Shore Excursion Details

Golden Hour Birdwatching And Kayak Tour

St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

Golden Hour Birdwatching And Kayak Tour


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Paddle a kayak through a mangrove-lined lagoon as the sun begins to set, a time known as the golden hour because the radiant natural light exudes a warm glow. After a briefing to ensure that you maximize the experience, you will ease into a kayak and follow the guide into the sanctuary lagoon that rims the southern shore of St. Thomas. The mangroves provide an ideal habitat for wildlife, especially birds that roost each evening in these environmentally important trees. Kayaks make little noise in the water so the birds won’t be disturbed even if you paddle closely to them. You may see snowy egrets and little blue herons wading in the shallows, endangered brown pelicans taking shelter and yellow warblers singing their sweet whistled songs as they dart in and out of the mangroves’ branches and aerial roots. The guide will help identify the birds and describe the lagoon ecosystem.


• Glide through the sheltered waters of a mangrove-lined lagoon in a kayak around sunset.
• Observe the wildlife, especially birds as they roost in the mangroves late in the afternoon.
• Enjoy the magical setting of the lagoon as the sky takes on a warm glow.


• Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
• Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.

Need to Know:

Note: Participants must be at least 8 years of age, weigh no more than 270 lbs. and have a height of no more than 3ft. This tour is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair or those with limited mobility. Equipment is not included. Maximum age for participants is 70 years of age.

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Excursion Type:

Wildlife Tours

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Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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