Activities in Charlotte Amalie

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St. Thomas is known as the “Duty Free Shopping Capital of the World” and in the capital, Charlotte Amelie reigns supreme. The streets of this quiet resort town are lined with shops selling luxury goods at low rates as well as local handicrafts that make for unique gifts.  Add in the fact that the duty free allowance is almost twice that of most places in the Caribbean, and you'll quickly see why shopping is the most popular activity in Charlotte Amalie.

Once you've stocked up on all the goods you can manage to return home with, you'll be able to relax and experience Charlotte Amalie for the beautiful seaside town that it is.  Many tourists enjoy simply walking through the streets, while those who like to participate in activities with purpose will sign up for sailing, snorkeling, and fishing excursions, participate in a sightseeing tour of the numerous historic attractions, or maybe enjoy a relaxing massage at one of the local resort's on-site spas.   

Bike and Scooter Rental

While manly known for the harbour-front, Charlotte Amalie is a very scenic place to explore. Doing so on the back of a bike or scooter can be a great way to get the most of the city and the US Virgin Island weather.

If you like the idea of experiencing the wind in your face, there are a few rental agencies that can help make it happen. To find out about other bike and scooter rentals, see this page.

Diving

Charlotte Amalie Diving

It is true that Charlotte Amalie is better known for shopping than diving, but anyone looking to take the plunge will have plenty of opportunities in this tourists' playground.

There are 4 dive services and at least 6 different dive sites to choose from. For more information about diving opportunities in this area click here.

Fishing

Ocean Surfari Charters

Charlotte Amalie is home to much more than just duty-free shopping. From any of the harbours in the city, you will be able to find a fishing charter that will take you offshore for a day of sportsfishing, where you can try your skills against popular fish like mahi-mahi, wahoo, and marlin.

If you have some experienced anglers vacationing with you, they're in luck -- there are 6 charter operators in this area. For a more thorough discussion of fishing in the area visit this page.

Golf

Mahogany Run Public Golf Course

Hoping you can spend some time on the greens during your vacation? There are two golf courses in the area. The courses are Mahogany Run Public Golf Course and Herman E. Moore Golf Course. Just click on the course name to get additional information concerning the course. For more information on golf throughout St. Thomas, click this link.

Sailing and Boating

Take It Easy

Check the chart below for information concerning area firms that can enable you to get out on the open water.

Boating Opportunities In And Around Charlotte Amalie
Name Phone Location
Cool Boats (340) 344-6812 0.5 mi. West-Southwest of Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Cruise Ship Excursions (340) 775-5055 Charlotte Amalie
Day Sail Fantasy (340) 775-5652 Charlotte Amalie
Fury Sailing Charters (340) 643-7733 0.8 mi. East-Southeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie
One Love Charters (340) 227-5229 4.4 mi. East-Southeast of Central Charlotte Amalie
Sonic Charters (340) 244-5096 4.3 mi. East-Southeast of Central Charlotte Amalie
St. Thomas Scuba Snorkel Adventures Boating (340) 474-9332 Hull Bay, 2.5 mi. Northwest of Central Charlotte Amalie
Swashbucklin Tours (340) 244-8600 Hull Bay, 2.5 mi. Northwest of Central Charlotte Amalie
Take It Easy (340) 677-1320 4.3 mi. East-Southeast of Central Charlotte Amalie
Tribal VI Day Sails (340) 998-7767 2.2 mi. West of Central Charlotte Amalie

If you're interested in learning about area marinas and charter operators go to this page.

Shopping

Pandora Main Street

If you are traveling with some avid shoppers they can browse a few of the area's 60 retail shops. If you want to get information concerning shopping in Charlotte Amalie and nearby, you can do so here.

Sightseeing

St. Thomas Historical Trust

You should plan on spending at least a day enjoying the culture, sights and sounds of Charlotte Amalie. The area features 16 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to tourists. Nature enthusiasts will probably enjoy visiting the area's outdoor parks and botanical gardens. To read about other area sightseeing attractions, check out this page.

Information concerning a firm that will guide you to some of the most interesting local sights can be seen directly below.

Sightseeing Services In And Around Charlotte Amalie
Name Type Phone Location
Adventure Center Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (340) 774-2992 The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie
Caribbean Tour Services Travel and Tour Operators (340) 776-3650 The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie
Ecotours Hassel Island Nature Tourism Service (340) 779-2155 0.6 mi. West-Southwest of Downtown Charlotte Amalie
St. Thomas Scuba Snorkel Adventures Hiking Hiking Tour and Trip Operator (340) 474-9332 Hull Bay, 2.5 mi. Northwest of Central Charlotte Amalie
St. Thomas Scuba Snorkel Adventures Kayaking Kayaking Service (340) 474-9332 Hull Bay, 2.5 mi. Northwest of Central Charlotte Amalie
Virgin Island Ecotours Mangrove Lagoon Nature Tourism Service (877) 684-2441 3.8 mi. East-Southeast of Central Charlotte Amalie

Snorkeling

Charlotte Amalie Snorkeling

If exploring an underwater world sounds appealing you'll be pleased to know you'll have plenty of chances to do so during your vacation in Charlotte Amalie. To read about other nearby snorkeling opportunities, click here.

Spas

Relaxing in a spa could be one of the highlights of your entire vacation. If you'd like to go to a spa, you will be happy to discover there are a few options. Those interested can learn more about this topic can do so on this page.

Tennis

Dreams Sugar Bay Resort & Spa

If you're a tennis player you might want to stay at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 3 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following table can help clarify your options. At a glance, you'll see the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lighting is available for evening play, and some other helpful details. Click on the names to learn more about the property.

Accommodations with Tennis Near Charlotte Amalie
Property Location Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Dreams Sugar Bay Resort & Spa 4.3 mi. East of Central Charlotte Amalie 3 check
Magens Point Resort 1.5 mi. Northeast of Central Charlotte Amalie 2 check
Crystal Cove Sapphire Beach, 5.0 mi. East of Central Charlotte Amalie 4 check

For example, Dreams Sugar Bay Resort & Spa offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.

Other Activities

Captain Nautica's Screamin' Eagle

The chart just below provides information about other activities.

Other Activities In And Around Charlotte Amalie
Name Type Phone Location
Aqua Adventure Watersports Operator (340) 777-3549 0.5 mi. West-Southwest of Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Captain Nautica's Screamin' Eagle Watersports Operator (340) 775-9360 4.2 mi. East-Southeast of Central Charlotte Amalie
Clinton Phipps Racetrack Sporting Event Venue -- Maroon Town, 3.6 mi. East-Southeast of Central Charlotte Amalie
Market Square East Theater Movie Theater (340) 776-3666 Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Pistarckle Theater Concert Halls and Performing Arts Centers (340) 775-7877 Anna's Retreat, 2.7 mi. East of Central Charlotte Amalie
 

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