Full Day - Turtle Cove Snorkel & Water Island Beach Excursion

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From $120.00

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 6 hours

Departs: St. Thomas, St. Thomas

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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

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

What's Included

Local Guide


Unlimited Drinks (open bar after in-water activities)

Use of Snorkelling equipment

What's Not Included

Gratuities (suggested)

Guest provides own transportation to and from the Marriott's Frenchman's Cove

Lunch can be bought onboard or purchased from a local vendor on the beach

Souvenir T-Shirts and Dri-Fit Shirts (available for purchase)

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 99

Additional Info

  • Any guests with medical concerns is encouraged to address them with their own medical professional prior to attending excursion.
  • Be sure to mention any allergies or medical conditions to the Captain
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Facial coverings are optional while onboard.
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Must arrive 30 minutes prior to departure. Check-in with Cat Crew on Dock of Marriott's Frenchman's Cove. We cannot accommodate late-comers.
  • Open bar will begin after all in-water activities have commenced
  • Please arrive to the dock 30 minutes prior to excursion start time. To ensure an on-time departure, we cannot accommodate late-comers. Masks & facial covering available and encouraged.
  • Service animals allowed
  • The VI Cat's Standard Cancellation Policy: To receive a full refund, customers may cancel up to 24 hours before the excursion start date in the local timezone. No refunds will be given after that time period. "No-Shows" will be charged the full price of t
  • Use Google Maps. Type "The VI Cat" or "Marriott's Frenchman's Cove". 1. Pull into the Marriott Frenchman's Cove (the property with all of the colorful buildings). The Marriott Cove has a large stone/brick entrance. 2. Check in with the security guard at t
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All tours are listed in local time - Atlantic Standard Time Zone (PLEASE NOTE THIS MAY BE DIFFERENT THAN YOUR SHIP TIME)
  • 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
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Marriott's Frenchman's COVE is different than the REEF (which is still closed).
  • MUST arrive 30 minutes prior to trip departure time. We cannot accommodate late arrivals.
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • The Marriott's 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
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • 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.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Little Buck Island
Visit Little Buck Island, off St. Thomas, a National Wildlife Refuge where you'll get to swim with the resident Green Sea Turtles at Turtle Cove. You will also have the opportunity to snorkel a reef with tropical fish.

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.

Open Bar with alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages and Light Snacks will be offered AFTER all in-water activities.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

And then sail to Honeymoon Beach, Water Island, off St. Thomas, where you can purchase lunch from one of two local vendors or you're welcome to bring your own lunch aboard! This is a beach stop where you can relax on the beach or wade in the calm waters.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

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