Activities in the USVI

Your days will be packed with activities when you visit the Virgin Islands

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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.

Bike and Scooter Rental

If you are intrigued by the idea of seeing the sights with the wind in your face, you will find 5 places that can help you. For more about bike and scooter rentals, read this page.

Diving

The USVI Diving

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 19 dive services and at least 93 different dive sites in the area. To read a more detailed discussion of diving opportunities in this area visit this page.

Events and Festivals

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.

Fishing

Marlin Prince Sports Fishing Charter

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.

If there are some fishing fanatics in your group, they're in luck -- 15 charter fishing services operate from this area. For a more thorough discussion of fishing in the area read this article.

Golf

Mahogany Run Public Golf Course

Golf is a popular activity here, as suggested by the existence of 5 different golf courses. The area courses include Mahogany Run Public Golf Course, Carambola Beach Golf Club, and Herman E. Moore Golf Course. For a detailed article concerning the course, including the location, number of holes, and a lot more you can click on the course name. To read about other golfing throughout the Caribbean, use this link.

Sailing and Boating

Daydreamer Charter

Take a look at this table for a list of area firms that can enable you to spend some time out on the open water.

Boating Opportunities In the USVI
Name Phone Location Island
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
Boat Day V.I. (855) 262-8329 Downtown Cruz Bay St. John
Born to Rhumb Charters (908) 528-0203 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
Cruise Ship Excursions (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
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
Independence Sailboat Charter (340) 513-2897 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 0.3 mi. West of Central downtown Cruz Bay St. John
Lion In Da Sun (340) 626-4783 Downtown Cruz Bay St. John
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 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
SailOnZulu (340) 514-2270 2.5 mi. East-Northeast of Central downtown Christiansted St. Croix
Salty Dog Day Sails (340) 244-7290 1.1 mi. South West of Central Coral Bay St. John
Simplicity Charters (340) 998-9129 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
St. Thomas Scuba Snorkel Adventures Boating (340) 474-9332 2.5 mi. Northwest of Central Charlotte Amalie 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
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
Wayward Sailor (340) 473-9705 Cruz Bay, Northern part of the USVI St. John
Wharfside Watersports Charters (340) 474-0474 Downtown Cruz Bay St. John

If you're interested in learning about charter operators and marinas go to this page.

Shopping

St. John Spice

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 you have some shopping aficionados traveling with you, they might enjoy visiting a few of the 90 retail stores in the area. To read about opportunities for shopping in the USVI, navigate to this page.

Sightseeing

Steeple Building

Sightseeing is also a popular activity for visitors to the USVI. Sights of interest to visitors include historic sites and a distillery. Travelers who enjoy being outside will often have a good time at the area's waterfall, outdoor parks, and botanical gardens. To read our detailed page about sightseeing attractions and opportunities, click here.

Details concerning a firm that can provide a guided tour of some of the most enjoyable sites can be seen here:

Sightseeing Services In the USVI
Name Type Phone Location Island
Adventure Center Tours 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
Caribbean Tour Services Travel and Tour Operators (340) 776-3650 The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Ecotours Hassel Island Nature Tourism Service (340) 779-2155 Frenchtown, Northern part of the USVI St. Thomas
In Theory Charters Excursions and Sightseeing Service (340) 677-0050 0.6 mi. North-Northeast of Central Red Hook St. Thomas
Mermaid Swim VI Excursions and Sightseeing Service (340) 228-4977 0.0 mi. North of Central Coral Bay St. John
Sea Thru Kayaks Kayaking Service (340) 244-8696 3.3 mi. East of Central Cane Bay St. Croix
St. Thomas Adventure Tours & Excursions Kayaking Service (340) 201-6069 St. Thomas 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
St. Thomas Scuba Snorkel Adventures Kayaking 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
VI Ecotours Nature Tourism Service (370) 779-2155 0.9 mi. North-Northeast of Central downtown Cruz Bay St. John
Virgin Island Ecotours Mangrove Lagoon Nature Tourism Service (877) 684-2441 1.6 mi. West-Southwest of Central Red Hook St. Thomas
Virgin Kayak Tours Kayaking Service (340) 514-0062 3.3 mi. East of Central Cane Bay St. Croix

Snorkeling

VI Ecotours

If you love to snorkel you'll be pleased to know you'll have the chance while vacationing in the USVI. Navigate to this page about snorkeling if you need better information.

Spas

Relaxing for a few hours in a spa just might be the highlight of your vacation. Finding a spa that you'll like shouldn't be hard, considering that there are 11 spas located in this area. For more about this specific topic, read this article about spas in this area.

Sports

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.

Tennis

Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas

If you want to play some tennis your best bet is to stay at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 13 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The table below may help with your planning. At a glance, you'll see the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lighting is offered, and some other helpful details. Click on each name to read more details concerning the property.

Accommodations with Tennis In the USVI
Property Location Island Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas 0.7 mi. Southeast of Central Red Hook St. Thomas 2 check
Dreams Sugar Bay Resort & Spa 1.3 mi. East of Central Anna's Retreat St. Thomas 3 check
Caneel Bay Resort 1.0 mi. Northeast of Central downtown Cruz Bay St. John 10 check check
The Westin St. John Resort 0.8 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Cruz Bay St. John 6 check
Buccaneer 1.6 mi. East-Northeast of Central downtown Christiansted St. Croix 8 check check
Tamarind Reef Hotel 2.4 mi. East-Northeast of Central downtown Christiansted St. Croix 4 check
Magens Point Resort 1.5 mi. Northeast of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas 2 check
Crystal Cove 1.8 mi. Northeast of Central Maroon Town St. Thomas 4 check
Sugar Beach Condominiums 1.1 mi. West-Northwest of Central downtown Christiansted St. Croix 2 check
Club St. Croix Beach & Tennis Resort 1.1 mi. West-Northwest of Central downtown Christiansted St. Croix 3 check

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 many other activities can be seen down below.

Other Activities In the USVI
Name Type Phone Location Island
Aqua Adventure Watersports Operator (340) 777-3549 Frenchtown, Northern part of the USVI St. Thomas
Arawak Expeditions Watersports Operator (340) 693-8312 0.2 mi. Northeast of Central downtown Cruz Bay St. John
Beach Massage and Bodywork Delivered Massage Therapist (340) 513-8440 Downtown Christiansted St. Croix
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
Christiansted Boardwalk Scenic Trail -- Downtown Christiansted St. Croix
Clinton Phipps Racetrack Sporting Event Venue -- Maroon Town, Northern part of the USVI St. Thomas
Cruz Bay Tennis Tennis Club -- Downtown Cruz Bay St. John
D C Canegata Ballpark Sporting Event Venue -- 0.7 mi. East-Southeast of Central downtown Christiansted St. Croix
Equus Horseback Riding Horseback Riding Site (340) 513-4873 0.9 mi. South West of Central Cane Bay St. Croix
Gecko's Island Adventures Adventure Sports Provider (340) 713-8820 0.2 mi. North of Central Frederiksted St. Croix
Island Flight Adventures 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
Market Square East Theater Movie Theater (340) 776-3666 Downtown Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Paul And Jill's Stable Horseback Riding Site (340) 332-0417 1.9 mi. North of Central Frederiksted St. Croix
Paul E Joseph Stadium Sporting Event Venue -- 0.4 mi. North of Central Frederiksted St. Croix
Pistarckle Theater Concert Halls and Performing Arts Centers (340) 775-7877 2.5 mi. West-Northwest of Central Red Hook St. Thomas
Randall Doc James Horse-track Horse and Dog Racetrack (340) 713-7228 6.7 mi. South West of Central downtown Christiansted St. Croix
Therapeutic Massage Center Massage Therapist (340) 774-5808 The US Virgin Islands
Tropical Ten Pins 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
Wharfside Watersports Rentals Watersports Equipment Shop (340) 474-0474 Downtown Cruz Bay St. John

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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