St Thomas

St Thomas Kayak and Sea Turtle Snorkel Excursion

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St Thomas Sea Turtle Snorkel Excursion
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From USD 139.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Kayak off the coast of St. Thomas to a quiet bay where you are guaranteed to see sea turtles. Accompanied by a guide, beach your kayak to snorkel and view the turtles as they munch the seagrass, then refuel with an included lunch. All snorkeling and kayaking equipment included. Cruise port or hotel pickup and drop-off are available at an additional charge.
  • Take a sea kayaking tour in St. Thomas
  • Snorkel and see sea turtles in their habitat
  • Tuck into a delicious lunch on the beach
  • All necessary equipment and instruction provided

What's Included

  • A cooler packed with sandwiches cookies and bottled water
  • Use of kayak and snorkel gear
  • Guided snorkeling and kayaking (lesson included)
  • Gratuity is recommended (15-20%). Automatic 20% gratuity is due in cash for groups of 5 +
  • Pick up and drop off (except at Emerald Beach Resort)
  • Photos (above and underwater $40). Bookings of 5 or more may have two guides ($40 per guide).

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Emerald Beach Resort
    8070, Lindbergh Bay, St Thomas 00802, USVI

    Required: Check in 15 mins before start time is required. Wait OUTSIDE of the Emerald Beach Hotel lobby. Parking is in the Emerald Beach Resort parking lot and is free of charge during the time you are on the tour.

Pickup point

  • Emerald Beach Resort
    8070 Lindbergh Bay, Charlotte Amalie 00802-5901 St. Thomas

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

.The pick up is at Emerald Beach Resort only (no other hotels). The pick up time is 15 mins before the tour starts. Please wait outside of the Emerald Beach Resort lobby (not inside the hotel). A description of the vehicle will be sent to you via text the day before the tour.

What To Expect

Begin your excursion at a central location or with convenient pickup at your hotel or cruise port (pickup and dropoff are at an additional charge). Transfer to the kayak launch point, where you meet your guide and get a short orientation and safety briefing. Groups of six or less per guide provide a great experience for those who like to snorkel in small groups.

Get set up with your tandem kayak and snorkeling equipment, then launch into the warm, clear waters. Your guide provides kayaking lessons and coaches you along the way to your destination.

When you reach your destination, a pristine beach where the sea turtles like to hang out, sink into a lounge chair and cool off with a refreshing drink. After a short rest, slip on your snorkeling equipment and follow your guide into the water to snorkel and view the turtles as they find their lunch in the seagrass beds. Throughout your kayaking and snorkeling, your guide photographs you and your group.

Sit down for lunch at the beach (gluten-free and vegetarian options available), then relax on the beach before paddling back to your starting point. Restrooms are available at your starting and endpoint.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Transportation is from Emerald Beach Resort.
  • A minimum of 2 guests is required per booking.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Minimum age is 5 years. All participants must know how to swim, be able to walk on uneven surfaces and be able to climb into an off road vehicle. Children ages 9 and under must kayak with an adult.
  • Maximum participant weight for an individual is 225 pounds. Maximum weight for for tandem (double kayak) is 425 pounds (total for both participants).
  • Near public transportation
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time and cell phone number
  • Not recommended for participants with back/shoulder/wrist problems, heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
  • Please note that 20% gratuity is due on the day of the tour in cash for groups of 5 or more
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Bring cash if you want to purchase a photo package (above and underwater $40). Bookings of 5 or more may have two guides ($40 per guide).
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers

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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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39 reviews
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Amazing experience
Jessica_J, June 2023
Our tour guide Conner was amazing. He spent time explaining some interesting facts about the flora and fauna on the island. The snorkel spot was fantastic and we saw turtles, tons of fish, stingrays, starfish and jellyfish. Kayaking can be a little challenging depending on the waves but Conner stayed right with us and was fine to let us set our pace. Would highly recommend.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you so much for the review! As a small business, your recommendation is very appreciated! I will be sure to share your kind words about the tour with Conner. He is a gem!
Best Day Ever
TiffaniS_N, Apr 2023
We had great expectations when booking this trip, but we had no idea that our expectations would be exceeded to such a great extent. Conner was such a joy to work with. He was very informative & went the extra mile to make sure that our day was spent learning about the island, being knowledgeable regarding sea creatures, and ensuring that we felt comfortable and safe the entire day. We have amazing pictures and videos to commemorate our experience. By the end of the excursion, it felt like we had been with family. We give Conner two thumbs up, a five star rating, and look forward to the next time we’re in St. Thomas. We will specifically ask for him!
Snorkel and kayak tour
Paras_Z, Nov 2022
We had a great time in this tour. Sven was informative and cared for our safety. We snorkeled first at a public local beach and then to kayaks. Kayaks were alittle more bouncy with waves then the kids liked so we did it for less time. The snorkeling is some of the best I’ve done in the Caribbean. I have been to about 10 islands and this one was on top. We saw squid, octopus, many fish, sea turtles, and a sting ray. All in a natural setting. He did not feed them. They were just there living. I enjoyed that part the most. Highly recommended tour
Very friendly, amazing pictures...
Benjamin N, Nov 2017
Very friendly, amazing pictures! They make the whole experience about you! The kyacking was easier then we expected and we got to see so much! We saw turtles and a stingray, squid and schools of fish. We highly recommend them! You will not be disappointed! :)
We had a great time on this...
Paige D, June 2016
We had a great time on this excursion. We were a party of three, so my husband and son had a boat, and I paddled with one of our guides. One other couple on our tour had some difficulty with the kayaking, and our guide Steve was very patient and supportive of them. On the way back, our other guide, Sven, towed them the entire way. Over and above, in my opinion. The kayaking was beautiful along the coastline of St. Thomas. As indicated properly in the description, it is a long paddle and you should be in decent shape to try it. Snorkeling with the turtles was incredible! The water is crystal clear, and they are just hanging out in the bay, munching on grass. they do surface right next to you just like the pictures! Even lunch on the beach was great, best hamburger we've had in a long time! Well done, Sven and Steve!!

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