Activities on Water Island

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At just over 490 acres and home to around 200 residents, Water Island is the smallest and most secluded of the US Virgin Islands. You don't travel here for excitement, instead, your goal will likely be kicking back and relaxing away from other busy tourist destinations.  Daily activities may take you from a hike in the hills to kayaking; fishing and pleasure sailing are the most popular pastimes of all.  

Bike and Scooter Rental

This small island is a hotspot for those looking to simply enjoy the outdoors. Renting a bike or scooter can be the best choice for this, while also allowing you to easily explore the entire island.

If you like the idea of enjoying the scenery at a leisurely pace, you will find a variety of different places that can help make it happen. Go to this extended discussion about bike and scooter rentals if you're looking for additional information.


Water Island has quite a few high quality dive sites that attract tourist from the United States and the world. Additionally, its proximity to St. Thomas makes it a convenient destination, while its distance is a welcome change for many frequent tourist.

You'll find two dive services and at least 7 good dive sites in the area. Read this article concerning diving opportunities in this area if you want to learn more specifics.


Water Island offers all the prime fishing spots of St. Thomas without all the crowds, perfect for the tourist looking for a more relaxed location.

Hoping to go fishing during your vacation? You'll be glad to learn 3 charter operators are located in this area. You can go to this article about nearby fishing options if you'd like to find out more details.


Mahogany Run Public Golf Course

Hoping to play golf during your vacation? There are two golf courses in the area. The courses in the area are Mahogany Run Public Golf Course and Herman E. Moore Golf Course. Just click on the course name for more information concerning the course. Moreover, you can visit this page if you want to find out more specifics regarding golf throughout the USVI.

Sailing and Boating

The USVI Sailing and Boating

View the following table for more information about area firms that can help you enjoy some time on the water.

Boating Opportunities Near Water Island
Name Phone Location Island
Cool Boats (340) 344-6812 0.8 mi. West of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Fury Sailing Charters (340) 643-7733 Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
St. Thomas Scuba Snorkel Adventures Boating (340) 474-9332 2.5 mi. Northwest of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Swashbucklin Tours (340) 244-8600 2.5 mi. Northwest of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Tribal VI Day Sails (340) 998-7767 2.2 mi. West of Central Charlotte Amalie Water Island

If you want to find out about charter operators and area marinas see this page.


St. Thomas Historical Trust

Yet another great activity for visitors is exploring the area's sights and natural environment. The area's sights include 9 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to travelers. Nature enthusiasts frequently enjoy visiting the area's outdoor parks and botanical gardens. To reach our detailed guide to attractions, click here.

Information about a firm that can help you enjoy some local sightseeing can be seen down below.

Sightseeing Services Near Water Island
Name Type Phone Location
Ecotours Hassel Island Nature Tourism Service (340) 779-2155 Frenchtown
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


If you are thinking about snorkeling there's good news -- you'll have plenty of chances to do so within easy reach of Water Island. To read about other nearby snorkeling opportunities, read this article.


Indulging in a trip to the spa could be the highlight of your entire vacation. If you enjoy going to spas, you will be happy to discover there are a few in this area. Navigate here to read our page dedicated to this topic.


Dreams Sugar Bay Resort & Spa

If you're a tennis player you might want to stay at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 3 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The table below highlights some key facts. At a glance, you can see the number of courts on-site, whether lighting is offered, and some other helpful details. Click on the names to learn more details concerning the property.

Accommodations with Tennis Near Water Island
Property Location Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Dreams Sugar Bay Resort & Spa 1.3 mi. East of Central Anna's Retreat 3 check
Magens Point Resort 1.5 mi. Northeast of Central Charlotte Amalie 2 check
Crystal Cove 1.8 mi. Northeast of Central Maroon Town 4 check

For instance, Dreams Sugar Bay Resort & Spa offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.

Other Activities

Details concerning a few other activities are listed here:

Other Activities Near Water Island
Name Type Phone Location
Aqua Adventure Watersports Operator (340) 777-3549 Frenchtown
Market Square East Theater Movie Theater (340) 776-3666 0.2 mi. South-Southwest of Central Charlotte Amalie
Reichhold Center Concert Halls and Performing Arts Centers (340) 693-1559 3.0 mi. West of Central Charlotte Amalie

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