Caneel Bay Kayak, Hike, And Snorkel With Sea Turtles

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    9am (5-hour tour only)10am (3-hour tour)2pm (3-hour tour)
  • Departure Details :
    Cruz Bay Visitor Center, Virgin Island National Park, St John 00830, USVI
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Discover the beauty of St. John on a Kayak, Hike and Snorkel tour of Caneel Bay. Kayak in the turquoise waters of the Virgin Islands National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, snorkel in grass beds often frequented by sea turtles, and hike the picturesque Lind Point Trail. Choose from a 3- or 5-hour tour (the latter option includes lunch), with guided instruction and equipment included. With breathtaking views and informative commentary, this outdoor adventure is fun for nature enthusiasts and families alike!


Family friendly

Informative, friendly and professional guide

Snorkel gear included

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Meet your professional nature guide at Caneel Bay Resorts Honeymoon Beach for a full safety briefing before taking to the sapphire-blue waters! Once you receive paddling and snorkeling instructions along with your lifejacket, hop on your kayak for a thrilling paddle around the bay teeming with colorful tropical fish. With Virgin Islands National Park as your backdrop, marvel at the coral reef home to an abundance of marine life.
Next, explore five of St Johns best beaches on a hike across white sand, shaded by sea grape trees, coconut palms and tropical forests. You'll journey through the picturesque forest trails of Turtle Point, home to more than 800 native species of plants, while your informative guide points out local flora and fauna along the way.
Enjoy stunning views above the rocky outcrops looking toward Hawksnest Bay and the Durloe Cays, an area known for dolphin sightings, and keep an eye out for the wild donkeys, mongoose and white-tailed deer that frequent the area.
Then, snorkel a fringing coral reef in the shallow, clear waters as your guide points out the many different types of coral in this UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. While snorkeling in a bed of sea grass, dont be surprised if you come face to face with a sea turtle or stingray! After your tour, return to Honeymoon Beach at Caneel Bay Resort.
Please note: The activities on this tour will be adapted to your preferences and athletic ability.
Option 1:If you select the 3-hour option, choose from a morning or afternoon departure, including beverages and snacks.
Option 2:If you select the 5-hour option, youll depart in the morning and enjoy a complimentary picnic lunch from a local deli.


Option 1: 3-hour tourChoose from a morning or afternoon departure, including beverages and snacks.
Option 2: 5-hour tourDepart in the morning and enjoy a complimentary picnic lunch from a local deli.


All gear and equipment

Use of lockers

Professional guide

Bottled water


Lunch (if 5-hour option selected)


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Traveler Reviews

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  • 27-Jan-2020

    Patrick was a great guide. Knowledgeable and personable. A small group -- six of us -- made for a great experience.

  • 29-Jul-2019

    When we first signed up for this tour, we had some reservations about bringing my 3 year old granddaughter along. The description indicated it could handle small children and they were correct! We met our guide “Tree”, at the V.I. National Park Center and he immediately put us at ease with his easygoing nature and sense of humor. We took the afternoon tour, and had a great time. Starting with a short hike, Tree described the plant life and some of the history of St. John. Since it was a relatively small group (9 people), we felt like we were getting a personal, custom tour. We arrived at Caneel Bay, and Tree helped us get our little girl ready to get on the kayaks. He made sure everyone was properly set up and able to safely get underway. When we arrived at the beach where the snorkeling would begin, Tree made sure our little girl had snacks while her mom and dad took turns watching her and snorkeling. The rest of the group had a great swim. Tree took us to spots where we could see turtles, coral and an abundant variety of fish and other sea creatures, all of which he described for us in his clear yet humorous way. On our return, he made sure no one was left behind, even though some were getting tired. He went back to assist one of our group who was having some difficulty in paddling back to the launch site. As we were running late, he made arrangements to get transportation to where we first met him. We wanted for nothing on this tour! It’s well worth the time and money to take a morning or afternoon do do this! Thanks Tree!

  • 04-Jul-2019

    This was an amazing tour. We were not looking for an ordinary tourist experience and this excursion did not disappoint. It was just the right combination of activities for our group. Coop was an great tour guide! Highly recommend!!

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Tree was our guide for the day. He was a non-stop encyclopedia during the whole day making it a great informative day, especially for the youngsters in our group. Thanks to his knowledge everyone had an excellent day. Thanks Tree!!

  • 13-Jun-2018

    Great thing to do on the island and great customer service!

  • 03-Feb-2018

    We had to cancel due to scheduling.

  • 06-Nov-2017

    This is an awesome trip for the entire family. The guide was very nice and extremely knowledgeable of the island and the ecosystem of the island. The water is a little rough but overall a really nice way to spend the day on St. John.

  • 06-Sep-2017

    This was highlight of our trip! Our guide, Tyler was so knowledgeable about the history of St. John. During our hike she explained how the cactus were used as a barbed wire around the perimeter of the plantations and how different plants can be used, including to relieve sunburn we we had and she showed us how to rub the oil from the leaves onto the sunburn. While snorkeling we saw at least 6 sea turtles, a few stingrays and even a reef shark. After our tour, we were told we could stay and use the amenities chairs, floaties, snorkel gear, etc. at Honeymoon Beach for the rest of the day a 49 pp value. The area is so incredible. If you are visiting St. John or even if you're considering a day trip from St. Thomas - this should make the top of your to do list. If possible, request Tyler.

  • 13-Aug-2017

    This tour with Michael was the highlight of our trip to St. John. We learned so much from Michael on the hike and snorkel portions and he was very patient with us as first-time kayakers. It was the perfect way to spend a morning and I can't recommend it highly enough!

  • 10-Aug-2017

    Mike was an awesome tour guide. He's top notch! Learned much about the plant life, insects of St John, underwater life, etc. You feel like you actually have an understanding of the mysteries of the island after you finish the tour with Mike. I highly recommend this tour.

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