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.
Located in Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve, Virgin Kayak Tours offers more than their name implies. Virgin Kayak is the only Hobie dealership on St. Croix, and the only tour…
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 under 'Where To Go'.
|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|
|Flyboard||The rider stands on a board connected by a long hose to a watercraft which forces water under pressure to a pair of boots with jet nozzles underneath providing thrust for the rider to fly up to 15m in the air or dive into the water down to 2.5m||West End Water Sports|
|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|
|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.||Big Beard's Adventure Tours, Caribbean Sea Adventures, Buck Island Charters, Swan Charters LLC, Lyric Sails, Roseway Sunset Sails|
|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 GoToStCroix.com Water Activities playlist to see some of our favorite videos featuring local watersports.