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Beach Days: There are plenty of beautiful beaches. Look through the beach guide for each island for photos and information.  A visit to the Virgin Islands must include a few days of falling into a beach chair, rocking in a hammock, or playing in the sand and water.

Boardsports: Fans of boardsports will be happy to know that they can enjoy windsurfing, kiteboarding, surfing, wakeboarding, skimboarding and stand up paddle boarding while on vacation in the Virgin Islands. Options On: St. Thomas, St. John

Fishing: The Virgin Islands offer some of the finest fishing grounds in the world and its home to challenging sport fish like marlin and tuna. Whether you are a novice or a seasoned fisher, you can enjoy fishing in the Virgin Islands. There are tournaments throughout the year on St. Croix and St. Thomas. Options On: St. Thomas, St. John and Water Island

Jet Skis: Jet skis are available in single and double riders and are often rented out by the ½ hour. Availability is limited by regulations and there are restrictions on where they can be taken; jet ski operators will provide instructions and guidelines. Some offer guided tours. Options On: St. Thomas

Kayaking: Kayak rental are available at some resort beaches and beach parks. Kayak tours are available on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John. Enjoy a relaxing and healthy paddle off a beach, gliding from shore and within the bay. Options On: St. Thomas, St. John

Scuba Diving: There are more than 58 dive sites of different levels off the shores of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Dive operators can safely guide you to and around them. They can take you out for the first time, teach you to dive, get you certified and instruct you for higher levels of dive certification. Options On: St. Thomas, St. John

Snorkeling: The underwater world fascinates, delights and intrigues. It’s a magical place where fish of many colors dart in and out of rocky out rocks, turtles and stingrays swim by, seafans sway in the current – and you can floats above it all and observe. Options On: St. Thomas, St. John


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