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 considering seeing the sights at a slower pace, there are 3 businesses that can help. To see our page about bike or scooter rentals, visit this page.


Sweet Bottom Dive Center

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 8 dive operators and at least 26 good dive sites in the area. Take advantage of this extended discussion dedicated to diving in this area if you'd like additional specifics.


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.

Like to go fishing? You'll be glad to know there are 4 charter fishing services that operate from this area. To read more about this topic, read this article concerning fishing in this area.


Carambola Beach Golf Club

If you or a traveling companion like to play golf you'll be pleased to know there are three golf courses in this area. The area courses are Buccaneer Golf Course, Carambola Beach Golf Club, and Reef Golf Course. Just click on the name of the course for a detailed guide to the course, including location, number of holes, and more. To visit our complete guide to golf throughout the USVI, read this article.

Sailing and Boating

Details concerning local providers that can help you enjoy some time on the water can be seen right below.

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 find out about marinas and charter operators visit this page.


N2 The Blue

If you have some people who enjoy exploring new shops vacationing with you, they might be interested to know that there are at least 83 retailers in this area. To read about opportunities for shopping on St. Croix, follow this link.


Steeple Building

Another great option for visitors is discovering the area's interesting sights. Interesting sights include historic sites and a distillery. Tourists who like spending time outdoors will frequently enjoy spending some time at the area's outdoor parks and botanical garden. To visit our detailed page about attractions, follow this link.

Review the following chart to see a firm that can help you have a great time sightseeing.

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 St. Croix
Seaside Tour Excursions and Sightseeing Service (340) 643-8081 Downtown Christiansted
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


If exploring a watery world sounds fun you're in luck -- you'll have plenty of chances to do so in the waters surrounding St. Croix. To read a more detailed discussion of local snorkeling opportunities, visit this page.


Relaxing in a spa just might be one of the most enjoyable parts of your entire vacation. It shouldn't be hard to find a spa you like, given the fact that there are 7 spas that operate in this area. To read a more detailed discussion of this specific topic, go to this article concerning your options for visiting a spa in this area.



If you're a tennis player your best bet is to stay at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 6 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The information that follows can help clarify your options. At a glance, you'll see the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lighting is offered, and some other details. Click on each name to learn more details concerning the property.

Accommodations with Tennis On St. Croix
Property Location Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Buccaneer 1.7 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 instance, Buccaneer has a tennis pro who can give you lessons or tips for improving your game.

Other Activities

Paul And Jill's Stable

Information concerning lots of other activities are shown right below.

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
Cane Bay Christiansted Snorkeling Equipment Rental Service (340) 718-9913 Downtown Christiansted
Cane Bay Frederiksted Snorkeling Equipment Rental Service (340) 772-0715 0.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Frederiksted
Caribbean Sea Adventures Snorkeling Tour Operator (340) 773-2628 Downtown Christiansted
Caribbean Sea Adventures Snorkeling Tour Operator (340) 773-2628 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
N2 The Blue Snorkeling Tour Operator (340) 772-3483 0.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Frederiksted
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
St. Croix Ultimate Bluewater Adventure Snorkeling Equipment Rental Service (340) 773-5994 Downtown Christiansted
Sweet Bottom Dive Center Snorkeling Tour Operator (340) 778-3800 1.7 mi. South West of Central Cane Bay
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 0.6 mi. North of Central Frederiksted

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