Snorkeling Excursions Virgin Islands

The great thing about half day tours: Do you ever feel like to you need to take a vacation from your vacation? Half day snorkel excursions with Captain Nautica allow you to see the very best in premier snorkel destinations that the Virgin Islands have to offer with a whole lot less energy. A half day tour gives you time in the morning to get your day started or time in the afternoon to sit back relax or even do other true thrill seeking sports such as SHOPPING. A half day tour is also great for families with children that would rather not be on a boat for a full day and would rather have some time to enjoy other activities or relax in their resorts pool.

Captain Nautica Excursions - Half Day Snorkeling Tours
Captain Nautica Excursions - Half Day Snorkeling Tours
Captain Nautica Excursions - Half Day Snorkeling Tours

Looking for full day snorkeling trips? Check out our USVI Private Charters or our BVI Private Charters!

Why Captain Nautica?

Our high-speed power boats allow us much greater range than most other snorkel tours on the Virgin Islands.  So on a half day excursion not only is the ride itself exciting, but our speed allows us to give our guests more time in the water snorkeling, and less time on the boat waiting to snorkel. Captain Nautica’s fleet of 31’ power boats offer bimini tops for shade and fresh water available for rinsing off.

Are there any age or weight requirements?

The minimum age for our tour is 5 years old.  Parents of young children should be aware that Captain Nautica is an exciting boat ride and may be bumpy. There are no weight limits on the tour, however, to get back on the boat from the water, guests should consider their physical ability to be able to climb a vertical swim ladder.

How long does it take?

The tour is a 3-hour snorkeling excursion. Not too long and not too short. The perfect vacation excursion!

How much does it cost?

Half day trips are $75 /pp for adults and $65 /pp for children (12 and under).

What do we provide?

We will provide all of the snorkeling equipment including mask, snorkel, fins, and snorkel vest along with expert instruction from our knowledgeable staff.  Our crew and fuel are always included. We also provide sodas and bottled water during the tour as well as fresh fruit and shrimp cocktail.  T-shirts, waterproof cameras, sunscreen and waterproof phone cases are available for sale at our kiosk prior to boarding the boat.  We will also provide dry storage for personal items.

What do guests need to bring?

A bathing suit and towel are a must. If you have your own snorkel gear, feel free to bring it along. If not, we do provide snorkel gear on the boat. Make sure to put on sunscreen and, if desired, insect repellent. Money for tipping the crew and captain and purchasing souvenir t-shirts.

Are there any special considerations?

Depending on the weather and wave height, the ride can be a little bit bumpy.  If you are suffering from chronic back problems, or have had back or hip surgery recently, our tour might not be for you.  It is also preferable if you are relatively comfortable in the water.

Please note: Guests with heart, back or other health related problems, or guests that are pregnant should not participate without doctor approval.

How many people per boat?

Our high-speed power boats are certified by the US Coast Guard to carry up to 25 passengers. However, we like to limit each tour to 20-22 passengers to ensure everyone’s safety and comfort.

Where do you go?

Our tour takes you to two premier snorkeling spots on Buck Island: Turtle Cove, where there is an abundance of sea grass that the turtles like to eat; and Shipwreck Cove, where you will see a sunken ship that is now an artificial reef.

Where can we be picked up?

We pick up our guests at the West Indian Company dock and the Crown Bay Marina dock.

What is the cancellation policy?

We have a 24-hour cancellation policy for a full refund.  Reservations canceled less then 24 hours in advance are charged 100% of the fee.

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