St. Thomas Schooner Tour Excursion Reviews

Sail away from the bustling island of St. Thomas to a quiet reserve to participate in swimming and snorkeling on a private beach -- perfect for children and adults alike.
Nice crew, the beach was fun and overall we had a nice experience.
Nice crew, the beach was fun and overall we had a nice experience. More time on the beach would have been appreciated.
Nice crew, the beach was fun and overall we had a nice experience. More time on the beach would have been appreciated. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Caribbean Sail to Christmas & Honeymoon We have taken this excursion before.
Caribbean Sail to Christmas & Honeymoon We have taken this excursion before. The first time it was on "The Bones" schooner. This time it was on a catamaran. It was a smaller cat. I preferred the schooner myself. The ... Read More
Caribbean Sail to Christmas & Honeymoon We have taken this excursion before. The first time it was on "The Bones" schooner. This time it was on a catamaran. It was a smaller cat. I preferred the schooner myself. The snorkeling was not very good. The hurricanes did damage the reef systems. It is coming back but slowly. We did see a few turtles. The beach and lunch were good. Loved being on the water. All in all a good trip. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
It was advertised as sailing on a pirate schooner to turtle bay and then snorkeling.
It was advertised as sailing on a pirate schooner to turtle bay and then snorkeling. Unfortunately, we didn't get a pirate schooner but a modern catamaran instead. We were disappointed but the crew on the catamaran was great. It was ... Read More
It was advertised as sailing on a pirate schooner to turtle bay and then snorkeling. Unfortunately, we didn't get a pirate schooner but a modern catamaran instead. We were disappointed but the crew on the catamaran was great. It was pretty windy that day so we wondered if maybe they weren't able to use the schooner. The snorkeling was ok, our guides were knowledgeable and let you snorkel on your own or follow them as they pointed out things. We saw several turtles, sting ray, and some fish. We wished the spot had a bit more in the way of colorful coral reef and/or more fish. The served rum punch on the way back which was a nice touch. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Crew was great, but we were on a catamaran, not a schooner (had I known, I wouldn't have booked it) ...
Crew was great, but we were on a catamaran, not a schooner (had I known, I wouldn't have booked it) and we did not go to the snorkeling site we were supposed to (without any explanation as to why).
Crew was great, but we were on a catamaran, not a schooner (had I known, I wouldn't have booked it) and we did not go to the snorkeling site we were supposed to (without any explanation as to why). Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We did a pirate schooner sail and snorkel of Buck Island and it was WONDERFUL.
We did a pirate schooner sail and snorkel of Buck Island and it was WONDERFUL. The crew was so energetic and engaging, asking questions of all the guests and letting us know a bit about themselves. The pirate ship (Blackbeard's ... Read More
We did a pirate schooner sail and snorkel of Buck Island and it was WONDERFUL. The crew was so energetic and engaging, asking questions of all the guests and letting us know a bit about themselves. The pirate ship (Blackbeard's Revenge) was just so neat to be on. We saw a dozen sea turtles during our snorkel as well as tropical fish near a reef. One of the employees (Nick) got right in the water with us and showed us just where the turtles were. On the way back--unlimited rum punch, fake pirate tattoos, and island music--we had an absolute blast and would definitely go again! Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Tour to Christmas and Honeymoon Coves with snorkeling.
Tour to Christmas and Honeymoon Coves with snorkeling. Awesome crew, good food.
Tour to Christmas and Honeymoon Coves with snorkeling. Awesome crew, good food. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Did the Doubloon Turtle Cove Sail & Snorkel.
Did the Doubloon Turtle Cove Sail & Snorkel. It was so so.
Did the Doubloon Turtle Cove Sail & Snorkel. It was so so. Read Less
Sail Date June 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
Fantastic experience the best activity we did the whole trip.
Fantastic experience the best activity we did the whole trip.
Fantastic experience the best activity we did the whole trip. Read Less
Sail Date March 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Caribbean Sail to Christmas & Honeymoon Coves was one of the best excursions we've ever done.
Caribbean Sail to Christmas & Honeymoon Coves was one of the best excursions we've ever done. Water was a bit choppy for those who might be sensitive but no one got ill sailing. The snorkeling features seeing turtles which is a ... Read More
Caribbean Sail to Christmas & Honeymoon Coves was one of the best excursions we've ever done. Water was a bit choppy for those who might be sensitive but no one got ill sailing. The snorkeling features seeing turtles which is a nice addition to normal snorkels but the overall quality is below average due to small reef there. The sail to Honeymoon Cove was lots of fun. The lunch was excellent. It was a good value all around. I'd do it again in a heart beat. Read Less
Sail Date November 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
A lot of sun, little shade, six hours, fun for the kids!
A lot of sun, little shade, six hours, fun for the kids!
A lot of sun, little shade, six hours, fun for the kids! Read Less
Sail Date June 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
rode on Bones to a cove and snorkeled the area.
rode on Bones to a cove and snorkeled the area. saw sea turtles, rays, and various fish and coral. Lunch was served in honemoon bay, also fantastic. great crew
rode on Bones to a cove and snorkeled the area. saw sea turtles, rays, and various fish and coral. Lunch was served in honemoon bay, also fantastic. great crew Read Less
Sail Date June 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Snorkeling at Christmas Cove we saw sea turtles and a sting ray.
Snorkeling at Christmas Cove we saw sea turtles and a sting ray. Decent sized reef. I would have liked to do this longer (only about 45 min.)! Complimentary lunch buffet was very good. Honeymoon beach was clean and quiet. We swam with ... Read More
Snorkeling at Christmas Cove we saw sea turtles and a sting ray. Decent sized reef. I would have liked to do this longer (only about 45 min.)! Complimentary lunch buffet was very good. Honeymoon beach was clean and quiet. We swam with a turtle there on a fluke! Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Was a little hesitant when I saw the schooner.
Was a little hesitant when I saw the schooner. Kinda reminded me of the Captain Ron Movie. After the snorkeling all reservations about the trip went away.Lots of fish to see and Lindsey was an incredible hostess. Went to honeymoon beach ... Read More
Was a little hesitant when I saw the schooner. Kinda reminded me of the Captain Ron Movie. After the snorkeling all reservations about the trip went away.Lots of fish to see and Lindsey was an incredible hostess. Went to honeymoon beach which was beautiful. Provided us with a lunch that was very good and filling. No shortage of mind erasers on the boat. Only complaint was the HARD SELL on T-SHIRTS during the trip back to the ship and seating room on the boat was a little tight and the seats were uncomfortable. Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The highlight of our tour on "Bones" (a pirate ship) was the crew and the turtles!
The highlight of our tour on "Bones" (a pirate ship) was the crew and the turtles! The crew were entertaining and professional. We stopped at Christmas Cove (also called Turtle Cove and Buck Island) for snorkeling. We saw ... Read More
The highlight of our tour on "Bones" (a pirate ship) was the crew and the turtles! The crew were entertaining and professional. We stopped at Christmas Cove (also called Turtle Cove and Buck Island) for snorkeling. We saw approximately 10 turtles...a few were up close! This was a first for us and our kids, so we really enjoyed it even though the weather was rainy and windy. After Christmas Cove, we "sailed" (sails were up, but the motor was on :-) ) to Honeymoon Beach for a bite to eat and some time on the beach. The food was good, but the venue was quite simple and not as beautiful as beaches on St. Croix, St. Kitts, or Grenada. We had a good time swimming to shore and back to the boat (a dingy was available for belongings and for those who did not want to swim) and also jumping off the railings with the captain! Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We did a sail and snorkel tour to Christmas & Honeymoon Coves.
We did a sail and snorkel tour to Christmas & Honeymoon Coves. It was a lot of fun and we saw turtles! Definitely worth the cost and time. Don't forget to tip your crew!
We did a sail and snorkel tour to Christmas & Honeymoon Coves. It was a lot of fun and we saw turtles! Definitely worth the cost and time. Don't forget to tip your crew! Read Less
Sail Date February 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This tour was exactly as described and highly recommended.
This tour was exactly as described and highly recommended. The crew of the Bones was entertaining and informative. We experienced rough waters out to the snorkel area but were able to see turtles and fish amoung the choral reef during the ... Read More
This tour was exactly as described and highly recommended. The crew of the Bones was entertaining and informative. We experienced rough waters out to the snorkel area but were able to see turtles and fish amoung the choral reef during the snorkel. The BBQ lunch was good, but fairly average (alcohol was extra ... cash only). The schooner anchored off shore and we swam up to the beach. A dingy ride was available for those who wanted it. The crew also served rum punch on board the schooner at no charge. Read Less
Sail Date January 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
By far the BEST excursion ever!!!
By far the BEST excursion ever!!! We did an excursion on Bones pirate schooner - worth every cent and every minute. I cannot say enough good about Al, Dillon and Daren - who were the crew on our boat. They made this as exceptional as it ... Read More
By far the BEST excursion ever!!! We did an excursion on Bones pirate schooner - worth every cent and every minute. I cannot say enough good about Al, Dillon and Daren - who were the crew on our boat. They made this as exceptional as it was. The sailing was unreal. The snorkeling was great - saw sea turtles, swimming and the beach were beautiful. The bbq on the beach was very good!! We did book this through Celebrity because it was an all day excursion it was a bit more expensive, but - we just didnt want to take the chance of getting back late. The boat won't leave without you if you book through them. Read Less
Sail Date April 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We booked a sailing/snorkeling tour on a schooner type ship as opposed to a catamaran.
We booked a sailing/snorkeling tour on a schooner type ship as opposed to a catamaran. The crew was wonderful - one of they guys even saved my waterproof camera after i lost it in the water. The provided lunch was chicken and ribs and was ... Read More
We booked a sailing/snorkeling tour on a schooner type ship as opposed to a catamaran. The crew was wonderful - one of they guys even saved my waterproof camera after i lost it in the water. The provided lunch was chicken and ribs and was delicious. This was an all-day tour and make sure you use plenty of sunblock - Read Less
Sail Date November 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
LOVED Bones ship!
LOVED Bones ship! Would do it again and again. Snorkeling wasn't so great, only saw turtles and sting rays. The colors were lacking underwater. Only saw one blue tang. St Thomas is beautiful! Loved the reptiles!
LOVED Bones ship! Would do it again and again. Snorkeling wasn't so great, only saw turtles and sting rays. The colors were lacking underwater. Only saw one blue tang. St Thomas is beautiful! Loved the reptiles! Read Less
Sail Date October 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We sailed on Blackbeard's Revenge.
We sailed on Blackbeard's Revenge. It was awesome! An all day sail with a crew that was tons of fun. Snorkel stop at Christmas Cove included a guided snorkel tour that led us to sea turtles and tons of fish plus time to snorkel on ... Read More
We sailed on Blackbeard's Revenge. It was awesome! An all day sail with a crew that was tons of fun. Snorkel stop at Christmas Cove included a guided snorkel tour that led us to sea turtles and tons of fish plus time to snorkel on our own. Rum punch was abundant and we even got pirate tattoos! Sail also included a stop at Water Island/Honeymoon beach which was a gorgeous beach only accessible by boat. We swam, sunbathed, played volleyball and had a delicious BBQ lunch provided by an island inhabitant. We really enjoyed everything about it and the service by the crew was top notch. Highly recommend it! Read Less
Sail Date September 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This was the HIGHLIGHT of our entire cruise!!!
This was the HIGHLIGHT of our entire cruise!!! Amazing tour that i highly recommend. Well-run, very organized and highly entertaining. The pirate sailboat takes an hour sail to an uninhabited island where sea turtles swim freely. Jason ... Read More
This was the HIGHLIGHT of our entire cruise!!! Amazing tour that i highly recommend. Well-run, very organized and highly entertaining. The pirate sailboat takes an hour sail to an uninhabited island where sea turtles swim freely. Jason & Rikki Dee do a fabulous job entertaining passengers with music and pirate antics. Included the children and allowed them to help with the moorings. Gave pirate eye masks and tatoos to passengers. Helped with snorkel gear and pictures underwater for anyone needing/wanting help. Fresh pina coladas and sodas for trip back. Awesome experience in a well-organized and safe environment!!! Will definitely do it again!!! Read Less
Sail Date April 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Fantastic time on alaunt charters for a personalized couples sail around the islands.
Fantastic time on alaunt charters for a personalized couples sail around the islands. We will do it again.
Fantastic time on alaunt charters for a personalized couples sail around the islands. We will do it again. Read Less
Sail Date January 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Very crowded but interesting.
Very crowded but interesting.
Very crowded but interesting. Read Less
Sail Date January 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We had missed our tour to Magens Bay so re-booked through the cruise line for this other tour.
We had missed our tour to Magens Bay so re-booked through the cruise line for this other tour. It was nothing special and I would never recommend it.
We had missed our tour to Magens Bay so re-booked through the cruise line for this other tour. It was nothing special and I would never recommend it. Read Less
Sail Date January 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We did turtle snorkeling at turtle cove.
We did turtle snorkeling at turtle cove. This was a lot of fun, but not very long. We were unaware when we booked that it takes an hour boat ride to get to turtle cove. When you get there, you are not allowed on the island because it is ... Read More
We did turtle snorkeling at turtle cove. This was a lot of fun, but not very long. We were unaware when we booked that it takes an hour boat ride to get to turtle cove. When you get there, you are not allowed on the island because it is U.S. protected. So you are either in the water, or on the boat in rough seas. The snorkeling itself was really fun, however they told us that the water is the saltiest around St. Thomas for some reason. But we did get to see a quite a lot of turtles and see some very tropical fish and coral reefs. Read Less
Sail Date January 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International