Water Activities in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

When going on a vacation to the Virgin Islands, I’m sure one of the top things on your mind include the beach, swimming, and relaxing under the sun. There are several water activities that are available to you and your family.

Virgin Islands Ecotours

This is a very fun company that offers several interesting eco-friendly tours of St. Thomas and St. John. The tours can be to Mangrove Lagoon, Hassel Island, Caneel Bay and so on. There are many different options for each tour . You usually kayak to the spot, hike and snorkel the area. Your tour guide will teach you fun facts about the local area such as the local plants and culture.

Trunk Bay in St. John’s Underwater Trail

Trunk Bay is one of the most beautiful beaches to visit. Many people take a picture up top of it and it is like a computer screensaver!  It is a very popular beach with a 225 yard long underwater snorkeling trail. There are many things along the underwater trail such as coral and of course plenty of fish. There are many things to do when at Trunk Bay. There is a small entry fee just as a reminder.

To get to Trunk Bay in St. John, simply take a taxi to the ferry in Red Hook to Cruz Bay. Then look for one of the taxis located right outside (or a bus) to Trunk Bay.


There are many options for snorkeling, scuba diving and snuba-ing while in St. Thomas.  There is very clear water pretty much everywhere and it is calm most of the time.

At Sugar Bay Resort, there is good snorkeling due to their being a small section of the beach being rocky. Snorkel close to there (but with distance just to be safe) and you will see plenty of sea life! The water is very clear and calm most of the time which of course just enhances the experience and makes it more fun.


Sailing is a great past-time while in St. Thomas. There are many day sails that might include snorkeling, scuba diving, meals and so on, evening dinner cruises and so on. You can go to St. John, the British Virgin Islands (with a passport) and so on.

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