Why Choose Arawak?

One word: Experience.  We have been running trips here in St. John since 1993, so we have the experience necessary to ensure that your adventure is safe, fun and educational.

image description

Family Operated

The best of what St. John had to offer is hidden in the surrounding seas, and there's no better way to explore than with Arawak Expeditions. This small, family-run business offers everything from guided kayak and snorkel tours to stand-up paddle-boarding rentals to guided fly fishing excursions.

image description

Passionate and Knowledgeable

After 25+ years in business and living and travelling in the Virgin Islands, we have developed a deep knowledge and respect with the natural beauty of the island and the National Park. Our passion and enthusiasm for these islands is contagious. Our guides possess extensive knowledge of the National Park and outdoor sports and enjoy sharing it with guests.

image description

Environmentally and Culturally Sensitive

We have organized and participated in countless beach clean-ups, mangrove clean-ups as well as clean-ups of the offshore cays and we’ve carried off hundreds, and perhaps thousands of pounds of trash and garbage from the beaches, mangroves and waters. We operate all trips with the utmost respect for the natural environment.

Popular Tours

Meeting your adventurous expectations!

Featured Tours

Featured tours handpicked by Arawak.

Snorkel underwater image
3 Hrs

Half Day Kayak & Snorkel

Our half day trips are perfect for the beginner, and include complete instruction on the beach before setting out. We leave from Cruz Bay, paddle along the north shore of…

Full Day Kayak & Snorkel

Our full day trips are a great way to explore the most remote parts of St. John and the surrounding cays. If you really want to “get away from it…

Hurricane Hole Full Day

Experience a unique kayak trip into the Coral Reef National Monument. Explore Water Creek, Otter Creek and Princess Bay. Snorkel in the mangroves, and see schools of juvenile snappers, barracuda,…

Kayak and Camp

This is our classic multi-day trip, which we have been running since 1992.  Come see why National Geographic Traveler chose this as one of “50 Trips of a Lifetime” for 2013.   [lightframe shortname="arawakexp"…

Night SUP

Join us for a truly unique night-time paddle around Cruz Bay.  With underwater mounted lights on the bottom of our boards you will see all kinds of fish and other…

Spanish Virgin Islands

From April 26-May 2, 2020 we will be running another kayak tour of the “Spanish Virgin Islands”: the islands of Culebra, Vieques and the many smaller surrounding cays. [lightframe shortname="arawakexp"…