If all you've done during your Virgin Islands vacation is soak up sun on the beach while sipping fruity drinks and letting the ocean lull you into a trance, your vacation was a success. For many travelers, however, this isn't enough. Luckily, there is much to do when you awaken from your beach coma.
If you are thinking about sightseeing at your own pace, you will find 11 businesses that can help make it happen. To visit our complete page about renting a bike or scooter, go to this article.
It is hard to avoid water sports when staying on an island in the Caribbean – you are surrounded by it, after all. Participating in water sports is a great way to spend your vacation days. Most resorts offer their guests equipment for snorkeling and other non-motorized water sports free of charge, but if you aren't staying at one, you can rent everything you need at a dive shop. To get started snorkeling, it can cost you as little as $10 (USD). You can also train with a dive shop and gain certification to take a dive and explore a ship wreck or the colorful coral reef.
You'll find 23 dive operators and at least 93 good dive sites in the area. You can get more details about diving in this area, can do so here.
To get a real taste of what life is like for islanders, try attending an event or festival. A few of note include the Mardi Croix, Valentine Jump Up, and Arts Alive series. Events and festivals are a great place to sample regional cuisine, dance to local music, and buy souvenirs made by the island's artists. Click here to learn more.
The Virgin Islands is one of the top sailing destinations in the world. Whether you are an expert sailor or not, you can enjoy getting out on the waters by chartering a boat for a tour of the Virgin Islands, or a day of fishing. Typically the cost of a fishing tour includes bait, tackle, food, beverages, and equipment for water sports. June through October are the best months to fish, when the waters are teeming with trophy winning catches such as blue marlin.
Fishing is popular in this area, as indicated by the presence of 18 charter fishing services in this area. For a more comprehensive look at fishing in the area read this page.
Avid golfers frequent the area, as suggested by the existence of 5 different golf courses. Some of the area courses include Mahogany Run Public Golf Course, Carambola Beach Golf Club, and Herman E. Moore Golf Course. For a detailed guide to the course, including contact information, number of holes, location, and more just click on the name of the course. If interested, you can obtain more information concerning golf courses throughout Caribbean can do so here.
Be sure to look through the chart below to see local providers that will enable you to spend some time out on the open water.
|Aqua Blue Charters||(340) 344-1190||0.6 mi. North-Northeast of Central Red Hook||St. Thomas|
|Big Beard's Adventure Tours||(340) 773-4482||Downtown Christiansted||St. Croix|
|Bilinda Charters||(340) 514-2270||Downtown Christiansted||St. Croix|
|Boat Day V.I.||(855) 262-8329||Downtown Cruz Bay||St. John|
|(340) 777-7245||Downtown Cruz Bay||St. John|
|Caribbean Blue Boat Charters||(340) 690-2583||1.6 mi. East of Central Maroon Town||St. Thomas|
|Cloud 9 Sailing Adventures||(340) 998-1940||Downtown Cruz Bay||St. John|
|Cool Boats||(340) 344-6812||0.8 mi. West of Central Charlotte Amalie||St. Thomas|
|Copeland Boat Charters||(340) 690-9988||Downtown Cruz Bay||St. John|
|(340) 775-5055||St. Thomas||St. Thomas|
|Day Sail Fantasy||(340) 775-5652||St. Thomas||St. Thomas|
|Daydreamer Charter||(340) 775-2584||1.4 mi. North-Northwest of Central Red Hook||St. Thomas|
|Daysail High Pockets Adventure||(340) 690-0587||1.6 mi. East of Central Maroon Town||St. Thomas|
|Elixir Charters||(340) 344-3336||0.6 mi. North of Central Red Hook||St. Thomas|
|Fury Sailing Charters||(340) 643-7733||Charlotte Amalie, Northern part of the USVI||St. Thomas|
|Good Day Charters||(340) 514-3458||1.6 mi. East of Central Maroon Town||St. Thomas|
|Hakuna Matata Charters||(626) 824-5039||1.6 mi. East of Central Maroon Town||St. Thomas|
|Independence Sailboat Charter||(340) 775-1408||1.7 mi. East of Central Maroon Town||St. Thomas|
|Island Roots||(340) 643-5000||Downtown Cruz Bay||St. John|
|Jester Sailing Adventures||(340) 513-2459||1.6 mi. East of Central Maroon Town||St. Thomas|
|Jolly Roger Charters||(340) 513-2508||Downtown Christiansted||St. Croix|
|Kekoa Sailing Expeditions||(340) 244-7245||Downtown Cruz Bay||St. John|
|Lion In Da Sun||(340) 626-4783||Downtown Cruz Bay||St. John|
|Lovango Charters||(340) 626-9685||2.3 mi. North of Central downtown Cruz Bay||Congo Cay|
|Nate's Custom Charters Day Tours||(340) 244-2497||1.6 mi. East of Central Maroon Town||St. Thomas|
|New Horizon Sailing||(340) 775-1171||0.6 mi. North-Northeast of Central Red Hook||St. Thomas|
|Oh Be Joyful Sailing||(340) 244-0605||1.6 mi. East of Central Maroon Town||St. Thomas|
|One Love Charters||(340) 227-5229||1.9 mi. Southeast of Central Anna's Retreat||St. Thomas|
|Palm Tree Charters||(340) 643-4239||Downtown Cruz Bay||St. John|
|Privateer Charters||(888) 727-0793||2.0 mi. East-Northeast of Central Maroon Town||St. Thomas|
|Roseway Sailing||(340) 626-7877||0.4 mi. East-Northeast of Central downtown Christiansted||St. Croix|
|Rumbaba Charters||(340) 690-1659||1.6 mi. East of Central Maroon Town||St. Thomas|
|Sadie Sea Charters||(340) 514-0778||Downtown Cruz Bay||St. John|
|Sail Pepper||(340) 771-7011||Coral Bay, Northern part of the USVI||St. John|
|Sail Safaris||(340) 626-8181||Downtown Cruz Bay||St. John|
|Sail With Liberty||(443) 831-1911||1.8 mi. East of Central Maroon Town||St. Thomas|
|Sail with Captain Max||(340) 775-7467||1.6 mi. East of Central Maroon Town||St. Thomas|
|Salty Dog Day Sails||(340) 244-7290||1.1 mi. South West of Central Coral Bay||St. John|
|Simplicity Charters||(340) 774-9348||1.6 mi. East of Central Maroon Town||St. Thomas|
|Singing Dog Sailing Day Tours||(717) 602-3536||Downtown Cruz Bay||St. John|
|Sonic Charters||(340) 244-5096||1.8 mi. Southeast of Central Anna's Retreat||St. Thomas|
|Southern Hospitality||(340) 998-4399||Downtown Cruz Bay||St. John|
|(340) 474-9332||2.5 mi. Northwest of Central Charlotte Amalie||St. Thomas|
|Stormy Petrel and Pirate's Penny Tours||(340) 775-7990||1.6 mi. East of Central Maroon Town||St. Thomas|
|Sun Sea Charters||(340) 626-6785||1.6 mi. East of Central Maroon Town||St. Thomas|
|Swashbucklin Tours||(340) 244-8600||2.5 mi. Northwest of Central Charlotte Amalie||St. Thomas|
|Take It Easy||(340) 677-1320||1.7 mi. Southeast of Central Anna's Retreat||St. Thomas|
|Treazzure Sailing Adventures||(340) 690-2735||Red Hook, Northern part of the USVI||St. Thomas|
|Tribal VI Day Sails||(340) 998-7767||2.2 mi. West of Central Charlotte Amalie||Water Island|
|VIBE Charters||(340) 626-2875||1.6 mi. East of Central Maroon Town||St. Thomas|
|Wasabi Sailing||(340) 344-5429||1.6 mi. East of Central Maroon Town||St. Thomas|
|Wayward Sailor||(340) 473-9705||Cruz Bay, Northern part of the USVI||St. John|
|Wish Upon a Star Charters||(631) 946-9292||Northern part of the USVI||St. John|
If you'd like to find out about nearby marinas and charter operators check out this page.
Shopping on St. Thomas is considered to be some of the best in the world. Not only can luxury items be purchased at deeply discounted rates, but shopping is duty free in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Shopping on St. Thomas is especially popular among cruisers, whose ships make port in the island's waters. St. Croix has some great shopping locales as well, Christiansted for example, but the less developed St. John is more eco-driven than shopping friendly.
If your group includes some avid shoppers they might enjoy exploring a few of the 90 retail stores in the area. For information concerning opportunities for shopping in the USVI, follow this link.
Another great activity for visitors is seeing the area's sights and natural beauty. Among other sights, the area has historic sites and a distillery. Nature lovers can have a pleasant time visiting the area's waterfall, outdoor parks, and botanical gardens. To find out about other area sightseeing attractions, read this page.
The following chart summarizes some key facts regarding a firm that will help you have a great time enjoying the local sights.
|Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(340) 774-2992||The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie||St. Thomas|
|CHANT Tours||Nature Tourism Service||(340) 719-5455||0.1 mi. North-Northwest of Central Frederiksted||St. Croix|
|Caribbean Adventure Tours||Kayaking Service||(340) 778-1522||4.0 mi. Northwest of Central downtown Christiansted||St. Croix|
|Travel and Tour Operators||(340) 776-3650||The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie||St. Thomas|
|Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(340) 719-1111||East End||St. Croix|
|Ecotours Hassel Island||Nature Tourism Service||(340) 779-2155||Frenchtown, Northern part of the USVI||St. Thomas|
|Ecotours Mangrove Lagoon||Nature Tourism Service||(340) 779-2155||1.6 mi. West-Southwest of Central Red Hook||St. Thomas|
|Hidden Reef Eco-Tours||Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(340) 513-9613||2.3 mi. East of Central Coral Bay||St. John|
|Iron Horse Tours||Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(340) 514-6388||1.4 mi. South-Southeast of Central Frederiksted||St. Croix|
|Travel and Tour Operators||(340) 775-7292||The US Virgin Islands|
|Hiking Tour and Trip Operator||(340) 778-9491||St. Croix||St. Croix|
|Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(340) 514-0054||Downtown Christiansted||St. Croix|
|Sea Thru Kayaks||Kayaking Service||(340) 244-8696||3.3 mi. East of Central Cane Bay||St. Croix|
|Kayaking Service||(340) 201-6069||St. Thomas||St. Thomas|
|Hiking Tour and Trip Operator||(340) 474-9332||2.5 mi. Northwest of Central Charlotte Amalie||St. Thomas|
|Kayaking Service||(340) 474-9332||2.5 mi. Northwest of Central Charlotte Amalie||St. Thomas|
|Sweeny’s St. Croix Safari Tours||Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(340) 773-6700||St. Croix||St. Croix|
|Tan Tan Tours||Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(340) 773-7041||Downtown Christiansted||St. Croix|
|Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(340) 778-1636||St. Croix||St. Croix|
|VI Ecotours||Nature Tourism Service||(370) 779-2155||0.9 mi. North-Northeast of Central downtown Cruz Bay||St. John|
|Virgin Kayak Tours||Kayaking Service||(340) 514-0062||3.3 mi. East of Central Cane Bay||St. Croix|
If you enjoy looking at fish you're in luck -- you'll have plenty of chances to do so while vacationing in the USVI. Anyone needing to find more details about opportunities to go snorkeling by clicking here.
Indulging in a trip to the spa just might be one of the highlights of your entire vacation. Finding a spa that you'll like shouldn't be hard, since there are 21 different spas in this area. Those needing to find more details concerning this topic can do so by clicking on this link.
If you are the active type, there are plenty of ways to remain so in the Virgin Islands. Hiking trails, lap pools, beach volleyball, and tennis courts are all places to get your heart rate up. Meanwhile, the avid golfer won't want to pass up a chance to hit the links. For a real challenge, schedule a tee time at Mahogany Run Golf Course on St. Thomas to play the "Devil's Trio," a series of holes located cliff-side. Click here to read more about golf in the Virgin Islands.
If you like to play tennis your best bet is to stay at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 14 properties in the area that offer tennis.
The table below may help with your planning. You can view the number of courts on-site, whether lighting is offered, and a few other details. Click on the names to learn more details concerning the property.
|Property||Location||Island||Tennis Courts||Lit Courts||Tennis Pro|
|Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas||0.7 mi. Southeast of Central Red Hook||St. Thomas||2|
|Buccaneer||1.6 mi. East-Northeast of Central downtown Christiansted||St. Croix||8|
|Dreams Sugar Bay Resort & Spa||1.3 mi. East of Central Anna's Retreat||St. Thomas||3|
|Caneel Bay Resort||1.0 mi. Northeast of Central downtown Cruz Bay||St. John||10|
|The Westin St. John Resort||0.8 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Cruz Bay||St. John||6|
|Tamarind Reef Hotel||2.4 mi. East-Northeast of Central downtown Christiansted||St. Croix||4|
|Magens Point Resort||1.5 mi. Northeast of Central Charlotte Amalie||St. Thomas||2|
|Crystal Cove||2.0 mi. East-Northeast of Central Maroon Town||St. Thomas||4|
|Sugar Beach Condominiums||1.1 mi. West-Northwest of Central downtown Christiansted||St. Croix||2|
|Club St. Croix Beach & Tennis Resort||1.1 mi. West-Northwest of Central downtown Christiansted||St. Croix||3|
For example, Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas is located directly on the beach, where you can go and relax between games.
Take a moment to look through this table to see other activities.
|340 Water Sports||Jet Ski Rental Service||(340) 690-3390||2.1 mi. South-Southwest of Central Anna's Retreat||St. Thomas|
|Massage Therapist||(340) 719-1804||Christiansted||St. Croix|
|Aqua Adventure||Watersports Operator||(340) 777-3549||Frenchtown, Northern part of the USVI||St. Thomas|
|Arawak Expeditions||Watersports Operator||(340) 693-8312||Cruz Bay, Northern part of the USVI||St. John|
|Beach Massage and Bodywork Delivered||Massage Therapist||(340) 513-8440||Downtown Christiansted||St. Croix|
|Bluewater SUP Safaris||Watersports Operator||(340) 244-9455||2.5 mi. Northwest of Central Charlotte Amalie||St. Thomas|
|Captain Nautica's Screamin' Eagle||Watersports Operator||(340) 775-9360||1.7 mi. Southeast of Central Anna's Retreat||St. Thomas|
|Carolina Corral||Horseback Riding Site||(340) 693-5778||Coral Bay, Northern part of the USVI||St. John|
|Scenic Trail||--||Downtown Christiansted||St. Croix|
|Sporting Event Venue||--||Maroon Town, Northern part of the USVI||St. Thomas|
|Tennis Club||--||Downtown Cruz Bay||St. John|
|Cruz Bay Watersports||Watersports Operator||(340) 776-6234||Cruz Bay, Northern part of the USVI||St. John|
|Sporting Event Venue||--||0.7 mi. East-Southeast of Central downtown Christiansted||St. Croix|
|Horseback Riding Site||(340) 513-4873||0.9 mi. South West of Central Cane Bay||St. Croix|
|Independent Sea Tours||Watersports Operator||(340) 344-6397||St. Thomas||St. Thomas|
|Jet Ski Rental Service||--||Downtown Christiansted||St. Croix|
|Kite St. Croix||Watersports Operator||(340) 643-5824||0.4 mi. North of Central Cotton Valley||St. Croix|
|Movie Theater||(340) 776-3666||Downtown Charlotte Amalie||St. Thomas|
|Watersports Operator||(340) 773-2628||Christiansted||St. Croix|
|Paul And Jill's Stable||Horseback Riding Site||(340) 772-2880||1.9 mi. North of Central Frederiksted||St. Croix|
|Sporting Event Venue||--||0.4 mi. North of Central Frederiksted||St. Croix|
|Concert Halls and Performing Arts Centers||(340) 775-7877||Anna's Retreat||St. Thomas|
|Horse and Dog Racetrack||(340) 713-7228||6.7 mi. South West of Central downtown Christiansted||St. Croix|
|Concert Halls and Performing Arts Centers||(340) 693-1559||3.0 mi. West of Central Charlotte Amalie||St. Thomas|
|Watersports Operator||(340) 227-0682||0.5 mi. North of Central Frederiksted||St. Croix|
|Massage Therapist||(340) 774-5808||The US Virgin Islands|
|Bowling Center||(340) 778-3994||St. Croix||St. Croix|
|West End Watersports||Jet Ski Rental Service||(340) 277-8295||1.3 mi. North of Central Frederiksted||St. Croix|
The fun doesn't stop here. As you explore the Virgin Islands you are certain to discover more activities that spark your interest. Get out there, do the things you enjoy, try new things, and make the most of your vacation The memories you make during this time will last a lifetime.
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