The bus driver gave us a mini tour and description of the island on our way to the snorkeling location. We love snorkeling and had a great time. The operators are great, but there was not much to see. Sea kayaking was fun. I was glad my husband was with me to do most of the work. The snacks and fruit juice at the end were nice.
I've had better snorkeling although it was neat to see the sunken ship and I did get to see an eel. I felt the excursion was rushed but I understand that there was a lot to get in and a short period of time to do it. The kayaking wasn't as relaxing as I would have liked and we spent most of the time trying to keep up with the group. I would have liked to have admired the scenery more and gone at a more relaxed pace. The excursion leaders were wonderful and fun and very attentive.
Brief and entertaining bus ride down to the launch point at the south end of the island.
A very nice snorkel (saw several huge starfish along with coral and fish) to warmup and then a challenging 2-3 mile kayak up the coast. When the wind/tide were against you, you had to work pretty well.
A lot of fun overall.
We waited a little while, then quickly boarded an excursion bus and van, as there were about 20 or so of us. We were in the smaller van with "Elvis" our driver. We took about a 20 minute or so ride and made a scenic stop along the way at the top of this mountain where you can see the Atlantic Ocean, then the Caribbean. It was a beautiful scenic outlook that is not a mandatory stop, but they have chosen to do.
We make it to White House Bay where our guides give us some instruction, we get our snorkeling gear and are able to spend a good amount of time snorkeling and area that had a sunken pier that was destroyed by a hurricane some years back. So this area was more prime for fish. No coral reef or anything, but some cool fish.
We made our way back to the kayaks, where we shared a two man kayak. They had a guide in one of them, as well as another one trailing in a motorized boat. We spent the next 45 minutes kayaking, enjoying the beautiful sunshine and scenery. It was a great time! Once we got to our destination, the crew had some cold fresh fruit juice, and island snacks. One of the crew members had a giant starfish that a few of us got to hold. Pretty cool. Had a little time to dry off before heading back to the port.
Makes a huge difference when you have a crew that knows the perfect spots. We loved St. Kitts and would come back again!
We had brought a backpack, but once we started snorkeling, then kayaking, we left our back pack in the truck (secure) and just had our sunglasses and waterproof camera with us in the kayak. Once we finished kayaking, the truck was there and we were able to get our belongings.
Make sure and bring sunblock, towel, sunglasses and Teva type sandals. I just had flip flops which I had to take off while snorkeling, then had inside my kayak. Not real convenient!