Things to Do in St. Thomas

Things to Do in St. Thomas
St. Thomas, one of the U.S. Virgin Islands, is easily reached by a five-hour flight out of Florida and can be entered by United States citizens without a passport. This ease of access makes St. Thomas an ideal Caribbean getaway, and it offers excellent tropical accommodations, as well as lots of exciting outdoor activities.

Coral World Ocean Park

A unique and ideal way to experience the underwater paradise of St. Thomas, Coral World Ocean Park offers two different ways for you to get up close and personal with the underwater world. Coral World has an underwater observatory that lets you look out beneath the waves through huge observation windows. Visitors can also embark on a Sea Trek, walking along the bottom of the ocean wearing a helmet that keeps your head completely dry. After a short orientation, the experience lasts about a half an hour and is a highlight for many visitors to St. Thomas. Marine life that you may encounter include parrot fish, rays, seahorses and sea lions.

Coral World Ocean Park
6450 Estate Smith Bay
St. Thomas, USVI 00802
(888) 695-2073


Virgin Islands Eco Tours

Virgin Islands Eco Tours offers two different tour packages on St. Thomas. One offers an excursion in the lagoon marine preserve of Mangrove Lagoon, which you can explore above the surface by kayak and beneath the surface by snorkel. You can also opt for a longer eco tour that also includes hiking on nearby Cas Cay. Underwater creatures are easily spotted through the clear water and may include sting rays and swamp sharks, in addition to many colorful fish. Many birds populate the marine preserve, including egrets, herons and pelicans.

Virgin Islands Eco Tours
(877) 845-2925

Water Island Bike Adventures

Water Island Bike Adventures combines two tours in one. First, a guided ferry ride takes you around St. Thomas harbor, before taking you to Water Island, which offers approximately 500 acres to explore, with only about 200 residents. Riding modern Cannondale bicycles, you can enjoy a relaxing bicycle tour of this relaxing, pristine island. The bicycle tour is led by a knowledgable guide, and the tour includes the site of a seventeenth century plantation, scenic lookouts and an old hotel. A support van is available to carry personal belongings and tired cyclists.

Water Island Adventures
8168 Crown Bay Marina
Box 138, Suite 310
St. Thomas, VI 00802
(340) 714-2186


Article Written By Beau Prichard

Beau Prichard has been a freelance writer and editor since 1999. He specializes in fiction, travel and writing coaching. He has traveled in the United Kingdom, Europe, Mexico and Australia. Prichard grew up in New Zealand and holds a Bachelor of Arts in writing from George Fox University.

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