St. John is home to the Virgin Islands National Park and the Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument. With two parks protecting beaches, coastlines and underwater areas, and additional beautiful coastal areas outside of the park, there many opportunities to explore from the water. Taking a guided kayak or SUP tour on St. John will allow you to both enjoy the pristine environment and the island’s gorgeous scenery while learning about the previous natural resources of St. John, the marine life, and the island’s history. What better way to enjoy St. John then with expert guides to lead the way?
Caneel Bay Kayak, Hike & Snorkel Adventure
Listen to our guests! We are ranked #1 in Trip Advisor: “Best Experience on St. John”, “Do it early in your trip”, “Amazing Adventure”, “Great family activity”, “Learn and have fun exploring St. John!”, “Very interactive tour of the islands unique ecology with a great staff.”, “Don’t miss this!”. Kayak on turquoise waters, hike along scenic Turtle Point Trail and snorkel over coral reefs and see colorful fish, turtles and sting rays. Limited availability, reserve early.
Kayak & Snorkel with Sea Turtles
Kayak & snorkel in beautiful Caneel Bay on St. John! Explore the best that St. John has to offer above and below the water in the beautiful Virgin Islands National Park, which serves the backdrop for this wonderful trip. Board your kayaks at Honeymoon Beach and paddle across Caneel Bay to the beautiful and deserted Scott Beach. Snorkel over sea grass beds to watch sea turtles grazing on sea grass. Relax on Honeymoon Beach after your snorkel tour.
Henley Cay Kayak & Snorkel Adventure
Henley Cay is one of St John’s premier snorkeling spots! Kayakers and snorkelers love the challenge of a 20 minute paddle across Caneel Bay from Honeymoon Beach to Henley Cay, part of the VI National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The protected beach is fringed with colorful coral reefs teeming with schools of vibrant fish and marine life. Flocks of seabirds fly overhead and feed close-by.
Princess Bay – Kayaking & Paddleboard Excursions
East End Kayaking Excursion
Kayak starting at Haulover Bay across the turquoise waters of Round Bay. Enjoy a guided snorkel to Pelican Rock. Return to the waters to glide over turtle grazing beds along the tranquil Long Point Peninsula. Round out the excursion with a short nature stroll to the north side of St. John, taking in views of Sir Francis Drake’s Channel and Tortola. This is a three-hour excursion, $95 per person.
Hurricane Hole Epic Downwinder Kayaking Excursion
Paddle the calm crystal waters of the Caribbean along breathtaking shorelines on the island’s beautiful East End. Go with the flow and ride the current on a magical one-way excursion from the reefs of Haulover Bay to the mangroves of Princess Bay in Hurricane Hole. See the abundant and myriad sea life of the mangrove ecosystem on the guided snorkel of our longer trip. This is a three-hour excursion, $120 per person.
East End Paddle Excursion
Enjoy a relaxing trip from the beach at Haulover Bay to beautiful Long Point. Take a break on the beach or go on an informative coastal walk with your guide. Return to the water and glide back to Haulover Bay or go for a guided snorkel over colorful coral reefs and turtle grazing beds before returning. A great trip for beginning & intermediate paddlers! This is a three-hour excursion, $95 per person.
If you want to kayak or SUP but prefer to explore St. John on your own you can rent a kayak or SUP board for an hour, a day or for a week. Visit St. John Kayak and SUP Rentals!