St Thomas Mangrove Lagoon Kayak And Snorkel Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    Kayak and Snorkel tour: 10:00am 2:00pm
  • Departure Details :
    Your tour departs from the marina located on Bovoni Road (Route 30) near the intersection of Red Hook Road (route 32)
  • 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.


Take a kayak and snorkel adventure through St. Thomas Mangrove Lagoon, an unspoiled region of mangrove forests, winding channels and first-rate snorkeling territory. You'll pass beautiful islands while snorkeling through crystal-clear waters, home to an abundance of wildlife including sting rays and the endangered brown pelican. St. Thomas' Mangrove Lagoon offers an eco-adventure you're not going to want to miss!


  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Family friendly
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Snorkel gear included

Know More about this tour

The southern coast of St. Thomas is home to the attractive and protected Mangrove Lagoon Wildlife Sanctuary and Marine Preserve. An area of exceptional natural beauty, it embraces islands, rocky cliffs, sea grass beds, salt ponds and panoramic ridge lines. These areas preserve a rich habitat for coral reef fish and invertebrates and are home to nesting egrets, pelicans, blue herons and terns.

Led by your nature guide, you’ll travel through the protected Inner Mangrove Lagoon Marine Reserve to Long Point at Patricia Cay. Here, you'll kayak among the many small islands of the mangrove lagoon.

As you paddle through the clear blue water, keep an eye out for sting rays and spotted rays, as they often glide right beneath you. Occasionally they'll jump in the air and put on a show!

Next, it's time to don a mask and snorkel to explore the coral-fringed mangroves of the sanctuary. Don't worry if this is your first time snorkeling. The professional guides offer snorkeling instruction, point out the marine life and discuss the diverse mangrove ecosystem. Following the snorkel, you'll enjoy a leisurely 20-minute paddle back to the marina.


Kayak and snorkel tour

All gear and equipment

Use of lockers

Water and a candy snack

Professional guide


Hotel pickup and drop off

Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Traveler Reviews

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  • 03-Jul-2019

    Our instructor was really good at what he does. Everything was easy to follow. And he made sure everything was easy going. He moves at your pace, even if you're slow.

  • 20-Feb-2018

    This tour was fantastic. We couldn’t ask for a better guide. There were 8 in our group and everyone one of us agreed this excursion was the best thing we did all week. I highly recommend this for anyone visiting St. Thomas

  • 03-Feb-2018

    TOTALLY worth doing this eco tour!! Our guide, Katy was wonderful!!! Such a spirited down-to-earth young woman. We loved her, and the tour was SO fun. Katy taught us a lot about the eco system there, and was able to show us many of the animals and plants.
    We saw and raced hermit crabs, we handled sea urchins, upside down jellyfish and even a sea cucumber! So cool.
    The kayaking was fun, and the hike along the beach was enjoyable and educational.
    She was amazing!!! We loved Katy and highly recommend her! THANK YOU Katy!!
    And the only negative was that she was TRYING to break in a new gal, Kim I think and she would have to leave our group to go rescue her! She seemed to have NO experience in kayaking!
    It took away from our fun, and time with Katy. But guess it was a request from her boss to try her out. Wrong position for KIM!!

  • 18-Dec-2017

    Very friendly staff, absolutely customized tour, adjusted to customers abilities, very interesting information. Facility has changing rooms, bathrooms, all supplies if you forgot them, and they can call taxi for pick up.

  • 16-Aug-2017

    Great excursion! If you are in St. Thomas and have the time to spare then do yourself a favor and book this excursion. The staff were so sweet and professional. Experience level does not matter here because they will go over the basics with you and you can kayak a your own pace, so don't feel intimidated if you are a beginner or bringing small children along. The trip is 2.5 hours, but most of the time is spent in the water so the kayak portion is not exhausting. We were able to kayak to several different locations on our trip and were also able to snorkel in different areas. Our guide, Kristen, told us a lot of facts about the area and it's natural wildlife which made the trip even better. Seriously only have good things to say about this place, so give it a try if you get the chance.

  • 01-Mar-2017

    Tour guide was great but really not much to see. Mangroves are nondescript, no wildlife at al not even birds, snorkeling was below par, just rent a kayak and go on your own if that is the case, no need for a guide. Better yet skip this one!

  • 30-Jan-2017

    It was a good trip, but it should not be high on your priority list. There are much more fun things to do in the islands then this generic tour.

  • 21-Jan-2017

    It was an incredible time, and the tour guide was awesome! His name is Yosh, and he was very informative and friendly. We were his only customers as we went on the early tour, best time to go!!! so there were no cruise ships in yet. The afternoon tour had a lot of people on it, so I was happy that we chose early in the am. I would do it again and again as there is plenty to see.

  • 20-Jan-2017

    Good experience for the whole family. Only suggestion is not to buy tickets in advance by more than a few days. Things happen and then you are out the money.

  • 17-Aug-2016

    Yosh was our tour guide. He was great and take his time with us. Doesn't matter if the group was big or small, VI Ecotour honor their service. If you have little kids, no experience on kayak, swimming or snorkeling then this is definitely a good tour for you. I thought it would not work out for us but VI Ecotour proved us wrong. We had so much fun that when we went back to our hotel, we booked more tours. Thanks Yosh!!!

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