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 riding in the open air, there are 5 rental agencies 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 operators and at least 7 different dive sites to choose from. Those wanting to get more information about diving in this area, can do so by clicking on this link.


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.

If you and your traveling companions like to fish you might be happy to learn there are a few charter fishing services in this area. For a more thorough discussion of the closest fishing options, read this page.

Sailing and Boating

Look through the following table to learn more about local providers that will enable you to get out on the open water.

Boating Opportunities On And Around 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
Swashbucklin Tours (340) 244-8600 2.5 mi. Northwest of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Tribal VI Day Sails (340) 998-5106 2.5 mi. South West of Central Charlotte Amalie Water Island

If you want to learn about marinas and charter operators go to this page.


St. Thomas Historical Trust

Yet another good way to spend some of your vacation is to see the area's interesting sights. Area sights include 9 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to travelers. Nature enthusiasts will typically have a good time at the area's outdoor parks and botanical gardens. To read about other area sightseeing attractions, use this link.


If you like the idea of going snorkeling you'll be pleased to know you'll have plenty of chances to do so within easy reach of Water Island. Click on this link to read our guide to snorkeling opportunities.


Dreams Sugar Bay Resort & Spa

If you like to play tennis you might want to make your reservations at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 3 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The information that follows can help clarify your options. You can view the number of courts on-site, whether lights are available for evening play, and some other helpful details. Click on each name to learn about other aspects of 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
Sapphire Beach Resort & Marina 2.0 mi. East-Northeast of Central Maroon Town 2 check
Magens Point Resort 1.5 mi. Northeast of Central Charlotte Amalie 2 check

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


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