St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

The US Virgin Islands are America's paradise, offering an easygoing blend of island ways and American practicality. St. Thomas, capital of the island group, offers every imaginable sport: snorkeling, golfing, hiking, and sailing. Just a few miles away lay St. John and Virgin Islands National Park. Stunning mountain scenery, crystalline waters, and white-sand beaches with palms swaying in the breeze - the US Virgin Islands are truly a slice of paradise. The harbor is easily one of the Caribbean's most scenic. The United States purchased the Virgin Islands from Denmark for $25 million in gold. St. Thomas has a reputation as a duty free-mecca for shopping.

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Points of Interest

  • Magens Bay
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Coral World
  • Mountain Top
  • Skyride to Paradise Point
  • St. John
  • Snorkeling & Diving
  • Downtown Charlotte Amalie

More about St. Thomas, Virgin Islands Points of Interest

  • Magens Bay

    One of the world's best beaches as selected by "National Geographic" magazine.

  • Outdoor Adventure

    Nature lovers and thrill seekers will enjoy St. Thomas's diverse landscapes, which offer a variety of outdoor adventures – from zipline, kayaking down a underwater scooter excursion.

  • Coral World

    This 4.5-acre marine park offers an underwater observatory with 360-degree views of fish and other sea creatures, and the opportunity to pet sharks and hand feed stingrays.

  • Mountain Top

    This totally rebuilt mecca on top of a mountain, features souvenir shopping and excellent views of St. Thomas and its neighboring islands. It is considered to be the birthplace of the banana daiquiri.

  • Skyride to Paradise Point

    The St. Thomas Skyride to Paradise Point, a modern aerial cable car, offers the best sightseeing in the Virgin Islands. Skyride for an eight minute ride to the top, located 700 feet above sea level, where on your own, you'll enjoy boutiques, a bar featuring the famous Bushwhacker drink, a grill for lunch and spectacular views of cruise ships.

  • St. John

    The smallest of the U.S. Virgin Islands is only a 30-minute ferry ride away. Two thirds of the island is a national park. Annaberg Sugar Plantation Ruins and Trunk Bay are two favorite sights.

  • Snorkeling & Diving

    The island's underwater world is beautifully unveiled to both snorkelers and divers, exhibiting sunken boat wrecks, breathtaking coral reefs and a colorful spectrum of marine life.

  • Downtown Charlotte Amalie

    Downtown Charlotte Amalie offers an impressive array of shops catering to cruise ship passengers.

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Harbor Safari, Shopping & City Explorer

3.5 hours | St. Thomas | S T T - 2 7 5
  • Downtown Charlotte Amalie

Cruise through the historic harbor of picturesque Charlotte Amalie, taking in the 17th-century stone watchtower of Blackbeard's Castle, the elegant Governor's Mansion, and other coastal landmarks and pristine Caribbean vistas. Dock just a few steps from a glamorous array of boutiques and enjoy free time to peruse the duty-free shopping.

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Magens Bay Beach & Scenic Drive

2.75 hours | St. Thomas | S T T - 2 8 0
  • Magens Bay

Hailed as one of the top 10 beaches in the world by National Geographic magazine, Magens Bay makes for the perfect beach getaway followed by duty-free shopping downtown.

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Locals' Night Island Sunset Party at Paradise Point

4 hours | St. Thomas | S T T - 1 9 0
  • Skyride to Paradise Point

Wonder what the locals do for an evening of fun? Take the tramway ride to the top of historic Flag Hill with both cruise ship and St. Thomas residents and enjoy views of Charlotte Amalie's spectacular scenery from Paradise Point.

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Exclusive Island Sunset Party at Paradise Point

4 hours | St. Thomas | S T T - 1 8 5
  • Skyride to Paradise Point

On this evening ashore, exclusively availble to Princess guests, take the tramway ride to the top of historic Flag Hill and enjoy spectacular views of Charlotte Amalie's stunning scenery and sunset vistas from Paradise Point. Live music accompanies the sparkling lights of St. Thomas's skyline are the backdrop to a perfect night.

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St. Thomas Island Drive

2 hours | St. Thomas | S T T - 1 3 0
  • Mountain Top

Get acquainted with the laid-back vibe and tropical beauty of St. Thomas during this sightseeing island tour. Soak up the spectacular views from the observation platform at Mountain Top, the island's highest peak. Then, count the Atlantic's treasured islands and snow-white sands of Magen's Bay from the Drake's Seat overlook.

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St. John On Your Own

4.5 hours | St. Thomas | S T T - 2 9 5
  • St. John

Boarding shipside, cutting out the hassle of taxis and transportation, board the lovely "ISLAND GIRL" for a scenic cruise along the south coast of St Thomas, passing beaches and coves and the Yacht Club, Christmas Cove and Great St James islands. We cruise across Pillsbury Sound to the magical island of St John.

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Mountain Top, Magens Bay Beach & Vistas

5 hours | St. Thomas | S T T - 1 0 5
  • Magens Bay
  • Mountain Top

The best of St. Thomas in one complete package. Take in panoramic vistas, swim at the breathtaking Magens Bay, step back in time within the historic King's Quarter, and explore Historic Downtown.

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Sunset Catamaran Cruise

2 hours | St. Thomas | S T T - 6 8 0
  • Outdoor Adventure

Watch the sun set and the stars come out as the spacious 65-foot "Castaway Girl" sails around Charlotte Amalie harbor in the lazy hours of the late afternoon. Snacks and bubbly are served on board.

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Coral World Ocean Park & Beach

3.5 hours | St. Thomas | S T T - 2 3 5
  • Coral World

Encounter cute and fearsome sea creatures during a tour of the Coral World Ocean Park. See stingrays, macaws, turtles, birds, mangroves and so much more as you interact with the talented team members as they tend to their daily duties caring for all these amazing animals.

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The Legendary Kon Tiki Harbor and Beach Cruise

3.5 hours | St. Thomas | S T T - 6 1 5

Explore underwater splendors without getting wet on this fun-filled cruise. With steel drums playing and a tropical fruit punch in hand, gaze through the glass viewing boxes to see coral and tropical fish. Stop at a beach for a swim.

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Shipwreck and Turtle Coves Two Site Snorkel

3.5 hours | St. Thomas | S T T - 8 0 5
  • Snorkeling & Diving

Double the fun with two separate snorkel locations-Shipwreck and Turtle Cove-on a sailing catamaran, Castaway Girl. All snorkel equipment and in-water guidance is included. Great for all levels.

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Turtle Cove Catamaran Sail & Snorkel

3.5 hours | St. Thomas | S T T - 8 2 0
  • Snorkeling & Diving

You do not want to miss out on the Turtle Cove Catamaran Sailing & Snorkeling Adventure. Enjoy our spacious catamaran and the "Green Sea Turtles" of Turtle Cove in their natural habitat. The Turtle Cove Catamaran Sailing & Snorkeling Adventure is designed to maximize your snorkeling time at Turtle Cove. Spacious sunning deck, shaded seating area, stand up bar, clean bathrooms and friendly crew are just some of what the Turtle Cove Sailing & Snorkeling Adventure brings to your vacation. Complimentary snacks, beverages, snorkeling equipment, snorkeling instruction and guided snorkel tour are included. Bring your camera to record some great memories.

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Amazing Mountain Views & Villa Botanica

3.5 hours | St. Thomas | S T T - 2 2 0
  • Mountain Top

Soak up the sky-high views from two of the island's most picturesque spots. Marvel at the sight of Magens Bay, St. John and the British Virgin Islands from world renowned Mountain Top. Explore the winding nature trails of Villa Botanica and enjoy a tasting of rum and bush tea.

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Historical Adventure & Pirate Treasure Museum-a Discovery Family Exclusive

2.5 hours | St. Thomas | S T T - 2 0 5
  • Magens Bay

Ahoy, matey! Discover the swashbuckling history of St. Thomas on this fun filled half-day adventure that steps back in time to the age of seafaring. Take in the views from Drake's Seat, drive through historic Kongens Quarter, explore the interactive Pirates Treasure Museum and enjoy the West Indian Company's duty-free shops.

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Two Island Snorkel & Beach Getaway by FastCat

3.5 hours | St. Thomas | S T T - 8 2 5
  • Snorkeling & Diving

A Fastcat cruise to two of the best spots for aquatic adventure. Marvel at the green sea turtles and colorful coral at Buck Island, then relax or partake in some beach games at Honeymoon Beach.

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Scenic Panoramic Drive (Wheelchair Accessible)

2.5 hours | St. Thomas | S T T - 1 4 6
  • Magens Bay
  • Mountain Top

Perfect for those who prefer minimal walking or require wheelchair access, see the sights of beautiful St. Thomas on a leisurely paced highlights drive in a custom vehicle.

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Scenic Panoramic Drive

2.5 hours | St. Thomas | S T T - 1 4 5
  • Magens Bay
  • Mountain Top

Perfect for those who prefer minimal walking or require wheelchair access, see the sights of beautiful St. Thomas on a leisurely paced highlights drive in a custom vehicle.

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Nautilus Semi-Sub Cruise & Coral World

3.5 hours | St. Thomas | S T T - 6 6 0
  • Coral World

Embark on an underwater adventure through the coral gardens off Coki Point in a "Nautilus" semi-submarine and explore Coral World Marine Park, a collection of aquariums dedicated to marine life.

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Adventure Turbo-Cat Snorkel & Beach Escape

3.5 hours | St. Thomas | S T T - 8 3 5
  • Snorkeling & Diving

Cruise in style aboard a luxe power cat, a fast and energetic ride that offers yacht-like comfort while whisking you off to a secluded beach. Along the way, take in such sights as the Scenic Southern Coast, Windward Passage and Sir Francis Drake Passage. Snorkel at Island Cove and then relax on a secluded beach.

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St. John Scenic Cruise, Eco-Hike & Beach

4.5 hours | St. Thomas | S T T - 4 7 0
  • St. John

Cruise, hike and explore on a half-day tour of St. John. Discover Virgin Islands National Park along a challenging trail and swim at Honeymoon Beach and hike out through Caneel Bay Resort.

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Local Connections: Wildlife Sanctuary, Kayak, Hike & Snorkel with Marine Bioligist

4 hours | St. Thomas | S T T - 8 8 0
  • Snorkeling & Diving

Kayak, snorkel, hike and explore at the Mangrove Lagoon Wildlife Sanctuary and Marine Preserve. This half-day, multi-eco experience includes complimentary snacks and beverages.

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Sea Trek Helmet Dive at Coral World Ocean Park

3.5 hours | St. Thomas | S T T - 9 0 0
  • Snorkeling & Diving
  • Coral World

Visit lively Coral World Marine Park and thrill to the latest way to experience the wonders under the sea! Now, even non-divers can enjoy a true marine-life experience with a SEA TREK Helmet Dive, which keeps your hair completely dry while you follow an underwater trail 18-20 feet below the surface.

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Extreme Zipline Rainforest Course & Scenic Views

3.5 hours | St. Thomas | S T T - 4 0 0
  • Outdoor Adventure

This high-flying eco-adventure offers unparalleled views of the beautiful island of St. Thomas. Visit Zipline Park, an incredible mountaintop location, and embark on an adrenaline-charged canopy tour.

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Discover Scuba Diving

4 hours | St. Thomas | S T T - 9 2 0
  • Snorkeling & Diving

Attention, first-time divers! If you've ever wanted to learn how to scuba dive, then this is the adventure for you. Under the guidance of a certified scuba instructor, you'll learn the basics of scuba diving in a shallow body of water before exploring an actual shipwreck.

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Certified Scuba Diving (Two Sites)

4 hours | St. Thomas | S T T - 9 3 0
  • Snorkeling & Diving

Dive into crystal-clear water on a two tank certified scuba adventure. Travel by boat to Buck Island Marine Preserve, home to over 250 species of marine life, and discover the ruins of Ship Wreck Cove.

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Coral World, Sea Lion Swim & Scenic Drive

3.5 hours | St. Thomas | S T T - 7 2 5
  • Coral World

Coral World Ocean Park invites you to get up close and personal with sea lions, then engage in the park's other marine activities, including coral reef tanks, a turtle pool and an open-air shark tank.

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