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 are thinking about feeling the wind on your face as you move along, you will encounter a variety of different rental agencies that can help you. To read our detailed guide to bike or scooter rentals, visit 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.

You'll find 5 dive services and at least 6 different dive sites in the area. To get more information on diving in this area read this page.

Fishing

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.

Deep Sea Fishing is a popular sport in this area, as suggested by the existence of 6 charter fishing services in this area. To navigate to our detailed guide to deep sea fishing, read this page.

Golf

Mahogany Run Public Golf Course

Hoping to play golf during your vacation? There are two golf courses in this area. The courses in the area are Mahogany Run Public Golf Course and Herman E. Moore Golf Course. All you have to do is click on the name of the course for detailed information about the course, including the number of holes, location, and much more. For more about golf courses throughout St. Thomas follow this link.

Sailing and Boating

Take It Easy

Check out the table just below to learn more about local providers that will 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'd like to learn about nearby marinas and charter operators navigate to this page.

Shopping

Natural Livity Store

If there are some folks who enjoy shopping in your group, they might enjoy exploring a few of the area's 90 retail shops. Navigate to this article if you want to know more about shopping in Charlotte Amalie.

Sightseeing

St. Thomas Historical Trust

Another great option is spending a day soaking in the sights and sounds of Charlotte Amalie. The area's sights include 16 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to visitors Vacationers who enjoy natural surroundings are likely to have a good time at the area's outdoor parks and botanical gardens. Anyone needing to get more details concerning area sightseeing opportunities can do so here.

The following chart provides you with some details on a firm that will guide you to some of the most interesting local sights.

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
Ecotours Mangrove Lagoon Nature Tourism Service (340) 779-2155 Maroon Town, 3.8 mi. East-Southeast of Central 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

Snorkeling

Charlotte Amalie Snorkeling

If you are thinking about snorkeling there's good news -- you'll have the chance during your vacation in Charlotte Amalie. To read our guide to nearby snorkeling opportunities, go to this article.

Spas

Relaxing in a spa just might be one of the highlights of your vacation. Spa-goers will find plenty of options, considering that there are 7 spas located in this area. To reach our complete guide to spas, go to this page.

Tennis

Dreams Sugar Bay Resort & Spa

If you like to play tennis you might want to stay at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 3 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following information may help with you make a decision. At a glance, you can see the number of courts on-site, whether lighting is offered, and some other helpful details. Click on each name to learn about other aspects of 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 instance, Dreams Sugar Bay Resort & Spa offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.

Other Activities

Information about some other activities can be seen directly below.

Other Activities In And Around Charlotte Amalie
Name Type Phone Location
340 Water Sports Jet Ski Rental Service (340) 690-3390 2.8 mi. Southeast of Central Charlotte Amalie
Aqua Adventure Watersports Operator (340) 777-3549 0.5 mi. West-Southwest of Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Bluewater SUP Safaris Watersports Operator (340) 244-9455 2.5 mi. Northwest of Central Charlotte Amalie
Independent Sea Tours Watersports Operator (340) 344-6397 Charlotte Amalie
Market Square East Theater Movie Theater (340) 776-3666 Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Reichhold Center Concert Halls and Performing Arts Centers (340) 693-1559 3.0 mi. West of Central Charlotte Amalie
 

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