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Tide Pools
Green Cay Marina

Come and enjoy the natural beauty of St. Croix! The landscape ranges from white sandy beaches to tropical rainforest to arid desert-like conditions…and everything in between. Hike to the top of Goat Hill for a breathtaking view of the island or take a nature tour and learn about the local flora and fauna. Enjoy a kayak tour of one of St. Croix’s bioluminescent bays or snorkel Cane Bay to take in the amazing underwater landscape and tropical reef creatures of the Caribbean. Take as many memories and pictures of this lovely island as you can, but please leave only footprints! Join us as we head out to explore.

Sunrise at Point Udall

Sunrise at Point Udall
While sunsets are known worldwide for their romantic ambiance, sunrises seem to be sadly overlooked. Watching the sunset on a day you have spent with someone you love is certainly beautiful, but » read more » 

Inshore Fishing on the South Shore

Inshore Fishing on the South Shore
While most people have heard of offshore or deep sea fishing, the concept of inshore fishing may be unfamiliar. Both types of fishing can be found here on St. Croix, but inshore fishing » read more » 

Hike to Jack and Isaac Bays

Hike to Jack and Isaac Bays
Jack and Isaac Bays are the living embodiment of what you imagine a quintessential Caribbean beach to be, but there is a bit of hike required to get to them. Once you » read more » 

Take a Hike to the Annaly Bay Tide Pools

Take a Hike to the Annaly Bay Tide Pools
The Annaly Bay tide pools are a series of large, naturally formed pools found on St. Croix’s beautiful North Shore. While accessing these pools is a bit of a challenging hike, it » read more » 

Brush Up on Your Bush Skills

Brush Up on Your Bush Skills
Have you ever wondered if you have what it takes to survive in the wild? The idea of learning and practicing survival skills is growing in popularity across the globe, and St. » read more » 

Visit Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge

Visit Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge
Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge is a true Caribbean gem found right here on the southwestern end of St. Croix. Most visitors go to Sandy Point to see one of the most » read more » 

Prepare for Hurricane Season

Prepare for Hurricane Season
As hurricane season closes in on St. Croix, we are reminded of the importance of hurricane preparedness here on St. Croix. While technology has made forecasting tropical storms and hurricanes more accurate, they » read more » 

Birding at Southgate Coastal Reserve

Birding at Southgate Coastal Reserve
Avid and novice bird watchers alike will enjoy the aviary experience St. Croix offers. There are seasonal appearances by certain species, as well as resident birds who make St. Croix their home » read more » 

Snorkel the Buck Island Reef Underwater Trail

Snorkel the Buck Island Reef Underwater Trail
Buck Island Reef National Monument offers some of the best snorkeling on St. Croix, as well as a postcard-worthy white sand beach surrounded by magnificently clear blue waters. This natural landscape allows » read more » 

Horseback Riding in the Rainforest

Horseback Riding in the Rainforest
If you like seeing new places, especially off the beaten path, grab your camera and cowboy hat because we have an adventure for you. Experience St. Croix’s tropical forest from the inside-out, » read more » 

Reconnect with Nature at the Botanical Garden

Reconnect with Nature at the Botanical Garden
The nature and history of St. Croix come together in perfect harmony at the St. George Village Botanical Garden.  This sprawling sixteen acre property is a quiet haven of beautiful foliage mingled with » read more » 

Buy Locally Grown Produce at the Farmer’s Market

Buy Locally Grown Produce at the Farmer’s Market
While on St. Croix, don’t miss out on the opportunity to visit a farmer’s market and pick out some locally grown fruits (and vegetables). The ‘farm belt’ of St. Croix, as well » read more » 

Bioluminescent Bays of St. Croix

Bioluminescent Bays of St. Croix
St. Croix is home to not one, but TWO of the Caribbean’s rare bioluminescent bays!  Both Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve and Altona Lagoon offer visitors a chance » read more » 

Marty Merrick – Grand Marshall

Marty Merrick – Grand Marshall
Congratulations to Marty Merrick for being named the Grand Marshall of the 2015 St. Croix St. Patrick’s Day Parade! Not familiar with ‘Marvelous Marty’? Here are a few tidbits I was able to gather » read more » 

The Wonders of St. Croix

The Wonders of St. Croix
A few years ago, I was in a meeting with the owners and management of St. Croix’s hotels and tour operators.  We were given an advanced copy of a new brochure that » read more » 

Go Green, St. Croix!

Go Green, St. Croix!
As more and more of us realize how our daily lives can affect the environment, it is crucial for us to understand and implement ways to reduce our negative impact. Here on » read more » 

Hunt and Spear a Lionfish to Save Our Reefs

Hunt and Spear a Lionfish to Save Our Reefs
Many of you may have already heard about the threat that is facing our precious coral reefs‚ the lionfish. If you haven’t, it’s time to learn about this invasive species, and spread » read more » 

Guess who’s coming to dinner?

Guess who’s coming to dinner?
Humpback whales!The other night I was having dinner at eat@canebay with my family when I noticed some of the staff and customers were standing up and intently peering out over the water. » read more » 

Simple Living on the West End

Simple Living on the West End
Driving north from Frederiksted, you would never know that the small Northside Valley sign tucked among the bougainvillea led to such an incredible place. An “off-the-beaten-path” accommodation option for your St. Croix » read more » 

A Hike through Canaan Gut

A Hike through Canaan Gut
The St. Croix Environmental Association (SEA), as part of their mission to provide education and community outreach, offers low or no cost activities that provide opportunities to explore St. Croix and to » read more » 

Reef Jam

Reef Jam
Reef Jam is an annual beach party event designed to: ‘encourage marine conservation and stewardship through community education and outreach’. While supporting the Reef Jam causes, attendees enjoy the largest beach party on » read more » 

Botanical Gardens Tour

Botanical Gardens Tour
Located on the west end of St. Croix is a place where beauty, history, and culture blend together in an inviting atmosphere. It is here you learn of the mysterious “weed woman” » read more » 

Top 10 Reasons To Choose St. Croix

Top 10 Reasons To Choose St. Croix
#10 No passport? No problem, mon. Foreign enough to be exotic, St. Croix is in fact part of “America’s Caribbean”-one of the islands comprising the United States Virgin Islands (USVI). Everyone speaks » read more » 

Day Tripping to Buck Island

Day Tripping to Buck Island
A trip to St. Croix would not be complete without day tripping to Buck Island. Located just 1 1/2 miles off the northeast shore of Christiansted, St. Croix, Buck Island is easily » read more » 

VINE (Virgin Islands Network of Environmental Educators)

VINE (Virgin Islands Network of Environmental Educators)
Leave Paradise in its Place! Seeing a need to improve environmental and cultural education opportunities through out the U.S. Virgin Islands Network of Environmental Educators (VINE) was formed in August 2004 by » read more » 

Senepol Cattle – A Crucian Breed

Senepol Cattle – A Crucian Breed
It all started a long time ago in 1860 when a man named George Elliott decided to import 60 Senegalese (N’Dama) heifers and two bulls from Senegal West Africa. Mr. Henry Nelthropp, » read more » 

Hawksbill Turtle Watch

Hawksbill Turtle Watch
Every species on the earth has its specific place and particular role in the ecosystem. Marine turtles are no different. They are a small part of ocean species that need to be » read more » 

Mango Melee

Mango Melee
Mango Melee takes place every July and is hosted by the St. George Village Botanical Gardens. Please check our calendar for this year’s date. This popular summer event helps develop a greater » read more » 

Kayak Among the Mangroves of Salt River

Kayak Among the Mangroves of Salt River
‘What an incredible experience’, ‘That was cool’, ‘We got to see so much’, and ‘Our guide was so funny!’ – these were just a few of the comments heard during my latest » read more » 

Agricultural and Food Fair “AgFair”

Agricultural and Food Fair “AgFair”
Every February, St. Croix hosts the largest agricultural festival in the Territory. The St. Croix Agricultural Fair, or AgriFest, is a colorful display of locally produced agricultural products, livestock, arts and crafts » read more » 

A Trip to the St. Croix Avian Sanctuary with Toni Lance

A Trip to the St. Croix Avian Sanctuary with Toni Lance
There’s a good chance, if you live on St. Croix that you’ve heard of Toni Lance, St. Croix’s “Bird Lady,” as she has been dubbed. A lifelong bird and animal lover, Toni » read more » 

Leave Paradise in its Place

Leave Paradise in its Place
KEEP THE VIRGIN ISLANDS BEAUTIFUL! Residents and visitors appreciate the Virgin Islands for a number of reasons, but the gorgeous beaches and stunning underwater ecosystems definitely rank at the top of our » read more » 

A Fresh Perspective from Hotel on the Cay

A Fresh Perspective from Hotel on the Cay
A small little island exists in the middle of the Christiansted Harbor on St. Croix. This hotel has been an institution on St. Croix for decades. The ferry over to the cay, » read more » 

Respect the Leatherback Sea Turtles

Respect the Leatherback Sea Turtles
While many people have a huge fondness and respect for sea turtles, there is something particularly awe inspiring about Leatherback sea turtles. The oldest of all sea turtle species, it has been » read more »