Sunset on St John

The Best Watersports to do in St John

March 13, 2020

The Virgin Islands have a ton to do and explore, and with the ocean surrounding them, water sports are easy to find. The ocean & beaches combined with great year-round summer weather make watersports super popular for residents and also visitors. Whether you want to try flying high in the sky with parasailing or are looking to enjoy some speed with waverunners, you’ll have no problem finding them on St. John.

Jetski on the Virgin Islands

Honeymoon Beach All-Inclusive Water Sports Day Pass

St John's most romantic beach can be experienced with an All-Inclusive Day Pass. It includes snorkeling gear, a life jacket, lounge chair, float, kayak, stand up paddle board, and locker. Relax in a hammock, snorkel with sea turtles, and sip drinks and buy souvenirs. You can hike from Cruz Bay via the Lind Point Trail to Honeymoon Beach. It’s perfect for weddings, corporate events, and private groups.

Eco Hike & Snorkel Tour: Lind Point to Honeymoon

Explore the best of the Virgin Islands National Park both above and below the water. You can depart from the Visitor Center in Cruz Bay and hike the Lind Point Trail. Learn about plants and cultural & historical trivia along the way as well. The guide will teach you to snorkel and identify the colorful sea life that you encounter. The final portion of the hike takes you through a grove of wild cinnamon, the botanical gardens of Caneel Bay Resort, and the ruins of a Sugar Plantation.

SUP-St. John: Explore St. John on a Paddleboard

The warm, turquoise water of St. John is the perfect place to learn to paddleboard. After a 2 hour lesson with an ISA-certified SUP Instructor you’ll have mastered the basics of stand up paddling and are allowed to go explore waters on your own. Regardless of your size or weight there is a board for you. Weekly rentals include complimentary villa delivery and pickup. Plus, visitors can now try SUP Yoga Lessons and LED Night Paddles.

Henley Cay Kayak & Snorkel Adventure

Henley Cay is one of St John's premier snorkeling spots. Kayakers and snorkelers love the challenge of a 20 minute paddle across Caneel Bay from Honeymoon Beach to Henley Cay, which is part of the VI National Park. The protected beach is filled with colorful coral reefs full of schools of fish and other  marine life. You’ll see flocks of seabirds overhead and even be able to feed those that come by. Looking for a longer adventure? Consider upgrading to a five-hour tour that includes lunch.

Wharfside Watersports

Wharfside Watersports provides visitors with an unforgettable day on the water. (Or multiple, you might get hooked!) They have something to offer everyone, including dinghy rentals, bareboats, zodiac experiences, captained boat charters, and more.

Parasail Virgin Islands

With Parasail Virgin Islands you’ll be taken out into St. John waters on a 35-foot specially built parasailing vessel. Equipped for a dry landing and takeoff, you don’t even have to get wet when enjoying your ride over the Caribbean ocean. Participants get to enjoy 8-10 minutes soaring above the crystal clear water below. You can also choose to ride as an observer for a lower price than other parasailing guests. There is even a photo package option if you want to capture all the high-flying moments on camera.

 

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