The Virgin Islands, a tropical paradise in the Caribbean, is a dream destination for boating enthusiasts from all around the world. With its crystal-clear waters, vibrant coral reefs, and diverse sea life, it offers many opportunities for adventure and relaxation.
Magic Moments Luxury Excursions is excited to share with you the top seven must-visit boating destinations in the US Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands that will make your time there unforgettable.
1. Turtle Cove
As one of the best snorkeling spots in St. Thomas, Turtle Cove is a must-visit for anyone looking to get up close and personal with the island’s marine life.
Here, you’ll find a vibrant array of sea creatures, from colorful fish to graceful sea turtles. The cove is renowned for its clear waters and is a popular spot for both snorkeling tours and our private boat charters. Don’t forget your bathing suit, as you won’t want to miss the chance to explore this underwater wonderland from a different point of view.
2. Christmas Cove
Known for its serene beauty and abundant sea life, Christmas Cove is another top St. Thomas snorkeling spot. This secluded area is perfect for those looking to escape the crowds and enjoy a peaceful day on the water. With private boat charters readily available, you can explore the cove at your own pace and discover why it’s considered one of the best spots in St. Thomas.
3. Tektite Reef, St. John South Shore
The Tektite snorkel is one of the absolute best snorkeling spots on St. John. The name, Tektite, refers to a research project conducted at Beehive Bay, a small cove on the Southeastern tip of Great Lameshur Bay.
On a calm South Shore day, Magic Moments will get you there with ease.
Tektite used to be an actual underwater laboratory designed by the General Electric Space Division in 1969. It used pressurized environments to investigate human health effects of space travel. When snorkeling at Tektite now, you will see an amazing variety of fish, underwater caves, scattered coral and large rock formations. From there you can also explore the back end of Reef Bay trail and discover the famous petroglyphs.
4. Waterlemon Cay, St. John North Shore
Watermelon Cay is another one of the top choices for snorkeling when visiting St. John, and is even the 6th ranked top attractions in St. John on TripAdvisor! In the clear waters you will see schools of fish, rays, turtles, star fish, conch, and beautiful hard and soft coral reef formations.
Alternatively, just relax on the bow and sightsee famous mansions from the water’s edge. We tailor to your imagination, group size, interest, and likes. Private yachting allows you to explore the beauty of our islands at your own pace. Don’t miss out on this most coveted destination feature.
5. Red Hook
For a taste of local life, make your way to Red Hook, a bustling port town known for its vibrant atmosphere and array of dining and shopping options. After a day on Magic Moments, you can make Red Hook your casual dinner destination.
Whether you’re a seasoned sailor or a first-time visitor, the US Virgin Islands offer a boating experience like no other. With its breathtaking scenery, vibrant marine life, and an array of boating options, it’s no wonder that this Caribbean gem is a top destination for boating enthusiasts from around the globe.
6. The Baths at Virgin Gorda
An ethereal landscape where the sea meets colossal granite boulders, The Baths at Virgin Gorda are a surreal spectacle in the British Virgin Islands, easily reachable from St. Thomas for a day’s adventure. This geological wonder, characterized by hidden pools and grottoes, creates a labyrinthine of beachside exploration that feels almost otherworldly.
The clear, turquoise waters invite a leisurely swim, while the smooth, weather-sculpted rocks beckon climbers and explorers. A visit to The Baths is a highlight of any boating excursion in the Virgin Islands, encapsulating the awe-inspiring interplay between the natural elements.
7. Norman Island
Often linked with tales of pirates and hidden treasure, Norman Island provides a backdrop for modern-day adventurers seeking their own treasure in the form of exceptional snorkeling and diving experiences. Known as the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island,” this uninhabited island boasts rich marine life in the bays, notably the famous Caves, where snorkelers can find a myriad of sea life dwelling among the corals.
Above water, the island’s rugged topography is a picturesque vista for those aboard our luxury excursions, promising the ultimate blend of myth, adventure, and natural beauty.
So pack your bags, grab your snorkel gear, and get ready for an unforgettable St. Thomas boat tour with Magic Moments Luxury Excursions on the beautiful waters of St. Thomas!