Activities on St. Croix
St. Croix is called in the “Big Island” in the U.S. Virgin Islands because as the largest island in the U.S. territory it boasts 84 square miles. And while St. Croix is beloved for its more off-the-beaten-path vibe, rest assured there is plenty to do during your stay here!
On the water, some of your best options are snorkel tours and scuba diving trips to explore our underwater landscapes and see a colorful variety of reefs and marine life and to see our tropical coastline from the water. Boat charters can range from group to private for day sails, sunset sails or full moon sails. You can even have a wedding at sea!
On land, there’s plenty of fun to be had. Our beaches, of course, are the most popular “thing to do” on St. Croix and luckily most of our member hotels and accommodations are located on or near our beautiful beaches for easy access.
Other top recommendations include our local botanical gardens, gaming at a member casino or a round of golf on one of our local courses. You can even do disc golf here or learn about how rum is made. Entertainment ranges from live music at our local member hotels and eateries or perhaps even a fire dancing show. St. Croix has numerous enjoyable and entertaining adventures awaiting. Those activities combined with just relaxing and soaking up the sun and the sea, make for a memorable trip.
Here are Association Members who offer the Best Things to do on St. Croix during your U.S. Virgin Islands stay:
Big Beard's Adventure Tours has long been one of the U.S. Virgin Islands’ top destinations for fun and adventure. Their locally built catamarans are a comfortable and spacious way to get to Buck Island. Whether you’re looking for a tour of Buck Island, a romantic sunset cruise, or taking the plunge (literally) and getting married, Big Beard's has a package that is just right for you.
Cane Bay Dive Shop welcomes those who want to experience the underwater world of St. Croix. Their mission is to share passion and enthusiasm for all levels of scuba diving through training, instruction and certification. Their purpose is to inspire, mentor and develop new divers and encourage certified divers to remain active. And St. Croix is the perfect place to do that!
Rum is part of the Caribbean experience. And Captain Morgan branded spirits for the United States market hail from the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Captain Morgan Experience Center that is part of the Diageo USVI distillery on St. Croix offers visitors a chance to see how their popular rums are made and learn about the man behind the legendary Captain Morgan Rum. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the experience center and its tours are closed until further notice. Visit the website for updates and reopening plans. The center is also a local favorite venue for business gatherings and private parties and events.
Carambola Zip Line is one of the newest cool things to do on St. Croix. You can fly across our scenic island on suspended cables with joyful freedom and incredible views. It’s a thrill you don’t want to miss.
Coral Fire Entertainment offers mesmerizing fire performances as well as colorful LED shows, atmosphere entertainment and roving characters, belly dance, flow arts/dance workshops and modeling services. Look for their shows at venues around St. Croix or contact them to book them for your event.
Dive Experience is St. Croix’s original PADI 5 Star Scuba Operator offering dive tours daily on St. Croix’s incredible walls and reefs as well as PADI training in more than 40 different specialties. Visit their website for more information or stop by their shop on the St. Croix boardwalk.
Divi Carina Bay Casino at the newly renovated Carina Bay Beach Resort & Casino offers the chance to try your luck in the resort’s gaming center amidst all new chic décor and beachside location. You’ve already won if you are enjoying St. Croix. Maybe you’ll be a winner at the casino as well!
Gecko’s Island Adventures has been offering ATV tours of St. Croix’s beautiful rainforest since 2009. Gecko’s provides every rider the opportunity to see St. Croix like no other tour. Experience 13 miles of tropical rain forest, panoramic views of the coast and ancient ruins.
Lyric Sails is a unique sailing musical venue and charter company here on St. Croix. Aboard their 63-foot custom-built sailing catamaran – “Jolly Mon” – they offer sunset sails, day sailing adventures, full moon sails, stargazing sails, special musical and fine-dining events, and tranquil yoga and meditation cruises. Custom or private charters in St. Croix, St. Thomas or St. John are also available.
St. Croix Safari Tours (340-773-6700) offers a special way to see the island of St. Croix. Sweeny’s guided tour aboard an open-air bus will make sure you get to see the most interesting sites our island has to offer.
The Reef Disc Golf Course/Golf Shop can be found at The Reef residential community on the eastern end of St. Croix. It is home to an 18-hole disc golf course, the only one in the Caribbean. If traditional golf is your preference, the Reef also has a 9-hole course. After a round, stop by Duggan’s Reef restaurant for a bite to eat.