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.
Snorkling at 3 stops off the boat with excellent Captain.
Sail Date: January 2017
Snorkling at 3 stops off the boat with excellent Captain. Recommend Twin Rivers but you must walk past the shopping to find them in a parking lot off to the left.
Snorkling at 3 stops off the boat with excellent Captain. Recommend Twin Rivers but you must walk past the shopping to find them in a parking lot off to the left. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Snorkeled with sea turtles.
Sail Date: January 2017
Snorkeled with sea turtles. Water was a bit rough and deep and very crowded from cruise ship catamarans. Enjoyed our 20 person sail boat.
Snorkeled with sea turtles. Water was a bit rough and deep and very crowded from cruise ship catamarans. Enjoyed our 20 person sail boat. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The staff and boat ride were great.
Sail Date: January 2017
The staff and boat ride were great. We got to see the turtles, unfortunately it wasn't a good day to see any fish.
The staff and boat ride were great. We got to see the turtles, unfortunately it wasn't a good day to see any fish. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Great snorkeling along a underwater "trail"
Sail Date: December 2016
Great snorkeling along a underwater "trail"
Great snorkeling along a underwater "trail" Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Catamaran sail and snorkel was nice.
Sail Date: December 2016
Catamaran sail and snorkel was nice. A great alternative to going to St. John time and time again. We were there on Christmas day, and were the only ship in town, so not much else to do. We were also disappointed that Royal only ports in ... Read More
Catamaran sail and snorkel was nice. A great alternative to going to St. John time and time again. We were there on Christmas day, and were the only ship in town, so not much else to do. We were also disappointed that Royal only ports in Crown Bay(as opposed to Havensight), so we were not walking distance to the town, and the shops at the port were minimal. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
My family had never been to St.
Sail Date: December 2016
My family had never been to St. John's Island, so we went snorkeling at Trunk Bay. We heard that this beach was especially beautiful, and it didn't disappoint us. The trip involved taking a ferry to St. John Island and ... Read More
My family had never been to St. John's Island, so we went snorkeling at Trunk Bay. We heard that this beach was especially beautiful, and it didn't disappoint us. The trip involved taking a ferry to St. John Island and transferring to the beach by jitney. Once at the beach we were given snorkeling equipment and some "minimal instruction." There was no real supervision. We were told that there was a heavy current, so, "be careful!" We were instructed to swim along a marked underwater trail, reading underwater plaques and noting fish and corals along the way. Although my family had a fun afternoon, prior snorkeling excursions utilized a guide who pointed out (and named) fish and coral formations. This made for a more meaningful experience and safer too! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The ride in and out was great.
Sail Date: December 2016
The ride in and out was great. Crew was friendly and helpful. Too many people on the tour or too many panicky snorkelers and children made it difficult to see anything.
The ride in and out was great. Crew was friendly and helpful. Too many people on the tour or too many panicky snorkelers and children made it difficult to see anything. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Great experience - spent the day snorkeling in different places - took boat right up to the beach ...
Sail Date: December 2016
Great experience - spent the day snorkeling in different places - took boat right up to the beach in some locations. Had wonderful lunch in Cruz Bay in St. John! Great experience - would highly recommend and well worth it as we set our ... Read More
Great experience - spent the day snorkeling in different places - took boat right up to the beach in some locations. Had wonderful lunch in Cruz Bay in St. John! Great experience - would highly recommend and well worth it as we set our own schedule and pace! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Took the Castaway Girl 3 catamaran out to Buck Island to snorkel the wreck and reef there.
Sail Date: December 2016
Took the Castaway Girl 3 catamaran out to Buck Island to snorkel the wreck and reef there. Had a great time with the snorkeling. Saw lots of fish, a turtle, lots of coral as well. Crew on the cat were great. Very friendly and safety ... Read More
Took the Castaway Girl 3 catamaran out to Buck Island to snorkel the wreck and reef there. Had a great time with the snorkeling. Saw lots of fish, a turtle, lots of coral as well. Crew on the cat were great. Very friendly and safety conscious. Towards the end of our time at Buck Island a stiff breeze came up and the crew asked us to stop and get on board. Sailed back to St. Thomas had lots of rum punch and listened to great music. To rough to dance. I especially like that the catamaran was rated for 80 people and they let only 40 passengers on board. The boat did not feel crowded at all. Great trip. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Individual raft-type boats with outboard motors driven by us.
Sail Date: December 2016
Individual raft-type boats with outboard motors driven by us. Drove to a snorkel location, did some snorkeling, then drove the boats back. My 8 yr old grandson and his mother did this. They caught air! Definitely had a fun time.
Individual raft-type boats with outboard motors driven by us. Drove to a snorkel location, did some snorkeling, then drove the boats back. My 8 yr old grandson and his mother did this. They caught air! Definitely had a fun time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
Snorkeled to turtle island (both sides of it).
Sail Date: December 2016
Snorkeled to turtle island (both sides of it). Snorkeled many times, but this one was awesome. Saw many large sea turtles and sting rays. Also, saw a ship wreck. If you like the water, you need to Snorkel or scuba in St. Thomas.
Snorkeled to turtle island (both sides of it). Snorkeled many times, but this one was awesome. Saw many large sea turtles and sting rays. Also, saw a ship wreck. If you like the water, you need to Snorkel or scuba in St. Thomas. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The ONLY knock against it was there was not many fish to see snorkeling.
Sail Date: December 2016
The ONLY knock against it was there was not many fish to see snorkeling. I think we saw five
The ONLY knock against it was there was not many fish to see snorkeling. I think we saw five Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
High speed Catamaran to Buck Island and the Beach Break was a great way to experience the Island ...
Sail Date: November 2016
High speed Catamaran to Buck Island and the Beach Break was a great way to experience the Island Life and see the Turtles and the Reef itself.
High speed Catamaran to Buck Island and the Beach Break was a great way to experience the Island Life and see the Turtles and the Reef itself. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Ferry to beach 1.5 hrs late.
Sail Date: November 2016
Ferry to beach 1.5 hrs late. Only 30 min to snorkel.
Ferry to beach 1.5 hrs late. Only 30 min to snorkel. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We took a pirate ship out to turtle bay to snorkel and see the turtles, it was amazing, boat crew ...
Sail Date: November 2016
We took a pirate ship out to turtle bay to snorkel and see the turtles, it was amazing, boat crew was funny, informative and very very friendly. We were then taken to Honeymoon cove for lunch which was delicious and then a rum punch trip ... Read More
We took a pirate ship out to turtle bay to snorkel and see the turtles, it was amazing, boat crew was funny, informative and very very friendly. We were then taken to Honeymoon cove for lunch which was delicious and then a rum punch trip back to the ship. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Even in the rain it was good.
Sail Date: November 2016
Even in the rain it was good.
Even in the rain it was good. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Shipwreck and turtle bay was awesome.
Sail Date: November 2016
Shipwreck and turtle bay was awesome. Worth it, came back happy, sunburned and drunk. Best time with everyone on board.
Shipwreck and turtle bay was awesome. Worth it, came back happy, sunburned and drunk. Best time with everyone on board. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
I was expecting champagne glasses (plastic would have been fine), possibly with toasts, something ...
Sail Date: November 2016
I was expecting champagne glasses (plastic would have been fine), possibly with toasts, something celebratory. What we got was a champagne punch served in a plastic cup with lots of ice. I expected a tour of a harbor, but what we got was ... Read More
I was expecting champagne glasses (plastic would have been fine), possibly with toasts, something celebratory. What we got was a champagne punch served in a plastic cup with lots of ice. I expected a tour of a harbor, but what we got was a trip around a barren-looking island, with no commentary. What I expected was a cruise, but the catamaran simply bobbed in the water with its sail up. It would have been a fine excursion is its title had reflected the actual experience. On the positive side, the crew were really great. We talked with one crew member, who told us much about St. Thomas. Couldn't this have been said to everyone, with perhaps a discussion? Also, the catamaran was fabulous. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
great reef and turtles seen
Sail Date: November 2016
great reef and turtles seen
great reef and turtles seen Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Fun, warm water, lots to see, friendly crew, and "Pirates Punch" was delicious
Sail Date: November 2016
Fun, warm water, lots to see, friendly crew, and "Pirates Punch" was delicious
Fun, warm water, lots to see, friendly crew, and "Pirates Punch" was delicious Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Nice snorkling day on New Horizons.
Sail Date: October 2016
Nice snorkling day on New Horizons. Not too expensive relative to others, but long cab ride.
Nice snorkling day on New Horizons. Not too expensive relative to others, but long cab ride. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We took the Turtle Cove Snorkel excursion.
Sail Date: October 2016
We took the Turtle Cove Snorkel excursion. This was the best one I have ever been on. The crew of the Castaway Girl were excellent and made sure we were all safe and happy.
We took the Turtle Cove Snorkel excursion. This was the best one I have ever been on. The crew of the Castaway Girl were excellent and made sure we were all safe and happy. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
I went snorkeling, the excursion was called Buck Island sail and snorkel, I saw sea turtles, coral ...
Sail Date: October 2016
I went snorkeling, the excursion was called Buck Island sail and snorkel, I saw sea turtles, coral reefs brimming with life and a shipwreck. the staff on the boat were fun, helpful and knowledgeable and the excursion was a great deal. On ... Read More
I went snorkeling, the excursion was called Buck Island sail and snorkel, I saw sea turtles, coral reefs brimming with life and a shipwreck. the staff on the boat were fun, helpful and knowledgeable and the excursion was a great deal. On the way back to the island they gave use painkillers (drink) which became my new favorite drink. All in all it was a fantastic experience, it was the highlight of my trip. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We took a comfortable ferry from St.
Sail Date: October 2016
We took a comfortable ferry from St. Thomas to St. John and then a van to Trunk Bay. The island is beautiful. The water was a bit rough though and there was not much to see along the snorkel trail. We enjoyed the excursion anyway
We took a comfortable ferry from St. Thomas to St. John and then a van to Trunk Bay. The island is beautiful. The water was a bit rough though and there was not much to see along the snorkel trail. We enjoyed the excursion anyway Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Swam with large sea turtles.
Sail Date: October 2016
Swam with large sea turtles. Incredible.
Swam with large sea turtles. Incredible. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International