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 like the idea of seeing the sights at a slower pace, you will find two businesses that can help you. To read more about bike and scooter rentals, click here.


Cruz Bay Diving

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

There are several dive services and at least 7 interesting dive sites to choose from. If you need to obtain more information about scuba diving in this area, can do so by clicking here.


If there are some anglers in your group, you may realize Cruz Bay isn't quite overrun with fishing charters. Nevertheless, there's one charter operator you should be aware of. For a better look at this specific topic, go to this page, about fishing in this area.

Sailing and Boating

Kekoa Sailing Expeditions

Review the following table to read more about area firms that will enable you to spend some time out on the open water.

Boating Opportunities In Cruz Bay
Name Phone Location
Boat Day V.I. (855) 262-8329 Downtown Cruz Bay
Born to Rhumb Charters (340) 514-0834 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 read about marinas and charter operators follow this link.


St. John Spice

If you have some people who enjoy exploring new shops traveling with you, they can explore some of the 49 retail stores in the area. Take advantage of this page if you'd like to find out more about shopping in Cruz Bay.


Cinnamon Bay Plantation Ruins

You should set aside some time for soaking in the sights and sounds of Cruz Bay. Among other things, the area has 8 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to tourists. Travelers who enjoy being outside will probably enjoy visiting the area's waterfall and the outdoor park. Those wanting to get more information concerning area sightseeing opportunities can do so here.

Check out the following table to learn more about a firm that will help you enjoy some great sightseeing.

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 spending some time snorkeling sounds like fun there's good news -- you'll have plenty of chances to do so during your vacation in Cruz Bay. To get more information about snorkeling, navigate to this article concerning snorkeling options.


Relaxing in a spa could be the highlight of your entire vacation. If a visit to the spa sounds like fun, you will be happy to learn there are two in this area. To read more about the options, follow this link.


Caneel Bay Resort

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

The following list can help with your decision making process. Included is the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lights are available for evening play, and a few other details. Click on the names to read more about 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

Information concerning some other activities are shown here:

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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