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Arawak Expeditions

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Mongoose Junction 3B, 00831, St. John
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Great experience with Arawak. Rented a couple of paddle boards for the week. They mounted them on... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
TNDon
Great snorkelling kayak trip

We kayaked from Cruz Bay to Henley Key with our guide Erin. Erin was wonderful! She was very... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago
ronorzel47
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Arawak conducts sea kayaking and snorkeling adventures in St. John, USVI, as well as multi-day kayak and camping expeditions throughout the British Virgin Islands. They also offer paddle boarding rentals and lessons, kayak rentals, and snorkel gear rentals and sales at their shop in Mongoose Junction. Fly fishing charters for bonefish and tarpon are also available.
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“kayak trip” (38 reviews)
“hurricane hole” (95 reviews)
“henley cay” (31 reviews)
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Mongoose Junction 3B, 00831, St. John
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great experience with Arawak. Rented a couple of paddle boards for the week. They mounted them on top of the jeep and off we went to the beach every day. Highly recommend giving them a try.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We kayaked from Cruz Bay to Henley Key with our guide Erin. Erin was wonderful! She was very knowledgeable about the marine life. She accommodated our request to stop at Turtle Bay where we honeymooned in 1970. She was ecologically concerned about the environment and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

SO glad we took this expedition! We selected the half day package as the last time we kayaked with the kids in Florida a full day had been too much. The 2 person kayaks, complete with rudder steering were easy to use. Erin, our guide,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During my study abroad course over spring break, we took a kayaking trip to Henley Cay with Arawak. Our guide, Kayla, was great. Aside from obviously being very knowledgeable of the area and its fauna, Kayla maintained an easy control over our group of 12,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time on our kayaking and snorkeling trip. Kayla was a fun and knowledgeable tour guide; she provided some structure to the trip but also gave us plenty of opportunity to prioritize the places we visited and what we did. We were...More

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Arthur J, Owner at Arawak Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review. It was a pleasure. I had a great day on the water with you all. It makes me happy that your first snorkeling adventure was memorable. I am glad that you enjoyed snorkeling the sea grass beds and the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The 4 of us spent an excellent 6 hours with Kayla, at 3 separate snorkeling sites. She was very organized, very knowledgeable about the ocean currents and wind effects, and a fund of information about the islands and the aftermath of the hurricanes. The kayaking...More

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Arthur J, Owner at Arawak Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We appreciate your business and choosing Arawak over the years. It was a fun day on the water, and a pleasure being your guide! We hope to see you all again in the near...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

We rented 2 kayaks online for the week and asked for them to be delivered to our rental house. Arthur delivered them on time even after some confusion about our rental home location (my mistake). After seeing that the walk down to the water was...More

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Arthur J, Owner at Arawak Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for for the wonderful review! It was a pleasure to meet you and to deliver the kayaks to your rental house. I'm glad to know you enjoyed your visit to St. John and also glad that you put some miles on those kayaks....More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

This is the 5th year we have rented a stand-up paddleboard for a week from Arawak. Arthur is very helpful and friendly. The whole family enjoys paddle boarding the many bays around St. John. It’s a lot of fun, good exercise, and a great way...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2018

My husband and I did an all day kayak and snorkel trip with Arawak on St John USVI. We ended being the only 2 on the trip that day and Arthur was flexible about the days activities. We kayaked to honeymoon beach from Cruz Bay....More

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

We had a great time kayaking around Chocolate Hole and found a great spot to snorkel. Our guide was friendly and very knowledgeable.

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joel k
24 October 2016|
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Response from Christopher L | Reviewed this property |
We fished off St.john and he put us on tarpon and after about 25-30 casts bam massive tarpon. Finicky fish so don't expect it. He knows where they are but don't come down expecting to land one it's rare. I was totally... More
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Ann M
8 February 2016|
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Response from rgrippo | Reviewed this property |
It is completely possible to just rent a kayak (and carrier if you need one) and explore on your own without a guide. Just get a map and ideally a GPS so you can easily find your way back to the put-in. In the mangroves it... More
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mjanderson19
14 July 2015|
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Response from Arthur J | Property representative |
The main difference between the two trips is that the North Shore trip is more strenuous and the Hurricane Hole trip is easier. If you've never kayaked before, I recommend the Hurricane Hole trip. It takes place in calmer... More
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