Adventure and fun is never more than a few minutes away in the US Virgin Islands....
It's just easier... Caribbean Eco-Adventure & Sports in the USVI
Read about Leatherneck Turtles nesting on St. Thomas in National Geographic
Although you'll find tennis facilities and health clubs at many of the large hotels and Caribbean resorts - any hotel can help you arrange a day at the golf course, SCUBA diving, snorkeling, para-sailing, kayaking or other water sports.
Caribbean Hiking & Trekking:
Hiking is a great way to explore the beauty and nature of our islands. Reef Bay Trail Hike is the most popular hike on St. John - guided by guides from the National Park Service.
Virgin Islands Ecotours offers an Eco Hike, Beach and Snorkel tour of the Lind Point Trail in the Virgin Islands Nation Park. Contact VI Ecotours (340) 779-2155 for reservations.
St. Thomasâ€™ most popular guided hikes & snorkeling are in the Mangrove Sanctuary at the protected and pristine outer island of Cas Cay reachable by boat or kayak (see tours offered below).
On St. Croix, Estate Mount Washington is popular and there are educational hiking tours during the fall Leatherback Turtle nesting season at the Sandy Point Wildlife Refuge.
Caribbean Ocean Yacht Racing:
Get the thrill of a life time and be part of an Ocean Racing Team and participate in the exclusive sport of yacht racing. This is your opportunity to race with a fleet of high performance yachts and crew that continue to successfully compete in major racing events around the globe.
As part of a racing team you will be sailing with oceans of experience to harness the power of the wind. No experience is necessary to accept the challenge and taste the victory of this exciting sport.
St. Thomas has one of the best corporate and individual sailing and racing specialists in the World which specializes in making sailing available to everyone, regardless of experience. ONDECK has been operating successfully 10 years in Europe and is well established in St. Thomas in the beautiful US Virgin Islands.
Caribbean Mountain Biking:
tours are popular on St. John and also on Water Island which is just off the coast of St. Thomas.
Caribbean Bird watching:
For Birdwatchers, there are over 160 species of birds in the US Virgin Islands including brown pelicans, white cattle egrets, brown booby, frigate birds, Mangrove cuckoos, yellow-breasted bananaquilts, warblers, herons and more...
The Virgin Islands National Park on St. John is the center of most bird watching in the Virgin Islands and is easily reached by ferry from St. Thomas.
St. Croix has popular bird watching areas in The West End Forrest and Sandy Point Wildlife Refuge. The South coast of St. Thomas is endowed with the attractive and protected Mangrove Lagoon Wildlife Sanctuary & Marine Reserve home to nesting egrets, pelicans, herons and terns.
Caribbean Whale Watching:
If you're lucky enough to visit St. Thomas from January through April, join us for the annual migration of humpback whales along the north shore of St. Thomas. Whale watching tours by catamaran can be arranged by your hotel.
Caribbean Horseback Riding:
Horseback riding can be arranged on St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix with a variety of English, Western and bareback riding. Donkey rides are available in the Virgin Islands National Park on St. John. There is also thoroughbred horse racing on St. Thomas and St. Croix (check with hotels for schedules).
Caribbean Animal Encounters:
Get up close and personal and spend some time with our native creatures in a controlled environment. Learn about starfish, sea cucumbers, and stingrays during interactive talks and feedings or get in the water for an intimate experience with rescued Green Sea Turtles, Caribbean Sharks, or South American Sea Lions.
Caribbean Snorkeling, SNUBA and Sea Trek:
Snorkeling is excellent throughout the USVI. St. Thomas has guided snorkeling and Power Snorkeling tours through St. Thomas Marine Sanctuaries. Experience the thrill of exploring the ocean and all of its wonders like a diver without the need for specialized training with Sea Trek or SNUBA. Your certified naturalist guide will escort your through beautiful seascapes and share their knowledge.
St Croix boasts the incomparable Buck Island Reef National Monument and St. John offers fantastic snorkeling along the shores of the Virgin Islands National Park - where you can also sample 'snuba', a combination of snorkeling and SCUBA diving.
Caribbean Guided Kayak & Snorkel Tours of St. Thomasâ€™ Mangrove Sanctuary:
The St. Thomas Mangrove Preserve, which stretches along the southern coast of St. Thomas, is an unspoiled region of mangrove forests, winding channels, and first-rate snorkeling territory.
Follow the lead of an experienced guide on this family-friendly tour, which begins with a kayak journey through the inner mangrove lagoon before moving on to the deserted island of Cas Cay. Along the way, your guides will share their knowledge of the region's environment and ecosystem, while pointing out local flora and fauna.
After arriving at a picturesque lagoon, don a mask and snorkel and begin exploring the marine splendor of the sanctuary. (Keep your eyes out for spotted eagle rays, tarpin, sea turtles, and octopi, among other incredible creatures.) Finally, enjoy a snack and a beverage before returning via kayak.
The following companies offer Eco-Adventure Tours in the US Virgin Islands.
Check their websites or email for full details and availability.