Best Things to Do in St. Thomas

Advice for your next visit to St. Thomas - Photo by Canva

Beautiful St. Thomas is the most populous of the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI). Charlotte Amalie, USVI territorial capital, is one of the most popular cruise ports in the Caribbean. Named for a Danish Queen, the city features pastel houses sprinkled against a background of emerald hills. Colorful sloops dock along the waterfront, and a few steps back, down alleyways, are lined with old Danish warehouse buildings. 

The island is home to pristine beaches, an abundance of natural bays and harbors, and rich history. If your next cruise includes a stop in St. Thomas, consider yourself lucky! We’ve rounded up a list of top member tips and excursions for your visit to St. Thomas. 

For Everyone

A look at Charlotte Amalie  - Photo by Canva

Member Tip: St. Thomas! I love this island so much. Very helpful people immerse you in their culture. They will treat you like family. Amazing place to shop. - ADM01

Member Tip: As soon as you get off the ship there is a welcome center with lovely people to help you plan on how to spend your day. They have good information, coupons, and free postcards. We did the SkyRide to see the island from above. Beautiful. - lislander.

Shopping and Sightseeing Tour: Explore the best of St. Thomas on this four-hour excursion. Departing from the cruise pier, this journey will first stop in Charlotte Amalie for shopping along the waterfront. Your small group will next gather for a sightseeing trip to the Mountain Top, which rises 1,547 feet above sea level. Along the way, you can take pictures and enjoy the scenery, including views of the white sand and crystal clear waters of Magens Bay Beach, which was named one of the world's 10 most beautiful beaches by National Geographic Magazine

Member Tip: Our favorite place is the Pirates Museum. You will see treasures that have been found on the ocean’s bottom in picture form and the actual piece! It was amazing! - kajay5605

Adventures for Couples

Coki Point Beach in St. Thomas - Photo by Canva

Member Tip: We took a panoramic scenic tour of the island and loved it. This place is beautiful! We went to the top of the mountain and saw the most beautiful views...it was amazing. - SCC71

Member Tip: We took a cab downtown and enjoyed the market, did some shopping. The buildings are super cute and there are high-end stores! We also stopped for drinks and went back to the cruise, ate lunch, grabbed our snorkeling gear and went to Coki Point Beach. It was busy but we spent around two hours in the water. Amazing place for snorkeling and we were surprised with squids, lots of fish and crabs! - PauseThisMoment

Thrill Seekers

Sunset over St. Thomas  - Photo by Canva

Member Tip: We did a Sea Blaster/snorkeling excursion. We had an awesome time snorkeling with the sea turtles and around a coral reef. It was magnificent. - mkstupalski 

Night Lagoon Kayaking Excursion with Pirate and Ghost Stories: This tour features two hours of kayaking around beautiful St. Thomas during the sunset hours. On your adventure, your guide will share stories about the deep connected history of pirateering in the Virgin Islands. 

Beach Lovers

Explore the pristine waters of Sapphire Beach while visiting St. Thomas - Photo by Canva

Member Tip: Snorkeling was so much fun here. We snorkeled Turtle Cove. I would go back and do it again. - DonMan875

Private Sapphire Beach and Island Drive: This private excursion features a private vehicle transport over the mountain top of Charlotte Amalie to Sapphire Beach. To get to your destination, you will take a relaxing journey along Skyline Drive to capture spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and neighboring islands like Water Island. Once you arrive at Sapphire Beach, you can enjoy two-and-a-half hours relaxing on the stunning white sands and swimming in the pristine turquoise waters. 

Member Tip: Find a cab and go to Magens Bay. It is rated as a top 10 beach in the world. It is beautiful with calm, clear waters. - azguy

Member Tip: We love St. Thomas. For the second time in a row, we did the fast catamaran to Honeymoon Beach. The kids love the snorkeling and beach. The water is beautiful and warm. The adults enjoy a rum punch or 2 or 3...Highly recommend it. - dray64127915

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