St. Thomas: Activities Guide


Explore corals and gorgonian forest of sea fans. Swim among turtles, parrotfish, blue tangs and so much more.

Day Charters

Enjoying the magnificent waters around St. Thomas will be the highlight of your vacation.


Explore the wonderful natural environment around St. Thomas by taking a guided kayak, hiking or snorkeling adventure.

St. Thomas offers lots of activities to keep you busy everyday of your trip. You can fly high on an aerial tour or go under the sea scuba diving, get pampered with massages or spend the day hiking in the Virgin Islands National Park. Visit the Beach Guide, Attractions and Shopping for more information on these activities.

Animal Encounters

Get up close and learn about interesting land and sea animals; feed an iguana, swim with turtles, or pet a shark! More →

Boating (Sail & Power)

Sail or motor on fantastically beautiful waters, snorkel, bask in the warm sunshine, take a sunset sail… a boat trip will be the highlight of your vacation. Day Charters | Boat Rentals | BVI


Jump on a board, any board, for a day of fun in the sun! Try windsurfing, kite boarding, stand-up paddling, surfing or wakeboarding. More →


Explore the wonderful natural environment around St. Thomas by taking a guided kayak, hiking or snorkeling adventure into ecologically fascinating areas. More →


Amazing experiences are in store for anglers trying their skill and luck at offshore or inshore fishing. More →

Golf & Tennis

Enjoy a round of golf at a course overlooking the sea; or keep up with your tennis game. More →

Jet Ski Rentals and Tours

Get out on the water for some high power fun! Jet ski tours also available, to near shore snorkeling spots? More →

Learn to Sail

Feel the exhilarating rush of learning how to sail on a basic or advanced level. More →

Scuba Diving

Explore the fascinating underwater world; coral reefs, sunken ships and more. Take lessons and get certified while on vacation! More →

Snorkeling and Super Snorkeling

Float along the surface and admire the beautiful marine life below; or join the fish below the water line with the help of super snorkeling gear! More →

Tours (Taxi, Walking, Aerial)

Take a tour and enjoy beautiful vistas, historic buildings, scenic drives and lovely scenery. Tour by taxi, by boat, by foot, by air. More →

Zip Lining

Ready for an exhilarating adventure! Enjoy lovely views of the forest and ocean as your soar above it all. More →

Other Activities

Art Classes

The Virgin Islands have long produced and attracted artists that use local materials and inspiration to bring forth works of art like mahogany carvings, water colors of the ocean and sunsets, photographs of brightly colored Caribbean houses, pottery complete with local critters in the design, stained glass and metal works, and many of other types of arts and crafts.

Bike Rental & Tours

St. Thomas is mountainous. There are however flat areas around downtown Charlotte Amalie. Visiting this area by bicycle is an option. Bike along the waterfront for a beautiful view of the harbor and do some sightseeing of historic buildings.

Casino & Gaming

There are video slot machines in independent locations, primarily at bars and restaurants, all over St. Thomas and two gaming centers. There are no casinos on St. Thomas; the only casino in the U.S. Virgin Islands is on St. Croix.

Culture & Local Activities

Culture in the Virgin Islands is Caribbean meets American, so plan on enjoying it by taking in a local event, trying local food or listening to a local band perform. You might plan your visit around Carnival, or during the annual Bastille Day Celebrations or the Chilli Cook Off.


The Virgin Islands National Park on St. John is a short ferry ride away from St. Thomas (15 or 45 minutes respectively). In the National Park there are over 20 hiking trails. They vary in length and difficulty. Guided hikes are available.

Horseback Riding

St. Thomas offers horseback riding on the east end of the island.


Parasailing is a high-flying sport and offers a great way to view the islands from the air and the sea. Parasailers sit in a harness attached to a parachute that lifts off from a boat deck. Soon the person is sailing high in the air, soaring to heights of 500 feet. Available at most beach resorts.


Several spas on island offer massages, body wraps, facials and an assortment of other services to help you pamper yourself while on island. Private masseuses are available too.

Whale Watching

Whales migrating from the North Atlantic are sometimes seen in the waters around the Virgin Islands (roughly December through March). The humpback whale being the most popular. Educational whale watching excursions are typically announced by environmental groups a few weeks prior to their intended outing. Such tours are most popular around February-March.

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This is a complete, easy-to-use, fun, travel guide to exploring the trails, beaches and roads on St. John, Virgin Islands. It tells you exactly where to go, how to get there and what to do and see when you arrive.

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