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 SUP & Snorkel Tour
Stand-up paddle the serene waters of St. Thomas’ Mangrove Lagoon Wildlife Sanctuary & Marine Reserve, weaving your way through mangrove tunnels, listening to and seeing nesting birds. Paddle to Cas Cay and snorkel in a protected, clear lagoon during your tour!
This stand-up paddling adventure and snorkeling is unparalleled and perfect for beginners in the calm and shallow waters of the lagoon! Best of all – it’s accessible to everyone and we’ll do all we can to make sure you have a successful experience in the water.
Looking for a really unique adventure? Then you will love our Night Kayak Adventure with Pirate and Ghost Stories. From Blackbeard, Bluebeard, and Teach, prepare for an experience with a dash of history, a pinch of the macabre, and a spooky twist when you kayak along the dark and winding waterways of the Mangrove Lagoon. Enjoy the starlit sky as you look for stingrays, tarpon, and other marine life illuminated with lights below your kayak. You will go back in time and relive those days when pirates, ghosts, and jumbies still roamed the islands.
Cas Cay Kayak Hike and Snorkel Adventure Tour 3 Hours
Explore Cas Cay, a pristine and deserted island! Kayak through the narrow mangrove waterways, while making your way to Cas Cay. Hike around Cas Cay exploring the tidal pools, volcanic cliffs, and a geological blowhole. A guided snorkel tour introduces you to marine life in the clear, protected waters.
Check off another item from your bucket list with this adventure of a lifetime!
This tour begins when you board your two-person kayak and paddle through the shallow waters of the Mangrove Lagoon. Wind your way through the tunneled waterways while the moon rises over the mangroves.
Your guide will point out wildlife including birds flocking to their nests. Look up and see the star-filled skies and peer into the waters below your kayak and learn about the marine life that is supported by this vital mangrove ecosystem.
Mangrove Best of Kayak, Hike and Snorkel Tour - 5 Hours
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: Perfect for wedding, corporate and private groups.
Enjoy an unforgettable sunset paddling quietly through a bird sanctuary in St Thomas Mangrove Lagoon. Visit an egret and pelican rookery at Bird Island and paddle through a winding maze in the shallow waters of a submerged mangrove forest. An Expert Nature Guide will guide you on a peaceful paddle through the dynamic Benner Bay estuarine ecosystem and St Thomas East End Reserve's. Discover the diversity of birds that inhabit this Mangrove Lagoon Wildlife Sanctuary and Marine Reserve.
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.
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