A Getaway for Adventure Seekers
For those seeking an adventurous experience they won’t soon forget, the U.S. Virgin Islands are the perfect destination. Explore the natural beauty of the tropical landscape by hiking through the Virgin Islands National Park in St. John. Ride the waves of the Caribbean on a stand-up paddleboard and see just what keeps happy vacationers coming back again and again. Get the most out of your tropical expedition with activities that will exceed the thrill-seeker’s expectations of the USVI!
Although many people come to the USVI for its natural beauty above water, scuba diving is one of the most popular activities for visitors looking to learn more about the marine life underwater. Swim with sea turtles, sharks, and other marine inhabitants while you explore the awesome underwater world that surrounds the Virgin Islands. Divers can also explore around ship wreckages off the coast of the islands and even go spearfishing for the vacationing hunter!
- Dolphin Discovery – With multiple locations in the British Virgin Islands and across the Caribbean, Dolphin Discovery is the best way to swim safely with dolphins.
- St. Thomas Adventure Tours – Explore the islands with guided ecotours of the waters surrounding St. Thomas and learn about the tropical habitat as told by the professional and personalized tour guides.
- Low Key Watersports – For masters and beginners alike, Low Key Watersports has scuba, snorkel, fishing gear, and kayak rentals for everyone.
Home to some of the most beautiful waters in the Caribbean, the USVI has a lot to offer for those looking to float the surface and see what marine life swims the surrounding areas. Shipwrecks, coral reefs, and wildlife are only a few of the exciting sights you’ll find when snorkeling the shores of St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix. With clear, warm water, calm tides, and awe-inspiring underwater scenery, snorkeling in the USVI is perfect for the newbie and the experienced snorkeler.
- Virgin Islands Ecotours – With locations on St. Thomas and St. John, VI Ecotours offer a snorkeling, hiking, and kayaking experience that is sure to delight visitors of all ages.
- Tropic Tours – Tropic Tours offer a unique tropical adventure exploring the National Park on St. John and a historical mountaintop tour on St. Thomas.
- St. Thomas Historical Trust Walking Tours – This local organization offers three professionally guided tours through Downtown Charlotte Amalie, the Historical Trust Museum, and Hassel Island.
For those seeking an exotic, yet relaxing adventure on the water, kayaking may be the perfect option for you. Paddle around the islands on a guided kayak tour or in your own rental and see the beautiful tropical paradise from just offshore. Follow the Caribbean waters to other close islands and explore the shores yourself or just sit back and let the tide take you ashore. No matter what your intention, you’ll have a blast floating and paddling the crystal clear waters that surround the islands.
When one thinks about the U.S. Virgin Islands, he or she doesn’t typically envision walking the forests. But in the USVI, hiking can be the highlight of your vacation. Explore the 7000+ acres of protected natural forest on St. John and see why the National Park Service preserved this beautiful land that covers more than half of the island. Hike to the very top of the mountain on St. Thomas to catch a glimpse of the perfect views of this tropical haven. Whatever island you choose, you can rest assured you’ll be able to get more than one great hike in.
Parasailing in the U.S. Virgin Islands is an experience that will last a lifetime. For the island adventurer, this is one tropical activity you won’t want to miss. Feel the warm Caribbean breeze lift you above the waters and take in the sights from over 50-ft above sea level! If you’re looking for an exotic adventure that requires no experience, then parasailing just might be the ticket for you.
Are you the type of island explorer that likes to do-it-yourself? Then head out on a St. Thomas fishing charter and grab yourself a literal sea-to-fork meal! Learn how the Yellow Snappers, Barracudas, Marlin, Dolphin Fish, and Sailfish frequent the waters surrounding the islands. If you’re a fisherman on vacation, this is one exciting activity you won’t want to miss during your visit to paradise!
Hang Gliding (St. Croix)
The thrill-seekers paradise, St. Croix is home to the center for hang-gliding in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Take the leap of faith from the top of Christiansted and cruise down along the bluffs of the island. Lessons are offered on-site and visitors can also do a tandem glider with an experienced professional. If you’re looking for the ultimate high-flying experience in the U.S. Virgin Islands, hang-gliding is the activity for you!
Ziplining (St. Thomas)
Take a high-flying trip through the wooded glens of St. Thomas and view the extraordinary pleasures that the island has to offer. This activity is for those seeking an exhilarating experience without going too high up. From the peak of the mountain top in Charlotte Amalie down through the bluffs and ridges, you’ll find yourself in a world of speeding colors and exotic sights and sounds. So strap in, buckle up, and drop down, because you’re going to be in for quite a ride!