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Discover Scuba Diving in St Thomas
"Have you ever wondered what it's like to breathe underwater? If you want to try scuba diving but aren't quite ready to take plunge into certification course Discover Scuba Diving is for you. We will start with a theory lesson and a pool lesson at Bluebeards Beach Club in the morning. We will spend enough time in the pool to make sure you will be comfortable on your ocean dive. At 1:45pm we will embark on the dive boat for the ocean dive. We do have one instructor for a maximum of four scuba diving participants. The participants need to be able to pass a medical questioner and be able to swim. This course is flexible and the best way to """This scuba diving lesson is a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world. During your Discover Scuba Diving course you will learn how to use the equipment in the pool first
From $125.00
 
Reef and Turtle Discovery Tour
"Your adventure starts with transportation from your St. Thomas hotel or cruise ship port and takes you with your guide kayaking over crystal clear waters to an amazing location where you will snorkel in two locations - once with sea turtles and once over familiarize you with your gear and assist you onto your kayak and out on the water guiding you to a picturesque white sand beach and use of a chaise lounge chair.  After a cold drink and a light snack your snorkel guide will provide snorkeling gear and give you a short introduction on how to use it (beginner snorkelers welcome). They will then lead you on an exciting adventure swimming with sea turtles. After swimming with the sea turtles it is time to relax and enjoy a delicious lunch at outdoor restaurant right on the beach.  The restaurant has a canopy shaded eating area and many options including vegetarian and gluten free. After your break your guide will lead you out to snorkel where you will you will see an abundance of tropical fish over a pristine reef full of colorful corals sponges and sea fans.As the tour comes to an end kayakers will be assisted by their guide back onto the kayaks. The ocean current will help you on the return trip to our base where transportation will be waiting to take you back to your cruise ship or hotel. The total time of this excursion is
From $139.00
 
Sail and Snorkel to Buck Island St Thomas
"Departing from a marina located in central Charlotte Amalie you'll board Island Girl and sail for approximately 1 hour 15 minutes to your snorkel destination. Upon arrival at your snorkel destination the USCG Captain will provide snorkel instructions equipment and information about the sea life you will encounter. You will then have approximately 1 hour to explore and take in the beauty of the underwater wonders the Caribbean has to offer. You are also welcome to stay aboard Island Girl and or lounge in the shaded cockpit area.After snorkeling enjoy a light snack and the bar is open for some adult beverages or soda and bottled water. The return sail takes approximately 1 hour an 15 minutes.Be sure to bring a swimsuit and a towel hat
From $84.00

Most Viewed Warnings and Dangers in U. S. Virgin Islands

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Manchineel Tree

The Little Apple of Death or "manzanilla de la muerte" is the current common name for the fruit that grows of the Manchineel Tree. In fact, it is one of the most poisonous fruits in the world...
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Wildlife

St. Croix has an over abundance of Mongoose on the island. A Mongoose is curious by nature and can be vicious especially when protect young. There are everywhere! They are not native to St. Croix. ...
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Do no rent a sedan if traveling to St. John

On our first trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands, my friends and I rented a Ford Taurus. That turned out to be a very bad idea. First of all, getting on the car barge at Red Hook took forever due to the...
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St Stomas,Not As Bad

St.Thomas can be an WONDERFUL island to be the first island to go when you are younger (9-12) i went there for my birth day when i was 9 (my age now) and it wasn't so bad it's really beautiful...
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CRIME HAPPENS

You mix the impoverished locals with the relatively rich tourists staying at resorts, and of course you are going to have incidents of theft on a regular basis. STT & STX are worse than STJ for all...
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Sunburn / Sunstroke / Dehydration

Wear sunscreen & protective gear as appropriate, especially in your first few days on the islands. And be sure to drink lots of water - bottled water, that is - so you won't get dehydrated, especially...
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Common Sense Swimming Safety

Please check with the local tourist information to find out about any swimming hazards you might encounter, where & when. At sheltered beaches like Magen's Bay on the Caribbean side of STT, you won't...
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Goats on the road!

Yes, it's true. And that's not all. These islands are hilly, the roads are difficult to maintain so there are potholes where you least expect them, there's usually no safety shoulder on steep curves,...
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Fragile Coral

Please be careful, whether snorkeling, diving or just wading & swimming, to avoid damaging the coral & other sealife. Coral is incredibly fragile; it takes many long years to grow back. I have already...
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Back Streets of Charlotte Amalie

Charlotte Amalie is a relatively small city by continental US standards, but comes replete with its share of dangers nonetheless. The island overall is not very wealthy, and some neighbourhoods...
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Unlicensed Cabs

Since the cabs in the Virgin Islands are usually nondescript old vans, many people try to fool tourists into believing they're licensed cabbies in order to earn an extra buck. When I was shopping for...
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Atlantic swells

The north beaches on St. John and St. Thomas can be adversely impacted by unusually large waves (Atalantic swell) on occasion - happend one day during our week. This both makes the currents stronger...
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If you travel to the Virgin...

If you travel to the Virgin Islands by ship, don't feed the birds from your balcony, or the deck of the ship. I did so as we were entering port at Charlotte Amalie - BIG mistake! Instant scene from a...
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For the most part people are...

For the most part people are friendly and helpful, you'll often see a lost item hanging from a bush - a local habit of placing found items where they can be seen by an owner retracing his steps....
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Popular Cities in U. S. Virgin Islands

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Charlotte Amalie

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Christiansted

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Frederiksted

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John Oley

St. Thomas
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Top Hotels in U. S. Virgin Islands

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8070 Lindberg Bay, St Thomas, VI 00802
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Estate Davis Bay, P.O. Box 3031, St. Croix, 00851, Caribbean
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7338 Estate Bakkeroe, Charlotte Amalie, Caribbean
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Gallows Bay, PO Box 25200, Christiansted, St. Croix, 00824, Caribbean
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442 Strand Street, Frederiksted, St. Croix, 00840, Caribbean
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3A Cruz Bay, P.O. Box 58, Cruz Bay, St. John, 00831, Caribbean
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Top Things to Do in U. S. Virgin Islands

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Lord God of Sabaoth Lutheran Church

The original church was at the site now known as the Steeple Building. When the steeple became unsafe due to hurricanes, the Dutch Reformed Church offered their building because the Dutch were leaving...
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Eliza James-McBean Clock Tower

In 2005, there were major renovations around the cruise port. At the northern end is the Clock Tower Plaza, of which I have several photos. The clock tower stands on a rise of three limestone steps...
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Estate Mount Washington

Estate Mount Washington has a long history with many different uses. The land was initially founded as a cotton plantation in 1750 and remained so until 1779. After that, it served several purposes...
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Paradise Point Sky Ride

There are 3 cars and they each take 8 people. They have a kind of bench that you can lean against but is too high and too narrow to sit. We were in the middle car, and it was very hot and also hard to...
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Big Beards

The girl at the hotel said that Big Beard had the best snorkeling trips to Buck Island, because snorkeling there was one of the things I really wanted to do. So I made reservations over the phone to...
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Fort Frederik

Fort Frederik was built in the mid 18th century by the Danish government to help protect St. Croix from rival European countries, and pirates. The fort is a National Landmark due to the role it...
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"My vacation in St Thomas, St Croix, St John"
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"St. Croix and St. Thomas"
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