Fun things to do in U. S. Virgin Islands

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    Coral World Ocean Park

    by cozybat Written Feb 5, 2014

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    Coral World is a marine park on St Thomas in the Virgin Islands. They have activities like Sea Trek, a helmet dive that anyone can do and SNUBA which you can do without being scuba certified. They have animal encounters with sharks, turtles and sea lions. There is also an underwater observatory tower. It takes you 100 feet off shore and 15 feet down under the water.
    This a great place to visit for anyone.

    Shark encounter Sea turtle visiting the Sea Trekkers SNUBA Swim with the Sea Lions Sea Turtle encounter
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    Snorkeling at Coki Beach

    by Alfine5 Written Oct 1, 2011

    Coki Beach is the first place I ever went snorkeling and I fell in love with the place as soon as I jumped into the water. The snorkeling is great here, there is ample parking available, and there are several local food vendors alongside the beach. With the amenities and the quality of the beach, this is not a place to miss on St. Thomas.

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    Magens Bay

    by Rubidia Updated May 5, 2011

    I was only there for the day as one of the stops of my cruise, but I have to say that you must visit Magens Bay. You have to pay $3.00 to get in, but it's worth every penny! It has to be the most beautiful beach I have ever seen. Soft white sand and super crystal clear water. It is shallow for a long distance, so it's good for families with kids and people who don't like deep waters.

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    Rumbaba Day Sail

    by Courtney5882 Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Everyone should take a day sail on the Rumbaba with Captain Bobby and First Mate Karen. We left from the American Yacht Harbor and sailed to Hawksnest Bay in St. John. When we got there we snorkeled and saw the most amazing fish and coral. It was the best!!! After that we got back on the boat and had a fabulous lunch. We had hot artichoke dip, crackers, veggies, and grilled shrimp with a sweet chili sauce for appetizers. Our main course was a terriyaki grilled Mahi Mahi with dilled asparagus and pasta salad. We also ahd a very delicious salad. After lunch we opted to take a sail around the islands. We went past Tortola BVI, Congo Cay, Grasskey Cay, and Mingo Cay before returning to St. Thomas. Our dessert was hot chocolate chips cookies. We really enjoyed this.

    The Rumbaba Captain Bobby on the Rumbaba Dad Snorkeling in Hawksnest Bay St. John USVI Our Appetizer on the Rumbaba Our Lunch on the Rumbaba
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    Snorkel your way thru the islands

    by catalysta Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    All of the Caribbean Islands have coral reefs to snorkel or dive, and although the USVI's may not lay claim to having the best of all, they certainly have some lovely and easily accessible reefs. Some you can paddle out to see from the shore, like the popular snorkeling trail at Trunk Bay. Others (like Buck Island Reef off St. Croix) can be reached by taking a day cruise on one of the many small boat charters available all over the islands.
    (Again, island-specific details to follow!)

    The water's perfect!
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    Kekoa Sailing Expeditions

    by Alfine5 Updated Dec 19, 2010

    Kekoa is by far one of the best day sails in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Kekoa is a 50 ft catamaran that offers day sails from St. John to the British Virgin Islands. The boat is run by the owners who built the catamaran themselves and have a great story as to how they got into the business and how they came to own Kekoa. But I won't go into the details of that. I will let you hear the story when you take your own trip on Kekoa.

    Our trip began at the Ferry dock in Red Hook, St. John. We quickly boarded and were taken to the immigration office on Tortola, BVI where as we hear stories about the boat, the crew handles all the immigration paperwork. After everything was set with the immigration office, we head to Sandy Cay, a small island with beautiful white sand. We had 45 minutes here to explore the inside of the island and then meet back at the boat for breakfast.

    After breakfast, we went snorkeling nearby. After everyone had their fill of snorkeling, it was time for lunch at Foxy's Taboo. Lunch was followed by a trip to the famous White Bay where the group enjoyed relaxing on the beach and the boat.

    Kekoa is a great boat but that is not what makes the trip exceptional. It is the crew, the places we visited, and the experiences that truly make this trip perfect. If I am back in St. John, I fully expect to take a trip on Kekoa again.

    Kekoa Kekoa - Top Sandy Cay
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    Leinster Bay and Waterlemon Cay

    by Alfine5 Written Dec 19, 2010

    One great place to see nurse sharks, turtles and starfish on St. John is the area around Leinster Bay and Waterlemon Cay.

    You can arrive there by parking by the Annaberg Ruins parking lot and taking a 15 minute hike down the Leinster Bay Trail. The beach at Leinster Bay is nothing special. It is a fairly small beach surrounded by trees. However, the star attractions are just a few feet into the water.

    During my last trip, I was swimming with a turtle and a baby nurse shark. You can spend half a day exploring the waters around Leinster Point and Waterlemon Cay. Just be sure to watch out for the motor boats and yachts that often come in. Also, there isn't much shade if you come in during the early part of the day. So, be sure to come prepared with a beach umbrella. Also, as mentioned above, this is a fairly small beach. So, there could be days when the good beach spots are taken up. Therefore, either plan to arrive early or late in the day. Additionally, be sure to bring snacks and drinks (especially water). The trail is fairly short but with the heat, it feels like you have been walking for an hour. Snacks and drinks at the end of the hike will be a welcome respite.

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    Skip the southshore beaches on St. John

    by Alfine5 Written Apr 24, 2010

    You wont be missing much if you skip the beaches on the south shore of St. John. The beaches in the majority are fairly rocky and I hadn't found very many snorkeling spots which came close to the level of Trunk Bay on the north shore. The best one I found on the south shore was Kindle Bay. I did see a turtle and a stingray here. As we became bored with the snorkeling, we ended up climbing the rocks on the far right of the beach. The attached picture of Kindle Bay was taken from one of the rocks that jutted out into the water.

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    Trunk Bay, St. John

    by Alfine5 Written Apr 24, 2010

    As most people who visit St. John know, Trunk Bay is by far the best beach on the island. With the amazing snorkeling and almost pink sand beaches, it is a must see for anyone visiting the island. If you would like to experience the beach without the crowds, visit after 4:00 PM in the summer. You don't have to pay the entrance fee as the front office is closed and there is barely anyone left on the beach.

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    Snorkeling at Coki Beach

    by Alfine5 Written Apr 24, 2010

    Snorkeling at Coki Beach was one of our favorite activities on St. Thomas. The water was crystal clear. There were so many variety of fishes there. Another perk was that the beach is lined with food vendors which offer a variety of snack foods. When you are tired of the snorkeling, you can rent a beach chair and umbrella to lounge in.

    One important item to note is that there is very little parking available and the beach will get crowded. Your best bet would be to get there after 3:00 PM.

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    Bad Kitty BVI Excursion

    by alwaysinmotion Written Aug 31, 2009

    We took an all-day trip to the British Virgin Islands aboard the Bad Kitty. The boat trip started in Cruz Bay, St. John and took us to Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda where the crew cleared us through Customs while we spent 15 minutes perusing the small shopping center there. Then we headed to The Baths at Virgin Gorda, lunch at Cooper Island, snorkeling at Norman Island caves, and beach time at Jost Van Dyke. This was a very nice and relaxing trip and highly recommended if you want to check out the British Virgin Islands while you are in the US Virgin Islands. The boat moved a lot quicker than the other tour boats which is how we were able to visit so many places in one day. Passports required.

    Docked at Spanish Town, VG Painkillers and Rum Punches were served all day!
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    Magens Beach

    by jandris Written Feb 14, 2008

    This beach has been described as one of the 10 top beaches in the world, but it is certainly a fine beach. There is a moderate entrance fee, but it is a full service beach, with food and beach-related equipment. Accessible by taxi or car.

    Magens Beach Wastin' Away in Margaritaville
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    Paradise Point Tramway

    by monica71 Updated Feb 5, 2008

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    Take the Paradise Point Tramway (few minutes walk from Charlotte Amalie's Havensight Shopping Center). You will see all the island from above and once you arrive, make sure that you go to the Parrot Show (check out their schedule) and take some pictures with the parrots. Have a drink or an easy lunch at Paradise Point Bar. There are few shops here, but I really did not care too much about what they were selling. Also, things were a little bit more expensive than the ones you can find in the stores in town.
    For more information: http://www.paradisepointtramway.com/

    Tramway View from Tramway We took a picture after the show with the birds!
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    Exotic Birds Show

    by monica71 Updated Feb 5, 2008

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    Go to Paradise Point and attend the exotic birds show. Take a picture with the birds at the end of the show ($10). The money you pay for the picture goes towards taking care of the birds, so it is for a good cause and it also makes for a nice memory :)
    Check out their web site for more information: http://www.paradisepointtramway.com/

    with the birds, after the show Mom with the birds
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    Magens Bay Beach

    by monica71 Updated Feb 1, 2008

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    This is the most popular beach in St Thomas. It is a public beach that is breathtaking! We ended up going here twice, once during the week and once during the weekend. The beach is huge (1 mile long) and even when crowded (during the weekend), it really does not feel crowded.
    There are restrooms, showers, changing rooms, chairs for rent and lockers. There is also a Gift Shop on site that I did not care about too much. There are lifeguards on duty and you feel pretty safe and secure. The beach also has a bar and restaurant that serves good food and snacks at decent prices. There is also a hair braiding stand and it is fun to get your braids done here. I paid $10 for having mines done and it was a fun experience.
    To enter the beach, you have to pay an admision fee (adults $3, kids .25 cents and $1 per car), but it is worth every penny you spend there.

    Magens Bay Beach Getting my braids done on the beach What a beautiful beach this is! Nice beach, white sand....
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