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 thinking about riding in the open air, you will find 3 businesses that can help make it happen. For more about bike and scooter rentals, click 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 services and at least 7 good dive sites in the area. For more about scuba diving in this area go to this page.

Sailing and Boating

Check out the table just below for a list of local providers that will enable you to get out on the open water.

Boating Opportunities In Cruz Bay
Name Phone Location
Calypso Charters (340) 777-7245 Downtown Cruz Bay
Cloud 9 Sailing Adventures (340) 998-1940 Downtown Cruz Bay
Copeland Boat Charters (340) 777-1368 Downtown Cruz Bay
Island Roots (340) 643-5000 Downtown Cruz Bay
Isle-mon Charters (207) 475-8578 Downtown Cruz Bay
Kekoa Sailing Expeditions (340) 244-7245 Downtown Cruz Bay
Lion In Da Sun (340) 625-4783 Downtown Cruz Bay
Mermaid Charters (340) 642-1998 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 Cruz Bay

If you're interested in reading about nearby marinas and charter operators check out this page.


St. John Spice

If you have some avid shoppers vacationing with you, they might enjoy visiting some of the 59 retail shops in the area. If you'd like to read more concerning shopping in Cruz Bay, you can do so by clicking on this link.


Cinnamon Bay Plantation Ruins

Plan on also spending some time soaking in the culture, sights and sounds of Cruz Bay. Interesting sights include 8 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to vacationers. Travelers who like spending time outdoors will probably enjoy the area's waterfall and the outdoor park. Anyone who needs to find more details concerning area sightseeing opportunities can do so by following this link.

Information concerning a firm that can help you enjoy some local sightseeing can be seen directly below.

Sightseeing Services In Cruz Bay
Name Type Phone Location Island
VI Ecotours Nature Tourism Service (340) 779-2155 0.9 mi. North-Northeast of Downtown Cruz Bay St. John


If you like to go snokeling you'll be pleased to know you'll have the chance while vacationing in Cruz Bay. To find out more about snorkeling opportunities, go to this article.


Relaxing for a few hours in a spa might be one of the most memorable parts of your vacation. If a visit to the spa sounds like fun, you'll be pleased to discover there are a couple of options located in this area. Those wanting to get more information concerning this topic can do so by clicking on this link.


Westin Resort, St. John

If you like playing tennis you might want to make your reservations at a hotel that has 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. At a glance, you can see the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lighting is offered, and some other details. Click on each name to read about other aspects of the property.

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

For example, Westin Resort, St. John is located directly on the beach, where you can go and relax between games.

Other Activities

The following chart provides you with a few details regarding other activities.

Other Activities In Cruz Bay
Name Type Phone Location
Arawak Expeditions Watersports Operator (340) 693-8312 Cruz Bay
Arawak Expeditions Snorkeling Tour Operator (340) 693-8312 Downtown Cruz Bay
Cerene's Massage Palor Massage Therapist (340) 693-8238 Cruz Bay
Cruz Bay Tennis Tennis Club -- Downtown Cruz Bay
Cruz Bay Watersports Watersports Operator (340) 776-6234 Cruz Bay
Just BEach! Snorkeling Equipment Rental Service (340) 776-6256 Downtown Cruz Bay
Low Key Waterports Snorkeling Tour Operator (340) 693-8999 Downtown Cruz Bay
Water Base Watersports Operator -- Downtown Cruz Bay

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