There’s something for everyone
The sea surrounding St. John is the island’s strongest attribute. Pick your pleasure – be it swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, sport fishing, lounging on the beach, or even kayaking – there’s something for everyone in St. John.
Many visitors choose to explore the island’s hundreds of islets and cays by boat. A variety of businesses and vessels provide nautical excursions from day sails to week-long all-inclusive yacht charters. If sport fishing is more your style, the Virgin Islands’ waters will easily accommodate you. To ensure you catch something, hire a professional to take you to the right spots.
The calm waters surrounding St. John are ideal for snorkeling and scuba diving. The numerous reefs offer hours of underwater exploration for divers of every ability level. Many dive shops even offer courses for beginners. Experienced divers will enjoy wrecks, reefs, and spectacular sunken gardens at the bottom of dramatic drop-offs. To get tanks and rental equipment, divers will need to show their C-card from a recognized international program.
St. John’s North Shore beaches regularly rate among the best in the Caribbean. All beaches are open to the public, including those at the hotels and resorts, but some may charge a small fee for outside guests to use lounge chairs or water toys.