Best things to do in St. Thomas, St. Croix & St. John

By Andrea Milam on 22nd March, 2024

It should go without saying that many of the best ways to get out and explore the US Virgin Islands revolve around the water. The archipelago’s three main islands, St. Croix, St. John, and St. Thomas have a wide range of activities on offer, from family-friendly excursions to exhilarating watersports. Here is the lowdown on some of the best things to do in the US Virgin Islands.

Snorkeling, scuba diving & parasailing

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The islands offer some of the best snorkeling right from the beach, making beautiful reefs and serene sea life easily accessible. Go deeper with a scuba diving excursion; there are plenty of local experts to help you get your certification. Give Flyboarding a whirl, or soar even higher with a parasailing excursion. Rent a paddleboard or kayak to explore the tranquil seas under your own power.

Boat tours – a day at sea

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Boating is a must when you’re in the USVI. Make it a fruitful day on the water with a fishing excursion, where you can enjoy a day at sea and bring home dinner while you’re at it. The proximity of the British Virgin Islands and the territory’s numerous beach bars, restaurants, and world-class snorkeling make it an ideal choice for a boating day; just be sure you remember your passport. Or charter a boat and stay local with the U.S. Virgin Islands’ ever-expanding offerings. You can even get pizza or tacos made to order floating restaurants.

St. Thomas excursions

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Historic and culinary walking tours give you a deeper insight into what makes St. Thomas special, while you can explore other historic sites on your own like 99 steps and Blackbeard’s Castle. Zipline above the island’s verdant hills or come face to face with marine life without getting wet at Coral World’s undersea observatory tower. No matter which island you’re visiting, renting a car is the best way to get out and explore at your own pace. By land or by sea, the US Virgin Islands’ numerous interactive experiences are sure to keep you busy and coming back for more.