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 considering experiencing the wind in your face, there are two businesses that can help you. To find out more about bike and scooter rentals, follow this link.


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 several dive operators and at least 7 good dive sites to choose from. To read our detailed page about diving opportunities in this area, click this link.

Sailing and Boating

Kekoa Sailing Expeditions

Take a look at this table for a list of firms that will help you get out on the 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're interested in reading about charter operators and area marinas go to this page.


St. John Spice

If there are some folks who enjoy shopping in your group, they may be interested to know that the area has more than 48 retail stores just waiting to be explored. You can go to this article if you'd like to find out more about shopping in Cruz Bay.


Cinnamon Bay Plantation Ruins

Another great activity is spending some time exploring the culture, sights and sounds of Cruz Bay. Sights of interest to visitors include 8 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to vacationers. Assuming you like the open air frequently have fun visiting the area's waterfall and the outdoor park. For a more comprehensive look at available sightseeing attractions, follow this link.

Information about a firm that can help you get the most out of your sightseeing time can be found directly below.

Sightseeing Services In Cruz Bay
Name Type Phone Location Island
VI Ecotours Nature Tourism Service (370) 779-2155 0.9 mi. North-Northeast of Downtown Cruz Bay St. John


If you like to snorkel you'll be pleased to know you can easily find places to do so during your vacation in Cruz Bay. You can obtain more information concerning opportunities to go snorkeling by visiting this page.


Going to a spa might be one of the most enjoyable parts of your entire vacation. If a spa visit sounds like fun, you might be happy to know there are two located in this area. Use this link to read our page dedicated to this topic.


Caneel Bay Resort

If you're a tennis player 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 following table summarizes some key facts. Included is the number of courts on-site, whether lighting is available for evening play, and some other details. Click on each name to read 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

The table directly below provides some details concerning other activities.

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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