St Thomas Shore Excursion: Hassel Island Kayak, Hike and Snorkel Tour

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St Thomas Shore Excursion: Hassel Island Kayak, Hike and Snorkel Tour information and booking

3 hours
Departs from
Your tour departs from the Virgin Islands Ecotours floating dock, at the Frenchtown Marina in Charlotte Amalie Harbor
Returns to
Returns to original departure point approximately 3 hours after departure
Time of departure
9:30am 1:30pm
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Tour description provided by Viator

Disembark from your cruise ship and explore the untouched beauty of the Virgin Islands National Park! Learn about the history and culture of Hassel Island while enjoying three distinct outdoor activities. Designed for active travelers and nature lovers, the Hassel Island Kayak, Hike and Snorkel Tour is a shore excursion guaranteed to show you a fun-filled time in St. Thomas!

Departing from Frenchtown marina, board your two-person, easy-to-paddle kayak for a 20-minute paddle along the coast of Hassel Island. As you paddle, you'll enjoy breathtaking views of the bustling Charlotte Amalie shopping and historic districts surrounding the harbor.Coming ashore at the Garrison House, you'll hike along a 10-minute rocky trail to Fort Willoughby, a former Danish and British Fort built during the Napoleonic wars - one of the most intact British Naval Forts in the Caribbean. After a snack and photo opportunities, kayak into Careening Cove where ships traveling from Europe were hauled and repaired. From here, it's only a brief paddle to the 19th-century Creque Marine Railway. Your next stop is a secluded and picturesque beach which offers a choice of snorkeling with colorful marine life, enjoying a cool dip or relaxing in the shade. A 5-minute paddle will bring you back to Frenchtown. All participants receive a one-year membership to the non-profit Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park. You'll receive emailed newsletters, a discount in the Friends store, discounts with the businesses in the Friends Affinity Program, an invitation to the annual meeting and discounts on Friends seminars with priority reservations.Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your excursion ends with ample time for you to return to St. Thomas for your ship’s departure. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. See our terms and conditions for full details.

What's included

  • Kayak, hike and snorkel tour
  • All gear and equipment
  • Use of lockers
  • Water and candy snack
  • Professional guide
  • Annual membership to the friends of the virgin islands national park organization

What isn't included

  • Hotel/port pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities (optional)