There are hundreds of vendors on St John & St Thomas that offer fishing, boat and sailing charters.
Below are the vendors that we recommend.
Activities, Rental Equipment and Excursions on St John
BVI Spring Regatta – Since 1972; one of the Caribbean’s premier annual racing events.
The Butterfly Farm (Havensite, St. Thomas) is an unforgettable encounter with the beauty and wonder of nature. You will enter a lush tropical garden teeming with butterflies from around the world. Tour guides will help you observe the extraordinary life cycle of these fascinating creatures. Located at Havensight Cruise Ship Dock.
Coral World Ocean Park: (Smith Bay, St. Thomas) Get up close and personal to the beauty and magic of Caribbean marine life. Here you will experience what may be a once in a lifetime opportunity to touch a shark, hand feed a stingray or watch newborn seahorses learn to swim. In addition to many interactive exhibits, an array of water activities.
Dolphin Discovery, Tortola – “Swim with the Dolphins!” Get closer to these intelligent and amazing creatures and give yourself the Experience of a Lifetime!
Jazz in the Moonlight/St. John Blues Festival: The tiny isle of St. John comes alive with the sound of music for everyone as St. John photographer Steve Simonsen plays host.
International Rolex Cup Regatta (American Yacht Harbor, St. Thomas) weekend in the U.S. Virgin Islands is a high point for many yachtsmen and yachtswomen from around the world. Known as the “Crown Jewel of the Caribbean” it represents an opportunity to shake off the winter dust in preparation for a hard summer’s racing.
Magens Bay (North side, St. Thomas) is noted by National Geographic as one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world! Under the aegis of the Magens Bay Authority, this beach offers full services, including restrooms and changing stalls, lifeguards on duty, managed taxi and food concessions, free entry for young children, elderly and physically challenged, and more features. World-class, white sandy beach with facilities for private gatherings make Magens Bay a longtime favorite for visitors and residents.
Mahogany Run Golf Course (Mahogany Run, St. Thomas) is the only golf course on the island of St. Thomas. The public course is located approximately 20 minutes from the cruise ship docks in the town of Charlotte Amalie and only 15 minutes from the ferry dock at Red Hook.
Paradise Point (Havensite, St. Thomas) – “Ride the View” – St. Thomas Skyride whisks you 700 ft. above the town of Charlotte Amalie. As one of the “must do” attractions in the Caribbean, the skyride carries 24 passengers every seven minutes along its 8 tower ascent of Flag Hill. Casual dining, live entertainment, and shopping.
Paradise Jam (University of the Virgin Islands Athletic Complex, St. Thomas) is an annual, two-week tournament, broadcast live on national television, which gives NCAA Division I basketball teams a chance to compete early in the season. A production of Basketball Travelers, Inc.
Pistarckle Theatre’s (Tutu, St. Thomas) mission is to provide quality professional theater, training and educational programming designed to enlighten and entertain. Each season, the theater presents four full-length plays as part of its subscription season.
Reichhold Center for the Performing Arts (University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas) enriches the cultural and social life of the University of the Virgin Islands and its community with programs and performances drawn from across the globe that exemplify the best human artistic expression.
St. John Festival celebrates both the Emancipation of 1848 and Independence Day (American). All islands and the world come together for the events and grand finale, the 4th of July Fireworks in Cruz Bay.
St. Thomas Historical Trust has opened an office and mini museum at Royal Dane Mall in downtown Charlotte Amalie, on St. Thomas. Antique furniture, artifacts, art work, photographs, books and more are on display in the museum which is one flight up from the Philip Sturm studio. The mini museum is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Forum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing world-class artists and events to St. Thomas that would not be commercially viable to produce here. The organization sponsors musicians, artists, speakers, theater, dancers, poets and films to challenge, educate, uplift and astonish.
Virgin Islands Carnival is one of the top cultural celebrations in the world! On the heels of the Easter Holiday, weeks of pageantry, music and mas culminate in the ultimate showcase: the Adults’ and Children’s Parades during the “last lap”.
Virgin Islands National Park: The Virgin Islands National Park’s hills, valleys and beaches are breath-taking. However, within its 7,000 plus acres on the island of St. John is the complex history of civilizations – both free and enslaved – dating back more nearly a thousand years, all who utilized the land and the sea for survival.
In most establishments in St. John there’s a tiny bar with no more than five stools, a two-tiered dining room, and lots of original paintings. Menu items are thoughtful and well conceived, the locals are inviting and well-mannered.
The expatriate hippie crowd has created a mellow scene at Cruz Bay, where a few cafes and dive bars invite those who want to drink and gossip with the locals or listen to the occasional live band.
St. John’s quiet, easygoing pace means that it’s not unusual indeed, it is perfectly acceptable for dinner to comprise the whole of your evening.
Dining for everyone on St. John
La Tapa Restaurant
Alex Ewald, chef at La Tapa, an 11-year-old restaurant in Cruz Bay, is proof that women do cook differently from men: more from the heart and more from the soul. Elegant eclectic with warm rustic ambiance. Sidewalk seating, outdoors. Cozy indoor seating with eight large arched, shuttered doors and windows. Covered porch seatings. Located in an old West Indian building in the heart of Cruz Bay ~ Seats 68.
Phone: 340-693-7755 | Hours: 5:30-10pm
Address: La Tapa ~ Cruz Bay ~ St John ~ St John USVI
(UNDER CONSTRUCTION) The Beach Bar is located right on the beach in Cruz Bay, St. John. We are about 100 yards down from the ferry dock at the other end of the beach. Don’t be fooled by the new copycat bar near the dock!! Walk the beach or follow the sidewalk through Wharfside Village to get to us. The dock porters will be glad to bring your luggage for you and we can get you a taxi when you are ready to continue on.
Address: The Beach Bar ~ Wharfside Village ~ St John USVI
Aloha and welcome to The Banana Deck, home of the BIG DECK BURGER. Our specialty is great food and service combined with a great atmosphere. Sit in our open air dining room and enjoy scenic views of Cruz Bay while dining. Sit at the bar and enjoy a cocktail or two while watching boats lazily bob up and down in our crystal clear waters.
Phone: 340-693-5055 | Lunch ~ 11am-4pm Dinner ~ 5pm-9pm
Address: Banana Deck ~ 3fb Cruz Bay ~ St John USVI
The Lime Inn specializes in fresh local seafood such as lobster, snapper, tuna and mahi-mahi, served in a casual open air atmosphere. There is also plenty for the land lovers as well, featuring filet mignon stuffed with your choice of crab meat, Brie Cheese, or Blue Cheese, along with daily specials including chicken and pasta dishes. Like a little of both? Start with an item from our extensive salad and appetizer selection, then try the Reef and Cay, a New York strip topped with grilled shrimp.
Address: The Lime Inn ~ Cruz Bay St. John, USVI
Woody’s Seafood Salon
Size really doesn’t matter when it comes to Woody’s Seafood Saloon, a tiny but rollicking Cruz Bay bar where revelers often spill out onto the sidewalk. It’s popular at happy hour, when well drinks and domestic beers are $1 and everything else is $1 off. Walls are adorned with what appear to be the souvenirs of some crazy nights out. On the go? No problem—just put in your drink order at the outside pick-up window.
Hours: Sun ~ Thurs 11am-1am, Fri & Sat 11am-2am
Address: Woody’s Seafood Salon ~ Cruz Bay ~ St John USVI
High Tide is the classic Caribbean open-air dining experience. Every seat is front and center to a spectacular view of the sunset over Cruz Bay each and every night. High Tide offers an eclectic menu with West Indian accents, specialty drinks guaranteed to adjust your pace to Island time and live local music that will have you up and dancing in no time. High Tide is open for lunch and dinner every day beginning at 11 am.
Address: High Tide Bar & Grill ~ 5000 Enighed PMB 52 ~ St John USVI
Here at Morgan’s Mango, we try to reflect the life of the islands, a place of dazzling light and color, tropical breezes and starry nights, a relaxed and sensory experience. Our food covers many Caribbean cuisines – Creole, Bahamian, Cuban, Jamaican, Haitian, Puerto Rican and Mayan. All of these cuisines have been influenced by the original inhabitants of the islands, the Arawak and Carib Indians, as well as the Africans, East Indians and Chinese who arrived later.
Address: Morgan’s Mango ~ Cruz Bay ~ St John USVI
Sun Dog Cafe is celebrating 23 years in the gracious center courtyard of Mongoose Junction, St. John’s Premier Shopping and Dining Destination. We’re a Travel & Leisure pick for St. John by the New York Times, who said “A Remarkable Menu for a Kitchen the Size of a Volkswagon Beetle”.
We were elected into the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame in 2018, denoting 5 consecutive years of excellence. Small batches of very fresh food makes for delicious menu items – and our specials are even better. Our team of chefs are dedicated and skilled, having apprenticed at some very impressive venues. Their skill shows throughout.
Seat yourself at any of our beautiful marble tables beneath the green umbrellas – or join us for a cocktail at the Gecko Gazebo Bar, overlooking the center courtyard of Mongoose Junction, surrounded by lush terraces, cozy shops and galleries.
We’re foodies, but not in a pretentious way the menu has something for everyone, including gluten free and vegetarian choices. Ray Charles was asked, when challenged about playing Blues, Jazz, Country and Gospel Music said “There’s only two kinds of music: Good and Bad”
We feel the same way about food!.
Address: Mongoose Jct, St John, 00830
Aqua Bistro is located on the “quiet side” of the island in Coral Bay. The atmosphere is casual – making it the perfect spot to kick back, relax and enjoy a wonderful meal under the umbrellas of the tropical outdoor courtyard. Our menu has something for everyone. Offering local flavor, classic burgers, fish tacos, pasta, seafood, salads and daily specials. Kids menu, vegetarian and gluten free options are available.
We typically have local live music 3-4 nights a week during dinner hours. Winter months often bring off island bands or musicians for special shows. Check our music schedule or watch our social media for updates. Enjoy an appetizer and a cool island-style libation or frozen drink surrounded by both tourists and locals, beneath the seaside outdoor bar. Our bar seating offers full lunch and dinner service.
Phone: (340) 776-5336
Address: Coccoloba Shops, Coral Bay, St John USVI
Laid back vibe. Delicious cocktails. Ocean view.
The bar you don’t want to leave.
That’s what each day is about here at Drink, in Cruz Bay, St John, Virgin Islands. Whether you crave one of our specialty Bushwhackers or our latest incarnation of the Spicy Margarita, Drink is the perfect bar to kick back at after a day at the beach! Featuring classic cocktails with an island twist, fresh squeezed fruit in most of our creations and served up by the friendliest staff on the island, you can easily DR!NK the afternoon away…
1 Bay Street, Cruz Bay, St John, USVI
Address: Cruz Bay St John 00830
Miss Lucy’s offers a true taste of old St. John with fresh and flavorful Virgin Island cuisine plus unforgettable views!
The flavors of St. John are unlike any others and we love to share them with our guests. From steamed clams to our West Indies fish fry or a juicy rib eye steak, we have something for everyone! We recommend Miss Lucy’s Famous Paella with its fresh shrimp, scallops, clams, chorizo, and spicy pulled jerk chicken served over saffron rice. It’s truly a dish that you’ll always remember! Or join us for our incredible Sunday brunch featuring classics like eggs benedict or Miss Lucy’s signature piña colada pancakes with pineapple, bananas, and toasted coconut. And don’t forget to complement your meal with a beer or craft cocktail from our full service bar! Enjoy your brunch, lunch, or dinner on our outside patio with sweeping views of St. John’s beautiful beaches as you listen to live music nightly or soothing jazz with your Sunday brunch.
Miss Lucy’s looks forward to helping you enjoy your time in St. John with incredible cuisine and an inspiring environment!
We are 4,000 miles from County Mayo, but you’ll still Feel like an Irishman with us! Stop in and enjoy the warm friendly pub atmosphere of The Quiet Mon, located in Cruz Bay, St John.
Our food is traditional Pub fare, home made by Kelly and the staff each day. Great prices on food you would find in Moms kitchen! Come join us for lunch and a beer anytime! Served Daily til 6pm.
Address: Cruz Bay, St John USVI
Shaibu’s Garden Oasis
Cruz Bay Landing
The Lime Out
The 1864 Restaurant
The Windmill Bar
Dave and Jerries
We recommend making dinner reservations for the following restaurants:
The Banana Deck http://www.thebananadeck.com/
Cafe Roma http://www.stjohn-caferoma.com/
Extra Virgin http://www.extravirginbistro.com/
La Tapa http://www.latapastjohn.com/
The Lime Inn http://www.thelimeinn.com/
Morgan’s Mango http://morgansmango.com/
Ocean 362 http://www.ocean362.com/
The Terrace http://theterracestjohn.com/
Waterfront Bistro http://www.thewaterfrontbistro.com/
St. Thomas is a shopping haven for tourist, St. John’s shopping isn’t much, but what’s here is interesting. This is the reason why St. John is called the unspoiled island of the Caribbean and has some of the best beaches. It’s known for its beautiful beaches and down-to-earth atmosphere for people to unwind, but there is always a need to bring back a gift from St. John. Look no further than below at various choices on the island.
The boutiques and shops of Cruz Bay are individualized and quite special. Most of the shops are clustered at Mongoose Junction (North Shore Rd., Cruz Bay), in a woodsy area beside the roadway, about a 5-minute walk from the ferry dock.
Before you leave the island, you’ll want to visit the recently expanded Wharfside Village which Laurie’s parents (Maurice & Beverly Poulin) contributed into development in the St. John community, just a few steps from the ferry departure point. This complex of courtyards, alleys, and shady patios is a mishmash of boutiques, along with some restaurants, fast-food joints, and bars.
When you’re not on the beach, let’s shop.
Wharfside Village is a unique collection of shops, restaurants, bars, galleries and water sport centers nestled at the foot of the ferry dock in Cruz Bay, the heart of St. John. Colorful terra cotta tile roofs, flowing tile-covered waterside walkways, vibrantly-colored Caribbean buildings and shutters, flowing bougainvillea and breathtaking views of one the most spectacular bays in the world greet you as you arrive at the finest of the three US Virgin Islands. This is like no other place in the world. The merchants are friendly, the drinks are tall and cool and the sunset is spectacular every night! Come see for yourself.
Mongoose Junction is St John’s premier collection of fashionable shops and restaurants in a unique architectural and tropical setting unmatched in the Virgin Islands and quite possibly in the entire Caribbean.Visitors consider us one of St. John’s favorite attractions after our National Park and beaches.
The Marketplace offers a wide variety of things everyone needs. South Shore Road, just outside Cruz Bay. It takes about 15 minutes to walk to the Marketplace Shopping Center from the ferry dock, where you’ll find a Scotia Bank, the island’s largest supermarket, Starfish Market and Sam & Jack’s Deli. The Marketplace is also home to the island’s only drug store, Chelsea, and St. John Hardware. It also houses the island’s only book store and a handful of shops and restaurants.
It’s this island lifestyle that has become a way to express our creativity. We create each piece to reflect the simple things we treasure. When you wear our jewelry, we hope it transports you to an island state of mind and reminds you of your favorite island memories. – Chad & Shae