Go Out and Seas the Day
Experience all that St. Croix has to offer
It’s a little island with BIG adventure. Choose your adventure by selecting what strikes your fancy below.
Fun On & Under the Water
How many places can you snorkel on St. Croix? Wherever you can dip your toes in the water! Not sure how to do it? Start in the beach side pool then venture out to the ocean. The water at Sand Castle is gentle and calm, and has a delightful variety of fish. But don’t stop there, take your snorkel gear with you to every beach on the island; we promise, you won’t be disappointed. You’ll be amazed by a different underwater view every place you go.
Sea life is abundant in the U.S. Virgin Islands. More than 500 species of fish, 40 types of coral and hundreds of invertebrates inhabit the water. Vibrant blue tang, silvery horse-eye jacks, queen triggerfish, spiny Caribbean lobster, spotted eagle rays, creole wrasses, and cleaner gobies are just a sampling of the marine life populating the underwater terrain. As sun sets, octopus, seahorses and moray eels make their appearance. Hawksbill, green, and leatherback turtles, call the USVI home and can be seen on many a dive. Lucky vacationers may even witness turtles hatching on one of the many turtle nesting grounds.
Deep Sea Fishing
The clear blue waters of the Virgin Islands are plentiful with fish in every shape and size, and St. Croix has many able and ready captains to take you out to sea to hook your very own fish: blue and white marlin, tuna, wahoo, snapper, grouper, and kingfish are abundant are your for the taking.
The Virgin Islands is home to some of the world’s best sailing; steady trade winds at 10-15 mph come from the Northeast, and relatively calm seas.
Kayaks are are wonderful way to see St. Croix from different point of view. There are many kayak outfitters on the island: you can take a historical tour at Salt River, hit the Wall at Cane Bay, glide the west end coastline, or paddle along the east end beaches. Pick up some brochures in the lobby or stop at the Front Desk for more information. Or you can stay right at home and take out one of your own from Sand Castle on the Beach.
If your need for speed is gettin’ to you, then jet skiing is the perfect antidote! Calm waters surrounding St. Croix make jet skiing an exciting past time; but please watch out for your fellow swimmers, snorkelers, and especially sea life.
Designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr., a par-72 golf course, built by Laurence Rockefeller, is one of the best land adventures offered in the Caribbean. Situated just outside a lush, tropical valley on the northwest side of the island, the club is truly one of the great treasures of American golf and the finest course in the Virgin Islands. This challenging, spectacular course is a Caribbean gem and a “must play” for any true lover of the game of golf.
Visit the Tide Pools at Annaly Bay, the beaches and trails at Jack and Isaac Bays Preserves, or the luscious bubbling St. Croix’s springs.
See the island in the driver’s seat, or have a open jeep tour operator take you around. Either way, you won’t be disappointed by the island’s versatile beauty east to west.
If horsing around is your idea of having fun, check out the 2 horseback riding outfits. Into the ocean, through the Rainforest, or along the beach…take the ride that can only be experienced here on St. Croix!
Very Long Baseline Array Telescope
St. Croix is home to this large, 82-foot dish antenna that records astronomical images; it is one of only 10 in the world.
Leatherback Turtle Watches
Sponsored by the S.E.A. at the Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge located just down the beach from us, Seasonal Leatherback Turtle watches, for both nesting and to watch the eggs hatch, for the price of an annual membership one can spend an evening on in the wildlife preserve to wait and watch the magic. Nesting and hatching occurs in the Spring and Summer seasons.
Cruzan Rum Distillery
Take a tour the 300-year-old distillery to learn how the famous Cruzan Rum is made. Complimentary rum tasting is included in your visit!
Christiansted National Historic Sites
There are four buildings visited in this tour which are a part of St. Croix’s rich history. Take in the Visitor’s Center and tours are available.
This historic landmark is where the slaves were emancipated in 1848. It is located just north of Frederiksted on the water’s edge.
Fort Christiansvaern, located on the harbor in Christiansted, took form between 1738 and 1749 over the ruins of a French bastion. It is a four-point citadel and the best preserved of the five Danish forts in the West Indies. It was built of masonry and yellow Danish brick that came to the islands as ballast in sailing vessels.
Whim Plantation and Great House
This property boasts a beautifully restored Great House, a sugar mill and other plantation structures, as well as a Museum Store. Find out in detail how a sugar plantation operated years ago.
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