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St. Thomas Catamaran Tour Excursion Reviews

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Take to the seas on a private catamaran charter to experience the bliss of St. Thomas' scenic coastline and crystal blue waters. To add more adventure to your day, choose an excursion that offers snorkeling and other activities as well!

SealR

1 review

We took the Power Cat and Snorkeling trip…really great trip! We snorkeled at Buck Island with turtles and then went to Honeymoon beach for beach time. The trip was approximately 4 hours. The boat staff were great- informative, helpful, made amazing drinks after snorkeling and wanted everyone to have fun. Our kids really loved this excursion. We wished the snorkeling portion was longer than what was offered. St. Thomas was beautiful this was a highlight of the trip--and US territory made it that much easier to navigate. The value for the money was good--just wish there was a little more time.


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

kjclark1

1 review

Was taken on a catamaran we didn't book. Bait and Switch!


Provider: Royal Caribbean International

doglover3336

1 review

The catamaran trip to St John was great. It was very safe and the captain knew what she was doing. The crew was nice and helpful. They do shamelessly ask for tips but they were worth the tip and it was no problem to give them one.

St Thomas harbor is beautiful but the town is really poor.


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

kwalk55

1 review

Champagne catamaran was so much fun. Again the staff was amazing. They were energetic and entertaining. We snorkeled but you don't have to. Lots to drink and nice snacks of cheese and fruit and bread on the way back after the water activities. Our whole group of 13 people did this excursion and most said it was their favorite one.


Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

epearson81

1 review

this was a great excursion. very well priced at about $56 pp and got an AMAZING catamaran ride out to trunk bay with some great snorkel time, I would say about 40minutes of pure snorkel. afterwards you get lots of rum punch with an amazing crew! definitely suggest for great day out on the water!!


Provider: Royal Caribbean International

murraync

6 reviews

Booked through NCL the Castaway Snorkel excursion. Great fun! Went on Castaway Girl #3- crew was Amber, Steph, Ryan and Josh. They did a great job getting us to snorkel site - great gear and instructions - clean and big catamaran - then they broke us up into smaller groups to tour with a guide and the guides really did a great job pointing out things and educating us on what was around us. Great tour and great job. Of course we all had fun on the sail back to port and the water, sodas, and rum punch made it all the more fun! Highly recommend this group!


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

Ines & Volker

2 reviews

In St. Thomas we had a 5+ excursion booked through NCL. It was the Powercat Snorkel & Beach Tour. After an hour snorkeling with turtles at Buck Island we boarded the catamaran again to breathtaking Honeymoon Beach on Water Island. And they had a very delicious "Pain Killer". After the excursion we had a little time left for shopping in the port.


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

joannsluv@aol.com

1 review

St John's Half Day snorkle was a great fun and exciting ride to and from the docks. The open aired bus had to travel some very old and scary back roads to get us to their dock. Once on the catamaran, (44 people). we were briefed on safety and set off for St John's.. Out ride there was awesome and very exciting as the captain rode us into the choppy waves giving us a gtrue feeling of sailing. The secluded area where we snorkled was filled with sea turtles, sting rays, all kinds of fish and beautiful coral.. Yes we actually had a barracuda stop by as some of the people forgot to take off their shinny jewelry..Go figure??...The time there was about 2 hours.. The ride home was enjoyable and drinks (champagne & rum) and snacks were served. We were picked up immediately and taken back to the ship after a great experience.


Provider: Celebrity Cruises

mojomorris

12 reviews

The catamaran & snorkel trip to St John on that warm sunny day was enjoyable. DW stayed on board the catamaran and read her book while I snorkeled. The crew was proficient and informative - I enjoyed it quite a bit although I wish the snorkel time was longer. After the snorkeling, the drinks, snacks and rum punch came out.


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

aurorastorm

1 review

This tour was not one I was looking forward to because I have never been snorkeling and wouldn't you know it, this wound up being my favorite tour. The people that ran this tour, were friendly and very funny. The snorkeling was fun, some big turtles were seen. After snorkeling went to a private beach, food and rum punch, adults and kids all had a fun, relaxing afternoon.


Provider: Independent Operator

robare02

1 review

Supper crew , great snorkel tour and diver!! good rum punch.

Provider: Princess Cruises

jcvcruiser

1 review

We had a wonderful time aboard the Adventuress Champagne Catamaran. The crew was delightful and helpful. St. John is beautiful to visit - Honeymoon beach is very pretty, but the snorkeling was less than desireable. We hardly saw any fish on this snorkel trip.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

Jodi Morris

2 reviews

The catamaran ride was fun for the kids, but the snorkeling was bogus. There were very few fish to see, and they felt it was not worth the time or money. St Thomas is great. We have toured the island in the past (quite an experience). The stops they do so you can take pictures is worth it, but the taxis leave something to be desired. The shopping is great when you go into town and it is very quaint.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

rhonda819

2 reviews

Took the St John Champagne Catamaran Sail & Snorkel: Sail Boat ride was wonderful, snorkeling was great. Staff was very friendly. Plenty of drinks on the ride back, with cheese and crackets and fruit. Wonderful time.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

Algebralovr

3 reviews

Following a relatively short ride to the boat, we embarked on a 30 minute or so trip to a nearby island where we were given snorkeling equipment and allowed about 60 minutes. The tour operator described the area well, including where not to go, and gave a quick orientation to the equipment. A beach was available, but it was very small and not really designed for spending time on. The operator was reasonably well prepared for emergencies, with a large first aid kit, including an AED device.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

JArsenal

1 review

We arrived in St. Thomas, I was up early to watch us dock and take lots of pictures. I do have to say disembarking and embarking this ship is so easy to do. To move that many people off the ship and on the ship is incredible that it runs so smooth. I went on the Champagne Catamaran Sail and Snorkel to St. John. Out of all the visits to the Eastern Caribbean that I've made, this was the most fun I've ever had. I highly recommend this excursion.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

n2tpa

2 reviews

The sail was peaceful, the snorkeling very nice, the crew was very helpful and friendly and didn't beg too much for tips, the drinks flowed freely once snorkeling ended and the water was spectacular. The only drawback was that of the 4-1/2 hour excursion, we lost 2 hours to driving. The actual "in the water" time was about 45 minutes.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

Cindy

12 reviews

We took the Champagne Catamaran Sail and Snorkel to St. John. We hadn't been to St. John, and we thought it would be a good idea to get away from St. Thomas since there were 7 ships in port the day we were there. This excursion was good, but it would have been a LOT better if there wasn't a very long (30+ minute) transfer to the marina on an open air bus. The transfer made our four hour excursion last more than 5 hours, and and the (lack of) organization getting us back to port was inexcusable. We stood in the sun for well over 15 minutes while bus after bus passed us by.

Provider: Holland America Line

rotorhead1

1 review

Castaway Girl. Water 85 degrees. Not the same Buck Island off St Croix.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

rlrs88

2 reviews

Great time was had by all. The Rum punch had plenty of PUNCH, but no flavor. Finger foods were cheesy!!!!!

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

Rational Adult

1 review

Our trip did not include lunch. It was a fabulous excursion and the crew was so much fun. They were all around their 20's and were Americans. They made the experience a good one and said they did so so that they "didn't have to go back to the states and get a real job." Great job! So much fun and wonderful snorkeling! They're in the water with you to make sure they point out things you shouldn't miss.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

dbmm

2 reviews

Nice catamaran ride to St. John. There was a good variety of fish. Some people saw turtles. I saw a stingray!

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

papa deuce

1 review

Castaway Girl.... nice, but not many fish.... in St. Thomas

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

MomcruiserMO

1 review

Great time! Rum punch killer, be careful .

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

LuvDCaribbean

3 reviews

Castaway Girl catamaran tour to the sunken ship. We saw a couple whales which was a huge bonus, and they where pretty close to our little catamaran. The snorkeling was not the greatest, but the trip was sure fun.

Provider: Princess Cruises

jlat

1 review

Great time, lots of sea life. Crew was first rate. Nice rum punch for the sail back

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

Melissa1445

1 review

Took a private catamaran trip with our 5 adults. Great way to relax and get away from the crowds. You actually get to experience sealife without alot of people around you. Better than getting on a CATTLEmaran. Snorkeled around St. Johns and spent 7 hours sailing which was great.

Provider: Independent Operator

series02

3 reviews

Good snorking, super staff, plenty of booze.

Provider: Princess Cruises

SailingFromIndiana

1 review

The was our first Catamaran trip and it was so relaxing! They met us at the pier and took us off for St. John. We sailed to Honeymoon Beach where we could snorkel or sun on the beach. The water was very clear! Not a lot to see snorkeling, but since this was our first time, what fish we did see were amazing! The crew of the catamaran was very funny and informative, giving us the history of the area and the beach, as well as any lessons on how to snorkel. The rum punch was good too!

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

MERCE4

1 review

Champagne sail to St. John was awesome!

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

Grandama Gail

3 reviews

Third time on this excursion. A really fun time. Great snorkeling and even better Rum Punch (after snorkeling). Good lunch and an even better crew. Don't think you could have a better time anywhere else.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

partyelf

1 review

It was ok. Many boats thru other cruise ships, went out before our little privately booked excursion did - which is unusual with the way they cattle you and make you wait. So that was disappointing. Then we sailed over, which took longer than motoring to the site. We dropped anchor at the last buoy in the area and it was mobbed. Then we had just 45 min to snorkel. At bit of disappointment. Crew was nice. Snacks and drink were as advertised - granola bars, pretzels, rum punch, beer or soda.

Provider: Independent Operator

lancashirejojo

1 review

Catamaran tour was good fun and reasonable for the money paid.As we had been here before we then just walked into town and did a little shopping(avoiding all the jewellery shops),then we walked back to the ship.

Provider: Azamara Club Cruises

BellBoys

2 reviews

The catamaran to St. John to snorkel in Honeymoon Bay was great. We were in port with 7 other ships so immediately after snorkeling we came back to the ship as downtown was crowded. So our '5' rating is for the excursion and not the port.

Provider: Holland America Line

c85f9

3 reviews

Loved the Champagne Catamaran sail to St. John. Would recommend this excursion in a heartbeat.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

PrincessEliteCruiser

1 review

Although some rain, the provider did a good job. The Catamaran was very stable. The crew were fun.

Provider: Princess Cruises

family4nj

1 review

Powered by Cat, great tour, great staff. good direction. this one is worth the money.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

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