Sea Kayaking in St. Thomas

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Sea Kayaking

Fish dart, birds sing, and iguanas lounge on the limbs of dense mangrove trees deep within a marine sanctuary on St. Thomas's southeast shore. Learn about the natural history here in a guided kayak-snorkel tour to Patricia Cay or via an inflatable boat tour to Cas Cay for snorkeling and hiking. Both are 2½ hours long. The cost is $69 per person.

Virgin Islands Ecotours. Virgin Islands Ecotours offer three- and five-hour guided kayak tours to St. Thomas' Mangrove Lagoon, Hassel Island, Henley Cay and St. John's Caneel Bay. All trips include free snorkel instruction with snacks on three-hour and lunch on five-hour trips. The historic Hassel Island tour includes a visit to some of the historic forts and military structures on the island, a short hike to a breathtaking vista, and swim off a deserted beach. Costs range from $79 to $143 per person, depending on length and location. In addition, many resorts on St. Thomas's East End also rent kayaks. Mangrove Lagoon, Rte. 32, 2 miles (3 km) east of the intersection of Rte. 32 and 30, Estate Nadir, St. Thomas, 00802. 340/779–2155 or 877/845–2925. www.viecotours.com.

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