Water Activities

Scuba Diving & Paddle Boards

If you want to see the world as you’ve never seen it, go for a dive. The diving in the Virgin Islands is world class and St John has three highly rated dive operators, all with excellent boats, staff and equipment.

All the dive shops offer an introductory dive for non certified beginning divers, so anybody can now explore the fascinating world below the surface.

  • Lowkey Watersports

    800 835-7718, 340 693-8999 | www.divelowkey.com

    Discover the beauty of the underwater world with Low Key Watersports. We offer daily dive trips for certified divers and snorkelers. If you’re not scuba certified or looking to advance your dive certification, we can teach you in no time! We offer a full range of diving courses from Discover Scuba Diving and Open Water, all the way up through Divemaster and Instructor!

    If you prefer to shore dive, we have a full range of scuba equipment available for rent. Need snorkel gear? Whether you are renting for a week or buying a top of the line set, stop by our shop and be properly fitted for snorkel equipment! Our store also carries a wide range of men and women’s swimwear, rash guards, t-shirts, cover-ups, shoes, and more.

  • Paddle Boarding: SUP-St John

    Please call Lucy at 340-220-0937 and Steve -340 626-2859 | www.sup-stjohn.com
    SUP is short from Stand Up Paddling. It is an emerging global sport with a Hawaiian heritage. People of every age and ability can learn to Stand-Up Paddle on any kind of water surface. Private lessons and rentals are available. Paddle Board rental includes complimentary delivery to the villa you rent with Caribbean Villas.

  • Paddle Boarding & Kayak Rentals - Arawak Expeditions

    Kayaking, snorkeling, and paddleboarding tours and rentals in St. John, USVI.   www.arawakexp.com

Snorkeling, Kayak, Fishing & Boat Excursions

St. John offers some of the best snorkeling in the entire caribbean, if not the world. Clear waters, beautiful fish, many locations and relatively unspoiled – St John offers snorkeling opportunities that other islands can only hope for. Visitors to St. John can find many locations to snorkel directly from the beach – including an underwater trail in Trunk Bay (complete with marked signs) but some prefer to rent a private charter or go on a group tour to visit more exotic locals.

  • Arawak Expeditions

    340.693.8312 | www.arawakexp.com
    Full & half day sea kayaking & snorkeling excursions to the beautiful beaches of St. John & neighboring cays.

  • Stormy Pirates

    340 775-7990 | stormypirates@gmail.com | Visit Website

    There is nothing like being out on the water in the Caribbean.  Do you want to meet other people?  Take one of their scheduled charters.  Do you prefer being able to do what you want, when you want, reserve one of their private charter boats.  Stormy Pirates offers both options and they have a 5 star rating.  No passport, no problem you can take a charter in the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Do you have a passport? Take a charter to the British Virgin Islands, explore the baths at Virgin Gorda, anchor at Jost Van Dyke and swim in to the Soggy Dollar Bar.  A day on the water is a day of fun!

  • Ocean Runner

    340 693-8999 | www.oceanrunnerusvi.com

    Whether you want to sightsee, snorkel, island hop, or relax on the beach, our captains know these islands, activities, and waters better than anyone. We offer captained center console charters, captained luxury yacht charters, and self-guided boat rentals. With our wide range of vessels, we have options to accommodate up to 12 guests and make your day on the water the best day of your visit to the islands. Be sure to also stop by our retail shop located in Cruz Bay to receive discounts on excursions, retail and rental items.

  • Ocean Surfari Fishing Charters

    340.227.5448 | www.oceansurfari.com

    If you’ve dreamed about the rush of fighting a majestic blue marlin or imagined an exhilarating sport fishing outing with your closest friends, Ocean Surfari has the team and boats to create an adventurous St. Thomas fishing or BVI fishing experience.  For guests staying on St John we do pick ups a the National Park dock in Cruz Bay.