Explore protected areas on and around St. Thomas by kayak, on an eco-tour, or on your own. The Mangrove Lagoon Preserve is the most popular area that you can explore on a guided eco-tour. The preserve has a complex series of small islands fringed with red mangroves. It is also home to Cas Cay, a small island where you can swim, snorkel, and take a coastal walk along a trail to Red Point Blow Hole. You can explore this area on your own too, by renting a kayak.
Some watersports shacks on beaches in St. Thomas offer kayak rentals. You can use them to paddle within the bay. There is also the opportunity to enjoy a night kayak in St. Thomas. Night kayaking is a cool experience. Kayak in the evening for a chance to see nocturnal marine animals. Guides accompany you when night kayaking and point out interesting sights. Some kayaking outfits use clear-bottom kayaks with LED light systems to help make the night kayak experience possible. Here are some of the fun kayaking and ecotour options available in St. Thomas, USVI.
Coral World Ocean Park
Spend the day at Coral World Ocean Park and get up close and personal with the beauty and magic of Caribbean marine life in a stunning setting. Learn about life on a coral reef from the unique Undersea Observatory and about local conservation efforts in one of our interactive presentations. View sharks, stingrays, dolphins, turtles, tropical fish and colorful rainbow lorikeets! There are several gift shops, cafes lockers and shower facilities. Additional activities include Dolphin Swim or Moment, Dolphin Trek and Dolphin Kayak, Sea Lion Swim or Encounter, Shark Encounter, Sea Trek and SNUBA. Located next to Coki Beach. Variable schedule due to COVID; visit our website or FB page for latest schedule.