Watersports at Bolongo Bay Beach Resort - St. Thomas
It's just easier... Snorkeling & Watersports in the US Virgin Islands
So much to do - so little time! The USVI is a paradise for everyone who loves Caribbean SCUBA diving, snorkeling in pristine Caribbean waters, kayaks, para-sailing, yachting, sailing, swimming, banana boats, water trampolines or any imaginable Caribbean water sports.
Snorkeling and SNUBA: 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 SNUBA. Your certified naturalist guide will escort your through beautiful seascapes and share their knowledge.
Sea Trek: Sea Trek is the world's premier underwater helmet diving experience. Imagine walking in zero gravity while surrounded by incredible aquatic life - that's Sea Trek. The helmet provides the air, weight and stability to walk upright under the water. Your head and hair stay completely dry and you breathe normally inside the helmet.
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.
SCUBA Diving: SCUBA diving between St. Thomas and St. John gives you the opportunity to discover several shipwrecks before moving on to the uninhabited rocks and cays off of St. John. St. Croix offers plenty of caves, tunnels and pinnacles to explore - especially off Cane Bay.
Kayaks: Kayak tours are very popular on St. Thomas in the East End Marine Sanctuary and Mangrove Lagoon. On St. Croix kayaking is popular in Salt River Bay. See Kayak Tour Operators on our Eco-Adventure page.
Windsurfing: Windsurfing is concentrated in Pillsbury Sound between St. Thomas and St. John - Sapphire Beach is one of the most popular windsurfing areas.
Parasailing: Parasailing, kite sailing and hang gliding are available at many resorts. Sea kayaks, wave runners, Hobie Cats and even paddleboats are also available.
Surfing: Surfing is best in the winter months with waves ranging from 6-8'.
Regattas: Regattas are held several times a year, including the Caribbean Ocean Racing Triangle Series (CORT) and the International Rolex Regatta. Check our calendar of events section for exact dates and locations.
The following hotels and resorts offer special facilities for water sports. Check their websites or email for full details and availability.