St. Thomas Turtle Swim Excursion Reviews

Plunge into the waters of St. Thomas with these pleasant reptiles on an exciting turtle swim excursion. These ecotherms may be cold-blooded, but they are sure to warm your heart!
We had booked an excursion to Turtle Bay / Buck Island with Celebrity (Caribbean Fast Cat Island ...
Sail Date: August 2019
We had booked an excursion to Turtle Bay / Buck Island with Celebrity (Caribbean Fast Cat Island Snorkelling and Beach). The tour was very well organized. All the staff was positive, energetic, very service oriented. Departed and arrived ... Read More
We had booked an excursion to Turtle Bay / Buck Island with Celebrity (Caribbean Fast Cat Island Snorkelling and Beach). The tour was very well organized. All the staff was positive, energetic, very service oriented. Departed and arrived on time. The transit to Buck Island was a bit bumpy due to windy and choppy conditions. A few folks got sea sick (my wife included), but staff onboard were really caring about them. The snorkelling area had nice clear water. Not too deep. Unfortunately we saw no turtle, just a few small colourful fishes. The corals were ok. Nothing spectacular. We then went to Honeymoon Beach. Nice little beach actually very close to Charlotte Amalie (but you feel much farther). Very nice clear water. Restrooms available and two small restaurants. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Horrible excursion, should not be offered.
Sail Date: June 2019
Horrible excursion, should not be offered. No conducive to snorkeling and very worn down and dirty (both boat and crew members)
Horrible excursion, should not be offered. No conducive to snorkeling and very worn down and dirty (both boat and crew members) Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
This excursion was the best excursion I have ever done.
Sail Date: April 2019
This excursion was the best excursion I have ever done. The water was beautiful and we saw so many interesting things. We saw turtles, fish, starfish, sea urchins, coral reefs you name it. We also got free drinks on the way back to shore. ... Read More
This excursion was the best excursion I have ever done. The water was beautiful and we saw so many interesting things. We saw turtles, fish, starfish, sea urchins, coral reefs you name it. We also got free drinks on the way back to shore. It was absolutely amazing and all the staff were very helpful and friendly. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Very fun time, Captain Mike and Nicole were awesome.
Sail Date: March 2019
Very fun time, Captain Mike and Nicole were awesome. Saw several turtles and lots of fish on the reef. Got to spend a good amount of time in the water. Too much rum punch was consumed on the trip back to port.
Very fun time, Captain Mike and Nicole were awesome. Saw several turtles and lots of fish on the reef. Got to spend a good amount of time in the water. Too much rum punch was consumed on the trip back to port. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
9 of us took a 45-foot ketch out to Buck Island to swim with sea turtles.
Sail Date: March 2019
9 of us took a 45-foot ketch out to Buck Island to swim with sea turtles. Perfect in every way. Cap'n Mike was funny.
9 of us took a 45-foot ketch out to Buck Island to swim with sea turtles. Perfect in every way. Cap'n Mike was funny. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Beautiful catamaran and swimming beach.
Sail Date: March 2019
Beautiful catamaran and swimming beach.
Beautiful catamaran and swimming beach. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
In the afternoon we took the tour to the sunken ship and Turtle Bay.
Sail Date: March 2019
In the afternoon we took the tour to the sunken ship and Turtle Bay. The water was so clear that we could very clearly see the ship, even in about 55 feet of water. Then we went to Turtle Bay, where we saw several sea turtles and sting ... Read More
In the afternoon we took the tour to the sunken ship and Turtle Bay. The water was so clear that we could very clearly see the ship, even in about 55 feet of water. Then we went to Turtle Bay, where we saw several sea turtles and sting rays. There was a guide on this tour explaining the history and ecology of the area, but I swam away from the group to get a better look at the wildlife up close. (The noise and splashing of the crowd tends to frighten the animals away.) This tour was the highlight of our trip, and I highly recommend it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Sailing experience on 2 masted mono hull yacht was good.
Sail Date: February 2019
Sailing experience on 2 masted mono hull yacht was good. The underwater experience was disappointing as we only saw two baby turtle and a couple of stingray. The reef is basically non-existent. Didn't see any fish. The captain and ... Read More
Sailing experience on 2 masted mono hull yacht was good. The underwater experience was disappointing as we only saw two baby turtle and a couple of stingray. The reef is basically non-existent. Didn't see any fish. The captain and crew were very friendly and capable. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We snorkeled at Turtle Cove.
Sail Date: January 2019
We snorkeled at Turtle Cove. We saw a lot of turtles and a few fish. The excursion lasted about 3.5 hours and was worth the money. The crew was very customer friendly and provided a fun atmosphere.
We snorkeled at Turtle Cove. We saw a lot of turtles and a few fish. The excursion lasted about 3.5 hours and was worth the money. The crew was very customer friendly and provided a fun atmosphere. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Wonderful time snorkling with my grand daughters, daughters, and wife.
Sail Date: January 2019
Wonderful time snorkling with my grand daughters, daughters, and wife. Beautiful day to see the turtles and fish. great experience had by all.
Wonderful time snorkling with my grand daughters, daughters, and wife. Beautiful day to see the turtles and fish. great experience had by all. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Great Excursion!
Sail Date: January 2019
Great Excursion! We first went to an old shipwreck and then snorkelled with the turtles, great experience. Food and Drinks provided on the way home. Gear is provided.
Great Excursion! We first went to an old shipwreck and then snorkelled with the turtles, great experience. Food and Drinks provided on the way home. Gear is provided. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We booked an excursion through vacationstogo.com to spend the day at Coral World and swim with the ...
Sail Date: January 2019
We booked an excursion through vacationstogo.com to spend the day at Coral World and swim with the sea turtles. The MSC website had very little excursions to offer, so we looked elsewhere. Coral World was not as exciting as we thought it ... Read More
We booked an excursion through vacationstogo.com to spend the day at Coral World and swim with the sea turtles. The MSC website had very little excursions to offer, so we looked elsewhere. Coral World was not as exciting as we thought it would be, you can get through the 'mini sea world' in an hour. Swimming with the sea turtle was awesome though! Great experience! Afterwards, we walked to a nearby beach that was packed.... swam in the ocean for a bit, and caught a cab back to the cruise port. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
VI CAT was the tour operator.
Sail Date: January 2019
VI CAT was the tour operator. EXCELLENT service and EXCELLENT educational talks about turtles. TAKE THIS tour with this company!
VI CAT was the tour operator. EXCELLENT service and EXCELLENT educational talks about turtles. TAKE THIS tour with this company! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
The boat ride to bucks island and swim then honeymoon beach was fun.
Sail Date: December 2018
The boat ride to bucks island and swim then honeymoon beach was fun.
The boat ride to bucks island and swim then honeymoon beach was fun. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
As advertised.
Sail Date: November 2018
As advertised. Saw turtles as soon as we got in the water and many colorful fish. Also went to a shipwreck too. Very nice sail back on the catamaran. Would do this one again.
As advertised. Saw turtles as soon as we got in the water and many colorful fish. Also went to a shipwreck too. Very nice sail back on the catamaran. Would do this one again. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Capt.
Sail Date: November 2018
Capt. Mike and First Mate Jessica were fantastic, and we got to experience actual sailing (instead of just motoring to our destination).
Capt. Mike and First Mate Jessica were fantastic, and we got to experience actual sailing (instead of just motoring to our destination). Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
wonderful crew and boat that was large enough to accommodate the group, Crew was very friendly and ...
Sail Date: November 2018
wonderful crew and boat that was large enough to accommodate the group, Crew was very friendly and stressed safety better than any other excursion I've ever taken. It is a beautiful boat ride although if you get sea sick take meds ... Read More
wonderful crew and boat that was large enough to accommodate the group, Crew was very friendly and stressed safety better than any other excursion I've ever taken. It is a beautiful boat ride although if you get sea sick take meds first because trade winds do cause a rough ride. Water was crystal clear and we did see a large sea turtle which came up for air right next to us. We would do again Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Overcrowded and rushed.
Sail Date: October 2018
Overcrowded and rushed. The water was delightful and we did see a few turtles and stingrays, but the amount of time actually in the water was too short. It took a long time for forty people to exit the boat and get into the water. We were ... Read More
Overcrowded and rushed. The water was delightful and we did see a few turtles and stingrays, but the amount of time actually in the water was too short. It took a long time for forty people to exit the boat and get into the water. We were definitely on a schedule so the boat could get back for their afternoon sailing. I would have given it an excellent rating if we had more time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We sailed on Castaway Girl #4 .
Sail Date: August 2018
We sailed on Castaway Girl #4 . Our hosts/snorkeling guides were so much fun it took the fear out of our first time snorkeling excursion(can't wait to do this again!)
We sailed on Castaway Girl #4 . Our hosts/snorkeling guides were so much fun it took the fear out of our first time snorkeling excursion(can't wait to do this again!) Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Booked a Turtle Swim through Viator since Carnival didn't offer this excursion.
Sail Date: August 2018
Booked a Turtle Swim through Viator since Carnival didn't offer this excursion. We were able to get a taxi van from the tourist area just beyond the ship terminal with no problems.
Booked a Turtle Swim through Viator since Carnival didn't offer this excursion. We were able to get a taxi van from the tourist area just beyond the ship terminal with no problems. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Very friendly and chatty crew on a well-maintained catamaran.
Sail Date: August 2018
Very friendly and chatty crew on a well-maintained catamaran. Took around 45 mins to get to the island, my only complaint would be the limited time in the water, there were other boats coming in and out continually, not exactly a secluded ... Read More
Very friendly and chatty crew on a well-maintained catamaran. Took around 45 mins to get to the island, my only complaint would be the limited time in the water, there were other boats coming in and out continually, not exactly a secluded cove! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
It was chaotic getting to the boat, but once on board, the crew was great!
Sail Date: July 2018
It was chaotic getting to the boat, but once on board, the crew was great! We snorkeled and saw sea turtles
It was chaotic getting to the boat, but once on board, the crew was great! We snorkeled and saw sea turtles Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Captain Mike and assistant Jessica were superb.
Sail Date: June 2018
Captain Mike and assistant Jessica were superb.
Captain Mike and assistant Jessica were superb. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Nice sailboat ride but not for people who get motion sickness.
Sail Date: May 2018
Nice sailboat ride but not for people who get motion sickness. Mike, the skipper, was great. The snorkeling was good except there was a lot of people from other boats.
Nice sailboat ride but not for people who get motion sickness. Mike, the skipper, was great. The snorkeling was good except there was a lot of people from other boats. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Enjoyed sailing on nice catamaran and crew was nice.
Sail Date: March 2018
Enjoyed sailing on nice catamaran and crew was nice. Enjoyed rum punch. Sunny day. Saw only one sea turtle. Saw one barracuda.
Enjoyed sailing on nice catamaran and crew was nice. Enjoyed rum punch. Sunny day. Saw only one sea turtle. Saw one barracuda. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International