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Should I book my SNUBA® tour through the ship?
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Should I book my SNUBA® tour with you?
If you want our family at VI SNUBA® to take you out on your SNUBA® dive, you must book directly with us. Our tour is NOT offered on your ship.

Please do not wait until you are in port to make your decision to SNUBA® with us...our dives generally fill up prior to your ship's arrival.

If you want to SNUBA® with our company, you must book directly with us. Being the oldest SNUBA® operation in the world, we provide you with over 20 years of SNUBA® expertise to make your SNUBA® Adventure memorable and enjoyable. We accommodate thousands of cruise ships passengers every year and everyone has a great time and gets back to their ship on time!

If you are coming in on a cruise, keep in mind Virgin Islands SNUBA® Excursions, LLC cannot be booked directly through your ship you must book directly with us. Virgin Islands SNUBA® Excursions takes out thousands of cruise customers every year that book directly through our web site. We have worked with most of the cruise lines in the past but found the pressure to rush large groups of people through the SNUBA® experience was not conducive to the more casual and intimate experience we like to provide you, our guests. The internet has allowed us to "cut ties" with the cruise lines while still providing the opportunity for cruise passengers to experience our tour in a much less hurried manner. Our SNUBA® operation differs in a few ways from the ship's SNUBA® tour:Snuba Family St. Thomas Virgin Islands

  • Your SNUBA® dive will be longer and less hurried. The St. Thomas SNUBA® excursion offered on the ship— practice and dive—will only be about 20 - 30 minutes of total in-water time while your in-water time with VI SNUBA® is 45 minutes to an hour.
  • You will receive a thorough safety orientation and then go into the water for a practice session. Your dive consists of a shallow water practice which allows you time to get comfortable with the breathing and the equipment (while keeping your feet firmly planted in the silky sand of Coki Beach), we check your buoyancy, and then you are led on a guided underwater tour. The average dive time is 30 minutes not including the time in the water getting comfortable. Total in-water time is about 45 minutes to an hour.
  • We take photos of you underwater, which can be viewed at www.visnuba.com/digitalphotos.htm.
  • We are the SNUBA® specialists! We have conducted SNUBA® tours for over 20 years and do not divide ourselves between snorkeling, power snorkeling, scuba diving, and SNUBA® diving we ONLY do SNUBA®.
  • We are the "oldest" SNUBA® operation in the world, operating SNUBA® since 1988.
  • Keeping our groups small, provides you with a more personal tour allowing you more time to feel comfortable.
  • Our SNUBA® operation is the only exclusively family owned and operated SNUBA® operation in the Virgin Islands—our family will be you personal guides on your SNUBA® dive.

COMMON CRUISE QUESTIONS

What if my ship does not come into port?

If your ship does not come into port or changes the itinerary, you will not be charged. If your ship is running late you need to call to see if you can be accommodated at a later time.

Is your tour as safe?

Yes it is very safe. SNUBA® is a franchise and has specific safety guidelines which must be followed.

Guest Comments

The dive was the best part of our cruise. Everyone who goes to St. Thomas should take this excursion, but do it on your own, not through the cruise lines. Can't wait to do it again. A Big THANKS to Frank...you are the best!
Stu & Sherri
Madison,Wisconsin

My family (husband, two preteen boys and myself) had a great time trying SNUBA® for the first time in St. Thomas. We had no problems getting to the location from our cruise ship. Tammy provided excellent instruction for us all and told me she was a mom too. She watched my two boys (and the rest of us!) so I didn't need to worry and really enjoyed myself. It was the highlight of our trip. We will definitely go back next time we are in St. Thomas.
Ann
Phoenix, AZ

V.I. SNUBA® was the most awesome excursion of our trip.(actually the best excursion in 12 ports). Frank, the instructor (and owner) was very patient and put us all at ease. That is saying a great deal since I am slightly claustrophobic and afraid of fish!
We would all recommend this excursion. We had no problem getting there from our ship (Carnival Valor)as there were constant taxi shuttles running from Coki Beach to the Pier. The beach was not crowded and there were no motor sports which meant it was nice and quiet for a relaxing time.
We plan to introduce our friends to V.I. SNUBA® on our next trip to St. Thomas!

Mike, Lesley, Andy & Tess
Centralia, IL

Getting to our dive locations is easy!  Find out more about SNUBA® on our "Frequently Asked Questions" page.

Reservations are necessary, as we keep our groups small and personal, so reserve now to insure space.   Also, we ask that all cruise passengers call 340-693-8063 prior to leaving for their dive to make sure that the seas are favorable for SNUBA® that day.  Weather does not affect the dive but rough seas do and this is something you cannot judge by your ship's cruise into port as the seas vary from one side of the island to the other.


GETTING THERE:

SNUBA AT COKI BEACH, ST. THOMAS
Reservations are required! Take a taxi from your ship's docking or drop off  area to Coral World at least a half hour before your dive time.  The cost should be about $9 per person each way.  There are plenty of taxis going to and from Coral World so you need not worry about making return arrangements.  Once at Coral World you will meet Frank or Tammy at the Coral World ticket booth about 5 minutes before your reservation time.

SNUBA AT TRUNK BAY, ST. JOHN
Getting from St. Thomas to St. John:  This is easy! 

  1. Take a taxi from ship docking or drop off area to Red Hook ($10 per person).  Catch this taxi at 9:20 AM for the 11 AM dive and 11:20 AM for the 1 PM dive.

  2. Take the 10 AM ferry to St. John from Red Hook for the 11 AM dive and the 12 Noon ferry for the 1 PM dive.  These ferries leave every hour on the hour between Red Hook and St. John. The cost is $6 per person and $1 per child under the age of 12.

  3. Once on St. John, take a taxi out to Trunk Bay.  This takes about 10 to 20 minutes and costs $6 per person.  Again, there will be plenty of taxis going both ways so no need to make pick up arrangements If you do not want to be set with a return time.

  4. At Trunk Bay, you will pay the Virgin Islands National Park admittance fee ($4 per person, kids under 16 free) and then go to the Trunk Bay Gift shop (this shop faces the snack bar).  The "Gift Shop" is where you will meet your guide.

If you participate in the 11 AM St. John dive you can be back to your ship by 3 PM at the very latest and quite possibly 2 PM.  If you participate in the 1 PM St. John dive you will be back to your ship by 5 PM at the very latest or quite possibly 4 PM.  Most cruise passengers participate in the 11 AM dive, unless their ship has an "all aboard" call of 5:30 or later.


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Virgin Islands SNUBA® Excursions, LLC
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St. John, VI 00831
Toll Free: 888-294-1083
Tel: 340-693-8063 Fax: 340-779-4519
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