St. Thomas Snorkeling Excursion Reviews

Experience marine life and coral forms on a snorkeling adventure in St. Thomas. Coral ledges and bay walls offer superb views.
Sail Date: January 2019
Private tour was very nice. It was a good 30 minute drive from port but nice views.
Private tour was very nice. It was a good 30 minute drive from port but nice views. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Sail Date: January 2019
Great boat trip to Xmas Cove. We had 90 minutes in the water with the guide. Nice boat trip back with drinks and snacks.
Great boat trip to Xmas Cove. We had 90 minutes in the water with the guide. Nice boat trip back with drinks and snacks. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: January 2019
Excellent experienc. Saw sea turtles and rays and other fish. Also saw a shipwreck. The staff was fantastic. Would like to have snorkeled a bit longer, but great trip.
Excellent experienc. Saw sea turtles and rays and other fish. Also saw a shipwreck. The staff was fantastic. Would like to have snorkeled a bit longer, but great trip. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: January 2019
It was a long wait to take off. The sail was great there and back. However, we didn't see any turtles and only a few fish. This ship wreck was cool. Go snorkeling in Hawaii, it's great
It was a long wait to take off. The sail was great there and back. However, we didn't see any turtles and only a few fish. This ship wreck was cool. Go snorkeling in Hawaii, it's great Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: December 2018
Booked with Castaway Girl - A catamaran snorkel trip to Buck Island and then a stop at Honeymoon Beach. Great crew and ok snorkeling - saw a couple of turtles and rays and other reef fish, but busy, over used location. Honeymoon beach ... Read More
Booked with Castaway Girl - A catamaran snorkel trip to Buck Island and then a stop at Honeymoon Beach. Great crew and ok snorkeling - saw a couple of turtles and rays and other reef fish, but busy, over used location. Honeymoon beach was ok - busy. Only was there for an hour - tried to eat lunch, but their "island time" was very slow, so never did get a chance to eat our food! But would recommend the excursion overall- fun experience and great views of the islands. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: December 2018
Great half day excursion. Catamaran to snorkeling area. Returned in time for shopping.
Great half day excursion. Catamaran to snorkeling area. Returned in time for shopping. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Sail Date: December 2018
Buck Island Snorkel was terrible. The captain of the boat grabbed my personal prescription mask and the lens popped out into the ocean. I wanted her to replace my broken mask, but at first she claimed that she didn't break it. ... Read More
Buck Island Snorkel was terrible. The captain of the boat grabbed my personal prescription mask and the lens popped out into the ocean. I wanted her to replace my broken mask, but at first she claimed that she didn't break it. Finally she gave me another used mask from her stock, but it was not very good quality. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: December 2018
We rode on the Castaway Girl and snorkeled with the sea turtles. We were then taken to a beach and had about an hour and a half to swim, have lunch, and relax. It was a great trip and I would recommend this excursion for anyone wanting ... Read More
We rode on the Castaway Girl and snorkeled with the sea turtles. We were then taken to a beach and had about an hour and a half to swim, have lunch, and relax. It was a great trip and I would recommend this excursion for anyone wanting light activity and a mix of swimming and beach time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: December 2018
Kayak - hike - snorkel with local guide of 20 years! We loved it!
Kayak - hike - snorkel with local guide of 20 years! We loved it! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: November 2018
Our chartered boat did what we wanted, took us to great snorkeling spots provided drinks for the whole family and were amazing. Take a look at Bama Breeze V.I. for any snorkeling or boating trips in USVI. They are amazing. Buck Island ... Read More
Our chartered boat did what we wanted, took us to great snorkeling spots provided drinks for the whole family and were amazing. Take a look at Bama Breeze V.I. for any snorkeling or boating trips in USVI. They are amazing. Buck Island had amazing water clarity. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Sail Date: August 2018
We went with Buck Island Snorkeling. Our catamaran was Castawaygirl #4. The guides Chris,Judy,and Dillon were entertaining and loads of fun! We're looking forward to snorkeling again!
We went with Buck Island Snorkeling. Our catamaran was Castawaygirl #4. The guides Chris,Judy,and Dillon were entertaining and loads of fun! We're looking forward to snorkeling again! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: August 2018
Ferry ride to St John was smooth and enjoyable, transportation to the snorkeling cove was quick on relatively new, open-air taxis, and the beach was amazing. Snorkeling conditions were excellent. You could probably do this excursion for ... Read More
Ferry ride to St John was smooth and enjoyable, transportation to the snorkeling cove was quick on relatively new, open-air taxis, and the beach was amazing. Snorkeling conditions were excellent. You could probably do this excursion for much cheaper on your own if you're more familiar with the island. Still, for a first time visit, we enjoyed ourselves. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Sail Date: July 2018
Did the Luxe Power Cat to Secluded Congo Cay excursion. The boat was frustratingly crowded at the beginning, especially getting on near the end. Ride out bumpy. The snorkeling was disappointing. There was some coral and few fish. ... Read More
Did the Luxe Power Cat to Secluded Congo Cay excursion. The boat was frustratingly crowded at the beginning, especially getting on near the end. Ride out bumpy. The snorkeling was disappointing. There was some coral and few fish. After that, though, they were giving out drinks - a mixed drink they called Pain Killer. Could have the rum with coke if your preferred. The music was playing, and the atmosphere became festive. They made a stop at a deserted beach (probably used by locals before recent hurricane). It was fun to swim in ocean. Some people did jumps off boat. More drinking and music. So, I wouldn't recommend it because there has to be better snorkeling excursions, but it was fun on the way back. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: June 2018
On a cat with 68 others.. was pretty fun. The crew was great. The time short and sea life not so great.. saw a sea turtle and a ray.. some said they saw a sand shark..
On a cat with 68 others.. was pretty fun. The crew was great. The time short and sea life not so great.. saw a sea turtle and a ray.. some said they saw a sand shark.. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: June 2018
Snorkeling is always fun- only issue being the weather ! it rained throughout but the kids had a great time anyway. Boat crew great fun and managed regardless.
Snorkeling is always fun- only issue being the weather ! it rained throughout but the kids had a great time anyway. Boat crew great fun and managed regardless. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: June 2018
Castaway Girl 3 was an awesome adventure. I would definitely sail with them again.
Castaway Girl 3 was an awesome adventure. I would definitely sail with them again. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Sail Date: May 2018
We scheduled a snorkeling excursion in St. Johns at Trunk Bay. It was a very rough ride on the Island Girl ferry boat that took us to St. Johns (passengers sitting on the benches outside the cabin got wet). A number of passengers were ... Read More
We scheduled a snorkeling excursion in St. Johns at Trunk Bay. It was a very rough ride on the Island Girl ferry boat that took us to St. Johns (passengers sitting on the benches outside the cabin got wet). A number of passengers were seasick. Hurricane damage to the island and reef is readily apparent and repairs are progressing slowly. The "snack shack" in Trunk Bay is closed so there are no drinks, food or souvenirs to purchase there. (Note: The Island Girl ferry boat has a fantastic crew and great narrative is given. They did let everyone know that the Trunk Bay snack shop was closed and offered light snacks for purchase at a reasonable price. The only downside is that although the ferry did have two small but very clean bathrooms, only one was working which was insufficient for the number of people on board. Once you get off the ferry, it is only about a 15 to 20 minute beautiful open air bus ride to Trunk Bay.) Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: May 2018
Took the Fury out to Buck island and had a great snorkeling experience. Saw one turtle when I first jumped in, then large King Fish, Sea Rays... Then I ended up finding another turtle and he swam with me and surfaced just feet from me. ... Read More
Took the Fury out to Buck island and had a great snorkeling experience. Saw one turtle when I first jumped in, then large King Fish, Sea Rays... Then I ended up finding another turtle and he swam with me and surfaced just feet from me. Stayed with me for 15 minutes. Didn't think I'd get that close. Captain and crew were great and the experience on the sailboat with info from the Captain Mike about how they managed during the storms of 2017 were very interesting. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: April 2018
We did the Discovery Family Two Island Snorkel and Beach Getaway by Fastcat. We boarded the Virgin Breeze Powercat and headed to Buck Island to snorkel, the crew provided all of the necessary equipment. We spent an hour or so here. We saw ... Read More
We did the Discovery Family Two Island Snorkel and Beach Getaway by Fastcat. We boarded the Virgin Breeze Powercat and headed to Buck Island to snorkel, the crew provided all of the necessary equipment. We spent an hour or so here. We saw a ton of different fish, sea urchins and coral; however, we didn't see any turtles until we all got back on the boat and one peaked it's head up out of the water. On the way to Honeymoon Beach on Water Island the crew provided soda, water or rum punch for adults and had the music playing. Once we got to Honeymoon Beach, my girls stayed close to the shore and looked for shells and sea glass, they found quite a bit. My SO and I did some more snorkeling, I went out away from everyone else and found a turtle, that was the highlight of my day! The boat had an open bar for the time we were at the beach. After spending an hour or so there, we boarded to head back to our ship. The crew kept the party going with free-flowing rum punch, my glass never had a chance to get emptied lol. Overall, it was a great excursion and I would highly recommend it to anyone going to St. Thomas. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Sail Date: March 2018
FastCat snorkeling and honeymoon bay on the Captain Morgan boat! Best excursion we did. Great value! Saw a sea turtle and awesome coral etc. then an hour at Honeymoon Beach - staff was so fun, boat was fast and the snorkeling was a lead ... Read More
FastCat snorkeling and honeymoon bay on the Captain Morgan boat! Best excursion we did. Great value! Saw a sea turtle and awesome coral etc. then an hour at Honeymoon Beach - staff was so fun, boat was fast and the snorkeling was a lead tour. Free rum punch the entire time and kids had fun jumping off boat at the beach. A must do! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: March 2018
We took a boat ride to Turtle Bay. The staff on the ship was great. We got to see one turle, stingray and fish. Wish I would have had a little more time in the water.
We took a boat ride to Turtle Bay. The staff on the ship was great. We got to see one turle, stingray and fish. Wish I would have had a little more time in the water. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International