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St Thomas Mangrove Lagoon Kayak and Snorkel Tour provided by Virgin Islands Ecotours

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
Updated 16/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from St Thomas Mangrove Lagoon Kayak and Snorkel Tour
Face mask required for check-in. Not required for kayaking and snorkeling. Additional sanitation procedures in place. Adhering to social distancing recommendations.
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Updated 16/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Combine kayaking and snorkeling in a single express tour, with all equipment provided, in St. Thomas' mangrove lagoon. The maze of clear, twisting tributaries through the mangrove forest may be challenging to navigate on your own, but with a guide in the lead, you can focus on the scenery. Listen as your guide points out local flora and fauna, then dive in to explore the underwater world on a snorkeling excursion.
Highlights
  • Single tour to explore the mangrove lagoon via both kayaking and snorkeling
  • Beginner-friendly tour: all gear and instructions provided 
  • Lockers to store valuables and belongings during the activity
  • Refuel with a snack of candy and water
What to Expect
Meet your guide at the Mangrove Lagoon Wildlife Sanctuary and Marine Preserve, located on St. Thomas' southern coast. Get an orientation and safety briefing, then get fitted for your kayak and snorkel gear before heading out to Patricia Cay and Long Point. The provided kayak allows you to glide easily through the small channels and around tiny islands planted with mangroves. Your guide will point out local wildlife, such as spotted rays and stingrays, as they swim around and under your kayak. Switch modes of exploration and don your snorkel equipment to get a peek below the waterline. Your guide will be with you the entire time to answer questions and provide any directions to those new to snorkeling. Back in the kayak, enjoy being warmed by the sun during the quick paddle back to the marina, where your tour ends.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Virgin Islands Ecotours ~ Cas Cay Kayak, Hike & Snorkel, Kayak Rentals, Night and Sunset Kayak Tours, 6526 Estate Nadir, St. Thomas Mangrove Lagoon Wildlife Sanctuary & Marine Reserve, St. Thomas, VI 00802, USVI
Duration
2h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Kayak and snorkel tour
  • All gear and equipment
  • Use of lockers
  • Water and a candy snack
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Isabelle P wrote a review 3 Sep
Gulfport, Mississippi23 contributions3 helpful votes
Kayaking through the mangrove, hiking on a cay and snorkeling guided by Kevin was fabulous. Seeing where the ocean meets the mangrove is breathtaking, Kevin will tell you about the “false entry” and pirates...Truly an excellent 3h. We will definitely book Ecotours again for more
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Shelby D wrote a review Aug 2020
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On time. Great instructors who helped with getting the hang of kayaking. Snorkeling was cool. Beautiful scenery 10/10
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from viecotours, Manager at St Thomas Mangrove Lagoon Kayak and Snorkel Tour
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks Shelby! We hope to see you back soon to try one of our other tours on St. Thomas or St. John!
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Excursion603459 wrote a review Aug 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and patient with us as this was our first time kayaking. He pointed out lots of marine life and also provided education on the plant life. Meeting the hermit crabs and walking around the Caye was our favorite part. We had a wonderful
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from viecotours, Manager at St Thomas Mangrove Lagoon Kayak and Snorkel Tour
Responded 5 weeks ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We hope to see you back soon to try one of our other tours on St. Thomas or St. John!
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ysolovyova wrote a review Jul 2020
New York City, New York22 contributions23 helpful votes
We arrived in St Thomas and were looking for something educational, to give us an idea of the natural ecosystem of the island. We took the abridged (either 3 or 4 hour) tour as the longer one was not available, and the experience was fantastic! We started out with a kayak to a
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from viecotours, Manager at St Thomas Mangrove Lagoon Kayak and Snorkel Tour
Responded 20 Jul 2020
We're glad you had a great time! Hope to see you back soon for one of our other tours on St. Thomas or St. John!
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Shakaya S wrote a review Jul 2020
6 contributions2 helpful votes
This was an amazing experience! My sister and I had the best tour guide! Pernell was awesome. Full of great information about the lagoon and fun to just talk to. We learned a lot and The crab race game was funny and I wasn’t expecting it but it was a great surprise. We also had
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from viecotours, Manager at St Thomas Mangrove Lagoon Kayak and Snorkel Tour
Responded 20 Jul 2020
Hello Shakaya! We're glad you two had a great time. Hope to see you back soon to try one of our other tours on St. Thomas or St. John!
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About the operator

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krisstak2015
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Super Fun Times
This is absolutely one of my favorite tour operators in the Virgin Islands, great for locals and tourists. I’ve don
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kaycieweiss
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Highly recommend!
Awesome morning with Kevin!!! Beautiful kayak through the mangroves, adventurous hike around cas cay and up to the
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mkaylacsullivan
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Awesome tour!
My boyfriend and I greatly enjoyed this trip! Very fun and informative! Highly recommend to other people!!
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MyeracScythe
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Doing Honeymoon Beach?? DO This
This was the best way to go for any plans of 4+ hours for Honeymoon Beach!! Truly makes this a perfect all in day f
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K O
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Great tour operator
Picked up the gear. All was in great condition. Kept it for the week and dropped back off at their site. Everyon
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mee23432
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Turtles and some good surprises!
We had a blast! Our guide Eli was terrific, enthusiastic, very helpful, and knowledgeable. The owner, Sybille was s
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StarrSimplicity
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I’m so GLAD I made this decision.
Great staff! I met Eli and Zach W (hopefully I spelled their names correctly, lol.) They are amazing! Very knowledg
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pinoydocsabeach
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Awesome Experience with Virgin Island Ecotours
Just got back from our St John trip. We did the Best of Caneel Bay and Henley Cay tour - St John. My family of 5
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Tracey L
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Enjoyable and educational
We booked the excursion a few days in advance since when we called they said the days prior were pretty much very
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A1891EMcarol
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Eco tour kayak and snorkel
Our tour guide was Eli. What a great day we had. We snorkeled saw sea turtles, squid, sting rays and much more.
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aacooley1025
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Honeymoon Trip
We booked this your on our first visit to St. John for our honeymoon. It was a great day except for the extremely r
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Susan C
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Beach day pass at Honeymoon Beach, St. John- July 2020
We traveled to St. John about 3 weeks ago (3 adults and 3 young adult children 18, 20 and 22 years). We did the da
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Christina J
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It was just ok
It was just ok. Snorkeling masks were broken (only a few, we just happen to get those ones). They "candy and drin
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Christian L
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Nice Boards for a good price.
We rented a SUP Paddle board for my 14 year old daughter. It was a "bucket list" item for her to paddle board @ Ma
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benbC4399MJ
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Awesome excursion with great guide
We did the five hour tour that started with a hike up Lind Point trail. Definitely take the high trail, the sights
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