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Caneel Bay Kayak, Hike, and Snorkel with Sea Turtles

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Virgin Island National Park, U.S. Virgin Islands
Caneel Bay Kayak, Hike, and Snorkel with Sea Turtles

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Kayak, hike, and snorkel in Caneel Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed National Park. Choose from two tour lengths, and follow your adventure guide to trek down forest trails on Turtle Point, paddle a kayak in the bay's serene waters and snorkel through beds of seagrass inhabited by the local sea turtles. Along the way, enjoy informative commentary about the history, ecology, and natural resources of this unique ecological zone. All equipment is included, and the longer tour includes lunch.
  • Kayak, hike, and snorkel tour in St. John
  • Paddle and snorkel in Caneel Bay within Virgin Islands National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
  • Walk the trails to Turtle Point for breathtaking panoramic views
  • Learn about St. John's abundant flora and fauna from an expert guide
  • Safety briefing as well as paddling and snorkeling instruction included
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All gear and equipment
Use of lockers
Professional guide
Bottled water
Lunch (if 5-hour option selected)
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

86M4+3FG, Virgin Island National Park, St John 00830, USVI

Please meet at the National Park Visitor Center in Cruz Bay.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Find your way to Honeymoon Beach on Caneel Bay to meet your nature guide for a short orientation and safety briefing. Get fitted for equipment, including a kayak and paddle, snorkel gear and lifejacket before taking to the waters. The tour is tailored to the skill level and preferences of your group. 

Paddle your kayak around the turquoise waters of the Virgin Islands National Park, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the area's spectacular coral reef, home to a rich array of marine life.

Pull the kayaks up on a white sand beach and begin your hike under the shade of coconut palms and sea grape trees. Walk through Turtle Point's tropical forests and listen as your nature guide points out specimens of the 800+ species of plants along the way. Reach rocky outcrops that give spectacular views of the Durloe Cays and Hawksnest Bay. Look for local fauna like white-tailed deer, mongoose, and wild donkeys.

Don your snorkel gear and explore the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve that is home to many species of coral, as well as sea turtles and stingrays. 

After your half-day of exploring this rich natural landscape, return to Honeymoon Beach.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Adhering to social distancing guidelines
  • Additional sanitation measures taken on site for COVID-19
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Virgin Islands Ecotours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Caneel Bay Kayak, Hike, and Snorkel with Sea Turtles?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Caneel Bay Kayak, Hike, and Snorkel with Sea Turtles?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Caneel Bay Kayak, Hike, and Snorkel with Sea Turtles?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Caneel Bay Kayak, Hike, and Snorkel with Sea Turtles.

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  • "It’s well worth the time and money to take a morning or afternoon do do this!" See review
  • "The only 4 star is the only way back provided from the organizers from the honeymoon beach is to hike back." See review
  • "I would highly recommend this tour and Brian as your guide!" See review


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Great trip, guides were...
, Nov 2021
Great trip, guides were awesome! They even gave us a free Thanksgiving dinner afterwards! PLEASE DO IF YOU VISIT!!
Well worth a great value and fantastic for families looking to do a little bit of adventure!
, Nov 2021
Great trip, our guides were fantastic appreciate Matt and Barret, we had a large group but you would never have known it!
A lot of fun!
, Nov 2021
The best experience! Be ready for an arm workout on the water! The tour guide kept a close eye on us during the hike and kayak, and made the trip memorable.
Hike, kayak, & snorkel
, Oct 2021
Ernie knew so much about the plants, wildlife, and history of St. John. Great tour guide. The trip is evenly spaced between a hike, kayaking, and snorkeling.
Best for adventure seekers!
, Oct 2021
Fun tour! In a few hours we got to see and experience so much on St. Johns. Our tour guide, Dahdin was very friendly and very knowledgeable on local wildlife and history of the islands. Great day!
Great trip for a private snorkeling experience.
, Oct 2021
Our group loved kayaking and snorkeling. Our guide (D?) did a great job of pointing out sea turtles, stingray, octopus, lion fish, etc. Beautiful! The hike was a bit more strenuous for us old folks.
, Sep 2021
This was an experience I’ll remember for the rest of my life. Matt was friendly, knowledgeable and professional. I highly recommend this to anyone visiting the U.S.V.I.!
Fantastic Intro to St John’s: Do This Tour!
, Aug 2021
This was such a great way to start our vacation! Our guide Canadian Brian was friendly and knowledgeable about all parts of this multi-part trip. I felt comfortable paddling across to different islands with him leading and he showed us some spectacular snorkeling spots. I couldn’t recommend this more.
Good tour
, Aug 2021
This was a great tour! Definitely recommend it. Our tour guide was friendly and nice. The only issue was that we needed to get our own transportation back to the pick up location. We waited for a taxi for a while.
Fun day in St. John
, Aug 2021
Matt was a knowledgeable guide. We saw sea turtles, a nurse snark, barracuda and a ton of other fish. The private beach was really nice also.

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