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 are intrigued by the idea of seeing the sights at a slower pace, there are a few places that can help. Click this link to visit our article concerning bike and scooter rentals.


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 a couple of dive services and at least 7 interesting dive sites to choose from. To navigate to our full guide to scuba diving in this area, click here.


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.

Like to fish? You might be pleased to learn 3 fishing charters operate in this area. Click on this link to see our page about this topic.


Mahogany Run Public Golf Course

Hoping you can spend some time on the greens during your vacation? There are a pair of area golf courses. The courses in the area are Mahogany Run Public Golf Course and Herman E. Moore Golf Course. For more detail concerning the course, including the number of holes, location, and much more you can click on the name of the course. In addition, you can make your way to this page if you want to learn more details regarding golf courses throughout the USVI.

Sailing and Boating

The USVI Sailing and Boating

The following chart summarizes more information about local providers that will 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'd like to learn about charter operators and marinas go to this page.


St. Thomas Historical Trust

Yet another great activity for visitors is seeing the area's sights and natural beauty. Area sights include 9 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to vacationers. Nature enthusiasts are likely to enjoy spending some time at the area's outdoor parks and botanical gardens. For a more comprehensive look at this topic, read this guide, which discusses area sightseeing opportunities and attractions.

Information concerning a firm that will help you enjoy some local sightseeing can be found here:

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 love to snorkel there's good news -- you'll have plenty of chances to do so within easy reach of Water Island. Click to see our article concerning snorkeling opportunities.


Dreams Sugar Bay Resort & Spa

If you'd like to play some tennis during your visit you might want to stay at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 3 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following list can help with your decision making process. You can view the number of courts available, whether lighting is available for evening play, and some other details. Click on the names to read 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

Information about a few other activities can be seen in the following chart.

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
Pistarckle Theater Concert Halls and Performing Arts Centers (340) 775-7877 2.5 mi. West-Northwest of Central Red Hook

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