Kayaking & Nature

I love kayaking in the US Virgin Islands especially in St. John. The water around St. John is so beautiful and clear. You will easily be able to watch tropical fish, turtles, and all sorts of marine life pass by as you paddle thru the water. There are also lots of great places to kayak in St. Thomas, the beaches and mangroves are full of sea life and birds to spot. Check out some of the my favorite spots below.

Hiking Biras Creek Trails BVI

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Hiking Biras Creek Trails BVI

EmailPrintIf you are in the area of Biras Creek Resort on Virgin Gorda and looking for a challenging hike to get your day started try out the trails. We started our hike right from the dinghy dock in front of the Crawl Pub at Bitter End. The trail goes for about 10-15 minutes on flat paved road in front of Bitter End and winds around to Biras Creek Resort thru the mangroves. The trail then leads up about 20-30 minutes to some pretty spectacular views of Deep Bay below. At the top you will also find great views of Saba Rock, Eustatia and Necker Island in the distance. We measured our trail to be around 2.5 miles roundtrip and ranges from dirt paths to rocky inclines with various vistas of aqua blue water below. Trails: Deep Bay (Biras Creek) Guy’s Trail (Bitter End Yacht...

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Caneel Bay, St John Kayak, Hike & Snorkel Adventure (3 hrs)

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Caneel Bay, St John Kayak, Hike & Snorkel Adventure (3 hrs)

EmailPrint Kayak, Hike & Snorkel in beautiful Caneel Bay on St. John! All in the beautiful Virgin Islands National Park, which serves the backdrop for this wonderful trip. Within its borders lie protected bays of crystal blue-green waters teeming with coral reef life. You will see many beautiful white sandy beaches shaded by sea grape trees, coconut palms, and tropical forests providing habitat for over 800 species of plants. Our expert guides will show you hundreds of exotic tropical fish. See for yourself why this area is an important UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Explore the trail on turtle point as our nature guides point out unique plant and other native flora and fauna. This tour has limited availability, please be sure to make your reservation early so you don’t miss the date(s) you want If you have any questions please call us toll free at 1-877-845-2925. Click here to book your trip and mention “mango” to save...

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St. Thomas Mangrove Lagoon Cas Cay Kayak, Hike & Snorkel (5 hrs with lunch)

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St. Thomas Mangrove Lagoon Cas Cay Kayak, Hike & Snorkel (5 hrs with lunch)

EmailPrintThis is your chance to experience a favorite five hour unique, multi-eco trip in St. Thomas’ Inner Mangrove Lagoon Sanctuary and the Island of Cas Cay. You begin by kayaking among the many small islands of the Mangrove Lagoon to Long Point and Patricia Cay. Enjoy breathtaking scenic views from the coral rubble barrier reef which divides Long Point, the southernmost tip of St. Thomas from the deserted island of Patricia Cay. Here you will find multitudes of coral and shells, as well as interesting marine life including bristle stars, sea urchins, chitons and perhaps an octopus in very shallow, clear waters. From this tranquil setting, enjoy a ten minute paddle through romantic mangrove alleyways looking out for nesting pelicans and eagle rays swimming in the shallow waters below. Be sure to paddle slowly as you pass over the several shipwrecks en route to Cas Cay. Upon arriving at the wildlife sanctuary of Cas Cay, a deserted tropical island consisting of 15 acres of mangrove forest to the south and volcanic cliffs to the north, enjoy a hermit crab race. You will learn about the importance of the mangrove eco-system, and how to identify the various tropical plants and their edible and medicinal uses. Then, enjoy a fifteen minute leisurely stroll along a scenic coral and shell rubble beach. Once reaching the south side of Cas Cay, explore the incredible boulders flanked with beautiful volcanic cliffs, and home to the famous Red Point Blow Hole. This spot is the chosen place to have a picnic lunch from a local market with your guide. Hike the pristine, deserted 15 acre island of Cas Cay, which is a part of the Virgin Islands Park System. Enjoy the many breathtaking views from the coral and shell laden beaches. Snorkel a coral-fringed mangrove nursery with an easy beach entry in the clear protected waters. After lunch, while snorkeling, you will continue to explore the waters around Cas Cay. Your guides will lead you on a 45 minute tour through a shallow marine habitat. Explore the sea grass and mangrove nursery habitats in calm, warm and shallow waters teeming with colorful and abundant sea life. Complete your day by kayaking through the mangroves back to the marina. Guides offer snorkeling instruction, point out the marine life and interpret the diverse mangrove ecosystem. If you have any questions please call us toll free at 1-877-845-2925. Click here to book your trip and use “mango” to receive 10% off your...

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Honeymoon Beach Discounted All-Day Watersports Package

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Honeymoon Beach Discounted All-Day Watersports Package

EmailPrintBeach buffs enjoy getting away to Caneel Bay’s idylic Honeymoon Beach! This discounted package includes all of the watersports rental in one low price. •a locker for your valuables •complete snorkel gear: mask, snorkel, fins, flotation device •beach chair •all day use of a stand up paddleboard •all day use of fun easy to paddle, sit-on-top single, double and peekaboo kayaks •all day use of super thick float for relaxing on the water The Honeymoon Hut beckons you with hammocks under the palms trees. The Honeymoon Hut offers also sells t-shirts, ice cream, sodas, water hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, sandals and other items. There are also clean flush restroom facilities. The Honeymoon Hut will can call in food, beer, wine and drinks orders to be delivered to you on the beach (not included in the price of the watersports discount package). Honeymoon Beach is one of the most beautiful in the VI National Park. No need to carry anything with you, because you will be provided with a complete set of snorkel gear with a life jacket, a locker and a beach chair. You will also have full use of single, double and Peekaboo kayaks, beach floats and hammocks. This is a limited availability so be sure to make your reservation early so the package will be available on your selected dates. Click here to book this package save 10% by mentioning...

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Best of Caneel & Henley Cay, St. John- Kayak, Hike & Snorkel Adventure 5 hrs with lunch

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Best of Caneel & Henley Cay, St. John- Kayak, Hike & Snorkel Adventure 5 hrs with lunch

EmailPrint Enjoy the best of both of our favorite tour locations: Caneel Bay with its gorgeous hike and Scott Beach frequented by Sea turtles and sting rays, and then continue on with another five minute paddle over to charming and deserted Henley Cay. Henley’s protected beach is fringed on both sides with a fabulous coral reef teeming with colorful schools of fish. Henley Cay is a tropical and tranquil uninhabited Cay inside Virgin Islands National Park. Relax on a sandy beach and watch seabirds and scenic views of Caneel Bay and Honeymoon Beach. Snorkelers will discover an impressive collection of colorful corals including brain, pillar, sheet, star, and the endangered elkhorn and staghorn. From Henley Cay return to Honeymoon Beach where you can relax after your tour in a hammock or lounge chair under a coconut tree. A perfect day! This is a limited availability tour, be sure to make your reservation early so you don’t miss the date(s) you want. If you have any questions please call us toll free at 1-877-845-2925. Click here to book your trip use discount code “Mango” for 10%...

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Caneel & Henley Cay, St. John Kayak, Hike & Snorkel Adventure (3 Hours)

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Caneel & Henley Cay, St. John Kayak, Hike & Snorkel Adventure (3 Hours)

EmailPrintCaneel Bay, St John Kayak, Hike & Snorkel Adventure 3 hr VI Eco Tours offers a Kayak – Hike – Snorkel in beautiful Caneel Bay on St. John in the beautiful Virgin Islands National Park which is the backdrop for this wonderful trip. Within its borders lie protected bays of crystal blue-green waters teeming with coral reef life. You will see many beautiful white sandy beaches shaded by sea grape trees, coconut palms, and tropical forests providing habitat for over 800 species of plants. Our expert guides will show you 100’s of exotic tropical fish. See for yourself why this area is an important bio-reserve. Explore the trail on turtle point as our nature guides point out unique plant and other native flora and fauna. This is a limited availability tour, be sure to make your reservation early so you don’t miss the date(s) you want. If you have any questions please call us toll free at 1-877-845-2925. I love to kayak and hike St. John and took this trip with a group of 5 other people. Was a lot of fun and recommend highly. Click here to book this trip, use “mango” for 10%...

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St. Thomas Mangrove Lagoon Cas Cay Kayak & Snorkel 2 1/2hr

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St. Thomas Mangrove Lagoon Cas Cay Kayak & Snorkel 2 1/2hr

EmailPrint       VI Eco Tours offers a guided kayak tour of the mangroves in St. Thomas. Nature guides kayak with you through the protected Inner Lagoon Marine Preserve as you pass in between the many beautiful manglar islands that are made up of red mangroves. Many birds nest in the trees, such as the endangered brown pelican, blue herons, night herons, egrets, yellow warblers, hummingbirds and many more. Juvenile fish hide among the many roots of the red mangrove trees. Paddlers glide in clear shallow water and often see southern sting rays and spotted eagle rays gliding beneath them with an occasional show of one jumping into the air. Arrive at the southernmost tip of St. Thomas where a fringing coral and shell rubble barrier reef divide the crystal clear waters of the lagoon and the Caribbean Sea. Snorkel a coral-fringed mangrove nursery with easy beach entry snorkel in the clear protected waters. Guides offer snorkeling instruction, point out the marine life and interpret the diverse mangrove ecosystem. Guides offer snorkeling instruction, point out the marine life and interpret the diverse mangrove ecosystem. If you have any questions please call toll free at 1-877-845-2925. Click here to book your...

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Hike, Kayak, and Snorkel St. John

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Hike, Kayak, and Snorkel St. John

EmailPrint I love hiking and kayaking on St. John, the water is always amazing and the trails are full of shade and interesting critters running around. I spent 3 hours with Virgin Islands Eco-Tours on St. John to do the “Caneel Bay, St John Kayak, Hike & Snorkel Adventure 3 hr“. I live in St. Thomas so I took the ferry over from Red Hook ($12.00 round trip) to Cruz Bay. Then from Cruz Bay you can either walk to Honeymoon Beach or take the taxi for ($6.00 per person one way). I love walking to Honeymoon Beach its an easy hike usually takes about 30-45 minutes once you step off the ferry. So after my taxi ride to Caneel Bay Resort, I walk about 6 minutes down towards Honeymoon Beach past the resort. You most likely will see a donkey or two on the dirt path leading to the beach, fun. You will see the VI Eco Tours building set back from the beach with kayaks, paddles, and a gift shop. Upon arrival I was greeted by the friendly staff and checking in for my trip. They were quick to inform me we have free lockers with lock for any items I didnt want to take with me on the hike. There is also a bathroom for changing and shaded picnic benches to wait until you leave for the trip. Our guide, Patrick Connelly introduced himself and showed us our kayaks and shared all the safety tips and itinerary with us before we set out. The most important thing for me is having a guide who cares about their job and the environment, and Patrick was great the entire trip. We had a couple from the states celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary as well as a mom with teenage daughter celebrating her 13th birthday. So no matter the age I think this trip will be fun and manageable for just about anyone. We started out by kayaking from Honeymoon Beach to the other side of Caneel Bay, which is about a 15 minute paddle against the current heading east. Once we got to the beach we took a stroll around Caneel Bay and headed up to hike on Mary’s Trail. Mary’s Trail is about a 30 minute hike that leads thru the woods with minimal rocks, its quite easy. Our guide Patrick was quick to point out all of the fun nature stuff along the way like showing us a tarantula nesting area (don’t worry they dont bite), picked cotton from a Kapok tree, and learned how to make a needle and thread from an agave plant. You will pass by with great views of the BVI and Hawksnest Beach along the way. After our hike we headed back to Caneel Bay where we snorkeling around the beach for about 30 minutes and saw some really cool fish and coral. We even spotted a prickly red sea cucumber. The water is calm and you go in a group so its easy going and safe for anyone who doesn’t know how to swim. Can also wear your life jacket to feel more comfortable if you like. Our last leg of the trip was the kayak from Caneel back to Honeymoon Beach.  It was the same amount of time back...

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