St. Thomas Eco Tour Excursion Reviews

A combination of your eco favorites -- kayaking, hiking and snorkeling -- and tour the inner mangroves, near historic islands, and in part of St. Thomas’ National Park while in port.
Tour guide was great, knew lots about flora and fauna, island history, etc.
Sail Date: March 2019
Tour guide was great, knew lots about flora and fauna, island history, etc. Should not have to pay extra for a sun lounger chair. Beach lovely.
Tour guide was great, knew lots about flora and fauna, island history, etc. Should not have to pay extra for a sun lounger chair. Beach lovely. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
It was a nice hike- but we wished there was more time to swim.
Sail Date: February 2019
It was a nice hike- but we wished there was more time to swim.
It was a nice hike- but we wished there was more time to swim. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
enjoyed the short hike to paradise...equipment, chairs, bar, etc.
Sail Date: February 2019
enjoyed the short hike to paradise...equipment, chairs, bar, etc. available at beach...HIGHLY recommend.
enjoyed the short hike to paradise...equipment, chairs, bar, etc. available at beach...HIGHLY recommend. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Super easy tour.
Sail Date: January 2019
Super easy tour. Boat to St John right next to ship, Walked to honeymoon beach. Absolutely beautiful.
Super easy tour. Boat to St John right next to ship, Walked to honeymoon beach. Absolutely beautiful. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Eco tour was good...kayaking, hiking and snorkeling.
Sail Date: December 2018
Eco tour was good...kayaking, hiking and snorkeling. We could have easily booked this directly though for about half the price.
Eco tour was good...kayaking, hiking and snorkeling. We could have easily booked this directly though for about half the price. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The walk itself was listed as #2 difficulty- should be listed as a 4.
Sail Date: November 2018
The walk itself was listed as #2 difficulty- should be listed as a 4. It was difficult for us. We could not do the hike back - our guide (names Tree) arraigned for a dingy to take us back to the ferry. The good part was that the ... Read More
The walk itself was listed as #2 difficulty- should be listed as a 4. It was difficult for us. We could not do the hike back - our guide (names Tree) arraigned for a dingy to take us back to the ferry. The good part was that the destination Honeymoon Beach and this did not disappoint. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
One hour informative hike to a beautiful uncrowded beach (Honeymoon Beach).
Sail Date: October 2018
One hour informative hike to a beautiful uncrowded beach (Honeymoon Beach). Great Guide- Mark (from the US), so he was totally understandable. Learned a lot. About a 1 hour visit on the beach. No shells- some fish & coral. Souvenier ... Read More
One hour informative hike to a beautiful uncrowded beach (Honeymoon Beach). Great Guide- Mark (from the US), so he was totally understandable. Learned a lot. About a 1 hour visit on the beach. No shells- some fish & coral. Souvenier stand, restroom & bar at the beach. I would definitely do this one again. Only drawback...boat ride to the hike was a rough, wet 45 minutes. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Kayak was awesome but snorkeling kinda marginal.
Sail Date: March 2018
Kayak was awesome but snorkeling kinda marginal. Loved our guide Troy.
Kayak was awesome but snorkeling kinda marginal. Loved our guide Troy. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Kayak, Hike and Snorkel - VI Eco tours - they were awesome!
Sail Date: March 2018
Kayak, Hike and Snorkel - VI Eco tours - they were awesome! My wife and I booked this through our cruise line, but we could have gone directly as well. Our guides Skylar was fantastic. He has a ton of great and intriguing information and ... Read More
Kayak, Hike and Snorkel - VI Eco tours - they were awesome! My wife and I booked this through our cruise line, but we could have gone directly as well. Our guides Skylar was fantastic. He has a ton of great and intriguing information and was very well prepared to handle even some of the other more "challenging" persons on our tour. The tour started with a bit of background information, then preparing for the tandem kayaks with life jackets and snorkel gear, but we brought our own snorkel gear and that was fine. we paddled out about 1.5 miles through the mangroves winding back through seeing the wildlife and learning the about the area. We crossed over into cas cay and took a guided hike where we hung out with a ton of hermit crabs, had hermit crab races, leaned about the history of the cay. We hiked to the tidal pools to get a bit hands on with the brittle stars, urchins, welchs, conchs and other creatures. We hiked then out to the portal rocks and explored the formations a bit. On our way back to the beach we learned about the early buccaneers, settlers and natives. Once we got back, we dawned our snorkel gear and explored the cay. We saw many different fish, urchins, octopus, sunken boats, and sea cucumbers. We got a ton of videos and photos. Once we were done, we paddled back through the mangroves and we running a bit late, so we just went directly back, which was fine after a long day. The provided some water and answered any further questions we had before we loaded back on to the bus and headed back to the port. The roads to and from port are very winding, narrow and at times precarious. Traffic was certainly congested, so very glad someone else was doing the driving. We have a pretty great group of people on our trip and make some new friends. We learned, explored and experienced St. Thomas in a fantastic was. I certainly want to thank Skylar and his partner for making this an event we will not forget! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Took a water taxi to the port, where we received a history of the island.
Sail Date: March 2018
Took a water taxi to the port, where we received a history of the island. We had different places pointed out to us and then we had time to stroll through the downtown area for shopping and sightseeing.
Took a water taxi to the port, where we received a history of the island. We had different places pointed out to us and then we had time to stroll through the downtown area for shopping and sightseeing. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This was the first time my husband and I have every kayaked.
Sail Date: February 2018
This was the first time my husband and I have every kayaked. I found it easier than canoeing by far. We kayaked to a private island where we hiked and learned about the environment and took stunning photos. We also snorkeled but I really ... Read More
This was the first time my husband and I have every kayaked. I found it easier than canoeing by far. We kayaked to a private island where we hiked and learned about the environment and took stunning photos. We also snorkeled but I really didn't see many fish. It was a large group which stired up a lot of sediment and sent the creatures into hiding. I did purchase the photo package which was reasonable priced and came with professional photos of the scenery and wildlife. The excursion felt rushed but that was because the group left the ship late and there was construction traffic. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
The VI Ecotours kayak, hike and snorkel tour, led by our enthusiastic and knowledgeable tour guide, ...
Sail Date: December 2017
The VI Ecotours kayak, hike and snorkel tour, led by our enthusiastic and knowledgeable tour guide, Troy, was an incredible way to spend a day learning about St. Thomas and exploring the natural side of it. Our driver, Peter, got us there ... Read More
The VI Ecotours kayak, hike and snorkel tour, led by our enthusiastic and knowledgeable tour guide, Troy, was an incredible way to spend a day learning about St. Thomas and exploring the natural side of it. Our driver, Peter, got us there and back safe along those narrow and winding roads, and he even shared a piece of his life with us, which made it so personal. And Ally, the photographer, was somehow everywhere all at once and was able to capture stunning photos of our day! Troy was very informative and answered all of our many questions, and then some! He really helped us connect with St. Thomas and we feel we still have much more to see, so we will be returning thanks to the great crew on this excursion! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Kayak and snorkel day, very fun and would recommend
Sail Date: February 2017
Kayak and snorkel day, very fun and would recommend
Kayak and snorkel day, very fun and would recommend Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
It was a beautiful and informative kayak/hike/snorkel excursion but on the way back the leader and ...
Sail Date: February 2017
It was a beautiful and informative kayak/hike/snorkel excursion but on the way back the leader and the rest of the group kayaked much faster than we could and the leader did not keep us in sight, so if we had gotten in trouble we were on ... Read More
It was a beautiful and informative kayak/hike/snorkel excursion but on the way back the leader and the rest of the group kayaked much faster than we could and the leader did not keep us in sight, so if we had gotten in trouble we were on our own. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Tour guide was late.
Sail Date: January 2017
Tour guide was late. More in a hurry to get us to beach in time to talk much about the ecology of St. John.
Tour guide was late. More in a hurry to get us to beach in time to talk much about the ecology of St. John. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
GREAT experience.
Sail Date: December 2016
GREAT experience. Two-person kayak was easy to paddle. Hike was more of a walk around Cas Cay. Learned a lot about the formation of the island, as well as the flora (mangrove trees!) and fauna (hermit crabs) and the sea life we saw ... Read More
GREAT experience. Two-person kayak was easy to paddle. Hike was more of a walk around Cas Cay. Learned a lot about the formation of the island, as well as the flora (mangrove trees!) and fauna (hermit crabs) and the sea life we saw while snorkeling. Snorkeling was amazing. Kayaking back was interesting because we went a different route and easier because we were with the current. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Boat ride to St John, then hiked a trail.
Sail Date: December 2016
Boat ride to St John, then hiked a trail. This was a guided hike in the National Park, so we learned about (and viewed!) local flora & fauna. Included a beach swim, and a look at historic rum distillery, or what was left of it.
Boat ride to St John, then hiked a trail. This was a guided hike in the National Park, so we learned about (and viewed!) local flora & fauna. Included a beach swim, and a look at historic rum distillery, or what was left of it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
Arrived late, then had to wait for a group from a second cruise ship.
Sail Date: December 2016
Arrived late, then had to wait for a group from a second cruise ship. It was a short hike. The time it took was not worth the experience. We had very little time to shop/sight see.
Arrived late, then had to wait for a group from a second cruise ship. It was a short hike. The time it took was not worth the experience. We had very little time to shop/sight see. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Great excursion although we could have done a private tour with them and it would have been ...
Sail Date: November 2016
Great excursion although we could have done a private tour with them and it would have been cheaper!But we wanted to guarantee the money back if the port was cancelled and didn't want to worry about our own transoportation. The ... Read More
Great excursion although we could have done a private tour with them and it would have been cheaper!But we wanted to guarantee the money back if the port was cancelled and didn't want to worry about our own transoportation. The Ecotour guides are great and we loved the experience with kayaking, snorkeling and hiking off the poirate coast of St. Thomas. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Our second stop was St Thomas.
Sail Date: September 2016
Our second stop was St Thomas. We bought an excursion here for a Eco-hike, kayak and snorkel trip. No complaints here except we were absolutely starving at the end of the trip. I'd pack some food with you for this one.
Our second stop was St Thomas. We bought an excursion here for a Eco-hike, kayak and snorkel trip. No complaints here except we were absolutely starving at the end of the trip. I'd pack some food with you for this one. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
30 minute boat ride to St.
Sail Date: September 2016
30 minute boat ride to St. John. 40 minute fairly easy hike to the beach. An hour or so at the beach (beautiful) and a 15 minute walk back to the bus to the boat.
30 minute boat ride to St. John. 40 minute fairly easy hike to the beach. An hour or so at the beach (beautiful) and a 15 minute walk back to the bus to the boat. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Book with virgin island eco tours, you won't regret it..
Sail Date: July 2016
Book with virgin island eco tours, you won't regret it.. It was great beyond description!
Book with virgin island eco tours, you won't regret it.. It was great beyond description! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Kayak, Hike, and Snorkel - The snorkeling was not the best, but overall we enjoyed this excursion.
Sail Date: June 2016
Kayak, Hike, and Snorkel - The snorkeling was not the best, but overall we enjoyed this excursion. We probably would have been more impressed with the snorkeling had we not snorkeled in the Bahamas. The kayaking was very enjoyable. The ... Read More
Kayak, Hike, and Snorkel - The snorkeling was not the best, but overall we enjoyed this excursion. We probably would have been more impressed with the snorkeling had we not snorkeled in the Bahamas. The kayaking was very enjoyable. The guides were very knowledgeable and cared about their island. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This was a kayak, hike, snorkel tour, and was well worth the cost.
Sail Date: March 2016
This was a kayak, hike, snorkel tour, and was well worth the cost. We took a jitney from the pier to the tour location, about 20 minutes away. I had kayaked once before and this experience cemented my enjoyment of this activity. I ... Read More
This was a kayak, hike, snorkel tour, and was well worth the cost. We took a jitney from the pier to the tour location, about 20 minutes away. I had kayaked once before and this experience cemented my enjoyment of this activity. I should have worn sneakers or thicker water shoes, as the hike was an ouchy challenge, but endurable. I had never snorkeled before but the guides let me go at my own pace, getting used to my face in the water and getting past the panicking, and I had on a life vest. We all wore lifevests, so my iffy swimming skills weren't a problem. The guides brought up some wildlife as we snorkled, and I saw fish, although the water was bit murky to my nearsighted eyes. I would definitely do this activity again and highly recommend it to anyone that wants to be active. I do not recommend it to anyone with mobility impairment or difficulty getting low/squatting, as getting in and out of the kayak would be very difficult or impossible. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Enjoyed the hike and beach experience.
Sail Date: July 2015
Enjoyed the hike and beach experience.
Enjoyed the hike and beach experience. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line