Over 100 Things to Do on St Croix

There are just so many things to do on St Croix! One of the things I love the most about the island is all the wide-open spaces. St Croix is the perfect getaway for the eco-tourist, water-lover, or history buff. It’s also great for anyone who just wants to relax and unwind without crowds and commercial trappings. With green rolling hills, there’s plenty of hiking, exploring, and of course, the beaches! There are so many activities and fun things to do, you’ll want to come back again and again.

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Most importantly, St Croix is a little bit different for each person who visits or lives on our island.  Ask a Scuba diver about their St Croix and they’ll tell you tales of the whale shark that passed by Sugar Beach some years back or all about their favorite dive sites – and there are so many to choose from! (Mine is Northstar) Talk to a local bartender and they’ll discuss at length the different flavors of Cruzan Rum and why they are better than any other rum around. The salty sailors who spend their days out at Buck Island National Park will share their love of the coral reef and the incredible diversity of fishes that inhabit it. So when you ask the question “What is there to do on St Croix?” – it all depends on the person you ask… because there’s something for everyone!

For the water lover

You’ll find an array of offshore activities from snorkeling at Buck Island’s underwater National Monument to world-class scuba diving at the Cane Bay Wall and the Frederiksted Pier. The island is the edge of the continental shelf popping out of the water, so the depth drops quickly offshore. This creates great for wall diving on the North Shore, and also means deep sea fishing is just two miles offshore! You’ll find local fishermen selling their daily catch roadside, as well as finding it on daily specials menus at our vast array of restaurants.

Salt River Bay offers kayakingtrips during the day that highlight the history, culture, and ecology of the mangrove-lined bay. At night, explore the other-worldly bioluminescence in one of only a dozen or so Bio-bays found on Earth!

You’ll definitely want to take the time to explore the beaches that surround our gorgeous island. All beaches in the United States Virgin Islands are open to the public. For this reason, resorts and hotels welcome you to visit for the day. Some ask for a small fee to use beach chairs, but you’ll find it’s worth it!

If you want to find peace and quiet – there are plenty of off-the-beaten-path options as well. Check out some of our St Croix beach recommendations.

For the history lover

Since Columbus sailed the ocean blue, seven different flags have flown over our shores. This created a melange of cultures that can be explored through architecture, food, and people. Neighborhoods throughout the island are named after the 150 Sugar Plantations that spread across the island during the mid-1700s.

Exploring the island reveals the ruins of the plantations with the remains of Sugar Mills dotting the landscape. Take a tour at the Cruzan Rum Factory where the Nelthropp family has been crafting our island rum since 1760.

In both Christiansted and Frederiksted, you can explore the forts that once protected the towns. Christiansted is the heart of the island with the seaplane port, shopping, restaurants and the Christiansted boardwalk where many snorkel and dive charters depart.

Christiansted

King Street Christiansted

The colonial downtown is on the National Historic Landmark Register and features distinctive pastel buildings with arching, shaded sidewalks. You’ll find masonry comprised of yellow bricks that once were the ballast in ships coming from Denmark and coral hewn from the local shore. Take a walking tour of Christiansted and learn about Alexander Hamilton’s family history and how St Croix helped to establish his future as one of the founders of the United States.

Frederiksted

Freedom City Frederiksted St Croix

Frederiksted aka “Freedom City” was the site of the non-violent slave revolt in 1835 that led to the emancipation of the enslaved on St Croix and eventually throughout the Caribbean.

This charming, growing cruise ship port has a Victorian-era feel as the town burned thirty years later in a labor revolt. It was later rebuilt with the distinctive gingerbread detailing of the day.

On cruise ship days you’ll find the palm-lined waterfront alive with local food and craft vendors, as well as street performers. Frederiksted offers a growing array of local shops, restaurants and beach bars – the best spot for watching the Caribbean sunset. if you’re an animal lover, enjoy the West end by horseback and experience the thrill of swimming on your horse. You’ll learn quickly why they say “West is Best”.

For the nature lover

St Croix is a hidden gem of hiking paths and rolling green hills. Take a hike on the North shore down to the Annaly Bay Tide Pools. Or explore out East, a moderate 15-minute hike takes you from Point Udall to pristine Isaac Bay.

Sandy Point is open to the public on weekends from September to May, the rest of the time it’s protected nesting habitat of the Leatherback Sea turtle.

The big island was once known as the “bread basket” of the Caribbean and recently has enjoyed an agricultural renaissance. You’ll find farm stands throughout the island with organic, local, seasonal vegetables, fruits, honey, jams, and sauces. The summer fruit season is a delicious time to be here.

For the Music Lover

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Caribbean Sea Adventures

Caribbean Sea Adventures loves the sun, sand, and sea! We offer public and private charters, sunset sails, snorkeling, scuba diving, and wedding ceremonies at beautiful Buck Island Reef National Monument. Specializing in private and small group charters so you never need to worry about personal space. We limit our public excursions to 80% of each vessel’s U.S. Coast Guard capacity ensuring that our guests never miss out on the personal attention our crew has become famous for. Buck Island Reef National Monument Snorkeling Charters Buck Island Reef National Monument is a must for every visitor whether you snorkel the underwater trail or [...]
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1102 King Street, Suite 12, Christiansted, St Croix 00820
Phone: 340-773-2628
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Cruzan Cowgirls Horse Rescue and Riding Tours

Cruzan Cowgirls is a small family-owned and operated business that offers horseback riding tours in St Croix, USVI! Their goal is to share with you the adventure of a lifetime as you experience the beauty, culture, and history that is unique to St Croix’s “West End” on horseback. Tours typically depart from the parking lot at Rainbow Beach. Read more in our article Horsing Around on St Croix. Established in 2013, Cruzan Cowgirls intends to provide visitors to the island of St Croix with the unique and exciting experience of horseback riding in one of the most beautiful places in [...]
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Rainbow Beach, St. Croix, USVI, Frederiksted, St Croix 00840
Phone: 340-690-7433
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S/V Inconceivable

Sail and explore the beautiful turquoise waters of the Caribbean. The Inconceivable can be yours for day adventures, sunset sails, or term charters. Inconceivable offers: Half and Full Day Charters (up to 6 passengers) Sunset Sails (6 person minimum; 12 person max) Term Charters (up to 8 passengers, additional passengers can be accommodated for an added fee) or liveaboard rentals at Green Cay! BOOK NOW   The Inconceivable crew will customize day trips and term charters to whatever the clients would like to do! They have snorkel gear, noodles, floats, and plenty of gorgeous waters to sail around in!  Two Paddle Boards are available on request. They have a [...]
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Green Cay Marina, East End, St Croix 00820
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LEVELS

LEVELS is a live music venue, bar & creative space in Christiansted, St. Croix. Located in the heart of Christiansted, St. Croix, Levels is the place to experience live music, entertainment, and the creative culture of St. Croix. The space has a rich history as a nightclub and live music venue. Many local artists like Midnite, Pressure Bus Pipe, Umoja, Kurt Schindler, and many more have performed in the multi-level space. Keeping in that tradition, the space has been newly renovated and modernized to celebrate creativity & community.   Like this:Like Loading...
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54b Company Street, Christiansted, St. Croix, USVI, Christiansted, St Croix 00820
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PamperedVI

The Pampered VI Day spa is located in downtown Christiansted, This hidden oasis is perfect for rejuvenating your mind, body, and spirit whether it's a massage, facial, waxing, or Jordan's famous lashes. They also carry a carefully curated list of quality beauty products and the best in skin care, including reef-safe sun protection. The first thing you'll notice when you step through the doors, is the soothing scent of lemon grass that wafts through the air, instantly transporting you to a state of zen. Then you'll notice the full array of hand-picked health and beauty products and other items to [...]
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54 King Street, Christiansted, St Croix 00820
Phone: 340-773-7728
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Symbiosis Dive Safaris and Tours

Whether you are looking for a liveaboard or land-based dive safari on St. Croix, Indonesia, the Caribbean, the Maldives, or somewhere else, Symbiosis Diving can get you there. You may be wondering where to go and what time of year to go there to maximize your experience? Hey, we know how daunting it can be choosing from 100’s of options, you may ask yourself where do you begin to find the right operator or area to observe…insert your favorite critter here… in their natural habitat? Maybe you’re asking when is the best season to see blue-ring octopus in Lembeh? When [...]
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Christiansted, St Croix 00820
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Lioness Sportfishing

At Lioness Sportfishing you’ll experience fishing in the USVI at its finest!  Join them for an exciting day on the water on our 42 ft Viking Sportfish “Lioness”.  They specialize in catching Blue and White Marlin, Longbill Spearfish, Mahi-Mahi, Wahoo, Kingfish, Blackfin and Yellowfin Tuna, and several very large species of Sharks (All sharks and billfish are catch and release)! 
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Christiansted Downtown & Boardwalk, St Croix
Phone: 941-730-7474
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Twin City Car Rental

Locally Owned & Operated! Twin City Car Rentals offers vehicles ranging from Toyota Corolla sedans to Jeep Wranglers to Ford F150 (4×4)s and more.  Cars, Jeeps, Minivans & pickups. They offer convenient pick-up and drop-off services to and from the airports and hotels. Offering Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Short-term & Long-Term Rentals! Experience St Croix with their NEW rental fleet!
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113 Barren Spot Village Mall, Christiansted, St Croix 00820
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St George Village Botanical Garden

Located on St Croix in the United States Virgin Islands, the St. George Village Botanical Garden is a 16- acre garden situated among the buildings and ruins of an 18th and 19th century sugar cane plantation. This site overlaps an Amerindian settlement which dates back to c.100 A.D.
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127 Estate St. George, Frederiksted, St Croix 00840
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Centerline Car Rentals

Centerline Car Rentals has been serving St. Croix since 1990. We provide the largest, most modern fleet of rental cars seven days a week from three convenient locations: we meet all flights at our St. Croix Airport Terminal location; we have a location in downtown Christiansted, next to the seaplane dock; and our Mid-Island – La Reine location is right on Centerline Road. Centerline has a wide variety of well-maintained, reliable vehicles ready for you to explore St. Croix — including cars, Jeeps, SUVs, trucks and vans. Like this:Like Loading...
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Henry E. Rohlsen Airport, Christiansted, St. Croix, USVI, Christiansted, St Croix 00850
Phone: 340-692-2525