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Where in the world: Caribbean  /  U.S. Virgin Islands  /  St. Thomas  /  Charlotte Amalie

Top 15 things to do in Charlotte Amalie

1. Magens Bay, Magens Bay

Consistently ranked among the world's top beaches, Magens Bay offers arguably the most photogenic stretch of shore available on the Virgin Islands. The sugary sands and calm waves on the northern coast of Saint Thomas invite you to swim, kayak, and paddleboard. Visually appealing from every angle, the charming coastal spot enjoys the protection of its surrounding park, which offers organized camping and encompasses swathes of mangroves and wetlands. The park also contains several rental venues designed to host weddings, family parties, and other private events. The beach itself boasts picnic tables, food vendors, changing facilities, and several outfits renting water-sport equipment.
Suggested duration: 3 hours
Tours from $50 › Learn more about Magens Bay

2. The VI Cat

The Cat is your #1 choice when it comes to sailing and snorkeling while visiting sunny, beautiful St. Thomas, USVI. St. Thomas's year-round warm temperatures, idyllic Caribbean waters and fresh breezes create the perfect setting for your catamaran sailing activity.

Fun Water Tours, Inc. provides the perfect activity for singles, groups, and families of all ages. We offer two different tours; Turtle Cove Snorkel & Sail Adventure or a BBQ Dinner Sail. You are bound to have a unique experience and a lot of fun with any activity you choose!

In addition to our daily trips, Fun Water Tours, Inc. also offers a perfect and original venue to host your private party or group function! Contact us to detail your private event. Don't forget to ask about our "Worry Free Event Planning".
Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
Tours from $85 › Learn more about The VI Cat

3. Coral World Ocean Park, Smith Bay

Observe and inspect marine life at Coral World Ocean Park, an "open-water" site based around a system of tanks fed by ocean waters. A highlight is an 80,000 gallon open tank that allows wildlife in from above as well as by water. The park offers humerous sea lion shows, as they perform with skilled trainers, and touch pools with various creatures. Pick up snacks and refreshments in the shark bar. Be sure to descend to the depths of the undersea observatory to take in life on a natural coral reef 4.5 m (15 ft) below the surface.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $24 › Learn more about Coral World Ocean Park

4. Turtle Cove Catamaran Snorkel & Sail Adventure at Little Buck Island St. Thomas

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Come swim with the resident green sea turtles and tropical fish on this 3 hour snorkel & sail adventure in St. Thomas aboard The VI Cat. From your departure, set sail on our 54-foot US Coast Guard inspected catamaran to the idyllic Caribbean waters of Turtle Cove at Little Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge. Seeing the green sea turtles in their natural habitat truly is a life-long memory. Note this is Little Buck Island located off of St. Thomas. Enquire about a morning tour during the busier holiday weeks.
Suggested duration: 3 hours
Tours from $109 › More about this tour at viator.com ›
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5. Trunk Bay Beach, Virgin Islands National Park

Watch the crystalline water gently whirling around cliffs and crags, lapping the soft coral sands of one of the most pristine beaches in the Caribbean at Trunk Bay Beach. Rent snorkel gear and discover colorful sea life along the underwater trail of reefs. The inviting, warm waters are perfect for underwater photography enthusiasts. When you have had enough of swimming and basking in the tropical sun, cool off with a frozen cocktail or dine at one of the romantic restaurants. The shade of the national park hides many hiking trails for you to explore. Look for the ruins of historic sugar plantations, remnants of the colonial past. Note that the beach gets overcrowded sometimes.
Suggested duration: 3 hours
Tours from $58 › Learn more about Trunk Bay Beach

6. Boat Tours & Water Sports

Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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7. Coki Point Beach, Smith Bay

Offering azure waters and soft white sands, Coki Point Beach is considered one of the top snorkel spots on Saint Thomas island. Local vendors line the shore, offering refreshments, hair braiding and snorkel equipment hire, perfect if you haven’t brought your own. Discover a trove of tropical fish in the calm, clear waters, or glide across the cerulean surface on a rented kayak.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $24 › Learn more about Coki Point Beach

8. Sunset & Harbor Lights Dinner Sail from the Marriott's Frenchman's Cove

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Be sure to come hungry for The VI Cat's Harbor Lights Dinner Sail! This catamaran's dinner has offerings for all palettes in front of an award-winning backdrop. Included in price: All beverages; non-alcoholic, cocktails, beer & wine, full dinner menu, see below.  Scratch-made main courses are TACOS on Tuesdays; BBQ Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays! Ideal for: Everyone and Anyone! Singles, couples, groups, friends, families - people of all ages and abilities!Sample TACO Bar menu (subject to change):• Salad• Veggies• Hummus & pita• Soft flour tortillas• Ground beef• Chicken• Rice & beans• Cheese• Chips & salsa• All taco toppingsSample BBQ Menu (subject to change): • Salad • Hummus and pita • Vegetables • Hawaiian Sweet Rolls • BBQ Pulled Pork • Tequila jalapeño lime flank steak • Sweet & Sour Chicken Breast • Rice and Beans • Mac-N-Cheese *Please CALL 48 hours in advance with any dietary restrictions*
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $109 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

10. Diamonds International St. Thomas

Treat yourself or someone special to a gem from Diamonds International St. Thomas, a jeweler that sells a wide selection of pieces. Choose from diamond creations with glittering jewels incorporated into bracelets, necklaces, rings, and much more. Ask for assistance from the trained and knowledgeable staff, who can help you find what you're looking for and make suggestions if you're feeling a little overwhelmed by the choice. With extensive bridal and men's ranges, as well as a large selection of classic time pieces, the jeweler boasts a collection that appeals to a broad clientele.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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11. Boat Tours & Water Sports, Cruz Bay

Suggested duration: 4 hours
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12. Snorkel & Swim with Turtles. Semi Private Tour to Buck Island & Honeymoon Beach

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No overcrowding. This is an intimate, semi-private charter. A max of 12 guests will enjoy a 4 hr trip to Turtle Cove or Brewers Bay and Honeymoon Beach. At Turtle Cove or Brewers Bay you will have snorkeling gear to explore coral reefs that are home to tropical fish such as snapper, hamlets, parrot fish and you can even swim with the turtles. Once the group is finished snorkeling - enjoy a cold beer or two! After the snorkel stop, we will whisk you away to Honeymoon Beach/Water Island. The #1 beach on TripAdvisor, you will enjoy the white sand beach and crystal blue waters. You can visit the world famous Dinghy's Beach Bar where Pain Killers flow. Your experience is complete with a quick trip to Yacht Haven Grande. Depending on availability, guests will enjoy either MV Sea Wolf, a 45' power Naval Cat complete with custom seating, our 2019 36' Twin Vee power Ocean Cat or our 31' Wellcraft powerboat. Our guests rave about the quality of this charter. Departure at 9am or 2pm.
Suggested duration: 4 hours
Tours from $149 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

13. Scuba & Snorkeling, East End

Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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14. Grand Jewelers

Find a perfect piece of jewelry at Grand Jewelers, known for fair prices and attentive staff. Founded in 1982, the store offers high-quality jewelry and watches. Choose from the variety of gold and silver items featuring an array of precious stones and gems, such as diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and tanzanite. Pick out the perfect engagement ring, timeless accessory, or stylish gift for a loved one. The store also offers custom-made jewelry and shipping.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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15. 50' Luxury Yacht. Private Full or Half Day Catamaran Snorkel, & Beach Experience

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Spend the day on your own 50' Luxury Catamaran Yacht. This price is all inclusive for the Yacht, up to 12 guests. You can select a half or full day charter. Visit the islands of St. Thomas, St. John and surrounding islands. SY Sirena is a 50′ Luxury catamaran with a spacious salon that opens on to an expansive back deck with seating and dining. The bow of the boat offers relaxing seating with bean bag chairs and large trampolines for group conversations, tanning or intense turtle, dolphin watching. There are plenty of water toys to keep you entertained; from SUP’s, snorkeling equipment and relaxing floats. Price includes ice, soda, beer and rum punch. You and our captain will design an itinerary that best meets the needs of your group. *Please note the BVI is not be open to day visitors due to Covid regulations. Departure from American Yacht Harbor in Red Hook. Upon pre-approval, guests may be picked up at the Wyndham Margaritaville Resort.
Suggested duration: 4 to 7 hours
Tours from $1,495 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

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