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Magic Mangrove Paddle in Beef Island Lagoon

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US$ 80.00
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    What to Expect
    Meet your guide and small group at a secret rendezvous point on Beef Island; you'll receive detailed directions ahead of time. 

    Listen to your guide as they give a short safety talk and orientation to the area, then get fitted with your kayaking or stand-up paddleboard gear. Even for a first-time paddler, either sport takes less than 10 minutes to learn, especially under the guidance of your experienced instructors. Take some practice laps and then head out for the lagoon.

    Paddle over to edge of the lagoon that is protected from the wind. As you move, look into the clear, shallow water for fish and other marine life. Rest assured that your guides do not advocate feeding marine life; they leave the fragile ecosystem to its own devices. 

    Continue into a shallow area full of baby mangroves, a nursery for unusual creatures such as the caseopea andromeda and others. Look skyward to see sea birds such as ospreys, mangrove cuckoos and pelicans. Underwater, look for turtles, stingrays, barracuda and tropical fish.

    Midway through the tour, go ashore on a tiny coral atoll, a representative example of how the natural forces create these lagoons, marine forests and islands. Your guide can fill you in on the history of the BVI, from pirates to mega yachts.

    End up back at your starting point after 1.5 to 2 hours of paddling.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Tortola, British Virgin Islands
    Departure Time
    1h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Local guide
    • Equipment
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Transportation to/from attractions
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    This was a great trip for us! Since we were coming in on a Cruise ship, I was a little nervous about doing an excursion on our own. There was no reason to be worried. Alex met us just as described and we had a...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Stephanie B
    Reviewed 17 June 2019 via mobile

    We booked this while visiting Tortola for the day and it was generally a great experience. The lead up, including conversations and communication with Alex, was great. We had all the information we needed for a great trip. Meeting him was simple, just as he...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank JY5150
    Reviewed 31 May 2019

    I went on this paddling adventure and was not disappointed. I visited the BVI for my birthday this year and wanted to do something unique, and this was it! I met the guide, Alex, in Road Town as we waited for the other paddlers to...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank LeAnnH35
    Reviewed 9 April 2019 via mobile

    Great excursion with a wonderful guide, Alex! We had fun kayaking around, seeing nature and wildlife. I also loved shopping at their little shop and meeting his wife. I haven't taken my bracelet off that I bought there!💖

    1  Thank cathyrJ7591WG
    Reviewed 28 March 2019

    My son, daughter and I went on a kayaking tour through the mangroves with Alex while visiting friends in Tortola. Alex is an amazing guide who is knowledgeable on every aspect of nature on the Island of Tortola. Incredible experience, viewing interesting species of water...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank joannemarie2
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