Posts Tagged ‘Watersports’

Take the Helm and Learn to Sail

Take the Helm and Learn to Sail

For many ocean lovers there are few pleasures that rival sailing across the cerulean blue Caribbean Sea. There is just something life affirming about being out on the water with the salt air blowing through your hair, the warm sun on your face, and the marine life swimming alongside you. For me, one thing that…

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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 visitors to see unspoiled Caribbean beauty while enjoying some of St. Croix’s marine life in its natural habitat. Named #2 on the Coastal Living Magazine ‘Top…

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Dive the World Famous Cane Bay Wall

Dive the World Famous Cane Bay Wall

St. Croix is known for world class Caribbean diving. Beneath the turquoise waters the island is almost completely surrounded by a barrier reef teeming with coral, sponges, schools of tropical fish, sea turtles, and more. The most well-known part of this spectacular coral reef runs along the North Shore of St. Croix and is known…

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Make waves on a Wave Runner

Make waves on a Wave Runner

Looking to make some waves here on St. Croix? Then head over to Rainbow Beach and rent a wave runner from West End Water Sports. It’s a cool and refreshing way to enjoy the crystal-clear Caribbean waters and to take in the natural beauty the West End of St. Croix offers.  If you are comfortable on a…

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Jump off the Frederiksted Pier!

Jump off the Frederiksted Pier!

A favorite pastime of locals and visitors alike is to jump off the Frederiksted Pier. St. Croix is one of the few places left that allows the public to jump off a working pier, and here on the island it is like a rite of passage. With calm, crystal clear water surrounding it, Frederiksted Pier…

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Discover Scuba Diving!

Discover Scuba Diving

Have you ever wanted to try scuba diving so you could see the underwater world up close? It is a whole different world below the surface, and it is truly amazing! If you want to try scuba diving, but you aren’t  quite ready to take the plunge into full certification, then Discover Scuba is a…

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Bioluminescent Bays of St. Croix

Biolumiescent Bays 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 to witness nature’s “living lights” at night. For those of you not familiar with this concept, a bioluminescent bay (or bio bay) is a…

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Get Fit

Stone Bodyworks Wellness

It’s New Year’s time again, that time of year when we all make promises to ourselves (or ‘resolutions’) to do things like get in shape, eat better, stress less, spend more time with family…you get the idea.  Well, St. Croix offers a great opportunity for you to make this the year you make one of…

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St. Croix Coral Reef Swim

St. Croix Coral Reef Swim

Who knew that when I moved to St. Croix I would become an athlete? Okay, so I use the term ‘athlete’ loosely, but I have just participated in the 19th annual St. Croix Coral Reef Swim. This annual event attracts not only world class athletes, but swimmers of all ages and levels from all over since it includes a one-mile, a two-mile and a five-mile swim race.

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Cane Bay Fills with Mermaids!

Cane Bay Fills with 'Mermaids'!

Who doesn’t love mermaids? The first weekend in November, Cane Bay was filled with ‘mermaids’…both by land and by sea! The Mermaid Mixer is a fun, women only splash or dash event held each November at Cane Bay.  Participants, or ‘mermaids’ as they are called, sign up to either run 3 miles or swim 1/4…

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Sunday Funday on St. Croix

Sunday Funday on St. Croix

If you have been on St. Croix for even a few days you have probably heard the term ‘Sunday Funday’.  What is Sunday Funday?  Well, it’s pretty self explanatory…it’s the weekly celebration of Sunday, the island’s day of rest and relaxation.  While Sunday Funday can represent something as simple as heading to your favorite beach…

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Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Give it a Try!

Stand Up Paddle Boarding, give it a try!

Looking for something new to try? Why not learn stand up paddle boarding (commonly known as SUP)?! At one time or another you have probably been on a beach somewhere and seen people out on the water paddle boarding. I personally always wondered: is easy to do or hard to do? Some people make it…

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Deep Diving on St. Croix with S.C.U.B.A.

Deep Diving on St. Croix with S.C.U.B.A.

Divers in the know are already aware that St. Croix boasts some of the best diving in the Caribbean, and the best (by far) in the Virgin Islands. With our diverse combination of wrecks, reefs and walls, there is no shortage of dive sites on St. Croix. Most are accessible by a short boat ride…

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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 accessible from Christiansted, Green Cay Marina and the St. Croix Yacht Club. As one of only three Underwater National Monuments in the United…

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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 adventure, a kayak tour of Salt River. The award-winning tour was given by Caribbean Adventure Tours, the original kayak tour located in Salt…

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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 is less than a minute ride, and suddenly you’ll find yourself on a little spot of paradise, just a stones throw away from…

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Dive N2 the Blue Waters of the West End

Dive N2 the Blue Waters of the West End

St. Croix is known by diving enthusiasts as a fantastic, and underrated place to dive. Not everyone realizes what an amazing location and set of ecological conditions we have in St. Croix to create top-notch diving conditions. I’m from here and just recently I learned that St. Croix has the largest living reef of any Caribbean…

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Triathlon Traditions

Wall-2-Wall Triathlon

Everyone that lives here on St. Croix has their own triathlon traditions. Some people officially volunteer and are assigned to one of many different tasks at or leading up to the triathlon, from trimming the brush along the shoulders of the road and collecting trash, to handing out water or working the first aid stations.…

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