The steep, spectacular hills that surround St Thomas's exquisite harbour provide a fitting entry point for this island of overwhelming natural splendour. The jungled-mountains reach up above tempting beaches and scuba diving sites, while Charlotte Amalie - the island's capital - sprawls down towards the water, bedecked with shops and tasty restaurants. Part of the beautiful U.S. Virgin Islands - together with St John and St Croix - these lands were purchased by the US in 1917. View more
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Sit back and enjoy a relaxing half day sail to 'Ship Wreck Cove' Buck Island aboard a large 65-foot spacious, sailing catamaran, Castaway Girl, featuring a large shaded cockpit & huge fore-deck area for sunbathing.
After an exhilarating sail, the captain will drop anchor at magnificent Buck Island where there is ample time for snorkelling over a sunken shipwreck. Snorkelling is for both the experienced and novice alike. Our experienced crew will guide you through the waters & give expert instruction for first-timers.
Enjoy viewing at close range brilliant corals, colourful fish and maybe even a turtle or two - or perhaps you just want to soak up the sun after swimming.
Complimentary Sodas and Rum Punch will be served after snorkelling and on the relaxing sail back into beautiful harbour of Charlotte Amalie. The highlight of your cruise will be experiencing the thrill of sailing on the fabulous 65' Castaway Girl catamaran to Shipwreck Cove, Buck Island. The Castaway Girl is fast and very stable, having spacious sunbathing decks and a large comfortable cockpit for those of you preferring the shade, as you sail in the warm breezes and crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea.
Spend time snorkelling and exploring beautiful coral reefs filled with tropical fish, sea animals and turtles. The wartime shipwreck of the Catanza C lies 25' below the surface and is home to a wide variety of sea life. The friendly, experienced crew and instructors will provide all of the assistance that you need, as they snorkel with you, pointing out the wonderous sights to be seen below. Enjoy complimentary tropical fruit punch drinks, our famous Castaway Girl Painkiller Punch, along with other refreshments and snacks as you listen to some great music on your relaxing homeward sail back to your ship.
Discover the idyllic coves, beaches and islands of St. Thomas via catamaran during this full-day, sun-drenched swimming and snorkelling excursion.
Catamaran Ride, Caribbean Sea, Turtle Bay, Christmas Cove, and Snorkelling
Depart the pier via catamaran, receive your safety briefing and snorkelling equipment, and begin the approximately 45-minute sail to Turtle Bay. Upon arrival at Turtle Bay, proceed to Christmas Cove and anchor just offshore for a guided snorkelling session in the blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. Along the way, swim with the sea turtles and other marine life, and marvel at the colourful coral and tropical fish.
Water Island, Honeymoon Beach, Snorkelling, and a Caribbean Lunch
Next, sail on to Water Island. Upon arrival, some free time for sunbathing and relaxing on idyllic Honeymoon Beach, and/or swimming and snorkelling in the crystal-clear waters just off the beach. Enjoy a freshly-prepared Caribbean barbecue lunch served on the beach. After lunch, enjoy the approximately 30-minute sail back to the pier, with refreshing rum drinks served en route.
Enjoy a unique kayaking tour and eco-experience during this visit to St. Thomas' Mangrove Lagoon Wildlife Refuge and Marine Sanctuary.
A scenic safari bus ride along the south side of St. Thomas brings you to the Mangrove Lagoon Wildlife Refuge & Marie Sanctuary where a truly unique experience awaits you and your family. Kayak past many small islands of the mangrove lagoon.
Hike through a mangrove forest; along a scenic beach of coral & shell rubble with views overlooking the Caribbean Sea, Buck Island & French Cap in the distance. There are tidal pools, breathtaking volcanic cliffs and the impressive Red Point geologic Blow Hole. Enjoy the excitement of a hermit crab race.
Snorkel in the clear protected waters of the coral-fringed mangrove lagoon and view a remnant of a shipwreck teeming with colorful marine life. Try and spot shy turtles, stingrays, starfish, conch, puffer fish, tropical birds and lizards in their natural habitat. Watch for rays & barracudas on your return paddle. This is a beginner snorkel and no experience is necessary.
Enjoy two of St Thomas's most popular attractions- in one excursion. Meet your driver pier side for your transfer to heart shaped, palm lined Magen's Bay. Enjoy a scenic overlook and photo opportunity from Drake's Seat. Legend has it that privateer Sir Frances Drake commanded his fleet from this very spot! After you take your photos continue on to Magens Bay.
Your admission is included to this dazzling Caribbean Beach. The turquoise waters, soft sand, and gentle breeze will allow for a spectacular time! Swim, sunbathe, and relax on included lounge chair ! Plenty of restrooms located along the beach, a friendly bar offers many refreshing and delicious drinks for sale. Hungry- the cafeteria sells pizza, hamburgers, and the like. There is even a gift shop for purchases.
After two hours at this lovely oasis meet your driver to continue on to your next destination, St Thomas Skyride to Paradise Point. The state of the art skyride whisks you 700 ft above sea level for the most spectacular views of ST Thomas, the harbor of Charlotte Amalie and your ship docked below. Don't forget your camera. While enjoying the views; purchase a bushwacker, food or beverages and browse the many shops. When you are ready, your admission bracelet allows for your return trip back down the mountain to the main street, Havensight Mall and your ship is docked directly across the street.
Experience the breath-taking natural beauty, topography and viewpoints of St. Thomas during this panoramic island introduction.
Skyline Drive and Overlook, and Ocean, Harbour, Downtown, Ship and Island Views
Depart the pier by open-air safari bus for the short drive along Skyline Drive, the mile-long elevated scenic artery of St. Thomas with the Atlantic and Caribbean Sea flanking both sides. A brief photo stop is made at the Skyline Overlook, which offers exquisite views overlooking Charlotte Amalie Harbour, the downtown area, your ship and neighbouring islands.
Drake's Seat, Magen's Bay, Northern St. Thomas, Mountain Top, Stunning Views
Next, re-board your transportation and head for a photo stop at Drake's Seat, which overlooks Magen's Bay and the downtown area. Leaving Drake's Seat, continue along the north side of the island to the Mountain Top. At more than 1,000 feet (about 305 metres) above the Caribbean Sea, the Mountain Top is the highest elevation on the island. Its vibrant, pirate-themed décor and Caribbean music create a festive atmosphere for your visit.
Observation Deck, Caribbean Sea, and Offshore and Virgin Islands and Cays
Upon arrival at the Mountain Top, proceed to its large Observation Deck for stunning panoramic vistas overlooking Tortola, Hans Lollick, Jost Van Dyke, Tobago, Magen's Bay, St. John, and more than 15 other Virgin Islands and cays. Afterward, some free time is made available to browse the quaint, Caribbean-style shops selling local art and wares, or perhaps try one of the Mountain Top's 'world-famous' banana daiquiris at your own expense. At the conclusion of your visit, commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.
Relax and unwind amidst the idyllic tropical beauty of the Smith Bay Park eco-reserve during this picturesque, half-day excursion to Secret Sands Beach.
St. Thomas, East End, Smith Bay Park, Secret Sands Beach, and Offshore Islands
Depart the pier via open-air 'Safari Bus' for the short drive to the east end of St. Thomas, and a visit to Smith Bay Park, a pristine, approximately 21-acre (about-8.5 hectare) beachfront eco-reserve. Upon arrival, you are escorted to your reserved beach lounge at Secret Sands Beach, an idyllic tropical paradise offering amazing views of St. John, Tortola and the British Virgin Islands in the distance.
Secret Sands Beach Visit
During your visit, you can kick back, relax and unwind with a good book, sunbathe, swim in the inviting blue waters of the Caribbean Sea, and/or stroll about the white-sand beach and admire the rustic lagoon setting of this eco-reserve. Picnic tables and natural shade are available throughout this unspoiled hidden gem of a beach, which is bordered by natural coconut groves and sea grape trees on each end. Your relaxing visit includes complimentary beach loungers, 'noodle floats', water, sodas, and rum punch.
Skyline Drive, Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Neighbouring Islands
Following your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 50-minute drive back to the pier. En route, drive along via Skyline Drive, the mile-long elevated scenic artery of St. Thomas with the Atlantic and Caribbean Sea flanking both sides, and take in breath-taking views overlooking Charlotte Amalie Harbour, the downtown area, your ship and neighbouring islands.
Leaving the ship behind, you will journey by open air safari bus up St. Thomas' winding hills to Skyline Drive, glimpsing along the way our neighboring St. John. Stopping at "Skyline Drive" overlook you will view Charlotte Amalie's historic harbor nestled far below. On a clear day from here you can see St. Croix the largest of the five U.S. Virgin islands.
Magens Bay Beach
Next we will travel higher to the famed Mountain Top, to experience a spectacular view over "heart shaped" Magens Bay Beach, rated one of the best in the world by the National Geographic Society. While enjoying these views sample some (or all!) of our 28 locally made rums - mango, pineapple, spiced or a 20+ year aged dark rum.
As you sip these rums, feast your eyes on more panoramas - in the distance is our neighboring "British Virgin Islands" - Tortola, down to Virgin Gorda - some named by Christopher Columbus over 20 nearby islands and the Atlantic Ocean.
All too soon, your journey will conclude with a brief stop in Charlotte Amalie for guests wishing to disembark for shopping. Remaining guests will be returned directly to your ship.