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

St Thomas Mangrove Lagoon Kayak and Snorkel Tour

St Thomas Mangrove Lagoon Kayak and Snorkel Tour
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Last updated: Jul. 16, 2020
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.
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Face masks required for guides in public areas
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5199KSML
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
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
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
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
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
Departure details
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
Additional information
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
Popular mentions

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Lori S
2 contributions
Fun excursion
Lots of fun. Our guides were laid back and knowledgeable. Good morning excision for s little exercise and a different type of snorkel.
Written July 24, 2021
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Loris Thank you so much for leaving us a review! We’re always working on adding new adventures for your next trip so be sure to check our website periodically. See you soon!
Written July 31, 2021
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Zina D
3 contributions
Tour guides were very knowledgeable and easy going. So worth the full experience.
Jul. 2021 • Family
My kids loved the tour. The guides were fantastic. Thank you, Kevin and Shamoi "Shaz", you made our experience totally worth the effort. 😊 Your banter was refreshing. To think we weren't going to take the hike. Everyone that does this ecotour should do the 3 hrs kayak, hike, and snorkel. Not to mention the tacos offered after, so good.
Written July 20, 2021
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Zina Thank you so much for leaving us a review! We’re always working on adding new adventures for your next trip so be sure to check our website periodically. See you soon!
Written July 31, 2021
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Gabby
2 contributions
AMAZING
Jul. 2021 • Family
This tour was amazing. The kayak to the snorkel location was beautiful. The water was warm and calm, we saw a lot of ocean life. We even saw over 100 hermit crabs.
Written July 16, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for leaving us a review! We’re working on new adventures for your next visit so please check our website periodically. Have a safe trip!
Written July 17, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Roxana Kas
Germantown, TN16 contributions
Do it! It’s fun
Kevin and his team was so funny and friendly!!! Don’t expect nothing fancy - it’s a shack in the middle of nowhere- everything is old and destroyed…BUT!!!! This was the most fun I’ve had for all vacation!!!! It total it’s about 3 hours! If you can - drink before the trip 😉 have a long sleeve or a ton of sunscreen!!!
Don’t expect too much of fish to see (Nemo, barracuda, Dory, small fishes) BUT- the overlook Oksana Kas breathtaking!
(No turtles here ) you can take kids with you - from 5-7 yo I believe
Written July 12, 2021
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Thank you Roxana for leaving us a review! We’re working on new adventures for your next visit so please check our website periodically. Have a safe trip!
Written July 17, 2021
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Shoshana S
23 contributions
Experience the water and wildlife close up!
Jul. 2021 • Couples
D’Haden was an incredible guide for our small group (two couples). He let us use individual or double kayaks, and led us on a great kayak tour, showed us around the mangroves while pointing out interesting wildlife and trees. He had great stories and even guided us through holding some of the animals! He took us on a fantastic hike (more like an easy walk on the cay) and shared even more interesting info about the area. Even though conditions for snorkeling weren’t great that day, the tour was still an incredible afternoon. D’Haden also took fantastic photos of us throughout, and provided a ton of recommendations for other activities and restaurants on the island. I would absolutely recommend making it a part of your Virgin Islands visit.
Written July 6, 2021
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Thank you Shoshana for leaving us a review! We’re working on new adventures for your next visit so please check our website periodically. Have a safe trip!
Written July 17, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

catherine j
Denver, NC4 contributions
Could be better
Parking is horrible, cramped and congested gathering area, chaotic… tour guide was not with us coming back until 1/2 way, even though she told us to head back…minimal sealife seen… had to ask for included water… paid in advance for digital pics, huge group of people, only 2 individual pics of us.. take your own pics… had to email and text the day after to get our pics,
Written June 28, 2021
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Karen V
Monroe, MI5 contributions
Fun excursion
Jun. 2021
This was a great excursion and our guide Kevin was great!! It was way more fun & interesting than I had expected, really glad we did it!! I was in awe at all the sea critters we saw!
To improve, I think this group could give more details on what to expect. We had no idea if we should bring water, a towel, snacks... etc. I wish I had brought extra sunscreen & my hat.
The specific excursion we did said hiking, snorkeling & kayaking- it was hardly a hike, it was more of a short walk on a small rock island to some tide pools- which was so neat (would hate for someone to think it was a hard hike when reading the description, it was a very doable walk)!! The snorkeling was by far the best part, we saw so much and Kevin was great in helping identify things for us!
I think for a group with Eco in the name, they could focus on being more eco friendly & encourage people to bring their own water bottles.
Also- I think the candy snack could be upgraded- it was a trick or treat size candy bar and at that point in the day I could have eaten 4 of them.
Written June 28, 2021
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Don S
Anchorage, AK4 contributions
Fun kayaking and snorkeling experience
Jun. 2021 • Couples
Emmanuel and Chamoy were absolutely fantastic guides. The equipment is top notch, check-in well organized, and the staff were very welcoming upon arrival. Mangroves are such a unique ecosystem and Cas Cay is gorgeous. The wife says it was fantastic and loved it so this definitely deserves 5 stars! Definitely recommend VI Ecotours and the mangrove kayak and snorkel experience! It's fun for both inexperienced and the experienced kayaker/snorkeler.
Written June 19, 2021
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Thank you so much for leaving us a review! We’re adding new fun things for you to do on your next trip so be sure to check our website periodically!
Written June 21, 2021
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Pam S
Tucson, AZ11 contributions
Surpassed our expectations
We laughed and had a blast on the kayak and snorkel tour, which completely surpassed our expectations. The mangroves in the cays were truly amazing and our guide Emmanuel explained how the red, white and black mangroves differ. There were cool surprises along the the way. Take this tour!
Written June 13, 2021
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Pam Thank you so much for leaving us a review! We’re adding new fun things for you to do on your next trip so be sure to check our website periodically!
Written June 21, 2021
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Voldypoo
3 contributions
Fantastic and knowledgable guide
Jun. 2021
Emmanuel was a fantastic guide and very knowledgable. We learned a lot of cool things about the mangroves and the Mangrove Lagoon. He also managed the kayaking pace appropriately so that both families with young children could keep up, but it remained a challenge/fun for all (including those with experience kayaking). Highly recommend.
Written June 12, 2021
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Woo Hoo! Thank you so much for leaving us a review! We’re adding new fun things for you to do on your next trip so be sure to check our website periodically!
Written June 21, 2021
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ajstuk22
ajstuk22
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What an experience
Our excursion with Kevin was awesome!!!! He was very knowledgeable and took the time to really educate us. As a fir
pavlovsdogOO
pavlovsdogOO
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The best day of our vacation!
Simply put, this was the best excursion my family of 4 has ever been on. Our tour guide D'Hayden was very personab
Jennifer B
Jennifer B
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Paddle Boards - Yes! Lunch - No!
Five stars for Eco Tours' kayaks and paddle boards. Three stars for the beach (most crowded and commercial beach w
tfkenton
tfkenton
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INCREDIBLE
Perfect adventure with our grandkids before we hopped on the plane for home! Amazing tour through the mangroves to
Holly K
Holly K
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Amazing tour!!
Matt was our guide and he was very knowledgeable about the wildlife, islands and plant life. He always made sure we
Clisa A
Clisa A
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Amazing time
Nahida and shimoi were AMAZING . First time kayaking it was a lot harder than we thought . But they both were extre
evank820
evank820
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Waited hours for the tour to begin
It was nice but we didn’t leave until 2 hours after our tour should’ve started! We were early so I don’t think we m
Surajit B
Surajit B
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Must do
Grant was outstanding. The 3 part program is well composed and very enjoyable, but if you have a lead like Grant it
837joyr
837joyr
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Awesome service!
I just booked a cabana- all day passes - shuttle services for our party as we will be visiting this beautiful beach
oneeyedpirate2021
oneeyedpirate2021
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Funnest day ever!
We did the 5 hr tour for my wife’s birthday. There was a great social group, we loved the sights, the education, th
J7871XDamberb
J7871XDamberb
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Beautiful Adventure on St. John
We had a beautiful adventure with our guide, D’Hayden! He is knowledgeable, kind, patient, and joyful! My husband a
lynseyd1951
lynseyd1951
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Treated like family! Beautiful tour!
We did the three hour kayak and snorkel and spent the day on honeymoon beach. We rented a cabana and sun chairs. Th
daniellepX9768AP
daniellepX9768AP
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So Much Fun Packed into a Short Time!!
This was one of the highlights of our trip to St. John. This tour is amazing. There is so much packed into a short
Steve D
Steve D
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Great excursion. Must do!
We had a wonderful time on this adventure. Ryan was our guide. He was very polite, knowledgeable, and informative
brooksc104
brooksc104
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Almost a great experience
The kayak and snorkle tour deserve a solid 5 stars. Their website can be misleading. I signed up for a 10am - 1pm t
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