St Thomas Boat Charters- Family Friendly Snorkeling
Best Virgin Islands Snorkeling Spots for Families and First Timers
World-famous for its pristine waters, expansive coral reefs, and teeming flora and fauna, the Virgin Islands has become one of the world’s premier snorkeling hotspots. If snorkeling is part of your ideal St. Thomas boat charter, Nate’s Custom Charters would love to make that, and the rest of your dream charter, happen. Snorkeling gear, water toys, beer, soda, and water are all provided free of charge. If you’ve never snorkeled before, Captain Nate will be sure to show you the ropes, and with Nate’s Custom Charters, safety and fun are priorities number one and two. Here are Captain Nate’s favorite Virgin Islands snorkeling spots for families:
Treasure Caves (Norman Island)
Clear waters, no current, and vibrant plant and wildlife make the Norman Island treasure caves a great destination for families and first time snorkelers. Dive in pursuit of buried treasure like in Treasure Island. Swim with fish, explore the mysterious caves, and have a great time with your friends and family. Just make sure to keep your eyes peeled; you never know if you’re going to spot a stray piece of eight!
Leinster Bay (St. John)
One of the less crowded snorkeling spots in the Virgin Islands, to get to the best snorkeling spots in Leinster Bay from St. John, most people have to take a 30 minute walk. Captain Nate will take you right there on his boat! Swim with turtles, stingrays, and barracuda in the middle of the bay, or explore the beautiful corals and play with the reef fish. Also conveniently located next to a beautiful and often secluded pebble beach.
Christmas Cove (Great St. James)
One of the most scenic and relaxed snorkeling spots of the US Virgin Islands, Christmas Cove is a white sand beach with clear water, easy boat access, and some of the best snorkeling in the world! Swim with turtles and stingrays and explore the magnificent underwater beauty of the Virgin Islands. A great snorkeling spot for families and first time snorkelers.
Buck Island (St. Thomas)
Buck Island is a beautifully preserved national park and wildlife refuge in St. Thomas. Boat by the historic lighthouse and make sure you visit the two primetime snorkeling spots in Buck Island. Visit the ruins of the Cartanza Señora, a ship downed in the 1970’s at Shipwreck Cove. Shipwreck Cove also features its own coral reef where you can find tropical fish and barracudas. Turtle Cove has an abundance of green sea turtles, stringrays, and tropical fish.
Plan Your St. Thomas Boat Charter Today!
These are Captain Nate’s favorite family friendly snorkeling spots that he’s loved to take people to over his 15 years of experience doing St. Thomas boat charters. He’s stayed in business for two reasons- the first is that he loves it, but the second is that Captain Nate will always go the extra mile to make sure your day on the water is as memorable as it can be. If you have questions about snorkeling in the Virgin Islands or booking a St. Thomas boat charter, give us a call today. Our motto is “Your day, your way.” We believe that every trip is unique and look forward to adventuring with you, whether it’s swimming with sea turtles or beyond!
Best Charter in the Virgin Islands! Captain Nate's custom charters is the best way to see the Virgin Islands. He's skilled and knowledgeable and the name is accurate- he will customize the day for you, how you want it. He's very personable and easy to get along with. I went with a large group and he made sure all of us had a great time. Highly recommend! Visited July 2014
Captain Nate Made Our Vacation! We were lucky to find Nate free when we got to St Thomas, but we did and he created the BEST day of our vacation! We enjoyed the day easily swimming from beautiful beaches or right from his boat. His boat is so comfortable and well-equipped. Nate introduced our kids 7 and 10 to snorkeling - he has a true gift for working with kids in the water. We all enjoyed a great luncheon spot, swam more, and returned home wishing we could have another of Nate's special days. Don't miss one of his adventures! Nate's been in St Thomas for many years and knows where all the best places are and pays special attention to making sure you have fun in a very safe environment! Enjoy!
Best day ever! This was our second time on Nate's boat. The first was just my husband and I and we had such a great time snorkeling and fishing. When we booked our trip back to St Thomas with our children (ages 9 and 11) the first thing I did was contact Nate. The kids had soooo much fun! We snorkeled with Sea Turtles, swam at one of the most beautiful and peaceful beaches and even caught a Barracuda. What an amazing day. Nate was great about mixing up the day with exciting adventure and relaxing time. When I get on Nates boat I an confident he will make it a day to remember. If you want a relaxing day snorkeling and beach hoping or some exciting fishing Nate will make it happen. He should be your first call when you plan your trip to st Thomas.