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St. Croix offers a plethora of fun watersports for all ages and skill levels.  Surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and stunning reefs, St. Croix is a paradise for scuba divers, snorkelers, sailors, and paddlesports enthusiasts.  Kayak or stand up paddleboard (SUP) the calm waters of Salt River, or try some more extreme watersports like jet skiing, flyboarding or parasailing.  Book a multi-day sailing charter, a sunset cruise, or take a day trip to Buck Island and snorkel the underwater trail.  St. Croix is also a haven for sport fishing, both deep sea and near shore. Whatever you like to do in or around the water, or if you're looking to try something new, St. Croix's watersports operators have something for everyone.


Watersports Round Up

Remember when watersports consisted of simple things like sailing, diving and snorkeling?  The world of watersports has exploded with additions like SUP, hydroflight devices, kite sports, and pedal boards. To help you navigate the amazing variety of watersports options available for you here on St. Croix, check out the table below!

Scroll down for links to the 'Watersports Operators' listed below.

Watersport Description Rentals Tours Where To Go
Kayak Traditional paddle kayak water craft Virgin Kayak Tours, Sea Thru Kayaks VI, West End Water Sports
Pedal Kayak Kayak propelled by pedaling instead of paddling Virgin Kayak Tours
Sailing Trimaran Kayak A trimaran kayak that sails using a mainsail, pedal power and easy steering Island Kayak Sailing Adventures
Jet Skis Motorized personal water craft West End Water Sports
Jet Boat Rent a 23ft Yamaha jet boat and explore the waters of the West End with friends West End Water Sports
Seascooter Snorkel Tour Use the latest in under water propulsion Seascooters available while enjoying a fun, guided educational snorkel tour, seeing lots of aquatic life. Mermaid Adventures
Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Standing up on boards (similar to surf boards) and paddling through the water Virgin Kayak Tours, West End Water Sports, Sea Thru Kayaks VI, Swan Charters LLC
SUP Stepper ‘SUP Stepper’ improves on the SUP by adding stabilizing handlebars and a stepper drive which provides forward motion instead of a paddle Island Kayak Sailing Adventures
Zayak Board An alternative to snorkeling, this floating board features a transparent window that allows the rider to have a view underwater without being submerged. Island Kayak Sailing Adventures
Snorkeling Swimming through the water equipped with a dive mask, snorkel and fins and view the underwater world. Buck Island tour operators and many boat charters offer snorkeling, and many places rent snorkel equipment or offer snorkeling tours. Island Kayak Sailing Adventures, West End Water Sports, Caribbean Sea Adventures, Big Beard's Adventure Tours, Buck Island Charters, Swan Charters LLC, Lyric Sails, Mermaid Adventures
Surfing Learn the basics of surfing from an experienced instructor and begin riding waves right into the beach. Lessons Freedom Surf Co.
Swim Lessons Learn the basics of swimming with an experienced instructor Lessons Freedom Surf Co.
Scuba Diving An underwater swimming activity involving the use of self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (SCUBA) Visit our Scuba Diving page for a list of Dive Shops
Sport Fishing Recreational deep sea or inshore fishing, usually done on a boat charter Visit our Sport Fishing page for a list of Fishing Charters
Sailing and Boat Charters Take a sailboat or power boat tour to Buck Island, around St. Croix, on a snorkel tour, or for a sunset sail. Private charters are also available to the other US Virgin Islands. Visit our Sailing and Boat Charters page for a list of Operators
Parasailing A recreational kiting activity where a person is towed behind a boat while attached to a specially designed canopy wing that resembles a parachute Caribbean Sea Adventures Parasailing
Beach Chairs, Umbrellas and Lounge Chairs While you relax after your watersports adventure, or wait for your friends and family, rent a chair and umbrella to make your beach time more comfortable West End Water Sports

Scroll down for links to the Watersports Operators listed above.

Want to see what you can expect from our beautiful Caribbean Waters? Check out the Water Activities playlist to see some of our favorite videos featuring local watersports.

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