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St. Croix – Snorkel, Dive, Sail, Kayak and More

(courtesy - USVI Dept. of Tourism)

Many come for the entertainment or shopping, but St. Croix has a coastline providing plenty more to do just offshore.

Scuba and snorkel:  A popular destination for diving is small Buck Island.  It’s actually Buck Island Reef National Monument.  There’s just one authorized dive operator, Caribbean Sea Adventures, but you may notice other local operators advertising reef dives in the area at your hotel activities desk.

Kayaking, windsurfing, jetski and sailing:  If you’re staying in or near the capital of Christiansted, take advantage of the multiple activities offered by The Beach Shack on the Cay – they offer kayak, windsurf boards, and jetski rentals.

Many of the leading hotels will have an activities desk or direct arrangement with scuba, sailing and other water sport providers.  The leading properties with their own beachfront access will often have the widest selection of aquatic activities to choose from – for instance, Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort and Spa along Davis Bay Beach has great snorkeling on the east end amongst the colorful coral and awesome sandy bottom on the west end for swimming.  Over on the southeastern end of the island, Divi Carina Bay Resort has an on-site PADI five star dive operation and activities center.

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