St Thomas May 21-28, 2017

NEW FLIGHTS American Airlines

May 21

Depart DFW 5@ 5:30AM Arrive Miami @ 9:14AM

Depart Miami @ 12:00PM Arrive St Thomas @ 2:36

May 28

Depart St Thomas @ 4:40PM Arrive Charlotte NC @ 8:37PM

Depart Charlotte NC @ 10:10 PM Arrive at DFW @ 11:56PM

AVIS RENTAL CAR IS A JEEP Pick up on arrival, drop of at departure

May 23 Caneel Bay Kayak, Hike, and Snorkel with Sea Turtles, St. Thomas- Discover the Caribbean beauty of St John on a combination kayak, hike and snorkel tour of Caneel Bay. Kayak in the turquoise waters of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Virgin Islands National Park, snorkel in grass beds often frequented by sea turtles and hike the picturesque forest trails of Turtle Point. Choose from a 3- or 5-hour tour (the latter option includes lunch), with guided instruction and equipment included. With breathtaking views and informative commentary, this outdoor adventure is fun for nature enthusiasts and families alike!

Meet your professional nature guide at Caneel Bay Resort’s Honeymoon Beach for a full safety briefing before taking to the sapphire-blue waters! Once you receive paddling and snorkeling instructions along with your lifejacket, hop on your kayak for a thrilling paddle around the bay teeming with colorful tropical fish. With Virgin Islands National Park as your backdrop, marvel at the coral reef – home to an abundance of marine life.

Next, explore five of St John’s best beaches on a hike across white sand, shaded by sea grape trees, coconut palms and tropical forests. You'll journey through the picturesque forest trails of Turtle Point, home to more than 800 native species of plants, while your informative guide points out local flora and fauna along the way.

Enjoy stunning views above the rocky outcrops looking toward Hawksnest Bay and the Durloe Cays, an area known for dolphin sightings, and keep an eye out for the wild donkeys, mongoose and white-tailed deer that frequent the area.

Then, snorkel a fringing coral reef in the shallow, clear waters as your guide points out the many different types of coral in this UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. While snorkeling in a bed of sea grass, don’t be surprised if you come face to face with a sea turtle or stingray! After your tour, return to Honeymoon Beach at Caneel Bay Resort.

Please note: The activities on this tour will be adapted to your preferences and athletic ability.

Option 1:If you select the 3-hour option, choose from a morning or afternoon departure, including beverages and snacks.

Option 2:If you select the 5-hour option, you’ll depart in the morning and enjoy a complimentary picnic lunch from a local deli.

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May 25 SNUBA TOUR If you're a snorkeler who has envied divers, now you can breathe easily underwater without wearing restrictive dive gear as you discover the incredible coral formations and schools of colorful tropical fish that inhabit a little deeper water. You'll glide effortlessly through the beauty beneath the surface, feeling safe and secure.

Without all that scuba gear, you can enjoy the freedom to move around and feel weightless as you're guided and educated in the secrets of underwater life. This great family activity requires no snorkel or scuba experience, certification, heavy equipment, or time-consuming training, and is safe and easy.

This tour includes:

• Guided underwater Snuba tour

• Dive up to 20 ft. maximum

• All equipment and instruction

• Beach time (optional)

• Admission to Coral World Observatory

• Great family fun!

May 26 Night Kayak Tour in St Thomas- Explore the calm waters around St Thomas by kayak at night! You’ll venture to Pirate’s Point with an expert guide who provides narration about Charlotte Amalie Harbor and the marine life swimming below. Glide over shallow reefs on your state-of-the-art, see-through double kayak, whose halo of lights illuminate stingrays, sea turtles and flying fish. Numbers are limited to 18 people, ensuring personal attention on this small-group tour.

Your kayaking guide will meet your small group at Marriott Frenchman's Reef Resort. Once you get comfortable aboard your clear-bottom double kayak and try out some paddling techniques, depart for Pirate’s Point from Marriott Cove.

Your 1.5-hour kayak tour takes you on a relaxing night paddle past the mangroves and beaches of St Thomas, where you’ll find some of the best marine life the Caribbean has to offer. Hear narration form your guide about Charlotte Amalie Harbor as you hover above shallow reefs and view the sea below.

Your see-through kayak is retrofitted with a ring of powerful LED lights that create a 5-foot (1.5-meter) halo for optimal nighttime viewing. Search for nocturnal life such as stingrays, sea turtles, flying fish and even fruit bats on this kayak excursion you won’t soon forget!

GRAND TOTAL (this is approximate due to the ever changing prices of flights) $6200

Please contact Laura when you are ready to book this trip!
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