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 went on the catamaran to turtle cove to snorkel with the turtles.
We went on the catamaran to turtle cove to snorkel with the turtles. The Cat IV was right at the pier so it was a short walk to get on board. We motored out to the turtle area, given safety instructions and a guided tour of the area. ... Read More
We went on the catamaran to turtle cove to snorkel with the turtles. The Cat IV was right at the pier so it was a short walk to get on board. We motored out to the turtle area, given safety instructions and a guided tour of the area. Upon returning to the boat they offered rum bunch, beer, sodas and chips. The crew was great and very attentive. Would recommend this tour. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The boat, captain and crew were terrific.
The boat, captain and crew were terrific. No turtles due to the recent hurricanes but an exciting boat ride and nice snorkel trip anyway. Good fun on the boat thanks to mates Brad and Anna.
The boat, captain and crew were terrific. No turtles due to the recent hurricanes but an exciting boat ride and nice snorkel trip anyway. Good fun on the boat thanks to mates Brad and Anna. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Always loved this tour but I appears that the hurricanes destroyed the coral and where there were ...
Always loved this tour but I appears that the hurricanes destroyed the coral and where there were many turtles, only a few remain since the grass they ate is gone. We were told it is coming back slowly. Only saw one turtle, but the crew ... Read More
Always loved this tour but I appears that the hurricanes destroyed the coral and where there were many turtles, only a few remain since the grass they ate is gone. We were told it is coming back slowly. Only saw one turtle, but the crew on the CAT were great and still enjoyed the experience. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Crown Bay is mostly up and running, but not all the shops have been opened yet.
Crown Bay is mostly up and running, but not all the shops have been opened yet. The excursion did leave right from there, and was about half Celebrity guests and half guest from Oasis of the Seas. The staff of the excursion led the ... Read More
Crown Bay is mostly up and running, but not all the shops have been opened yet. The excursion did leave right from there, and was about half Celebrity guests and half guest from Oasis of the Seas. The staff of the excursion led the snorkel line, or allowed people to just swim around the boat. They did insist upon dive vests - which was good since there was a strong current. After swimming/snorkeling near the nature preserve where turtles usually nest, we went to Honeymoon cove for an hour of beach time. There were plenty of drinks, including rum punch. Near the end, they made a point to let everyone know they worked for tips, and recommended a gratuity of $15 - $20 per person in your group. That seemed a bit much after paying $65 per person to be on the excursion. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The crew was fantastic!
The crew was fantastic! We had water and soda on the way to Buck Island; they added beer and "pain killers" on the ride back. We only saw two turtles, which is better than zero! I'm sure those numbers will climb as the ... Read More
The crew was fantastic! We had water and soda on the way to Buck Island; they added beer and "pain killers" on the ride back. We only saw two turtles, which is better than zero! I'm sure those numbers will climb as the area recovers from the hurricanes. Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was a good excursion water was great ,staff on the boat were very good .We saw and swam with ...
This was a good excursion water was great ,staff on the boat were very good .We saw and swam with sea turtles and as much rum punch and other drinks as you wanted. Plus you get on the catamaran right next to the cruise ship.
This was a good excursion water was great ,staff on the boat were very good .We saw and swam with sea turtles and as much rum punch and other drinks as you wanted. Plus you get on the catamaran right next to the cruise ship. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Swimming with the turtles was the best part of the cruise!
Swimming with the turtles was the best part of the cruise!
Swimming with the turtles was the best part of the cruise! Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The crew on the Snorkel/Sailing trip was awesome!
The crew on the Snorkel/Sailing trip was awesome! The experience of swimming with the sea turtles and stingrays was fabulous! We couldn't have been more pleased.
The crew on the Snorkel/Sailing trip was awesome! The experience of swimming with the sea turtles and stingrays was fabulous! We couldn't have been more pleased. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Really great, staff was friendly and energetic and service was very good.
Really great, staff was friendly and energetic and service was very good.
Really great, staff was friendly and energetic and service was very good. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Good value excursion.
Good value excursion. We got to see 2 sea turtles and a lot of tropical fish. Boat was comfy (POWERCAT) and they had complimentary water, soda, and rum punch. You get an hour on a private beach which was cool. Overall good excursion, ... Read More
Good value excursion. We got to see 2 sea turtles and a lot of tropical fish. Boat was comfy (POWERCAT) and they had complimentary water, soda, and rum punch. You get an hour on a private beach which was cool. Overall good excursion, but too many other boats go to the same snorkel spot and its congested. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
See above, " THE CAT" , excellent , young, informative crew, Gave great instruction, my boyfriend/I ...
See above, " THE CAT" , excellent , young, informative crew, Gave great instruction, my boyfriend/I not strong swimmers, but after practicing a bit, we loved it! Saw 1 turtle, many fish, coral. Great ride back snacks, drinks. ... Read More
See above, " THE CAT" , excellent , young, informative crew, Gave great instruction, my boyfriend/I not strong swimmers, but after practicing a bit, we loved it! Saw 1 turtle, many fish, coral. Great ride back snacks, drinks. Highly recommend! Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Perfect.
Perfect. one of the best tours I have been on. Captain Mike was entertaining and made sure our kids had a good time. We did get to see turtles (plus stingrays, conch, and other fish)
Perfect. one of the best tours I have been on. Captain Mike was entertaining and made sure our kids had a good time. We did get to see turtles (plus stingrays, conch, and other fish) Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The swim with the turtles was great.
The swim with the turtles was great. On the Catamaran The CAT. Crew went in the water with us and gave a tour of the cove spotting turtles, fish and coral. BEST CREW EVER!
The swim with the turtles was great. On the Catamaran The CAT. Crew went in the water with us and gave a tour of the cove spotting turtles, fish and coral. BEST CREW EVER! Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
good experience but i do not recommend for little ones.
good experience but i do not recommend for little ones.
good experience but i do not recommend for little ones. Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
Phenomenal experience.
Phenomenal experience. Don't touch the turtles even though they will come within arms reach
Phenomenal experience. Don't touch the turtles even though they will come within arms reach Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
NOT FOR FAINT OF HEART - 4 people were barfin' their guts out.
NOT FOR FAINT OF HEART - 4 people were barfin' their guts out. The 1 hr ride to the turtles was very rough. The beach was awesome but also an almost 1 hr ride from the turtles. The food was awesome.
NOT FOR FAINT OF HEART - 4 people were barfin' their guts out. The 1 hr ride to the turtles was very rough. The beach was awesome but also an almost 1 hr ride from the turtles. The food was awesome. Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Great turtle viewing, great history/information on turtles and the coral reefs.
Great turtle viewing, great history/information on turtles and the coral reefs. Fun snorkeling around shipwreck. Wonderful, wonderful (and dare I say wonderful) team on the catamaran.
Great turtle viewing, great history/information on turtles and the coral reefs. Fun snorkeling around shipwreck. Wonderful, wonderful (and dare I say wonderful) team on the catamaran. Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This was an amazing excursion, with an absolutely wonderful crew.
This was an amazing excursion, with an absolutely wonderful crew. They were friendly, outgoing, and exceptionally attentive to everyone's needs.
This was an amazing excursion, with an absolutely wonderful crew. They were friendly, outgoing, and exceptionally attentive to everyone's needs. Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The water in St.Thomas wasn't as clear as Turks, but we did see turtles then went to snorkel at a ...
The water in St.Thomas wasn't as clear as Turks, but we did see turtles then went to snorkel at a shipwreck site. The catamaran we went on was the Castaway 3, the crew was so amazing and made it so fun. After the snorkeling we got ... Read More
The water in St.Thomas wasn't as clear as Turks, but we did see turtles then went to snorkel at a shipwreck site. The catamaran we went on was the Castaway 3, the crew was so amazing and made it so fun. After the snorkeling we got drinks, rum punch and music. Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Was ok but very crowded
Was ok but very crowded
Was ok but very crowded Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
I had an amazing time meeting Duncan and Tortuga!
I had an amazing time meeting Duncan and Tortuga! Duncan was super friendly and kept trying to head butt our stomachs! Except for the time Tortuga tried to take a nibble at my ankle she was shy but it was amazing how big she was. Our guide ... Read More
I had an amazing time meeting Duncan and Tortuga! Duncan was super friendly and kept trying to head butt our stomachs! Except for the time Tortuga tried to take a nibble at my ankle she was shy but it was amazing how big she was. Our guide was very informative and friendly and was very diligent at keeping us all safe. I got some great photos from the park at a reasonable price and they even let my mom take some for me from above for free! if I ever make it back to St. Thomas this will be on my to do list again! Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Love the turtles.
Love the turtles. Didn't like the catamaran. Castaway Girl 3, the ladder didn't go deep enough into the water, it was almost impossible to get up and back on the boat. I hurt my knee. The crew was mostly unhelpful to getting ... Read More
Love the turtles. Didn't like the catamaran. Castaway Girl 3, the ladder didn't go deep enough into the water, it was almost impossible to get up and back on the boat. I hurt my knee. The crew was mostly unhelpful to getting back aboard. The guy stood there and watched me, but didn't take my fins from me or help. The water was good though, and the turtles were great. They fed them, and we all had a great time. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Great swim with several turtles
Great swim with several turtles
Great swim with several turtles Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
If you like Turtles, do this.
If you like Turtles, do this. I had a turtle come to within 3 feet of me when coming up for air. It was awesome.
If you like Turtles, do this. I had a turtle come to within 3 feet of me when coming up for air. It was awesome. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line