St. Thomas St. John Snorkel/Sail Excursion Reviews

Sail from St. Thomas to nearby St. John for a relaxing afternoon on and in the water; offshore cays and reefs make St. John a premier stop for snorkeling.
Beach was great Snorkeling sucked.
Sail Date: March 2017
Beach was great Snorkeling sucked. It was off the beach, not a boat as expected, the description wasn't clear.
Beach was great Snorkeling sucked. It was off the beach, not a boat as expected, the description wasn't clear. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
This was the Champagne Catamaran Snorkel/Sail.
Sail Date: March 2017
This was the Champagne Catamaran Snorkel/Sail. You take a big (4 row) open safari jeep to the dock. You board a large wile catamaran,,,with a bar, bathroom, tables with seats. We had bad weather so we went to St, James instead. Some ... Read More
This was the Champagne Catamaran Snorkel/Sail. You take a big (4 row) open safari jeep to the dock. You board a large wile catamaran,,,with a bar, bathroom, tables with seats. We had bad weather so we went to St, James instead. Some people snorkeled. They served champagne, fresh baked bread, assorted cheeses. The Captain and the Crew were wonderful. So entertaining. So worth it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Very nice and beautiful scenery ...
Sail Date: February 2017
Very nice and beautiful scenery ... but a bit too crowded.
Very nice and beautiful scenery ... but a bit too crowded. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Transported from the dock to St.
Sail Date: February 2017
Transported from the dock to St. Johns in a "cattlecar" like ferry boat, and transported to a beach with VERY limited shade. Snorkeled in a crowded triangular area. Not much to see...
Transported from the dock to St. Johns in a "cattlecar" like ferry boat, and transported to a beach with VERY limited shade. Snorkeled in a crowded triangular area. Not much to see... Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We've done this excursion on the Champagne Cat several times before.
Sail Date: February 2017
We've done this excursion on the Champagne Cat several times before. Once again, we had a great day...these guys do a fantastic job all the way around. Very safety-conscious, yet fun-loving trio of guys. We saw plenty of fish at ... Read More
We've done this excursion on the Champagne Cat several times before. Once again, we had a great day...these guys do a fantastic job all the way around. Very safety-conscious, yet fun-loving trio of guys. We saw plenty of fish at Honeymoon Bay. The dock is about a 20-minute ride from the ship, and the excursion includes an open-air shuttle ride. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Snorkelling was ok as rough seas stopped us from getting to St.Joh's But the crew and Kathleen's ...
Sail Date: February 2017
Snorkelling was ok as rough seas stopped us from getting to St.Joh's But the crew and Kathleen's gourmet lunch made for a wonderful day out.
Snorkelling was ok as rough seas stopped us from getting to St.Joh's But the crew and Kathleen's gourmet lunch made for a wonderful day out. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The snorkeling was just ok, but the catamaran to St.
Sail Date: February 2017
The snorkeling was just ok, but the catamaran to St. John was great. The crew was attentive and a lot of fun.
The snorkeling was just ok, but the catamaran to St. John was great. The crew was attentive and a lot of fun. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Buck Island Catamaran and snorkel...great crew and scenic trip...sea state not too rough for the ...
Sail Date: February 2017
Buck Island Catamaran and snorkel...great crew and scenic trip...sea state not too rough for the trip, but rough enough so that we didn't see too much underwater. Weather factor and no reflection on the crew.
Buck Island Catamaran and snorkel...great crew and scenic trip...sea state not too rough for the trip, but rough enough so that we didn't see too much underwater. Weather factor and no reflection on the crew. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Great excursion to St John to snorkel.
Sail Date: January 2017
Great excursion to St John to snorkel. The ferry ride was nice and we then boarded a shuttle to the beach. The snorkeling there was great with the prettiest beach I've ever been on.
Great excursion to St John to snorkel. The ferry ride was nice and we then boarded a shuttle to the beach. The snorkeling there was great with the prettiest beach I've ever been on. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Excellent excellent experience.
Sail Date: January 2017
Excellent excellent experience. Best ever. Would do it again.
Excellent excellent experience. Best ever. Would do it again. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
“St.
Sail Date: January 2017
“St. John National Park Catamaran Sail & Snorkel” (4.5 hours) Long ride in open-air “jitney” over bumpy roads on St. Thomas to board catamaran. Really enjoyed the “sail” and time on Honeymoon Beach on St. John. ... Read More
“St. John National Park Catamaran Sail & Snorkel” (4.5 hours) Long ride in open-air “jitney” over bumpy roads on St. Thomas to board catamaran. Really enjoyed the “sail” and time on Honeymoon Beach on St. John. Transferred to beach via dinghy. (A possible problem for mobility impaired as it was “rocking and rolling” as we climbed into the dinghy from the ship’s ladder.) Beach was beautiful and some spread out towels while others rented beach lounge chairs. Saw snorkelers from this same company, the “St. John Champagne Cat,” but our tour off the “Star” wasn’t provided snorkel gear and we were discouraged from snorkeling with our own masks and snorkels. Catamaran crew didn’t want to discuss the reason. We had been told earlier when we arrived on the “Star” that the tour would no longer include snorkeling. Not sure why but no partial refund offered. Notice that the excursion description on the Viking web site still says “Sail & Snorkel” so you may want to check whether this was only a temporary situation. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
good snorkeling again !
Sail Date: January 2017
good snorkeling again !
good snorkeling again ! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Nice catamaran.
Sail Date: January 2017
Nice catamaran. Clean snorkel equipment. Fun and engaging staff!
Nice catamaran. Clean snorkel equipment. Fun and engaging staff! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Crew very attentive, professional about safety (snorkeling) comfortable boat, good equipment.
Sail Date: January 2017
Crew very attentive, professional about safety (snorkeling) comfortable boat, good equipment. Very safe and fun experience. We sailed to Honeymoon Beach great location, beautiful beach. Drinks and snacks great. Could have been more snacks ... Read More
Crew very attentive, professional about safety (snorkeling) comfortable boat, good equipment. Very safe and fun experience. We sailed to Honeymoon Beach great location, beautiful beach. Drinks and snacks great. Could have been more snacks available. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Snorkeled and sailed on the Castaway Girl III, with captain Jolene and crew.
Sail Date: December 2016
Snorkeled and sailed on the Castaway Girl III, with captain Jolene and crew. Best excursion of the cruise by far. Professional, organized, plenty of fish and turtles to see at the snorkel site. Great time sailing back to port with rum ... Read More
Snorkeled and sailed on the Castaway Girl III, with captain Jolene and crew. Best excursion of the cruise by far. Professional, organized, plenty of fish and turtles to see at the snorkel site. Great time sailing back to port with rum punch and champagne. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Snorkeling site was fair.
Sail Date: December 2016
Snorkeling site was fair. Beach looked pretty but we chose this for the snorkeling so never made it to the beach.
Snorkeling site was fair. Beach looked pretty but we chose this for the snorkeling so never made it to the beach. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Wonderful crew who were capable, careful and informative.
Sail Date: December 2016
Wonderful crew who were capable, careful and informative. The catamaran was very well maintained and the head, perfectly clean. The crew made sure the experience was safe as well as lots of fun.
Wonderful crew who were capable, careful and informative. The catamaran was very well maintained and the head, perfectly clean. The crew made sure the experience was safe as well as lots of fun. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Outbound was fine but there was confusion for return ferry.
Sail Date: December 2016
Outbound was fine but there was confusion for return ferry. We had 4 different guides/drivers - outbound ferry, taxi to park, snorkel at park, same taxi back to dock, different return ferry. No one could figure out or tell us what was ... Read More
Outbound was fine but there was confusion for return ferry. We had 4 different guides/drivers - outbound ferry, taxi to park, snorkel at park, same taxi back to dock, different return ferry. No one could figure out or tell us what was going on. Besides that, the snorkeling was poor. Very few fish, cloudy water. Trunk Bay is beautiful. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Great trip with experienced crew and catamaran.
Sail Date: December 2016
Great trip with experienced crew and catamaran. Went to two different snorkel sites and then got to have rum punch drinks on way back. Very entertaining and fun trip. Water was a bit choppy to enjoy the snorkeling but we did see turtles ... Read More
Great trip with experienced crew and catamaran. Went to two different snorkel sites and then got to have rum punch drinks on way back. Very entertaining and fun trip. Water was a bit choppy to enjoy the snorkeling but we did see turtles and fish and a shipwreck. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Boarded a fantastic Pirate ship and off we sailed to Christmas Cove (approx.35 min): We set anchor ...
Sail Date: December 2016
Boarded a fantastic Pirate ship and off we sailed to Christmas Cove (approx.35 min): We set anchor off an uninhabited islet for swimming and snorkeling with many friendly sea turtles. There were a few other boats anchored but we has no ... Read More
Boarded a fantastic Pirate ship and off we sailed to Christmas Cove (approx.35 min): We set anchor off an uninhabited islet for swimming and snorkeling with many friendly sea turtles. There were a few other boats anchored but we has no difficulty running into other people as some of the reviews stated. Next stop was Honeymoon Beach where we opted to swim ashore. Soft white sand beaches welcomed us to a great BBQ Lunch, (all included). We enjoyed chicken, ribs, veggies and salads at lunch and hit the beach volley ball court to play with a few locals right after. Had a great time! Finally back on the boat, the rum was really flowing! Lots of drinks. laughs & great music. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We did the St.
Sail Date: December 2016
We did the St. John's Champagne Sail and Snorkel excursion booked through NCL. The boat captain (Theresa) and crew (Brandon and Connor) were friendly and a lot of fun. The sail over was great and the snorkeling was a lot of fun. ... Read More
We did the St. John's Champagne Sail and Snorkel excursion booked through NCL. The boat captain (Theresa) and crew (Brandon and Connor) were friendly and a lot of fun. The sail over was great and the snorkeling was a lot of fun. The party really begins on the way back and we had a blast. Can't recommend this enough. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Champagne catamaran snorkel, sail to St John.
Sail Date: December 2016
Champagne catamaran snorkel, sail to St John. One of the best excursions we've ever done!
Champagne catamaran snorkel, sail to St John. One of the best excursions we've ever done! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Chartered a sailboat for the day to go around St.
Sail Date: December 2016
Chartered a sailboat for the day to go around St. John with Capt, Mike on Morningstar. Highly recommend, pricey but worth it.
Chartered a sailboat for the day to go around St. John with Capt, Mike on Morningstar. Highly recommend, pricey but worth it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Catamaran champagne sail to St.
Sail Date: November 2016
Catamaran champagne sail to St. John with snorkeling was awesome!!
Catamaran champagne sail to St. John with snorkeling was awesome!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Friendly operators.
Sail Date: November 2016
Friendly operators. The boat was a little crowded for my taste. The weather was nice. Snorkeling not as good as years ago when I was there.
Friendly operators. The boat was a little crowded for my taste. The weather was nice. Snorkeling not as good as years ago when I was there. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises