Mangrove Lagoon Marine Reserve
This series of protected areas on St. Thomas’ East End includes three sites. The first, Compass Point Pond, is home to shorebirds like snowy egrets and little blue herons. The second includes a mangrove lagoon and Cas Cay. The lagoon is a complex series of small islands fringed with red mangroves. The mangroves’ branches provide nesting sites for birds; and their complex elevated roots provide a valuable nursery for juvenile fish. It is a beautiful area covering 680 acres. Cas Cay is a small island with a coral rubble shoreline; a trail allows for exploring the island and visiting Red Point Blow Hole! Lastly, St. James Marine Reserve protects the stretch of ocean near the lagoon and pond. Guided kayak tours within the Mangrove Lagoon are available from St. Thomas.
Mangrove Lagoon Kayak, Hike & Snorkel Adventures
A unique, guided, multi-eco experience awaits you! These award winning tours take guests of all ages and experience levels kayaking in the Mangrove Lagoon. Explore a mangrove forest and try your luck with a hermit crab race. A short walk along a coral and shell beach brings you to impressive volcanic cliffs, tidal pools and the famous Red Cliffs Blow Hole! Snorkel in a clear shallow lagoon. Guided tours depart daily: 5 hours w/ lunch, 3 hours, and 2 1/2 hours, SUP YOGA, Sunset & Night Tours. Perfect for wedding, corporate and private groups. Book online with Virgin Islands EcoTours or call toll free.
Virgin Islands EcoTours offers guided Kayak Hike & Snorkel Adventures at three locations: St. Thomas Mangrove Lagoon; St. John Honeymoon Beach; and Historic Hassel Island. Book online right now using promo code: VINOW, for your 10% discount!
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