Sea Kayaking in St. John
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Poke around crystal bays and explore undersea life from a sea kayak. Rates run about $110 for a full day in a double kayak. Tours start at $65 for a half day.
Arawak Expeditions. This company's guides use traditional and sit-on-top kayaks for exploring Cruz Bay's waters. The company also rents single and double kayaks as well as standup paddleboards, so you can head independently to nearby islands such as Stephen's Cay. Mongoose Juction Shopping Center, North Shore Rd., Cruz Bay, St. John, 00831. 340/693–8312 or 800/238–8687. www.arawakexp.com.
Crabby's Watersports. Explore Coral Bay Harbor and Hurricane Hole on the eastern end of the island in a sea kayak or a standup paddleboard from Crabby's Watersports. If you don't want to paddle into the wind to get out of Coral Bay Harbor, the staff will drop you off in Hurricane Hole so you can paddle downwind back to Coral Bay. Crabby's also rents snorkel gear, beach chairs, umbrellas, coolers, and floats. Rte. 107, next to Cocoloba shopping center, Coral Bay, St. John, 00831. 340/714–2415. www.crabbyswatersports.com.
Hidden Reef EcoTours. Coral reefs, mangroves, and lush sea-grass beds filled with marine life are what you can see on Hidden Reef's two- and three-hour, full-day and full-moon kayak tours through Coral Reef National Monument and its environs. Rte. 10, Round Bay, St. John. 340/513–9613 or 877/529–2575. www.kayaksj.com.
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