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Cas Cay - Kayak Hike and Snorkel Adventure

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    What to Expect
    Meet at Virgin Islands Ecotours’ marina at the Mangrove Lagoon in St. Thomas. Climb aboard your two-person kayak and paddle through the narrow waterways between mangrove trees and small islands. Many birds make their nest in the trees and if you look up, you’ll have a chance to see blue herons, night herons, egrets, yellow warblers, hummingbirds, or even spot the endangered brown pelican. Look down into the clear water and you can see juvenile fish hiding among the roots where they school together to stay safe from potential predators.

     As you come to Cas Cay, the hiking portion of the tour begins. Explore the pristine, deserted, 15-acre island, which is a part of the larger Virgin Islands Park System. Reach vistas and breathtaking views from coral and shell beaches. Explore the mangrove forest on foot and even try your luck with a hermit crab race. The hike brings you to tidal pools, volcanic cliffs, and a unique geological blowhole, a favorite photographic opportunity.

    After the eight minute hike through the forest back to your kayak, you will don your mask, snorkel and life jacket and begin your 45 minute guided snorkel in the show and protected waters of the mangrove lagoon. The edges of the water have the thousands of roots of the mangrove trees and when looking in there, you will find hundreds of baby fish. This is where they grow until they are big enough to return to live in the coral reef. In the snorkel area your guide will point out the marine life and explain what you will see. Keep on the look out for Lobsters, Eel, pufferfish, Angelfish, French Grunts and Yellow Tailed Snappers. It’s always a delight to see the stingrays, the spotted eagle rays and the shy turtles! 

    After the snorkel portion of the tour, you will kayak back through the winding alleyways of the mangrove lagoon to the Virgin Islands Ecotours ecomarina.

    Your guide will point out marine life and interpret the nuances and complexities of the diverse mangrove ecosystem. You will also receive snorkeling instruction for those who are inexperienced or who want extra tips to make the most of the experience exploring this underwater world.

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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Virgin Islands Ecotours ~ Cas Cay Kayak, Hike & Snorkel, Kayak Rentals, Night and Sunset Kayak Tours
    Return Details
    The tour will conclude back at the Virgin Islands EcoTours Marina at the Mangrove Lagoon.
    • Use of snorkel equipment, kayak paddles, masks, life jackets and mesh bag to hold items that can get wet.
    • lockers, dressing rooms, and toilet facilities
    • safety briefing and kayak/paddling/snorkeling instruction
    • Snacks
    • Beverages
    • Gratuities
    • Photos (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please arrive at Virgin Islands Ecotours 15 minutes prior to your tour time.
    • At Virgin Islands Ecotours you will find a gift shop, restroom facilities, dressing rooms and lockers for your valuables.
    • The hike is 8 minutes in each direction on an uneven, level sandy trail mixed with coral rubble
    • Please bring a bathing suit and towel, shoes that can get wet, and sun protection including sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, etc.
    • Minimum age is 2 years old.
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    Fun, very well-managed experience. Our tour guide, D’Haden, was great! 4:1 ratio was excellent. Highly recommend this tour. Kayaking, a light hike, snorkeling, and our guide took tons of great photos of our group. We really enjoyed this tour.

    Thank yestu1
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Had a great time paddling through the mangroves with our guide Cory and one other couple. Beautiful scenery! Even learned a little along the way. Cory was very informative and laid back. Would highly recommend this!

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Cee F
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Our guide Lance was the best! This was a great tour! We kayaked through mangroves, did some hiking and snorkeling. Lance was very informative and knowledgeable about the area and customized the tour to our group and the weather!

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank lovinglife217
    Reviewed 18 August 2019 via mobile

    The tour was a great experience. Our teens had the best time. Spencer and Dehayden was very knowledgeable and entertaining. A great way to explore the island.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Marie M
    viecotours, Owner at Virgin Islands Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2019

    Thank you for sharing about your experience with us! We're so glad you and your family enjoyed exploring with us! Warm Regards!

    Reviewed 16 August 2019

    We really enjoyed this tour. The guides were friendly and knowledgeable, with lots of interesting information about what we were seeing along the way. Each section of the tour was the perfect length, and the whole operation is very professionally run. Highly recommended.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank MalCayMan
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    Karen T
    16 December 2018|
    Response from Abc00000 |
    There are taxis that can take you to the venue from cruise ship port. We paid $10pp from Havensite port. They can call you a cab for the way home, 10pp also. It was easy traveling back and forth for us.
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