Activities on St. Thomas

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Home to the US Virgin Island's capital city and the hub of transportation for the chain, St. Thomas is the busiest as well.  Still, it is unhurried enough that visitors looking to get away from big city life will certainly be able to do so.  The good thing about St. Thomas being the most popular island to visit is that there are plenty of activities available for visitors to take advantage of.

Sightseeing is best done in historic Charlotte Amalie where there are Danish-style buildings from the colonial era, plus several museums and cultural centers, and a view of the harbor to boot.  Indeed, this is also where the best duty free shopping and most delicious dining opportunities are to be found. 

Watersports seem to be the island's biggest attention grabber – it is hard to spend time on the beach without gazing longingly at the sailboats that dot the horizon and most people end up signing up for a day of pleasure sailing.  Deep sea fishing and scuba diving are some of the best in the region.

Finally, there is a championship golf course, a skycab that takes you almost 100 feet into the sky, and a great after hours vibe for those who enjoy celebrating the night.

Bike and Scooter Rental

If you like the idea of sightseeing at your own pace, there are 4 places that can help make it happen. To find out more about bike and scooter rentals, go to this page.

Diving

St. Thomas Diving

St. Thomas is surrounded by an eclectic mix of reefs, walls, wrecks,and other dives that make it an active diving destination. This selection, mixed with the convenience of many tourist services on the island make it a popular choice.

You'll find 10 dive services and at least 35 good dive sites to choose from. You can read this article dedicated to diving in this area if you'd like additional information.

Fishing

Marlin Prince Sports Fishing Charter

As the tourist center of the US Virgin Islands, you can be sure that St. Thomas offers plenty of services to visitors hoping to fit in some fishing during their trip.

If you have some experienced anglers traveling with you, they're in luck -- 11 charter fishing services are located in this area. Click to visit our article about this topic.

Sailing and Boating

Independence Sailboat Charter

The following table offers some key facts concerning local providers that can help you get out on the water.

Boating Opportunities On St. Thomas
Name Phone Location
Aqua Blue Charters (340) 344-1190 0.6 mi. North-Northeast of Central Red Hook
Caribbean Blue Boat Charters (340) 690-2583 1.6 mi. East of Central Maroon Town
Cool Boats (340) 344-6812 0.5 mi. West-Southwest of Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Cruise Ship Excursions (340) 775-5055 St. Thomas
Day Sail Fantasy (340) 775-5652 St. Thomas
Daydreamer Charter (340) 775-2584 1.4 mi. North-Northwest of Central Red Hook
Elixir Charters (340) 344-3336 0.6 mi. North of Central Red Hook
Fury Sailing Charters (340) 643-7733 0.8 mi. East-Southeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Good Day Charters (340) 514-3458 1.6 mi. East of Central Maroon Town
Independence Sailboat Charter (340) 513-2897 1.7 mi. East of Central Maroon Town
Jester Sailing Adventures (340) 513-2459 1.6 mi. East of Central Maroon Town
Nate's Custom Charters Day Tours (340) 244-2497 1.6 mi. East of Central Maroon Town
New Horizon Sailing (340) 775-1171 0.6 mi. North-Northeast of Central Red Hook
Oh Be Joyful Sailing (340) 244-0605 1.6 mi. East of Central Maroon Town
One Love Charters (340) 227-5229 1.9 mi. Southeast of Central Anna's Retreat
Privateer Charters (888) 727-0793 2.0 mi. East-Northeast of Central Maroon Town
Rumbaba Charters (340) 690-1659 1.6 mi. East of Central Maroon Town
Sail With Liberty (443) 831-1911 1.8 mi. East of Central Maroon Town
Sail with Captain Max (340) 775-7467 1.6 mi. East of Central Maroon Town
Simplicity Charters (340) 998-9129 1.6 mi. East of Central Maroon Town
Sonic Charters (340) 244-5096 1.8 mi. Southeast of Central Anna's Retreat
St. Thomas Scuba Snorkel Adventures Boating (340) 474-9332 2.5 mi. Northwest of Central Charlotte Amalie
Sun Sea Charters (340) 626-6785 1.6 mi. East of Central Maroon Town
Swashbucklin Tours (340) 244-8600 2.5 mi. Northwest of Central Charlotte Amalie
Take It Easy (340) 677-1320 1.7 mi. Southeast of Central Anna's Retreat
Tribal VI Day Sails (340) 998-7767 1.9 mi. West of Downtown Charlotte Amalie
VIBE Charters (340) 626-2875 1.6 mi. East of Central Maroon Town

If you'd like to read about marinas and charter operators go to this page.

Shopping

Coki Beach Dive Club

If there are some folks who enjoy window shopping vacationing with you, they may be interested to know that there are more than 62 retail stores to browse in this area. To navigate to our detailed guide to shopping on St. Thomas, see this page.

Sightseeing

Seven Arches Museum

Yet another great option for visitors is to explore the area's interesting sights. The area has 20 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to visitors Travelers who like spending time outdoors will frequently have fun visiting the area's outdoor parks and botanical gardens. To get more information on area sightseeing attractions, click here.

Details concerning a firm that can direct you to some of the most enjoyable local sights can be seen directly below.

Sightseeing Services On St. Thomas
Name Type Phone Location
Adventure Center Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (340) 774-2992 The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie
Caribbean Tour Services Travel and Tour Operators (340) 776-3650 The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie
Ecotours Hassel Island Nature Tourism Service (340) 779-2155 0.6 mi. West-Southwest of Downtown Charlotte Amalie
In Theory Charters Excursions and Sightseeing Service (340) 677-0050 0.6 mi. North-Northeast of Central Red Hook
St. Thomas Adventure Tours & Excursions Kayaking Service (340) 201-6069 St. Thomas
St. Thomas Scuba Snorkel Adventures Hiking Hiking Tour and Trip Operator (340) 474-9332 2.5 mi. Northwest of Central Charlotte Amalie
St. Thomas Scuba Snorkel Adventures Kayaking Kayaking Service (340) 474-9332 2.5 mi. Northwest of Central Charlotte Amalie
Virgin Island Ecotours Mangrove Lagoon Nature Tourism Service (877) 684-2441 1.6 mi. West-Southwest of Central Red Hook

Snorkeling

St. Thomas Snorkeling

If you like to snorkel there's good news -- you'll have the chance along the coast of St. Thomas. For more about local snorkeling opportunities, click this link.

Spas

St. Thomas Spas

Relaxing for a few hours in a spa might be one of the most memorable parts of your vacation. If you'd like to go to a spa, you will be happy to learn there are a few options. To learn about more the options, follow this link.

Tennis

Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas

If you like to play tennis you might want to make your reservations at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 5 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The table below highlights some key facts. Included is the number of courts available, whether lighting is available for evening play, and some other helpful details. Click on the names to read more about the property.

Accommodations with Tennis On St. Thomas
Property Location Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas 0.7 mi. Southeast of Central Red Hook 2 check
Dreams Sugar Bay Resort & Spa 1.3 mi. East of Central Anna's Retreat 3 check
Magens Point Resort 1.7 mi. Northeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie 2 check
Crystal Cove 1.8 mi. Northeast of Central Maroon Town 4 check
The Anchorage Beach Resort 2.0 mi. East of Central Maroon Town 5

For instance, Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas is located directly on the beach, where you can go and relax between games.

Other Activities

Captain Nautica's Screamin' Eagle

Take a look at the table below for information concerning other activities. for information concerning one other option. for information about other activities.

Other Activities On St. Thomas
Name Type Phone Location
Aqua Adventure Watersports Operator (340) 777-3549 0.5 mi. West-Southwest of Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Captain Nautica's Screamin' Eagle Watersports Operator (340) 775-9360 1.7 mi. Southeast of Central Anna's Retreat
Clinton Phipps Racetrack Sporting Event Venue -- Maroon Town, Southeastern part of St. Thomas
Market Square East Theater Movie Theater (340) 776-3666 Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Pistarckle Theater Concert Halls and Performing Arts Centers (340) 775-7877 2.5 mi. West-Northwest of Central Red Hook
 

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