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Address: Coral Bay, St. John
Phone Number: +1 410-271-1196
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SerenaSea charter boat out of Coral Bay takes to places to snorkel that...

SerenaSea charter boat out of Coral Bay takes to places to snorkel that most boats on St. John do not. The mangroves in hurricane hole is the most spectacular place to snorkel and there is never a crowd.

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Amazing Half Day on Serena Sea

Took a half day charter on Serena Sea in mid Nov16 with Captain Collin. We found out about this charter from our villa owner as we had indicated we wanted to snorkel the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
LadyTxAggie_2000
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took a half day charter on Serena Sea in mid Nov16 with Captain Collin. We found out about this charter from our villa owner as we had indicated we wanted to snorkel the mangroves. They were very professional, knowledgeable, and so easy to work with. We communicated several times via email with Leah who handles the bookings and she was... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Marie was an awesome captain of the boat. she took us to hurricane hole where we snorkeled the mangroves and saw so many star fish, too many to count. When we finished snorkeling, we returned to the boat and she had chips and salsa and drinks for us.

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Thank C_Adventure
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

Our family recently went with Capt. Marie for a 3 hour excursion out of Coral Bay. She picked us up promptly at the dinghy dock and we were off. We enjoyed her pointing out some of the local landmarks while we motored over to the mangroves to do some snorkeling. We appreciated the swimming platform on the boat for easier... More 

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015

What a wonderful experience this was! Marie is a breath of fresh air! We took our mom, 82, and niece with us - a boatload of women - and a tremendous experience for all. An amazing day for us all. Highly recommend Marie!

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Calistoga
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2015

Captain Marie runs a very nice operation aboard the Serena Sea. We charted the boat to snorkel the mangroves which was interesting but the real highlight of the trip were the East End beaches. Captain Marie anchored off a rocky point filled with the most wondrous vibrantly colored coral and sea life.

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

I am 61 and love to snorkel around St. John. A few years back my wife and I took a charter out of Cruz Bay and spent over 1/2 the trip listening to the captain's stories and cleaning our masks. This trip was totally different. I went with my two grandchildren and had a relaxing fun half day with Captain... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

Mangrove snorkeling is a completely different experience and is truly magical. My husband and I tried to do it on our own the next day at a location accessible without a boat and were so glad we went on our trip with SerenaSea! Captain Jason took us to a great spot and it was one of our favorite snorkeling experiences.... More 

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Virginia
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

We chartered Serena Sea last week to snorkel the mangroves. Although I was disappointed in the snorkeling there (everything was covered with sand and looked very disturbed; possibly due to recent storms), I really enjoyed the boat ride. Captain Jason was terrific. He showed up on time and was professional as well as fun. When the choppy water precluded going... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2013

Although the reviews were more than a year old, we took a chance on the Serenasea snorkel trip. Our family of 4 had a fabulous morning with Captain Marie. We have snorkeled all over the Caribbean and the Great Barrier Reef and I have to say that the mangroves of Hurricane Hole are something to see. I could have spent... More 

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Hyattsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2013

My wife and I recently had a wonderful morning out of Coral Bay on the Serena Sea with Marie, our captain. She took us and another couple to Flanigan's Island and then to mangrove snorkeling in Water Creek, part of Hurricane Hole. Both were terrific but as my title suggests the mangrove piece was truly magical, with amazing coral, anemones,... More 

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