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Swimming with Sea Turtles

It’s an otherworldly experience – swimming with sea turtles! Turtles are among a few ancient species of marine and land animals that have managed to survive. In fact, different species have been in existence for more than 150 million years. For many, the mere thought of swimming with these ancient species in the open seas […]

Snorkeling with Stingrays

Snorkeling with stingrays will allow you to get closeup and personal in their natural environment. They’re one of the most majestic creatures of the sea. As you prepare to book your USVI vacation experience, let’s dive into some fascinating facts about them. Southern Stingray (Dasyatis Americana) The southern stingray is flat and diamond-shaped. This stingray […]
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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, […]
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 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 […]
Reef Surfari Snorkel Report

Reef Surfari Snorkel Report – Safe to book an adventure of a lifetime!

Whether you’re planning an island getaway or have already arrived in St. Thomas or St. John, booking a snorkeling adventure is a must while you’re in the Caribbean! The memories you’ll make are sure to last a lifetime. For example, one of our recent guests had the opportunity to swim alongside a spotted eagle ray. […]
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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 […]