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Finding something to do away from your St. Croix villa is not hard. The island is well-known for its snorkeling and scuba diving opportunities, and it is home to the only underwater National Park in the U.S. Outdoor enthusiasts will also love hiking or biking along the island trails, and places like Caribbean Adventure Touring can supply you with information and rentals. Don't forget to check out the famous Cruzan Rum Distillery where you can take a tour of the rum factory and try samples afterward. Below is a full listing of activities and attractions on St. Croix. Choose a villa in St. Croix that is closest to the most attractions you want to see.
Kayak through the Salt River National Historical Park and Ecological Preserves. The tour is three hours, and highlights the ecological and historical aspect of St. Croix. You can also take a 2 1/2-hour moonlight tour that takes you out of the bay to explore a reef.
This company also rents kayaks for individual exploring.
St. Croix's three golf courses, the most of any of the United States Virgin Islands, offer three distinct opportunities to enjoy the game. Tee off on one of the two 18-hole courses with a white sand beach and turquoise sea in your view or play a quick 9-holes on the West End before you head off to the beach.
Jump Up Festivals happen 4 times a year - the streets close, there's live music on every corner, and dancing Mocko Jumbies! Fun for the whole family.
For a personal experience, the safety and service you desire, N2theBlue specializes in private and semi-private scuba groups by limiting their boats to 6 divers. The Pier, the Wall, wrecks, reefs, night dives, boat dives, shore-dives, and full gear rental -- N2theBlue dives more sites on the west and has a second location servicing the Wall and the Salt River Canyon.
Want to try scuba diving? ½ day introductory course for beginners gets you in the water the same day, or try guided snorkeling, photography, and PADI dive instruction up to Divemaster level. Voted #1 Dive Shop by The Daily News' people’s choice and activity by TripAdvisor, N2theBlue is a full service PADI scuba diving center with rental gear, air fills, and Nitrox. Located 100 steps from the Frederiksted cruise ship pier. Call now to reserve your spot aboard.
Explore the many wonders of Cane Bay! Offering bars, restaurants and dive shops with snorkel gear, Cane Bay is a great place to bring the family. Perfect for beginners and the experienced, enjoy underwater sea life such as turtles, octopi, lobster, starfish and seahorses!
An exciting trip into the past awaits you when visiting the historic Cruzan Rum Distillery, located in the heart of the island. (St. Croix USVI) See how rum is made and experience the history involved in this old craft.
Watch "coopers" at work prefabricating barrels as they have for centuries and see the old windmills used for power before electricity was available. When you're done, sample a bit of St. Croix USVI from the gift shop. Duty free Cruzan Rum, Cruzan Rum Cakes, caps and t-shirts are available.
Cruzan Rum Tour Times Monday - Friday:
9 am - 11:30 am and 1 pm -4:15 pm. Closed Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays.
#3 and 3A Estate Diamond, Frederiksted
The 35-foot Diva sails to the National Park Service's Buck Island Reef National Monument. You can snorkel Buck Island's underwater trail, take an easy hike uphill to a panoramic view, or just sun on the beach.
With only six passengers on board the 35-foot Diva, your sail to the National Park Service's Buck Island Reef National Monument will be more like a private trip than a charter. Enjoy snorkeling Buck Islands underwater trail, an easy hike uphill to a panoramic view and sunning on a sandy beach. You must bring your own lunch and snacks, but the cost includes snorkel gear. Although you may reserve with a credit card, you must pay with cash or travelers' checks.
Experience the thrill of riding an all terrain vehicle (ATV) through the sub-tropical rainforest of St. Croix USVI on a guided excursion with Gecko's Island Adventures. Explore historical ruins from the early 1800's and view amazing vistas of the surrounding ocean while traveling across 13 miles of some of the most beautiful terrain in the caribbean. Each ATV is designed to accommodate two people so bring your family and enjoy a true Island Adventure!
Rent a bicycle from Gecko's Island Adventures and become one with the great outdoors. peddle through Frederisted township, along the west end coast line of St. Croix, visit historical plantation ruins, or even head into the rain forest just up the hill. But don't forget to stop in at one of the local beach bars for some relaxation and cold tropical drink.
LAND & SEA PACKAGE
Book a Land and Sea package with Gecko's Island Adventures and make the best of your vacation. With this package you get the ATV tour, Jet Ski rental, kayak rental, snorkel gear, and discount coupons to Rhythms Restaurant. a local beach bar/restaurant.
Stop by Mt. Pellier Hut Domino Club to see incredible beer-drinking pigs guzzle a can of beer in 30 seconds.
Take a ride on the beach or in the rain forest!
The finest horses are owned and managed by Paul Wojciechowski and Jill Hurd. Jill, of Danish descent, was born and raised on St. Croix and has been riding the hills for years. She can tell you about the history of the islands; the flora, fauna, and a host of facts about St. Croix to highlight your vacation.
Approximately a 1.5 hour tour, with an extra half-hour for check-in and mounting. Rides are available for families with little kids or older folks. Private rides by special request can be arranged at additional cost with several days notice (but are unlikely to be available around holidays).
RIDE PRICE IS $75.00 PER PERSON.
Winter: 10:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Summer: 4:30 p.m.
Off Season: One ride per day
#2 Estate Sprat Hall, Rt. 58 North
Experience St. Croix's West End with Frederiksted's ONLY watersports center. Ride Red offers the fastest jet skis on island plus kayaking and snorkeling for those who want to keep the slow island pace. Turtles, sting rays, and dolphins are spotted regularly. Our open ride zone is clearly marked without sea planes or coral reef to worry about. After riding, enjoy one of the best beaches on the island - Rainbow Beach - noted for its gorgeous sunsets and "green flash" sightings. Ride Red, Ride Fast!
An amazing wood shop located in the heart of the Rain Forest. All the products here are made from native wood. Mahogany is frequently used. They have a large assortment of things, from furniture to accessories. The owner will hand engrave your purchases. There are some magnificent blocks and stumps lining the entrance road.
St. George Village Botanical Garden of St. Croix is located on a sixteen-acre site just off the Queen Mary Highway.
The botanical collections, including over 1500 native and exotic species and varieties, are established in and around the restored buildings and stabilized ruins of a 19th century Danish sugar cane plantation.
The Museum Store is open from 10 am to 4 pm Monday through Saturday and offers a variety of tropical whimsies. The retail nursery is open on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 am to 11 am, and for special sales.