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 seeing the sights at a slower pace, there are multiple different businesses that can help you. Follow this link to find our article about bike and scooter rentals.

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 14 dive operators and at least 35 different dive sites to choose from. If you'd like to find out more about diving in this area, can do so here.

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.

Deep Sea Fishing is a popular sport in this area, as indicated by the presence of 11 charter fishing services that operate from this area. Take advantage of this page dedicated to fishing in the area if you want to get additional information.

Golf

Mahogany Run Public Golf Course

Hoping to play golf during your vacation? There are a couple of golf courses in the area. The area courses are Mahogany Run Public Golf Course and Herman E. Moore Golf Course. For more information concerning the course, including location, number of holes, and more all you have to do is click on the name of the course. If you're interested, get more details concerning golfing throughout the USVI can do so here.

Sailing and Boating

Independence Sailboat Charter

The chart right below summarizes more information about local providers that will help you enjoy some time 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
Daysail High Pockets Adventure (340) 690-0587 1.6 mi. East of Central Maroon Town
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
Hakuna Matata Charters (626) 824-5039 1.6 mi. East of Central Maroon Town
Independence Sailboat Charter (340) 775-1408 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) 774-9348 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
Stormy Petrel and Pirate's Penny Tours (340) 775-7990 1.6 mi. East of Central Maroon Town
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
Treazzure Sailing Adventures (340) 690-2735 Red Hook, Eastern part of St. Thomas
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
Wasabi Sailing (340) 344-5429 1.6 mi. East of Central Maroon Town

If you want to read about charter operators and area marinas click here.

Shopping

Natural Livity Store

If there are some folks who enjoy window shopping traveling with you, they can while away some time exploring a few of the 90 retail shops in the area. To learn about opportunities for shopping on St. Thomas, navigate to this page.

Sightseeing

St. Thomas Historical Trust

Another popular activity is to explore the area's sights and natural environment. Among other sights, the area has 20 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to tourists. Nature enthusiasts frequently enjoy visiting the area's outdoor parks and botanical gardens. Those wanting to find out more concerning area sightseeing opportunities can do so here.

Check out the table just below to read more about a firm that will help you get the most out of your sightseeing time.

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
Ecotours Mangrove Lagoon Nature Tourism Service (340) 779-2155 1.6 mi. West-Southwest of Central Red Hook
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

Snorkeling

St. Thomas Snorkeling

If you like the idea of going snorkeling you're in luck -- you can easily find places to do so along the coast of St. Thomas. For more about snorkeling, visit this article concerning possibilities for snorkeling.

Spas

Indulging in a trip to the spa might be one of the highlights of your vacation. Spa-goers will find plenty of options, given the fact that there are 11 spas in this area. Click here to see our page about this topic.

Tennis

Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas

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

The table below may help with your planning. At a glance, you'll see the number of courts on-site, whether lighting is available for evening play, and a few other details. Click on each name 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

Details concerning lots of other activities are summarized in the following table.

Other Activities On St. Thomas
Name Type Phone Location
340 Water Sports Jet Ski Rental Service (340) 690-3390 2.1 mi. South-Southwest of Central Anna's Retreat
Aqua Adventure Watersports Operator (340) 777-3549 0.5 mi. West-Southwest of Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Bluewater SUP Safaris Watersports Operator (340) 244-9455 2.5 mi. Northwest of Central 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
Independent Sea Tours Watersports Operator (340) 344-6397 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 Anna's Retreat
Reichhold Center Concert Halls and Performing Arts Centers (340) 693-1559 Central St. Thomas
 

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