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Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands

A Caribbean dream featuring turquoise waters, luxurious yachts, and the best snorkeling spots in the world.

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Saint Thomas: Coral World Ocean Park Ticket

1. Saint Thomas: Coral World Ocean Park Ticket

Come to Coral World Ocean Park and experience the beauty and magic of life under and above the Caribbean Sea. Stay dry while gazing into the ocean from 15 feet under in the Undersea Observatory or take the plunge “moonwalking” through ocean gardens with Sea Trek. See eels, giant lobsters, scorpion fish, and other fascinating sea life in the Marine Gardens and go for a swim with the playful sea lions. Enjoy the sounds and colors of the Rainbow Lorikeets and hand-feed these friendly birds. You can also encounter turtles and sharks in the water or feed the stingrays. However you choose to get up close and personal with the marine life, birds, and land critters, your visit will be truly memorable. You can also enjoy Coral World’s unique gift shops and eateries. Coral World is adjacent to Coki Beach, offering some of the best snorkeling in the Virgin Islands. Admission allows all day reentry from the beach and access to showers and locker rental.

St. Thomas Mangrove Kayak, Hike, & Snorkel 3-Hour Tour

2. St. Thomas Mangrove Kayak, Hike, & Snorkel 3-Hour Tour

Explore the Cas Cay ecosystems on a guided kayaking tour in St Thomas. Make your way through the narrow mangrove waterways, then enjoy a scenic hike to tidal pools, volcanic cliffs, and a geological blowhole. Seize the chance to snorkel in a striking environment. Meet your guide and receive all the necessary equipment to head out on your adventure. Paddle along the lagoon and reach Cas Cay to begin your hike. Come across breathtaking scenery and even try your luck with a hermit crab race. Up next, be introduced to the local marine life as you snorkel in the clear, protected waters. Finally, paddle back to the starting point as you learn about the local ecosystem.

Saint Thomas: Swim with Dolphins at Coral World Ocean Park

3. Saint Thomas: Swim with Dolphins at Coral World Ocean Park

Swim with dolphins in their natural habitat and learn from experts about these beautiful creatures at Coral World Ocean Park. Meet dolphins while standing on a submerged platform in the sea sanctuary, where you can touch, feed, and play, and ask a dolphin specialist everything you want to know. Take an optional dip in with the dolphins, where you can wear a mask to see them underwater. Photos of your experience, are available purchase after the program. After your dolphin swim, spend the day enjoying the rest of Coral World and learn about local marine life in Saint Thomas. Marvel at the beauty of the underwater sea life in the underwater observatory, Caribbean Reef Encounter, and shark shallows. Meet more sea creatures up close in the touch pool, or stroll along the boardwalk to nearby Coki Beach.

St. Thomas: Shopping, Sightseeing, and Beach Tour

4. St. Thomas: Shopping, Sightseeing, and Beach Tour

Enjoy a fun day of shopping, sightseeing, and beach activities with friends and family on this St. Thomas Island trip. Shop in downtown Charlotte Amalie, visit Mountain Top, and stop at a beach for free time in the water. Your trip starts with pickup at directly from your desired address. Then, head to downtown Charlotte Amalie for duty-free goodies. After shopping, enjoy a scenic ride up to the highest point at Mountain Top, some 1,547 feet above sea level, enjoying spectacular views of the beautiful scenery and neighboring islands along the way. Once at the top of Mountain Top, treat yourself to one of the world-famous banana, mango, or strawberry rum daiquiris while taking in the picturesque and postcard views of the Atlantic Ocean dotted with various islands like Tortola, Jost Van Dyke, and other islands. This is also where you will get an amazing view of Magen's Bay Beach. Head on to Skyline Drive Lookout where you will see breathtaking views of the Caribbean side of St. Thomas. You will get a bird's eye view of our Charlotte Amalie area, and views of neighboring islands including Water island and St. Croix on a clear day. Next, head down to the world-famous Magen's Bay Beach. Relax and unwind at beautiful Magen's Bay Beach before beginning the return to your ship or hotel. .

Charlotte Amalie: Virgin Islands Snorkeling and Boating Tour

5. Charlotte Amalie: Virgin Islands Snorkeling and Boating Tour

A maximum of 12 guests will enjoy a 4-hour trip to Turtle Cove and Honeymoon Beach. At Turtle Cove/Buck Island, there will be snorkeling gear available, allowing you to explore the coral reefs that are home to tropical fish such as snapper, hamlets, parrotfish, surgeonfish, and squirrelfish. You can even swim with turtles at this location. Once the group is finished snorkeling, you will be free to enjoy a cold beer or two. Following Turtle Cove, you will be whisked away to Honeymoon Beach/Water Island, a #1 beach on Trip Advisor. There you will enjoy the white sand beach and crystal blue waters, and can visit the world-famous Dinghy's Beach Bar. Depending on availability, you can also either MV Aquarius, a new 2018 31-foot Wellcraft powerboat, MV Poseidon a new 2019 38-Foot Ocean Cat, or SY Pisces, a luxury 47-Foot Leopard Catamaran.

Sea Trek and Coral World Ocean Park General Admission

6. Sea Trek and Coral World Ocean Park General Admission

Come to Coral World Ocean Park and experience the beauty and magic of life under and above the Caribbean Sea. Stay dry while gazing into the ocean from 15 feet under in the Undersea Observatory or take the plunge “moonwalking” through ocean gardens with 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. Following an orientation, a guide will lead you along an underwater trail through the coral reef that surrounds Coral World’s Undersea Observatory. The tour lasts for approximately 30 minutes. Fish and other sea creatures swim right up to your visor. Because the animals are not captive, you never know what may come your way.

Saint Thomas: Snorkeling, Sailing & Beach Catamaran Tour

7. Saint Thomas: Snorkeling, Sailing & Beach Catamaran Tour

The definition of a great power catamaran is what you’ll find onboard the Island Flyer. Avoid overcrowded tours with no personal attention and join this intimate, small group excursion. A total of only 12 guests will enjoy this 40-foot Island Flyer for four hours. Once on board you’ll find meticulous attention to details throughout the catamaran. There are plenty of water toys to keep you entertained throughout the day including snorkeling equipment and relaxing floats, to beach games. The swim saddles with floating drink holders will surely be your favorite for great group conversations on the water. Your small group will have many options for the day. Snorkel among tropical fish, vibrant coral, and grazing sea turtles at Maho Bay or Christmas Cove. Then, have a Pain Killer and relax on the white sandy beaches of Honeymoon Beach on St. John, perhaps one of the most beautiful bays in the Virgin Islands. You won't regret signing up for this fun filled, relaxing day on the water.

Charlotte Amalie: Historic Main Street Food Tour

8. Charlotte Amalie: Historic Main Street Food Tour

Ten tastings are included on your guided walking food and cultural tour. Locally owned and operated restaurants, specialty food shops and the best mixed drinks in the Caribbean are just a few of the highlights included on this mouthwatering foodie experience. By the end of our tour, you’ll be navigating the streets of Downtown St. Thomas with ease knowing exactly where to go for that local island flavor minus the tourist traps. These tours also include historical information and fun facts about St. Thomas’ rich culture. You’ll learn about the island’s Danish history and influences and walk through our 350 year old city as you traverse transformed warehouses that now house jewelry stores and restaurants.

St. Thomas: Night Kayak in the Lagoon

9. St. Thomas: Night Kayak in the Lagoon

Explore St. Thomas Mangrove Lagoon from a unique perspective during this night kayaking tour with a local guide. Check off another item from your bucket list with this adventure of a lifetime. Enjoy included kayaks, paddles, and safety gear. Being your tour by boarding a two-person kayak and paddling through the shallow waters of the Mangrove Lagoon. Wind your way through the tunneled waterways while the sun dips toward the horizon. Keep your eyes wide as your guide points out wildlife along the tour, from birds flocking to their nests to fish roaming in the water. As the sun continues to set, look up and see the star-filled skies. Peer into the waters below your kayak and learn about the marine life that is supported by this vital mangrove ecosystem. This nighttime kayak tour is an enchanting experience that shouldn't be missed.

Cocktail Sunset Cruise aboard Breakaway Charters at Sapphire

10. Cocktail Sunset Cruise aboard Breakaway Charters at Sapphire

Join us on a Cocktail Sunset Cruise aboard Breakaway, a 55' powerboat with very comfortable cushioned seating, perfect for a romantic date or a night out with friends and family. After departing Sapphire Marina, you will be greeted and given a brief history of the boat and orientation, along with your first cold drink of the evening and a starter of many complimentary Hors D’oeuvres. This cruise will take you around the coastlines of the outer keys as well as the shoreline of St. Thomas VI. We offer an open bar and Hors D'oeuvres throughout the evening. Sunsets in the Caribbean are spectacular. The best way to enjoy the sunset is, of course, from the water, where the view is unobstructed, and a friendly crew is there to see to your every need. You might get lucky and experience the Famous "Green Flash."

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Overall, excellent. The guide Connor was very friendly and knowledgeable and approachable with questions. Ja Vonte was very helpful too

Awesome tour with the guide Tyrrell. A little group of 6 people, with a great route through the mangroves and stop at Happy Island.

Sunny was wonderful , fully entertained while on board. Enough amount of time spend on each location.

Great guide with 5 quaint stops. The foods are different, but delicious. Great people at each stop!

Our guide Jane was amazing! We would do it again!!