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: 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
Sail Date: March 2018
Loved the trip to Turtle Bay and the ship wreck. The crew was great and the ride back to our ship under sail was wonderful.
Loved the trip to Turtle Bay and the ship wreck. The crew was great and the ride back to our ship under sail was wonderful. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Sail Date: March 2018
We enjoyed a catamaran ride right from the pier, which was great. Sometimes you have to take a taxi over to the other side of the island, which takes a ton of time and isn't the most scenic trip. So, was good to have more time on the ... Read More
We enjoyed a catamaran ride right from the pier, which was great. Sometimes you have to take a taxi over to the other side of the island, which takes a ton of time and isn't the most scenic trip. So, was good to have more time on the water. Headed to shipwreck cove. The only complaint was, there were 150 of us booked for this excursion, so even though there were 3 catamarans, it was too many people in the water all at one time in such a small area. The crew on the boat were awesome, though. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
Sail Date: March 2018
Castaway girl with snorkeling at Buck Island in Shipwreck cove was a great experience. The staff was nice, many tips to show us the best spots. We saw the shipwreck, a turtle, a big baracuda and lots of fish of all colors.
Castaway girl with snorkeling at Buck Island in Shipwreck cove was a great experience. The staff was nice, many tips to show us the best spots. We saw the shipwreck, a turtle, a big baracuda and lots of fish of all colors. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Sail Date: February 2018
The only catamaran cruise that actually made on our cruise which included snorkeling. The guides on this excursion were independent and were top notch, professional and we got to see sea turtles and an octopus!
The only catamaran cruise that actually made on our cruise which included snorkeling. The guides on this excursion were independent and were top notch, professional and we got to see sea turtles and an octopus! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Sail Date: February 2018
snorkeling with turtles, and then to a small beach that wasn't plagued with tourists. Worth the money if you have the excursion credits.
snorkeling with turtles, and then to a small beach that wasn't plagued with tourists. Worth the money if you have the excursion credits. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: February 2018
Great tour operator - we had a lot of fun even though we didn't see many fish and the reefs are looking pretty sad. Highly recommend this excursion.
Great tour operator - we had a lot of fun even though we didn't see many fish and the reefs are looking pretty sad. Highly recommend this excursion. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Sail Date: February 2018
WAY TOO MANY people on the excursion!! Poor leadership once in the water. Just way too many people with a guide. Boat was packed!! Music & rum punch were good.
WAY TOO MANY people on the excursion!! Poor leadership once in the water. Just way too many people with a guide. Boat was packed!! Music & rum punch were good. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: February 2018
Boat adn excursion staff were friendly helpful and made the day fun
Boat adn excursion staff were friendly helpful and made the day fun Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Sail Date: January 2018
Easy, interesting snorkeling. Shipwreck is interesting, and the turtles and colorful fish are great to see. and we saw a sting ray. Good crew on the Castaway Girl, and great snacks and refreshments.
Easy, interesting snorkeling. Shipwreck is interesting, and the turtles and colorful fish are great to see. and we saw a sting ray. Good crew on the Castaway Girl, and great snacks and refreshments. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Sail Date: December 2017
We had orginally booked a different snorkeling trip at St Thomas but I didn't look at my shore excursion ticket very well and we missed the time to depart on the shore excursion that I purchased. So, thank goodness, they allowed us to ... Read More
We had orginally booked a different snorkeling trip at St Thomas but I didn't look at my shore excursion ticket very well and we missed the time to depart on the shore excursion that I purchased. So, thank goodness, they allowed us to "trade up" (for a higher price) to another shore excursion. It was the Buck Island Catamaran and Snorkeling Tour. I don't recommend this one if you want to go snorkeling to see fish and coral at St Thomas. We loved the catamaran sailing experience but the snorkeling sucked! We didn't see anything underwater. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: December 2017
Fastcat - worst excursion in all of our years cruising. Crowded, expensive, had to pay for a lunch we were told by RC would be free.
Fastcat - worst excursion in all of our years cruising. Crowded, expensive, had to pay for a lunch we were told by RC would be free. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: December 2017
We booked independently a bus to take us and pick us up from the boat rental location that was approx 20 min from port. We booked two boats to take our party of 18 out snorkeling and to a private beach. This company was awesome in ... Read More
We booked independently a bus to take us and pick us up from the boat rental location that was approx 20 min from port. We booked two boats to take our party of 18 out snorkeling and to a private beach. This company was awesome in service! The private beach was perfect to just chill and enjoy the beautiful scenary. We were taken to two locations to snorkel. The water was beautiful. Our pictures we took will keep the memories alove forever. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: December 2017
There were problems with the boat and we ended up on a different one than planned and the trip was cut short. we did a slow sail by the main harbour and town and then went to water island where we snorkelled and again seen and were able to ... Read More
There were problems with the boat and we ended up on a different one than planned and the trip was cut short. we did a slow sail by the main harbour and town and then went to water island where we snorkelled and again seen and were able to swim with turtles. was ok and we did get a partial refund but was bit disappointing. Would have been much worse had we not seen the turtles! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara Club Cruises
Sail Date: December 2017
This was a total waste of time and money. There were way too many people in the group and it was a long way to the snorkel site. Once we arrived, our time in the water was very limited and there wasn't much to see either.
This was a total waste of time and money. There were way too many people in the group and it was a long way to the snorkel site. Once we arrived, our time in the water was very limited and there wasn't much to see either. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Sail Date: December 2017
We did the Fast Cat Snorkeling Adventure; fun, organized.
We did the Fast Cat Snorkeling Adventure; fun, organized. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: December 2017
Buck Island Sail/Snorkel was great! The staff was friendly and didn't rush us. We saw sea turtles, stingrays, and tons of sea life. The rum punch was a perfect end to the experience!
Buck Island Sail/Snorkel was great! The staff was friendly and didn't rush us. We saw sea turtles, stingrays, and tons of sea life. The rum punch was a perfect end to the experience! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: December 2017
Great catamaran and crew. Good equipment. Lots of fish and rum punch!
Great catamaran and crew. Good equipment. Lots of fish and rum punch! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Sail Date: December 2017
too many people, ended up being a booze cruise and then too much selling of T-shirts - actually stopped the boat to do the selling before we hit the port.
too many people, ended up being a booze cruise and then too much selling of T-shirts - actually stopped the boat to do the selling before we hit the port. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Sail Date: December 2017
Went to Honeymoon beach and snorkeling. Unfortunately it rained pretty heavy for about an hour. The beach was still not the best because of the recent hurricane. But overall we enjoyed ourselves.
Went to Honeymoon beach and snorkeling. Unfortunately it rained pretty heavy for about an hour. The beach was still not the best because of the recent hurricane. But overall we enjoyed ourselves. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International