St. John Attractions
The Virgin Islands is an awesome place for the thrill of your life when you experience kayak tours.
A kayak tour around the Virgin Islands is wonderful in the calm clear turquoise waters that are known in this region. The beautiful Technicolor landscapes in this tropical paradise will have your kayaking experience bringing you to heighten awareness of the beauty that you can behold.
Many hotels on the island of St John even provide complimentary kayaks to their guests. You can take your own tour and enjoy all the various locations where a kayak will be perfect. You can kayak in many different areas and bring along a picnic to enjoy on many of the secluded areas that you find.
There are also some touring companies that will give you guided tours such as Arawak Expeditions Inc, they offer kayak rentals and guided tours. You can book half-day and full-day tours, to week-long kayaking and camping expeditions. Each one of these tours offers more than you can imagine. Their half day trips are just perfect for beginner kayakers. They will give you exact instructions on how to maneuver and any other important information concerning kayaking before you ever leave the beach. You will leave from Cruz Bay and paddle along the north Shore of St John Island and make your first stop at Honeymoon Beach. Your next stop will be Henley Cay. This is a very small uninhabited island. This area is part of the protected National Park and you will enjoy a snorkeling adventure before paddling back to Cruz Bay. You can contact Arawak Expeditions by calling
1-800-238-8687 or 1-340-693-8312. They have several other kayaking tours available that will give you plenty of time to explore and enjoy the waters around St. John Island. Prices range from $50.00 per person for a half day and $90.00 per person for a full day excursion.
For your choice of a historical kayak tour that will take down the crystal clear calm waters of Salt River on St. Croix you should check out the tours available by Caribbean Adventure Tours. Not only will you be paddling on the famous Salt River where Christopher Columbus and his crew once did in 1493, but you will also see various Indian Burial grounds and villages. This is a perfect way to retrace history while you paddle your own kayak. This tour is a bargain at $45.00 and starts at 9am. The tour will last around 2 ½ hours.
Their ecological kayak tour is another great tour for $45. This tour along Salt River will let you experience all that nature has to offer from the mangrove forest to the tropical flora and exotic animals that call this unique area home. The tour guide will give you an explanation of the importance of the red and black mangroves to the environment as you watch the egrets and iguanas enjoying this natural habitat. This tour also last around 1 ½ hours and begins at 9am.
If it is romance that you are seeking with your kayak tour then you will absolutely love Caribbean Adventure Tours Moonlight Tour. Paddle your kayak along Salt River as the Caribbean sun is setting. This is an awesome sight. As you paddle along the tour guide will share ghost stories and legends and lore of St. Croix. The tour begins between 5:30pm and 6pm. The price is $45.00.
For information on any of these unique and wonderful kayaking adventures you can contact Caribbean Adventure Tours at 1-800-532-3483 or 340-778-1522.
Virgin Island Ecotours has a very wonderful and unique kayak tour where you will enjoy seeing tropical reef fish and several, colorful small marine life and unusual sea life including upside-down jellyfish. Other great animals that live in this area which you are sure to see include sea turtles, baby barracuda, octopus and spotted eagle rays. The only items you need to bring are your bathing suit, shoes that can get wet, suntan lotion, and of course your adventurous nature. For more information on these tours around the Mangrove lagoon you can contact them at Phone (340) 779-2155. They also have many activities that even the children will love.
Whether you wish to venture out on your own kayaking tour or having your own private guide you will love all of the wonderful tropical vegetation and marine life that you will see.
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See you on the Island,
John "Big Hat" Walsh