St. Thomas Snorkeling Excursion Reviews

Experience marine life and coral forms on a snorkeling adventure in St. Thomas. Coral ledges and bay walls offer superb views.
Buck Island Snorkel was terrible.
Sail Date: December 2018
Buck Island Snorkel was terrible. The captain of the boat grabbed my personal prescription mask and the lens popped out into the ocean. I wanted her to replace my broken mask, but at first she claimed that she didn't break it. ... Read More
Buck Island Snorkel was terrible. The captain of the boat grabbed my personal prescription mask and the lens popped out into the ocean. I wanted her to replace my broken mask, but at first she claimed that she didn't break it. Finally she gave me another used mask from her stock, but it was not very good quality. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We rode on the Castaway Girl and snorkeled with the sea turtles.
Sail Date: December 2018
We rode on the Castaway Girl and snorkeled with the sea turtles. We were then taken to a beach and had about an hour and a half to swim, have lunch, and relax. It was a great trip and I would recommend this excursion for anyone wanting ... Read More
We rode on the Castaway Girl and snorkeled with the sea turtles. We were then taken to a beach and had about an hour and a half to swim, have lunch, and relax. It was a great trip and I would recommend this excursion for anyone wanting light activity and a mix of swimming and beach time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Kayak - hike - snorkel with local guide of 20 years!
Sail Date: December 2018
Kayak - hike - snorkel with local guide of 20 years! We loved it!
Kayak - hike - snorkel with local guide of 20 years! We loved it! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Excellent catamaran trip to Turtle Cove to go snorkeling.
Sail Date: December 2018
Excellent catamaran trip to Turtle Cove to go snorkeling.
Excellent catamaran trip to Turtle Cove to go snorkeling. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Buck Island was awesome.
Sail Date: December 2018
Buck Island was awesome. Saw turtles and sting rays.
Buck Island was awesome. Saw turtles and sting rays. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Our chartered boat did what we wanted, took us to great snorkeling spots provided drinks for the ...
Sail Date: November 2018
Our chartered boat did what we wanted, took us to great snorkeling spots provided drinks for the whole family and were amazing. Take a look at Bama Breeze V.I. for any snorkeling or boating trips in USVI. They are amazing. Buck Island ... Read More
Our chartered boat did what we wanted, took us to great snorkeling spots provided drinks for the whole family and were amazing. Take a look at Bama Breeze V.I. for any snorkeling or boating trips in USVI. They are amazing. Buck Island had amazing water clarity. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
We went with Buck Island Snorkeling.
Sail Date: August 2018
We went with Buck Island Snorkeling. Our catamaran was Castawaygirl #4. The guides Chris,Judy,and Dillon were entertaining and loads of fun! We're looking forward to snorkeling again!
We went with Buck Island Snorkeling. Our catamaran was Castawaygirl #4. The guides Chris,Judy,and Dillon were entertaining and loads of fun! We're looking forward to snorkeling again! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Ferry ride to St John was smooth and enjoyable, transportation to the snorkeling cove was quick on ...
Sail Date: August 2018
Ferry ride to St John was smooth and enjoyable, transportation to the snorkeling cove was quick on relatively new, open-air taxis, and the beach was amazing. Snorkeling conditions were excellent. You could probably do this excursion for ... Read More
Ferry ride to St John was smooth and enjoyable, transportation to the snorkeling cove was quick on relatively new, open-air taxis, and the beach was amazing. Snorkeling conditions were excellent. You could probably do this excursion for much cheaper on your own if you're more familiar with the island. Still, for a first time visit, we enjoyed ourselves. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Did the Luxe Power Cat to Secluded Congo Cay excursion.
Sail Date: July 2018
Did the Luxe Power Cat to Secluded Congo Cay excursion. The boat was frustratingly crowded at the beginning, especially getting on near the end. Ride out bumpy. The snorkeling was disappointing. There was some coral and few fish. ... Read More
Did the Luxe Power Cat to Secluded Congo Cay excursion. The boat was frustratingly crowded at the beginning, especially getting on near the end. Ride out bumpy. The snorkeling was disappointing. There was some coral and few fish. After that, though, they were giving out drinks - a mixed drink they called Pain Killer. Could have the rum with coke if your preferred. The music was playing, and the atmosphere became festive. They made a stop at a deserted beach (probably used by locals before recent hurricane). It was fun to swim in ocean. Some people did jumps off boat. More drinking and music. So, I wouldn't recommend it because there has to be better snorkeling excursions, but it was fun on the way back. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
On a cat with 68 others..
Sail Date: June 2018
On a cat with 68 others.. was pretty fun. The crew was great. The time short and sea life not so great.. saw a sea turtle and a ray.. some said they saw a sand shark..
On a cat with 68 others.. was pretty fun. The crew was great. The time short and sea life not so great.. saw a sea turtle and a ray.. some said they saw a sand shark.. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Snorkeling is always fun- only issue being the weather !
Sail Date: June 2018
Snorkeling is always fun- only issue being the weather ! it rained throughout but the kids had a great time anyway. Boat crew great fun and managed regardless.
Snorkeling is always fun- only issue being the weather ! it rained throughout but the kids had a great time anyway. Boat crew great fun and managed regardless. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Castaway Girl 3 was an awesome adventure.
Sail Date: June 2018
Castaway Girl 3 was an awesome adventure. I would definitely sail with them again.
Castaway Girl 3 was an awesome adventure. I would definitely sail with them again. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We scheduled a snorkeling excursion in St.
Sail Date: May 2018
We scheduled a snorkeling excursion in St. Johns at Trunk Bay. It was a very rough ride on the Island Girl ferry boat that took us to St. Johns (passengers sitting on the benches outside the cabin got wet). A number of passengers were ... Read More
We scheduled a snorkeling excursion in St. Johns at Trunk Bay. It was a very rough ride on the Island Girl ferry boat that took us to St. Johns (passengers sitting on the benches outside the cabin got wet). A number of passengers were seasick. Hurricane damage to the island and reef is readily apparent and repairs are progressing slowly. The "snack shack" in Trunk Bay is closed so there are no drinks, food or souvenirs to purchase there. (Note: The Island Girl ferry boat has a fantastic crew and great narrative is given. They did let everyone know that the Trunk Bay snack shop was closed and offered light snacks for purchase at a reasonable price. The only downside is that although the ferry did have two small but very clean bathrooms, only one was working which was insufficient for the number of people on board. Once you get off the ferry, it is only about a 15 to 20 minute beautiful open air bus ride to Trunk Bay.) Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Took the Fury out to Buck island and had a great snorkeling experience.
Sail Date: May 2018
Took the Fury out to Buck island and had a great snorkeling experience. Saw one turtle when I first jumped in, then large King Fish, Sea Rays... Then I ended up finding another turtle and he swam with me and surfaced just feet from me. ... Read More
Took the Fury out to Buck island and had a great snorkeling experience. Saw one turtle when I first jumped in, then large King Fish, Sea Rays... Then I ended up finding another turtle and he swam with me and surfaced just feet from me. Stayed with me for 15 minutes. Didn't think I'd get that close. Captain and crew were great and the experience on the sailboat with info from the Captain Mike about how they managed during the storms of 2017 were very interesting. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We did the Discovery Family Two Island Snorkel and Beach Getaway by Fastcat.
Sail Date: April 2018
We did the Discovery Family Two Island Snorkel and Beach Getaway by Fastcat. We boarded the Virgin Breeze Powercat and headed to Buck Island to snorkel, the crew provided all of the necessary equipment. We spent an hour or so here. We saw ... Read More
We did the Discovery Family Two Island Snorkel and Beach Getaway by Fastcat. We boarded the Virgin Breeze Powercat and headed to Buck Island to snorkel, the crew provided all of the necessary equipment. We spent an hour or so here. We saw a ton of different fish, sea urchins and coral; however, we didn't see any turtles until we all got back on the boat and one peaked it's head up out of the water. On the way to Honeymoon Beach on Water Island the crew provided soda, water or rum punch for adults and had the music playing. Once we got to Honeymoon Beach, my girls stayed close to the shore and looked for shells and sea glass, they found quite a bit. My SO and I did some more snorkeling, I went out away from everyone else and found a turtle, that was the highlight of my day! The boat had an open bar for the time we were at the beach. After spending an hour or so there, we boarded to head back to our ship. The crew kept the party going with free-flowing rum punch, my glass never had a chance to get emptied lol. Overall, it was a great excursion and I would highly recommend it to anyone going to St. Thomas. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
excellent tour on big comfortable catamaran, great experience.
Sail Date: March 2018
excellent tour on big comfortable catamaran, great experience. swam with turtles
excellent tour on big comfortable catamaran, great experience. swam with turtles Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
FastCat snorkeling and honeymoon bay on the Captain Morgan boat!
Sail Date: March 2018
FastCat snorkeling and honeymoon bay on the Captain Morgan boat! Best excursion we did. Great value! Saw a sea turtle and awesome coral etc. then an hour at Honeymoon Beach - staff was so fun, boat was fast and the snorkeling was a lead ... Read More
FastCat snorkeling and honeymoon bay on the Captain Morgan boat! Best excursion we did. Great value! Saw a sea turtle and awesome coral etc. then an hour at Honeymoon Beach - staff was so fun, boat was fast and the snorkeling was a lead tour. Free rum punch the entire time and kids had fun jumping off boat at the beach. A must do! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We took a boat ride to Turtle Bay.
Sail Date: March 2018
We took a boat ride to Turtle Bay. The staff on the ship was great. We got to see one turle, stingray and fish. Wish I would have had a little more time in the water.
We took a boat ride to Turtle Bay. The staff on the ship was great. We got to see one turle, stingray and fish. Wish I would have had a little more time in the water. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Loved the trip to Turtle Bay and the ship wreck.
Sail Date: March 2018
Loved the trip to Turtle Bay and the ship wreck. The crew was great and the ride back to our ship under sail was wonderful.
Loved the trip to Turtle Bay and the ship wreck. The crew was great and the ride back to our ship under sail was wonderful. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
We enjoyed a catamaran ride right from the pier, which was great.
Sail Date: March 2018
We enjoyed a catamaran ride right from the pier, which was great. Sometimes you have to take a taxi over to the other side of the island, which takes a ton of time and isn't the most scenic trip. So, was good to have more time on the ... Read More
We enjoyed a catamaran ride right from the pier, which was great. Sometimes you have to take a taxi over to the other side of the island, which takes a ton of time and isn't the most scenic trip. So, was good to have more time on the water. Headed to shipwreck cove. The only complaint was, there were 150 of us booked for this excursion, so even though there were 3 catamarans, it was too many people in the water all at one time in such a small area. The crew on the boat were awesome, though. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
Castaway girl with snorkeling at Buck Island in Shipwreck cove was a great experience.
Sail Date: March 2018
Castaway girl with snorkeling at Buck Island in Shipwreck cove was a great experience. The staff was nice, many tips to show us the best spots. We saw the shipwreck, a turtle, a big baracuda and lots of fish of all colors.
Castaway girl with snorkeling at Buck Island in Shipwreck cove was a great experience. The staff was nice, many tips to show us the best spots. We saw the shipwreck, a turtle, a big baracuda and lots of fish of all colors. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
The only catamaran cruise that actually made on our cruise which included snorkeling.
Sail Date: February 2018
The only catamaran cruise that actually made on our cruise which included snorkeling. The guides on this excursion were independent and were top notch, professional and we got to see sea turtles and an octopus!
The only catamaran cruise that actually made on our cruise which included snorkeling. The guides on this excursion were independent and were top notch, professional and we got to see sea turtles and an octopus! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
snorkeling with turtles, and then to a small beach that wasn't plagued with tourists.
Sail Date: February 2018
snorkeling with turtles, and then to a small beach that wasn't plagued with tourists. Worth the money if you have the excursion credits.
snorkeling with turtles, and then to a small beach that wasn't plagued with tourists. Worth the money if you have the excursion credits. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Great crew on the catamaran and snorkeling.
Sail Date: February 2018
Great crew on the catamaran and snorkeling.
Great crew on the catamaran and snorkeling. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Great tour operator - we had a lot of fun even though we didn't see many fish and the reefs are ...
Sail Date: February 2018
Great tour operator - we had a lot of fun even though we didn't see many fish and the reefs are looking pretty sad. Highly recommend this excursion.
Great tour operator - we had a lot of fun even though we didn't see many fish and the reefs are looking pretty sad. Highly recommend this excursion. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises