Sea Excursions in St. Thomas
Landlubbers and seafarers alike will enjoy the wind in their hair and salt spray in the air while exploring the waters surrounding St. Thomas. Several businesses can book you on a snorkel-and-sail to a deserted cay for a half day that starts at $90 per person or a full day that begins at $125 per person. An excursion over to the British Virgin Islands starts at $145 per person, not including customs fees. A luxury daylong motor-yacht cruise complete with gourmet lunch is $450 or more per person.
Adventure Center. For a soup-to-nuts choice of sea tours including a Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) safari, full- and half-day sails and sunset cruises contact the Adventure Center. Marriott's Frenchman's Reef Hotel, Rte. 315, Estate Bakkeroe, St. Thomas, 00802. 340/774–2992 or 866/868–7784. www.adventurecenters.net.
Charter Boat Center. The specialty here is day trips to the British Virgin Islands aboard 42-foot 12-passenger motoryachts Stormy Petrel and Pirate's Penny. There's also day- or weeklong sailing charters. American Yacht Harbor, 6300 Smith Bay 16-3, Red Hook, St. Thomas, 00802. 340/775–7990. www.charterboat.vi.
Treasure Isle Cruises. Jimmy Loveland at Treasure Isle Cruises can set you up with everything from a half-day sail to a seven-day Caribbean cruise. Rte. 32, Estate Nadir, St. Thomas, 00802. 340/775–9500. www.treasureislecruises.com.
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