Activities in Cruz Bay

Photo credit: © St. John Boat Rental

Cruz Bay is a picture-perfect small resort town -- a quiet destination where you can escape from the busy outside world, yet there are dozens of places to eat, small shops to explore, and plenty of other things to do as well.

Most people staying in the area rent a villa with a view of the beach and lush green landscapes, with the intent of doing little more than sitting doing nothing. But then, something begins to happen – the beautiful island of St. John brings out the explorer in them, and soon they find every day of their vacation is filled with interesting activity. 

One of the most popular things to do is hiking or taking a taxi ride through the national park.  You'll see historic plantations and sugar mills, show you ancient petroglyphs, and teach you about local flora and fauna.  Back in town, Mongoose Junction and several other shopping areas provide a relaxing and unique shopping experience.  

Standing on the wharf, looking out at the boats sailing back and forth, it dawns on many visitors that they should get out on the water – whether to fish, scuba dive, or simply sail around. Sailing and boating excursions are a popular option, but you can also opt to take a ferry to St. Thomas or to one of the British Virgin Islands. 

Bike and Scooter Rental

There is a lot of open space to be explored.  What better way to the many natural wonders of the area than by doing it on a bicycle, scooter, or motorcycle? 

If you are intrigued by the idea of seeing the sights at a slower pace, there are a couple of rental agencies that can help make it happen. To read more about bike and scooter rentals, navigate to this page.


Cruz Bay Diving

One of the top choices for those visiting the US Virgin Islands, Cruz Bay offers a good variety of dives.

You'll find 4 dive services and at least 7 different dive sites to choose from. To get more information on diving in this area click here.

Sailing and Boating

Kekoa Sailing Expeditions

The table just below offers some details on area firms that can enable you to get out on the open water.

Boating Opportunities In Cruz Bay
Name Phone Location
Boat Day V.I. (855) 262-8329 Downtown Cruz Bay
Calypso Charters (340) 777-7245 Downtown Cruz Bay
Cloud 9 Sailing Adventures (340) 998-1940 Downtown Cruz Bay
Copeland Boat Charters (340) 690-9988 Downtown Cruz Bay
Island Roots (340) 643-5000 Downtown Cruz Bay
Kekoa Sailing Expeditions (340) 244-7245 Downtown Cruz Bay
Lion In Da Sun (340) 626-4783 Downtown Cruz Bay
Palm Tree Charters (340) 643-4239 Downtown Cruz Bay
Sadie Sea Charters (340) 514-0778 Downtown Cruz Bay
Sail Safaris (340) 626-8181 Downtown Cruz Bay
Singing Dog Sailing Day Tours (717) 602-3536 Downtown Cruz Bay
Southern Hospitality (340) 998-4399 Downtown Cruz Bay
Wayward Sailor (340) 473-9705 Downtown Cruz Bay

If you'd like to learn about nearby marinas and charter operators click here.


St. John Spice

If you're going to be traveling with some folks who enjoy shopping they can "discover" some of the 49 retail stores in the area. To reach our page about shopping in Cruz Bay, see this page.


Cinnamon Bay Plantation Ruins

You should plan on spending some of your time enjoying the sights and sounds of Cruz Bay. Among other things, the area has 8 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to travelers. Travelers who like spending time outdoors might enjoy visiting the area's waterfall and the outdoor park. Follow this link to visit our page regarding area sightseeing and attractions.

Check out the chart below for information concerning a firm that will help you have a great time enjoying the local sights.

Sightseeing Services In And Around Cruz Bay
Name Type Phone Location
Mermaid Swim VI Excursions and Sightseeing Service (340) 228-4977 Coral Bay, 5.2 mi. East of Central Cruz Bay
VI Ecotours Nature Tourism Service (370) 779-2155 0.9 mi. North-Northeast of Downtown Cruz Bay


VI Ecotours

If you are thinking about snorkeling on your vacation you're in luck -- you'll have plenty of chances to do so while vacationing in Cruz Bay. Those needing to obtain more information about opportunities to go snorkeling by following this link.


Enjoying a spa just might be the highlight of your vacation. If a visit to the spa sounds like fun, you might be happy to learn there are two located in this area. Go to this extended discussion dedicated to spas in the area if you'd like to find out more information.


Caneel Bay Resort

If you like playing tennis you might want to stay at a hotel with a tennis court. You can choose between a couple of different properties in the area that offer tennis.

The information that follows can help clarify your options. Included is the number of courts available, whether lighting is available for evening play, and some other details. Click on each name to learn more details concerning the property.

Accommodations with Tennis In Cruz Bay
Property Location Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Caneel Bay Resort 1.0 mi. Northeast of Downtown Cruz Bay 10 check check
The Westin St. John Resort 0.8 mi. Southeast of Downtown Cruz Bay 6 check

For instance, Caneel Bay Resort has a tennis pro who can give you lessons or tips for improving your game.

Other Activities

Be sure to look at the following chart for more options. to learn more. for more options.

Other Activities In Cruz Bay
Name Type Phone Location
Arawak Expeditions Watersports Operator (340) 693-8312 Downtown Cruz Bay
Cruz Bay Tennis Tennis Club -- Downtown Cruz Bay
Cruz Bay Watersports Watersports Operator (340) 776-6234 0.7 mi. Southeast of Downtown Cruz Bay

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