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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.

WatersportDescriptionRentalsToursWhere To Go
KayakTraditional paddle kayak water craftVirgin Kayak Tours, Sea Thru Kayaks VI, West End Water Sports
Pedal KayakKayak propelled by pedaling instead of paddlingVirgin Kayak Tours
Sailing Trimaran KayakA trimaran kayak that sails using a mainsail, pedal power and easy steeringIsland Kayak Sailing Adventures
Jet SkisMotorized personal water craftWest End Water Sports
Jet BoatRent a 23ft Yamaha jet boat and explore the waters of the West End with friendsWest End Water Sports
Seascooter Snorkel TourUse 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 waterVirgin 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 paddleIsland Kayak Sailing Adventures
Zayak BoardAn 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
SnorkelingSwimming 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
SurfingLearn the basics of surfing from an experienced instructor and begin riding waves right into the beach.LessonsFreedom Surf Co.
Swim LessonsLearn the basics of swimming with an experienced instructorLessonsFreedom Surf Co.
Scuba DivingAn 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 FishingRecreational deep sea or inshore fishing, usually done on a boat charterVisit our Sport Fishing page for a list of Fishing Charters
Sailing and Boat ChartersTake 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
ParasailingA recreational kiting activity where a person is towed behind a boat while attached to a specially designed canopy wing that resembles a parachuteCaribbean Sea Adventures Parasailing
Beach Chairs, Umbrellas and Lounge ChairsWhile you relax after your watersports adventure, or wait for your friends and family, rent a chair and umbrella to make your beach time more comfortableWest 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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