The Best Snorkeling on the USVI is Aboard The Newest Boat, The Reef Surfari

People who arrive in St. Thomas by air, are always struck by the views of our beautiful coral reefs from above. The bird’s eye view may in fact be grand, but there is nothing quite like the experience of being able to swim right up to a sea turtle in Christmas Cove as he glides over a coral head. Or seeing a stingray emerge from its hiding place under the sand at Sapphire Beach, flying away gracefully, only to settle a few yards away and conceal itself again.

Snorkeling in the USVI is remarkable! Many spots are actually within easy swimming distance of some of our beaches. But if you want to spend a little actual face time with the fauna, get yourself aboard the Reef Surfari, Ocean Surfari’s new 47 foot snorkel boat. The Reef Surfari is the newest snorkel boat on the island. She seats 49 people, so your group is no problem, there is an on board bathroom and bar, and with twin Suzuki outboards, she will have you over the island’s best snorkeling spots in record time. With stops at places like Secret Harbor, Lovango Cay, or Great and Little St. James as well as the National Park around St. John. The Reef Surfari is the best equipped boat, so you will have the best snorkel adventure of your life!

Barracuda, sea turtles, even an occasional sea horse and tropical fish too numerous to list here, will be within easy viewing or camera range just minutes after you board our snorkel boat in Charlotte Amalie, not far from the cruise ship docks. In fact, if you come a little early, you may be able to enjoy an unexpected treat, hand-feeding over 50 giant Tarpon right off our dock! Some of these fish weigh over 100lbs and act like puppies after kibble as you feed them outside our retail shop. Which reminds us, if you have forgotten anything for your snorkel excursion, like sunglasses, lotion or sunblock, or even a swimsuit or shorts, the Ocean Surfari retail shop can certainly help you out.

If a snorkeling excursion seems like the thing to do on our tropical island, give us a ring or click HERE because we are booking the brand new Reef Surfari snorkel boat now, for dates after March 1st, 2020. This is by far the best snorkeling excursion in the US Virgin Islands, and YOU can be one of the first to experience it.


Snorkeling Gear

Why Can’t I Use Regular Sunscreen While Snorkeling in St Thomas or St John?

Coral reefs all over the world are dying. Pollution, climate change and most regular sunscreens damage marine life. Sunscreens contain octinoxate and oxybenzone. These two chemicals are the most common UV blockers used worldwide. The sunscreen protecting your skin could cause considerable damage to coral and other marine life. When you swim or snorkel, sunscreen …

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OS Boat Excursions

What to Bring on Your Snorkeling Trip

Snorkeling in the beautiful blue waters that surround the islands of St Thomas and St John is an unforgettable adventure. Our captains look forward to helping you make the most of your snorkel adventure and will provide you with most of the gear you’ll need, though we do have a few suggestions for additional items …

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Snorkeling Gear

Snorkeling Gear for Your Snorkeling Adventure

Snorkeling is an incredible way to explore the sea and get a better view of the stunning life below the water’s surface. Good quality snorkeling gear can maximize your snorkeling experience. When choosing snorkeling gear for your underwater adventure, avoid cheap snorkel sets. These sets are composed of low quality material. It is advisable to …

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