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!
Advertised as Buck Island Catamaran trip (something like that). Saw lots of turtles up close, a couple of stingray and this big fish that looks like a shark, but of course is not. Lots of rum drink on the catamaran. The excursion does advertise snacks but they dont serve any. Its incorrectly advertised by the ship. Worth the money. Crew is great.
LOVED Catamaran 'Stars and Stripes' tour. Fun to snorkel and see seaturtles and a ship wreck and even sitting on a sailboat in the rain on the way back. Rum punch on the way back was delicious too (fruit punch for the non-drinkers).
This excursion matched the description above, and we enjoyed it. Be aware that it is a bit of a hike to the dock where you meet the catamaran, and that passengers from more than only Carnival are on the same excursion. On our trip, the catamaran was packed with people, so it was rather cramped. That being said, the crew did well to make sure that everyone had the snorkeling equipment and beverages that they needed.
My husband enjoyed an hour of snorkeling and saw sea turtles and stingrays and coral with the guide in the water. It was a warm, sunny day, and so it was a pleasant day on the water. The hour at Honeymoon Beach was spent at the beach bar, where we had fish tacos and a fish sandwich and some beverages. Be aware that you need to walk through waist-deep (or higher, if you’re short like me!) to get to the island. It was a little tricky if you’re walking with a camera or towels. The crew was pleasant and helpful. My rating of 4 rather than 5 stars is mainly because it was so crowded on the catamaran.
We did the Champagne Catamaran and the crew was fantastic, definitely encourage you to sign up for this one. Great sail out to St John's, plenty of time to snorkel and you could also swim over to Honeymoon beach (no chairs or bars, just a pretty and relaxing break!) The crew did a great job explaining safety items and you would feel very comfortable asking questions if you were a first time snorkeler. They also served great snacks (cheese, bread, fruit) along with lots of rum punch (non-alcoholic also available) on the way back.
never have seen sunset at St Thomas... been there many time and I love the place. it is rich in history...we decided to cruise the harbor... the Cat ride was fun ( although the walk from the ship to the Catamaran was quite a distance... many people complained about the walk most were not prepared to walk that distance.
the sunset was spectacular and we sailed around the harbor at night... quite impressive
We took the land and sea tour. The Catamaran tour was very good, but the land tour on an open air bus was not very good. The bus was the oldest and dirtiest one of all available rides. No A/C and a 40 minute ride each way with no discussion of the area.
We did the Buck Island sail and snorkel on the Stars and Stripes. It was the highlight of my vacation. The team form the Stars & Stripes were good and took care of us. The National Geographic snorkeling gear was quality and a nice touch
We went on the "Champagne Catamaran". The JAG crew was amazing as were our fellow travelers. Went to Honeymoon Beach. Snorkeling at the site was well below average but I would still rate the entire experience as Excellent. We took the morning run which was much less crowded and thoroughly enjoyable!
Stars and Stripes catamaran with captain Kara Ann Temple. Ok snorkeling. 2 stops. One with turtles and one with small sunken wreck. Best part is crew and trip. Great music, Pain Killer punch and lots of fun. Went to local bar with crew after the tour called the Rum Shandy. A blast with crews and locals.
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