Sail, Sunbathe & Swim

Guided Snorkeling

Beginners Welcome

Sailing the bluest waters of The Caribbean Sea

Departing Christiansted harbor and arriving at Buck Island Reef National Monument after a picturesque hour+ long sail you’ll enjoy a guided tour of the nation’s only underwater trail for an hour of snorkeling. Next, we will head to Turtle Beach “one of the world’s best beaches” according to National Geographic. A perfect place where you can eat lunch (not included), relax, sunbathe, swim, or even hike to the top of the Island for the breathtaking view. This full day trip gives you the maximum time at the beach and at Buck Island Reef National Monument. After a perfect day in the sun, sail back to Christiansted for an hour while sipping on Cruzan Rum Punch and searching for turtles and dolphins passing by off the bow. Interested in learning the inns and outs of sailing? Just ask your experienced captain, you’ll be rubbing elbows with them all afternoon!

Highlights

Visit the first protected marine monument in America, Buck Island Reef National Monument

Enjoy the crystal clear ocean, sun-warmed sand and stunning views of Turtle Beach where the calm waters also make it the perfect spot for swimming and snorkeling

Snorkel along the nation’s first underwater trail with an experienced guide

Trip Details

Price

Adults 18+: $105
Young Adults 0-17: $85


Departure time

Monday – Saturday 9:30am – 3:30pm

Please arrive 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time.


Meeting point

East End of the Boardwalk–59 King’s Wharf Christiansted, St. Croix VI 00820.

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Duration

6 hours


Group size

14 maximum

Please note: We require a minimum number of passengers for our trip to go out. You will automatically receive your reservation confirmation when it is reached. If we do not meet this minimum and need to reschedule we will reach out to you.


Good to know

 

  • Attention non-snorkelers and non-swimmers: please do not be intimidated by this tour. It is our pleasure to teach you the proper way to snorkel to ensure you feel comfortable in your experience. We are happy to accommodate those with physical limitations to the best of our ability.
  • Wave Dancer has a 4 step dive ladder that can sometimes be difficult for people to climb. This is the only way on and off the boat once you leave the dock, so please be sure everyone is your party is comfortable using it before booking. – DIVE LADDER

Included

  • Expert captain and crew
  • Snorkeling lessons and gear
  • National park fees
  • Ice chest
  • Water and soda
  • Music
  • Cruzan Rum Punch (on the sail home, outside of the park boundaries)

Not included

  • Cash gratuity for captain and crew
  • Reef safe sunscreen
  • Sunglasses and sunhat
  • Bathing suit and towel
  • Camera and go pro
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Cooler friendly lunch
  • Additional beverages

Other considerations

  • A crew gratuity, based on your level of satisfaction is not included, but typically 20-25% of the rate is recommended.
  • Sunscreens containing oxybenzone are strictly prohibited, guests wearing sunscreens that contain oxybenzone will not be allowed to enter the water. Please help us protect the reef by using oxybenzone free sunscreen available for purchase in our shop. More info- http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/news/nov15/sunscreen-corals.html
  • The safety and welfare of our guests while aboard our vessel is top priority and our captains are trained and certified by the American Red Cross in First Aid and CPR. Each morning our U.S. Coast Guard licensed Captains will assess the conditions.
  • Caribbean Sea Adventures trips cost less because we do not include lunch. We take dietary restrictions and preferences seriously, and we want you to eat what you like. All vessels are equipped with ample cold storage to ensure proper food safety and we are happy to make recommendations. Please give us a call at 340-773-BOAT(2628).

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