, volcanic cliffs, and the scenic spot of a rare geologic blowhole. Then snorkel with an easy beach entry into calm, clear, and shallow waters, and see colorful marine life in the protected mangrove nursery.
Includes
  • Water
  • Snorkel gear
  • All necessary safety gear
  • Kayak equipment
  • Free lockers
  • Dressing room and toilet facilities
  • Proper footwear for hiking
  • Sunscreen, towels, etc.
  • Gratuity for guides
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Our main marina is located on the southeast side of St. Thomas. Virgin Islands EcoTours 6526 Estate Nadir #2 St. Thomas, V.I. 00802 Directions: Our main marina is located on the southeast side of St. Thomas. From Town: Take route 30 East until it intersects with route 32 (also the Bridge to Nowhere/Esso Station). Turn right (southeast) and we are located on the right side of the road. We're the big green trailer with the mask and snorkel on the side. From Red Hook: Head southwest on route 32 toward town. We are located on the left side of the road. We're the big green trailer with the mask and snorkel on the side. Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to tour departure time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Towel
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • Kayak equipment, all safety gears, free lockers, dressing room and toilet facilities are available
  • Please wear proper footwear for hiking
  • Please bring your own sunscreen and towels
  • Tips are not included
  • Directions:
  • Our main marina is located on the southeast side of St. Thomas.
  • From Town: Take route 30 East until it intersects with route 32 (also the Bridge to Nowhere/Esso Station). Turn right (southeast) and we are located on the right side of the road. We're the big green trailer with the mask and snorkel on the side.
  • From Red Hook: Head southwest on route 32 toward town. We are located on the left side of the road. We're the big green trailer with the mask and snorkel on the side.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 54 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Dennis was a great guide—knowledgeable, prepared, and friendly. We enjoyed the kayaking through the mangroves and learning more about the plants and history of the island during the hike. Snorkeling was great too. We saw many colorful fish, (non stinging) jellyfish, and eagle rays. It was relaxing and didn’t feel rushed. Highly recommend for those looking to visit a place off the beaten trail with some history and learning. Thanks Dennis!

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August 7, 2022

I truly enjoyed my adventure with Eco Tours. The guides were incredibly knowledgeable, patient, and personable. My kayak partner and I had a rocky start, but with the guidance and encouragement of Swish and the other two guides, we became pros by the end of the tour. The hike was beginner-friendly; and we saw hermit crabs, sea urchins, and other marine life along the way. Also, the view was breathtaking. Overall, it was a fun experience, and I look forward to doing it again on my next trip to St. Thomas. Just a tip, Kayaking is not for the weak! My arms were sore for two days. But, totally worth it. =)

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June 5, 2022

We had Race and Pistachio as our tour guides, they were very nice, and extremely knowledgeable about the area water and wild life. We had a nice Kayak ride, then a slight hike to a more rugged rock area, but it was beautiful. Then snorkeling, where we saw Sea Turtles, lots of fish and even an small octopus.

May 26, 2022

Product ID: 28573