2017 Cruise #2 - St. Thomas

by Steve, Kat, & Gus


On Thursday we docked in St. Thomas. I booked a kayaking trip through St. Thomas Adventure Tours. I knew that the company kept the tour groups small, but on the day we were there, no one else signed up, so we had a private tour. The tour operator, Michelle, came and picked us up and the port and drove us a short distance to a beach where we met our guide, Sven. Sven gave us some kayaking instructions and then we were on our way.

One of the instructions was that I was supposed to keep a steady paddling rhythm. David, in the back, was supposed to match my rhythm. I was pretty sure we were going to need marriage counseling by the time the trip was over as we were never in sync.

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Nevertheless, Sven did get this picture of us!

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We paddled over to another island that is a nature preserve and snorkeled for quite a while. I ended up getting sea sick while snorkeling, which I thought wouldn't be possible.

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After lunch. My stomach has recovered.

After lunch. My stomach has recovered.

After snorkeling and eating lunch, we paddled back to the main island and stopped at a different beach. We walked around the beach for a while and Sven pointed out the different kind of trees and talked a bit about the history of the island. Then it was time for more snorkeling. We saw so many sea turtles! It was really neat. I have never seen sea turtles in the wild before.

David, me, and a sea turtle.

David, me, and a sea turtle.