THE RITZ-CARLTON, ST. THOMAS

6900 Great Bay, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands 00802 U.S.A.
Phone:  +1 (340) 775-3333   •  Map & Directions
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Adult & Youth Activities (Ages 9+)



Snorkel
Explore the living communities of fish, coral and algae as our naturalists guide you on an interpretive and exciting snorkel. Learn about the unique roles that each creature on the reef fills and how their cities are much like ours on land. Learn how everything is connected on the reef and what we can learn from them to reduce our waste and live sustainably.
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Fish Form and Function Snorkel
Are all fishes really the same? Jump into this snorkel, have fun, explore why fish look so different and how those differences reflect something about their lives. We explore why fish are shaped and colored as they are, discovering that there is a very specific purpose behind what we consider weird body shapes and color patterns.
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Lights, Camera, Take Action
Share your own ideas on being an Ambassador of the Environment through a video production as we research, write, direct and star in our own public service announcement. At the end you will have a DVD of your own to share your message with your friends and family back home.
Environmental Responsibility

Living Green
What does it mean to ‘live green’? Through activities and experiments showing the value of water and energy conservation, renewable energy, and reducing waste, guests will learn about their ecological footprint. Guests will design a sustainable community, design an eco-home and use a solar oven.
Environmental Responsibility

Night Life on the Reef
With dive lights and trained Naturalists, we take the curious and adventurous on the excursion of a lifetime to discover the fascinating world of the reef at night when the nocturnal marine life come out to play.
Previous snorkeling experience required.
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Ocean Kayak and Snorkel Adventure
Great Bay provides endless opportunities to learn about the many ecosystems found in St. Thomas.
Through a combination kayak-snorkel excursion, we’ll explore the bay and how plate tectonics, waves and weathering have converged with the oceans, sea grass beds and coastal plains to create the rich biodiversity found here.
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Reef Adaptations Snorkel
The reef holds much more than coral and fishes! This snorkel excursion will also explore the plants, algae and invertebrates on the reef. Explore how these creatures are adapted to their environment and the ecological connections between organisms and communities. Photographs will be taken during the snorkel to document adaptations found on the reef.
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Responsible Living
Through an exploratory adventure that leads through the Ambassadors Learning Center, see what makes this an environmentally responsible building. Discover how different elements of our green building save money and benefit the environment. Through engaging activities, guests will learn to apply what they have discovered about sustainability back home.
Environmental Responsibility

Take Pictures, Leave Bubbles
Learn how to use waterproof digital cameras to capture your own view of the underwater world. Once we return from our underwater adventure, digitally enhance your favorite shots and use them to create a slide show to share with family and friends at home.
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