Swim with the Turtles Snorkel/Sail
Our Day Sail trips to the National Marine Wildlife Refuge at Buck Island Reef are an awesome wildife excursion…you can swim with the giant sea turtles for an experience of a life time! No sailing or snorkeling skills are necessary – our crew does it all! We offer professional instruction, quality snorkel gear, and the best floatation devices in the entire U.S. Virgin Islands! After snorkeling or swimming take a quick fresh water rinse on the aft deck. When you’re not snorkeling, you’ll be gliding through the Caribbean Sea, past St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix, sipping cocktails from an open bar, munching on snacks, and soaking up the sun. Avoid the crowded excursions; make your reservations aboard the Fury!
We had the perfect day. The crew of Fury picked us up at the Cruiseship Dock, We had a great sail out to the marine sanctuary, and the turtles were everywhere! Great fun!!
--Mark N. (Crown Princess)
Our morning sail begins at 8:30am to 12pm and 12:30pm to 4pm from the Fat Turtle Restaurant in Yacht Haven Grande Marina, adjacent to the Havensite Cruise Ship Dock.
Fury departs from the Fat Turtle Restaurant in Yacht Haven Grande Marina adjacent to the Havensite Cruise Ship Dock in Charlotte Amalie.
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Rates & Details
Our half-day sailing charter is $85 per person and $60 for kids 12 and under. Price includes all snorkel gear, flotation devices, open bar, snacks, fresh water shower, entertainment, relaxation and wonderful memories. Visit our onboard souvenir shop for purchases of t-shirts, hats, cameras, koozies and more!
What to bring
Don't forget your sunscreen, towels, camera and money for T-shirts, drink koozies, under-water cameras and customary gratuities.
Thank you for the most relaxing day of my life. This was my first time sailing and I never knew how peaceful it could be with no motor running, just rolling through the seas. The turtles were so majestic. I'll be returning with a bunch of friends next year.
--Margi T. (Norweigan Jewel)
A sample itinerary…
- Board the Fury, and enjoy your first rum punch, beer, wine, or cocktail of the day
- Unwind as we raise sails and enjoy a 45 minute sail to . This incredible snorkel spot is flat like a swimming pool and is great for beginners. In fact, 60% of our guests have never snorkeled before.
Snorkel! Our trained and experienced crew will give you professional instruction and guide you in the water to help you find big green turtles, squid, sea urchins, brittle stars, conch shells, sting ray, eels, and, if we’re lucky, our resident octopus! You’ll have another 1 – 1.5 hours in the water to explore and snorkel at your leisure.
We provide quality snorkel gear -masks, snorkels, fins, vests, noodles and boogie boards. We have all sizes to fit both the young and the old!
- Take the helm! During our hour-long sail back to the dock, enjoy another cocktail or two (or three!), eat snacks, groove to the island music, and relax. It’s a perfect time for kids (and adults) to take the helm, learn to sail, and take plenty of priceless scrapbook photos.
- Once we’re back to the dock, souvenir shop and say farewell to the new friends you met on your incredible adventure!
Half Day or Full Day Private Charters are available! Contact Us!
The excursion on Fury could not have been better! The sailing was great, The turtles were plentiful, the boat was immaculate and the crew was fun and professional.
--Laura S. (RC Adventurer of the Seas)