Activities on St. Croix

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The largest island in the US Virgin Islands is St. Croix.  Christiansted and Frederiksted are the two main towns, and though these spots see the most tourism, as a whole the island is a tranquil destination that best serves those looking for a quiet beach getaway or those who like to plan activities that keep them outdoors enjoying nature. 

Where you stay may determine what kind of sightseeing you do.  Christiansted features Danish architecture and cultural centers while Frederiksted has more of a colonial and Victorian feel.  The northwest portion, which has no major settlements is covered in rainforest lands, perfect for hiking, hunting down waterfalls, mountain climbing, birding, and learning about local flora and fauna.  

A great deal of visitors will find they spend most of their time either on the shore or in the water.  Scuba diving is of particular interest, allowing divers to explore a wreck, reef, pier, and wall site easily.  Pleasure sailing and fishing are quite popular as well.

Because St. Croix is a US territory, visitors traveling from the United States will be able to return home with goods tax-free.  Christiansted is the island's top shopping spot, so make sure to carve out some time in your schedule hunt for bargains on luxury goods and pick up a few souvenirs.  There are also three golf courses, a series of plantation ruins, a tour of a working rum factory, and many more things to do during your visit. 

Bike and Scooter Rental

St. Croix is the largest of the US Virgin Islands - too big for the average tourist to ride from end to end. However, the rugged terrain, scenic roads, and wonderful views make bike riding, and scooters, a great way to get to know the island.

If you are intrigued by the idea of riding in the open air, you will find a few businesses that can help make it happen. To learn about more bike and scooter rentals, click here.

Diving

St. Croix Diving

St. Croix offers a nice mix of dive sites to visitors. Whether you are exploring the wall dives to the north, diving off the pier in Frederiksted, or exploring the natural reserve to the south, the variety ensures that all interests can be met.

There are 7 dive operators and at least 26 different dive sites in the area. Click here to check out our page regarding diving opportunities in this area.

Fishing

St. Croix Inshore

St. Croix offers some of the very best fishing in the Caribbean, and anyone visiting this virgin island will be pleased with the options they have. From shallow shore fishing to deep sea fishing where depths can reach thousands of feet, all can be found on St. Croix.

Hoping to spend some time with a rod in your hand? You might be happy to know 4 charter operators are located in this area. Click here to find our extended discussion of this topic.

Golf

Carambola Beach Golf Club

If you like golfing you will be happy to know there are several golf courses in this area. The courses are Buccaneer Golf Course, Carambola Beach Golf Club, and Reef Golf Course. Just click on the name of the course to get additional information concerning the course, including location, number of holes, and more. Furthermore, you can go to this article if you want to find more specifics concerning golfing throughout the USVI.

Sailing and Boating

Bilinda Charters

The following table enables you to get more details concerning firms that can help you get out on the water.

Boating Opportunities On St. Croix
Name Phone Location
Big Beard's Adventure Tours (340) 773-4482 Downtown Christiansted
Bilinda Charters (340) 514-2270 Downtown Christiansted
Jolly Roger Charters (340) 513-2508 Downtown Christiansted
Roseway Sailing (340) 626-7877 0.4 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown Christiansted

If you'd like to read about marinas and charter operators click this link.

Shopping

N2 The Blue

If there are some avid shoppers in your group, they'll be interested to know that more than 82 retailers operate in this area. If you'd like to read more concerning shopping on St. Croix, you can do so by going to this page.

Sightseeing

Steeple Building

Sightseeing is another great activity for visitors to St. Croix. The area has historic sites and a distillery. Nature enthusiasts will frequently enjoy spending some time at the area's outdoor parks and botanical garden. For a better look at this topic, go to this guide, which discusses area sightseeing opportunities and attractions.

The chart just below enables you to learn some details on a firm that can help you get the most out of your sightseeing time.

Sightseeing Services On St. Croix
Name Type Phone Location
CHANT Tours Nature Tourism Service (340) 719-5455 0.1 mi. North-Northwest of Central Frederiksted
Caribbean Adventure Tours Kayaking Service (340) 778-1522 Central St. Croix
Eagle Safari Tours and Taxi Excursions and Sightseeing Service (340) 719-1111 East End
Iron Horse Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (340) 514-6388 1.4 mi. South-Southeast of Central Frederiksted
Olasee Davis Tours Hiking Tour and Trip Operator (340) 778-9491 St. Croix
Safari Island Bus Tour Excursions and Sightseeing Service (340) 514-0054 Downtown Christiansted
Sea Thru Kayaks Kayaking Service (340) 244-8696 Central St. Croix
Sweeny’s St. Croix Safari Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (340) 773-6700 St. Croix
Tan Tan Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (340) 773-7041 Downtown Christiansted
Travelers Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (340) 778-1636 St. Croix
Virgin Kayak Tours Kayaking Service (340) 514-0062 Central St. Croix

Snorkeling

Tan Tan Tours

If you love snorkeling you'll be pleased to know you'll have the chance along the coast of St. Croix. For a better look at local snorkeling opportunities, see this page.

Spas

Enjoying a spa might be one of the highlights of your vacation. It shouldn't be hard to find a spa you like, given the fact that there are 8 different spas in this area. Those interested can find out more about this topic can do so by following this link.

Tennis

Buccaneer

If you like playing tennis you might want to make your reservations at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 6 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following table can help clarify your options. Included is the number of courts available, whether lighting is available for evening play, and some other helpful details. Click on each name to read about other aspects of the property.

Accommodations with Tennis On St. Croix
Property Location Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Buccaneer 1.6 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown Christiansted 8 check check
Tamarind Reef Hotel 2.4 mi. East-Northeast of Central downtown Christiansted 4 check
Sugar Beach Condominiums 1.1 mi. West-Northwest of Downtown Christiansted 2 check
Club St. Croix Beach & Tennis Resort 1.1 mi. West-Northwest of Downtown Christiansted 3 check
Mill Harbour Beach Resort 1.3 mi. West-Northwest of Downtown Christiansted 4
Colony Cove Beach Resort 1.2 mi. West-Northwest of Downtown Christiansted 2 check

For example, Buccaneer has a tennis pro who can give you lessons or tips for improving your game.

Other Activities

Paul And Jill's Stable

Check the following table for more options. for information concerning one other option. for more options.

Other Activities On St. Croix
Name Type Phone Location
A Body-Axis Massage Massage Therapist (340) 719-1804 Christiansted
Beach Massage and Bodywork Delivered Massage Therapist (340) 513-8440 Downtown Christiansted
Christiansted Boardwalk Scenic Trail -- Downtown Christiansted
D C Canegata Ballpark Sporting Event Venue -- 0.7 mi. East-Southeast of Downtown Christiansted
Equus Horseback Riding Horseback Riding Site (340) 513-4873 0.9 mi. South West of Central Cane Bay
Island Flight Adventures Jet Ski Rental Service -- Downtown Christiansted
Kite St. Croix Watersports Operator (340) 643-5824 0.4 mi. North of Central Cotton Valley
Mile Mark Watersport Watersports Operator (340) 773-2628 Christiansted
Paul And Jill's Stable Horseback Riding Site (340) 772-2880 1.9 mi. North of Central Frederiksted
Paul E Joseph Stadium Sporting Event Venue -- 0.4 mi. North of Central Frederiksted
Randall Doc James Horse-track Horse and Dog Racetrack (340) 713-7228 6.7 mi. South West of Central downtown Christiansted
Teres Veho Watersports Operator (340) 227-0682 0.5 mi. North of Central Frederiksted
Tropical Ten Pins Bowling Center (340) 778-3994 St. Croix
West End Watersports Jet Ski Rental Service (340) 277-8295 1.3 mi. North of Central Frederiksted
 

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