Top 10 Things to Do in St Thomas

Top 10 Things to Do in St Thomas Top 10 Things to Do in St Thomas

As the countdown to your St. Thomas vacation begins and your island escape gets closer, you can feel your excitement build as you search for what to do in St Thomas to fill those empty slots on your island trip plans. St. Thomas has so many things to do that it can be difficult to choose which activities are right for you and your family.  If you have romance on your mind, see our guide on the Top 5 Romantic Things to Do in St. Thomas, or if you are bringing the little ones along, our Locals Guide to St. Thomas: Kid-Friendly Things to Do will help you narrow down your trip options to suit the whole family! If you are just starting out and want to see the best of what the island has to offer, with my help, you will be booking excursions and planning your vacation in no time! Let me be your local guide to the top 10 things to do in St. Thomas:

 

St Thomas Boat Rentals

10. Boat Rentals- Why settle for a one island vacation? One of the top appeals of choosing St. Thomas for your island trip is the ease of access to other U.S. and British Virgin Islands with a boat rental. Go from reefs off the shores of St. John to the Baths at Virgin Gorda or any spot in between!

Hit multiple islands and top snorkeling spots all in one day with a powerboat rental:


Full Day Powerboat Charter

Half-Day Powerboat Charter
Customize 8 hours at sea for up to 8 people, complete with all the island hops and snorkeling stops of your choice! Go all the way down the BVI chain or keep it close to home and explore USVI waters! Explore the best of USVI waters like top snorkeling spots, deserted islands, secret beaches, and more with 4 hours at sea for up to 8 people on an all day powerboating trip!
starting at:
$599.00
starting at:
$450.00
 

Large Group Power Catamaran Charter
 
It’s an all-day party at sea for up to 32 people on a 46ft power cat with snacks, open bar, and all the gear for a full day of snorkeling stops! Customize your trip for the perfect large group charter!  
starting at:
$3500.00
 

 

Click here for even more Boat Rentals!

 

Explore any or all the Virgin Islands if you wish with our local guide on how to visit the many islands nearby:

Boat Rental Guide

St. Thomas Boat Rental Itineraries- So many islands and awesome snorkeling stops to choose from- let a local expert help you choose the perfect island hopping trip!

St Thomas Day Trips to St John or Jost Van Dyke

9. Day Trips to St. John or Jost Van Dyke- Sailing the crystal blue Caribbean Sea with the wind in your hair and island views all around you, it’s no wonder day trips on the water are among the top things to do in St Thomas! Snorkel with the kids, soak up the sun on deck, or twist and shout with a cocktail in hand.

 

Half-Day or Full Day, USVI or BVI, even Private Sails if you prefer, there are so many ways to experience and explore the sea on your St. Thomas vacation, and we have all the best day trips right here:

 


Full Day Sail to St. John

Half-Day Sail with Lunch
Sail away for a full day at sea featuring top snorkeling spots and all the food, drinks, and gear needed for a perfect sail to the welcoming shores of our beautiful neighbor, the island of St. John! Enjoy a laid back 4 hour sail to pristine Honeymoon Beach in St. John with snorkeling stops on the way! Lunch, a very open bar, and all your snorkeling gear are included for a perfect afternoon at sea!
starting at:
$130.00
starting at:
$105.00
 

Full Day Sail to Jost Van Dyke

Full Day Powerboat Charter
Venture over to the most hoppin’ spot in all the BVI, Jost Van Dyke. Relax on a full day sail complete with snorkeling stops, flowing cocktails aplenty, and an afternoon of good island times at crystal clear White Bay! Island hop from Jost Van Dyke down to Virgin Gorda or fill the day with hidden St. John beaches and top USVI snorkeling spots! Your private boat captain will help you plan a perfect St. Thomas day trip!
starting at:
$125.00
starting at:
$600.00

 

Click here for even more Day Trips to St. John or Jost Van Dyke!

 

Explore all the best day trip destinations with tips from our local experts:

 

Boating and Sailing Destinations

St. Thomas Boating and Sailing Destinations- Don't miss the top boating and sailing trip destinations from St. Thomas!

 

Kayak Hike and Snorkle in the St Thomas Mangrove Lagoon

8. Mangrove LagoonNature tours through the St. Thomas mangrove lagoon offer you exclusive access to some of St. Thomas’ most exotic wonders of nature on eco friendly outings that are also safe for the wildlife and well-being of the island!

 

Get up close with the unique flora, fauna, and natural beauty of St. Thomas with a one of a kind tour through the mangrove lagoon:

 


Mangrove Lagoon and Cas Cay Kayak, Hike, and Snorkel Ecotour

Mangrove Lagoon and Cas Cay Ecotour with Lunch
Kayak through the St Thomas lagoon among mangrove trees! Discover some of the best snorkeling in St Thomas in the underwater world created by their roots! Explore the island of Cas Cay as you hike from its shell beach to its seaside cliffs! Get even more time to explore on this 5 hour tour!  Extend your eco tour adventure through the Mangrove Lagoon to include more snorkeling, more hiking, and a picnic lunch with a million dollar view at the cliffs of Cas Cay!
starting at:
$78.99
starting at:
$138.99

 

Click here for even more tours through the Mangrove Lagoon!

 

Our local guide provides all you need to know about St. Thomas’ unique nature tours though the mangrove lagoon:

 

Ecotours in St Thomas

A Local's Guide to St. Thomas: What are Ecotours?- See for yourself why these eco friendly tours that explore the beauty of St. Thomas nature are truly a one of a kind island excursion!

 

Enjoy St Thomas Restaurants and Food Tours

7. Restaurants- Beach bar parties, lobster brunch, or live music on the water front, St. Thomas is home to so many restaurants and cuisines. A fresh seafood dinner with an ocean view, a cocktail looking out over a Caribbean sunset, and a local guided food tour are top island experiences that you do not want to miss!

 

Get a true taste of St. Thomas with a food tour through the historic streets of Downtown Charlotte Amalie:

 


St. Thomas Food Tour: Historic Main Street


Why simply eat a local dish when you can EXPERIENCE the food culture of the Virgin Islands?  Learn about the history and labors of love that go into cooking unique Caribbean cuisine, and then taste it for yourself!  
starting at:
$69.99
 
 

 

Get the full St. Thomas dining experience with our local guides to restaurants by area:

 

Restaurants in St Thomas

St. Thomas Restaurants- Ambiance, cuisine, location, we've got the low-down on dining in St. Thomas!



Romantic St Thomas Sunset Cruise

6. Sunset Cruise- You will be blown away by the vibrant colors of St. Thomas' sunset sky, and there's simply no better way to experience beauty like that than with champagne in hand on a smooth Caribbean sail with the best view in the house!

 

Sail off into the sunset on one of our romantic sunset sails:

 


St. Thomas Sunset Cocktail Sail

Private Sunset Sail
Sail away to a stunning sunset view with flowing cocktails and tasty hor d'oeuvres on this romantic sunset sail! Celebrate romance with a cozy sunset sail for two on your private sailboat with open bar and hor d'ouevres included!
starting at:
$60.00
starting at:
$380.00

 

Click here for even more Sails!

 

Take a mini escape right now with our Sunset Cocktail Sail review:

 

Romantic Things To Do

Insider Review: Sunset Cocktail Sail- Stunning pics and pleasant commentary on what you can expect on a Sunset Cocktail Sail!

 

St Thomas Snorkeling

5.    Snorkeling- As the islander of my family, I’ve taught young and old to snorkel for the first time, and it’s always a thrilling encounter with the sea! Vibrant coral reef, schools of tropical fish, and swimming sea turtles are just a few of the awesome sights St. Thomas has to offer while snorkeling the island’s many bays!


Be sure to encounter the best of St. Thomas’ snorkeling spots with one of our hand picked tours:

 


Sightseeing and Beach Tour

St Thomas Mangrove Lagoon and Cas Cay Ecotour
Sample the best sights above and below the sea! Take a tour to the top St. Thomas sights ending with a relaxing afternoon of amazing snorkeling at Coki Beach! Kayak, hike, and snorkel through the St. Thomas mangrove lagoon and enounter the vibrant coral and sea life that dwell among these one of a kind trees!
starting at:
$40.00
starting at:
$78.99
 

Day Sail to St. John
 
Sail out to sea and hit top snorkeling spots on a journey to our sister island on a breezy day sail featuring some of the best coral reefs in the Virgin Islands!  
starting at:
$130.00
 

 

Click here for even more Snorkeling excursions!

 

Our snorkeling guide written by local experts has all the best St. Thomas snorkeling tips:

 

Snorkeling in St Thomas

A Locals Guide to St. Thomas Snorkeling- Best tips on where, when, and even how to go snorkeling in St. Thomas on your island escape!

 

St Thomas Scuba Diving

4. Scuba Diving- Shipwrecks, ledges, lava tubes, oh my! The only way to get up close with the awesome world that awaits under the sea in St. Thomas is to just dive in! From laid back beach dives among thriving reefs just off the shore to deep water dives exploring  wrecks and ledges, there is something special for any and every diver in St. Thomas!

 

Beginner to experts can see the awesome sights and marine life that make St. Thomas a top diving spot:


PADI Discover Scuba Dive

Coki Beach Scuba Dive
Not certified? No problem! New divers get a quick 30 minute lesson and practice then you're off to explore top St. Thomas reefs! Explore vibrant coral reefs on a leisurely 1-hour dive with sights of lobster, rays, and tropical fish galore!
starting at:
$85.00
starting at:
$60.00
 

2-Tank Morning Boat Dive
 
Choose TWO dive sites between wrecks, ledges, lava tubes, and reefs on a 3.5-hour adventure dive that's great for small groups!  
starting at:
$105.00
 

 

 

Click here for even more Scuba Diving excursions!

 

Our local guide to scuba diving treks will show you all the ways you can encounter world class diving in St. Thomas:

 

Scuba Diving in St Thomas

Scuba Diving Excursions in St. Thomas- Relaxed beach dives to all day deep water adventures, expert divers to brand new beginners, discover your perfect St. Thomas dive!

 

St Thomas Island Tours

3.    Island Tours- I know you’ve been researching for your island trip for months, but trust me when I say no image can truly capture the beauty of St. Thomas as well as seeing it with your own eyes. With vantage points of the Caribbean Sea, nearby islands, and firelit sunsets, St. Thomas views will truly take your breath away, which is why taking an island tour to see the sights is of course among the top things to do in St. Thomas!

Brace for even more to see than just our stunning sights; see the unique history and culture of St. Thomas and capture the island way of life on one of our ultra fun island tours:


Island Tour in St Thomas

Island Tour with Beach Stop
All the postcard perfect views on one tour! Learn about the history and culture of St. Thomas as you take in the sights and make a trip to the highest point of the island for a famous banana daiquiri and views of Magens Bay at Mountain Top!

Let the island vistas and views of the Caribbean Sea take your breath away as you sway to the local sounds of St. Thomas. Then get up close with paradise in the warm turquoise waters of one of the top beaches in St. Thomas!
starting at:
$30.00
starting at:
$40.00
 

Island Tour with Shopping

Island Tour with Shopping and Beach Stop
Hit all the best sights and all the best deals on this tour featuring awesome island views and show stopping tax and duty free steals on jewelry, clothing, liquor, souvenirs and more! Don’t miss a thing on your St. Thomas trip! Board a party ride around the island! Hit all the stops from perfect views to duty free shopping, complete with a stop at a beautiful St. Thomas beach!
starting at:
$35.00
starting at:
$40.00

 

 

Click here for even more Island Tours!

 

Our guide to exploring St. Thomas will give you the best ways to see the sights and capture the million dollar views (as best as you can, of course): 

 

Exploring St Thomas

A Locals Guide to Exploring St. Thomas- Land or sea, there are so many great ways to explore St. Thomas!

 

St Thomas Shopping

2. Shopping- With huge selections and duty free deals on jewelry, watches, liquor, high end brands, and souvenirs, St. Thomas is the premier spot to shop in the Caribbean! When my family and friends visit the island, we always set aside a day to hit the shops to score some tax free mega deals!

 

Don’t miss out on the best way to shop ‘til you drop the island way with our local guided shopping tours:

 


Shopping, Sightseeing and Beach Tour

Shopping and Sightseeing Tour
See all the best of St. Thomas on this hoppin’ island tour featuring premier shopping, island vistas, and soaking up the sun at a world class St Thomas beach all in one day! Visit downtown where historical streets are lined with jewelers of all kinds, luxury brands, and local goods at deals you won’t find in the States! Then cruise around St Thomas, taking in island views and culture!
starting at:
$40.00
starting at:
$35.00

 

Click here for even more Shopping tours!

 

Our local guide to shopping in St. Thomas will show you why it’s a MUST-DO:

 

Shopping in St Thomas

A Locals Guide to St. Thomas Shopping- All you need to know about shopping in St. Thomas such as what to buy and tips for customs to get your mega deals home!

 

St Thomas Beaches

1. Beaches- Soft white sand and clear turquoise waters, it is no secret that St. Thomas has some of the best beaches in the Caribbean! That is why you are coming after all, isn’t it? While all the beaches are stunning, we want you to experience the very best St. Thomas has to offer, which also happens to be some of the best beaches the world has to offer!

Take in all the best island sights and hit top St. Thomas beaches on one of our local guided beach tours:

 


Island Tour with Beach Stop

Island Tour with Shopping and Beach Stop
Discover the unique history and culture of St. Thomas along with awesome views on this island tour topped off with soaking up the sun and sipping up some rum at one of the top beaches in St. Thomas! Hit the highlights of St Thomas' things to do with island vistas, tax free shopping, and two hours on a perfect St. Thomas beach filled with snorkeling, sun soaking, and umbrella drinks with a paradise view!
starting at:
$40.00
starting at:
$40.00


Let our local guide lead you to that perfect sandy shore you’ve been dreaming of:

 

Best Beaches in St Thomas

A Locals Guide to St. Thomas: Beaches- All the best beaches and tips in one go-to guide!


Now that you’ve got the local scoop on the top 10 of St. Thomas, you can have that perfect St. Thomas trip you have been dreaming of all year! Fill those empty trip slots with unforgettable moments and get ready for the vacation of a lifetime in St. Thomas!

See You in St. Thomas,

Megan


CaribbaConnect Mentioned Excursions:

Full Day Powerboat Charter

Half-Day Powerboat Charter

Large Group Power Catamaran Charter

Full Day Sail to St. John

Half-Day Sail with Lunch

Full Day Sail to Jost Van Dyke

Full Day Powerboat Charter

Mangrove Lagoon and Cas Cay Kayak, Hike, and Snorkel Ecotour

Mangrove Lagoon and Cas Cay Ecotour with Lunch

St. Thomas Food Tour: Historic Main Street

St. Thomas Sunset Cocktail Sail

Private Sunset Sail

Sightseeing and Beach Tour

PADI Discover Scuba Dive

Coki Beach Scuba Dive

2-Tank Morning Boat Dive

Island Tour in St Thomas

Island Tour with Beach Stop

Island Tour with Shopping

Island Tour with Shopping and Beach Stop

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Discover the top 10 things to do in St. Thomas, USVI. Plan and review the many St. Thomas activities and excursions available for your vacation.
Megan Carpenter
Executive Editor, CaribbaConnect
| Snorkeling, Kayaking, Fitness, Experience St. Thomas, Ecotours, Dining, Boating & Sailing, Beaches | Used tags: dining, excursions, local guide, things to do in st. thomas, tours