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St. John Water Activities

St. John is a paradise for those who love the water. There is no shortage of water activities for you to choose from including: fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, power boat charters, sail boat charters, scuba diving, snorkeling and swimming.

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Deep sea fishing is a fun way to spend the day. Many captains will even fillet the fish for you to take back to the villa to grill. Whether you are a first-time fisherman or experienced sport fishing enthusiast, you're sure to find adventure on the Caribbean Sea. A typical trip might have you catching Tuna, Mahi, Barracuda, or Wahoo. Head out fishing on a half-day or full-day trip to catch some fresh seafood for you to grill up at our villa, or maybe even ask a local chef to make your vacation party dinner straight off the boat.


Kayaking around St. John can be amazingly beautiful. Rent equipment on the island (try Beach Bums, conveniently located at the ferry dock in Cruz Bay). They offer guided tours including lighted night kayak tours and snorkeling with turtles. Another option is Arawak Expeditions. They have great reviews on TripAdvisor, too!

Paddle Boarding (SUP)

Try stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) while on St. John. You can rent a paddle board by the day or for the entire week. Often your board can be brought right to the villa for you. Debating? Many people say that getting paddle boards is a must. It will change your experience and give you a whole new vantage point of the water wild life.

SUP Stand-Up Paddle Boarding St. John Saint USVI

Power Boat & Sail Boat Charters

There are lots of power and sail boat charter options. Pick the one that best suits your needs for size, pricing, and speed. Book in advance to ensure you will get out on the water. Here's a link for you on TripAdvisor to help with your decision.

We've touched on this before here.

Scuba Diving & Snorkeling

What is beautiful above the ocean is even more so under! St. John is a beautiful place for a SCUBA vacation. If you have never tried scuba diving, our crystal clear waters are a perfect place to begin. Snorkeling is another great option to get you out in the water. Choices abound to rent gear and get going. If you're comfortable on your own, St. John is the perfect place to bring your gear around the island with you and explore.


When you are ready to leave the pool and hot tub, and are looking for some beach swimming instead, refer to our handy beach map. Nearly every turn will take you to a new place to explore. There are over 30 beaches around St. John where you can enjoy the waters — or if you charter a boat, your options are unlimited.

Whatever you decide to do, you can be sure that you'll be refreshed and ready for more on your St. John vacation. No matter what time of year you visit the island, the water will be waiting for you!

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