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Historic Hassel Island Kayak, Hike & Snorkel
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Depart from historic Frenchtown and paddle along the eastern edge of Hassel Island, part of the Virgin Islands National Park, with breathtaking views of the bustling Charlotte Amalie hillside. Paddle to the beach at The Garrison House and hike up a short rocky trail to Fort Willoughby a former Danish and British Fort built during the Napoleonic wars. This is one of the most intact British Naval Forts in the Caribbean.

After a snack and photo opportunities, walk back to the beach and launch the kayaks to paddle into Careening Cove where historically ships traveling from Europe were hauled and repaired. From there a brief paddle to the Creque Marine Railway built in 1860s at a cost of $250,000. This building is being restored by the US National Park Service.

From there, a five minute paddle will reward paddlers with a secluded and picturesque beach offering a choice of snorkeling a beach side ledge, enjoying a cool dip or relaxing in the shade. Two person easy to paddle sit-on-top kayaks.

Please note: Your tour departs from and returns to the Frenchtown Marina in Charlotte Amalie Harbor. Transfers to/from the marina before and after your tour are not included in the tour price.

Tour Size
Standard
Tour Type
Active, Water/Beach
Tour Duration
3 Hours
Tour Departs From
Fenchtown Marina. Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket.
Activity Level
Difficult
Food/Beverage Provided
Water and snack
Recommended Dress
Swim suit should be worn under a comfortable cover-up and sensible, rubber-soled deck or walking shoes are recommended. A towel, sunglasses and sunscreen are recommended.
Restrictions
Guests need to be 13 years or older and able to paddle for approximately 60 minutes. Hike is 30 min walk over hilly, uneven terrain. For snorkeling, guests need a basic understanding of swimming. Kayak maximum weight is 600 pounds total.

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