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Turtle Cove Snorkel & Beach Excursion

Visit a Beach that is only accessible by boat AFTER Swimming with the Green Sea Turtles in their natural habitat at Turtle Cove, Buck Island off of St. Thomas.

Water Island is often referred to the "Fourth" Virgin Island and only has a couple hundred permanent residents.

per adult from




6 hours


Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Local Guide
    • Unlimited Drinks (open bar)
    • Snacks
    • Use of Snorkelling equipment
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities (suggested)
    • Souvenir T-Shirts and Dri-Fit Shirts (available for purchase)
    • Transportation to/from attractions (you provide your own transportation. The Marriott Frenchman's Cove is 7-10 minutes from the WICO cruise ship dock and 20-30 minutes from the Crown Bay cruise ship dock.
    • Lunch - Lunch can be brought onboard or purchased from a local vendor on the beach
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Little Buck Island, St. Thomas

    Visit Buck Island, St. Thomas, a National Wildlife Refuge where you'll get to swim with the resident Green Sea Turtles.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Honeymoon Beach, St. Thomas

    And then sail to Honeymoon Beach, Water Island where you can purchase lunch from one of two local vendors or you're welcome to bring your own lunch aboard!

    Snorkeling Equipment: Your friendly crew will provide: snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel, fins, snorkel vest), brief instruction and safety tips and if needed, a beginner's snorkeling lesson.

    Customize how you spend your day: You may choose to swim and snorkel in the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea, tan on the special deck of the catamaran, or relax in the shaded cabin area. However you choose to spend your day on the boat, we will make sure you are comfortable and have fun!

    What you'll see: Visit coral reefs with an abundance of tropical fish. Watch our resident Green Sea Turtles as they glide along in their natural habitat grazing on sea grasses.

    Duration: 2 hours

  • Departure Point :
    The VI Cat, Marriott Frenchman's Cove Dock, 7338 Estate Bakkeroe Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas VI, St Thomas 00801, USVI
    Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Service animals allowed
    • Stroller accessible
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Please note the Marriott Frenchman's COVE is a separate location from the Marriott Frenchman's REEF
    • All tours are listed in local time - Atlantic Standard Time Zone
    • Most tours depart from the Marriott Frenchman's Cove at 10am. Please travel independently to departure location 30 minutes prior to departure
    • Be sure to mention any allergies or medical conditions to the Captain
    • The Marriott Frenchman's Cove is 7-10 minute taxi ride from the WICO cruise ship dock and 20-30 minute taxi ride from the Crown Bay cruise ship dock
    • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
    • Wheelchair accessibility is best fitted for travel/non-motorized wheelchairs. If guest or vessel's Master determines safety issue, a full refund will be given.
    • Be sure to arrive 30 minutes prior to trip departure time. Due to enhanced COVID-19 safety precautions, we are unable to accommodate late arrivals.
    • We will be in step with therecommendations of the Center for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), local government and health organizations. We have all had to make significant behavioral changes to reduce the spread of COVID-19. To reopen The Cat, we will need to continue these practices. Here are some examples of ourpath to the “new norm”: ● Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces multiple timesthroughout each tour ● Requiring crew to stay home when sick ● Daily temperature checks of crew ● Enhancing deep cleaning every night of the entire catamaran ● Maintaining a 6’ social distance ● Frequent hand washing and use of hand sanitizer ● Advanced sanitation of snorkel equipment ● Educating our staff on COVID-19 symptoms as well as preventative measures ● Encouraging everyone to wear cloth face coverings/buffs ● Implement Cat Cleanliness Best Practices ● Limiting the max capacity on each tour. We will remain diligent, alert and modify our practices to remain up-to-date. Safety has and always will be the most important part of our company and tour. We respect each person’shealth, happiness and well-being and are excited to welcome you back to St. Thomas and aboard The Cat.
    • **Please note we will take guests temperature prior to boarding as per CDC recommendations. **Masks are optional. **Please practice social distancing.
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Any guests with medical concerns is encouraged to address them with their own medical professional prior to attending excursion.
    • Be sure to arrive 30 minutes prior to trip departure time. Due to enhanced COVID-19 safety precautions, we are unable to accommodate late arrivals.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 80 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • We are limiting the max on each tour. The Cat will remain diligent, alert & modify our procedures & practices to remain current with the CDC, WHO, local gov't & health organization protocols. Safety is the number 1 concern for The Cat tour & we respect each Guests’ health, happiness & well-being.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by The VI Cat

Activity ID: V-7452P7

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