St. Thomas Ecology

Spacious, pristine beauty is a rare find, yet on St. Thomas it is in abundance everywhere you look! Sweeping vistas reveal tropical waters glistening in every shade of blue imaginable, and a few you never though possible! Hibiscus, Bougainvillea, Red Ginger, Ixora, Poinsettia, and Bird of Paradise provide dramatic splashes of vibrant colors throughout the year. Even the trees here flower -- the fragrant frangipani in red, pink , yellow or white; the yellow or pink poui, striking at its height of 80 feet in full bloom; and the majestic Royal Poinciana, with its seed pods over two feet in length and vibrant blossoms giving it the nickname "the flame tree."

Pelicans dive the coves for fish, frigate birds glide effortlessly on the unending tradewind currents, egrets follow the Senepol cattle herds, hummingbirds and sugar birds dart among the flowers, and the island's equivalent of the squirrel -- the fast footed mongoose -- races across the road. Sea turtles return each year to nest on the beaches. The endangered giant leatherbacks, the small green turtles, and the distinctive hawksbill, emerge from the sea, scoop out the sand, and lay their eggs. In the following months, thousands of two inch turtles made a mad dash to the sea, and only several dozen will survive to adulthood. Turtle watch groups monitor the nesting sites, and visitors may join the summer nighttime watches by contacting the St. Thomas Environmental Association. But perhaps the favorite of all island wildlife is the tiny gecko - about six inches long at best, this little lizard is fast and funny, and welcomed because it eats the mosquitoes!


SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 4 PM ST. JOHN FESTIVAL – Pan-O-Rama Franklin A. Powell, Sr. Park, Cruz Bay, St. John For information, call (340) 514-2341 

SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 12-5 PM 9th Annual King of the Wing Contest Magens Bay Beach, St. Thomas Come chow down at one of the tastiest and most anticipated culinary  competitions in the U.S. Virgin Islands! All proceeds benefit Junior Achievement of the VI.  For more info call (340) 714-2020 or fax (340) 715-2010, teams assemble weeks in advance to perfect their topsecret chicken wing recipes to be judged on taste, appearance and originality, with the winning team receiving the coveted “King of the Wing” title! Proceeds from the event will benefit the Junior Achievement of the  Virgin Islands.  This nonprofit teaches financial literacy and workforce development.  For info, call 340-714-2020, email ;kingofthewingvi@gmail.com

THURSDAY, JUNE 14 TOTE Team Race St. Thomas Yacht Club, St. Thomas Junior sailors in over a dozen teams will take to the water in this exciting one-day team race. Up for grabs are trophies and bragging rights!  For information, call (340) 513-2234, email internationaloptiregatta@gmail.com, or visit the St. Thomas Yacht Club website at www.styc.club

FRIDAY, SATURDAY, & SUNDAY JUNE 15, 16 & 17 International Optimist Regatta St. Thomas Yacht Club, St. Thomas Sailors ranging from 8 to 15 years old from the surrounding Caribbean and U.S. mainland compete in 8-foot Optimist  dinghies for fun and prizes in a trio of events. Trophies will be awarded to the top five finishers in each class, and the top three overall as well as the top-finishing female skipper.  For information, call (340) 513-2234, email internationaloptiregatta@gmail.com, or visit the St. Thomas Yacht Club website at www.styc.club

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St. Thomas Beach Guide

St. Thomas has over 40 major beaches along its sun-drenched coasts. There are strands with crystal blue water and swaying coconut trees where a beach bum can enjoy a lazy-lazy day. For more active beach goers there are sandy coves with activities like windsurfing and kayaking.

Some shores are rugged and rocky offering beauty, solitude and the opportunity to daydream about castaway fantasies. And there are widely popular bay-like beaches with amenities such as restaurants, rest rooms, chair rentals and complete water sports centers offering a variety of rental equipment .

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St. Thomas Weddings / Romance

DID YOU KNOW THAT... Many couples are opting to save the money (not to mention the stress and hard work) of a big wedding at home by escaping to a Caribbean island for a combination wedding/honeymoon. Upon their return, they can share the event by showing the video and photographs at an informal reception.

All the islands are beautiful and, on some, weddings have become a major promotional tool. So why should you choose St. Thomas above others?

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Moving To St. Thomas

St. Thomas, one of the three United States Virign Islands, along with St. Croix and St. John, St. Thomas is one of the most beautiful island destinations in the world, dressed with powdery beaches and sun-drenched weather. St. Thomas is located in the Lesser Antilles, 1,600 miles south, south east of New York City; 1,100 east, southeast of Miami; 70 miles of San Juan. St. Thomas and its nearby neighbor St. John, lay between the Atlantic and the Caribbean.

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St. Thomas Cruise Ship Arrival

Our Port

St. Thomas has two cruise ports - - The West India Company Dock (almost universally referred to as Havensight) and Crown Bay. Both are located on the south side of the island not far from Charlotte Amalie.

Generally, the ships of Carnival Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, and Royal Caribbean (except Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas) dock at Havensight. Cunard, Princess, Holland America and Oasis and Allure typically dock at Crown Bay. This can change depending on the number of ships in port. Deeper draft ships such as Queen Mary 2, Oasis and Allure are required to dock at Crown Bay.

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Planning A Trip

Planning a trip to the St. Thomas is exciting, fun and so easy…..

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St. Thomas Food Tours

Guided Food Tasting & Cultural Walking Tour On St. Thomas
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Events & Festivals

So many wonderful Events and things to do in St. Thomas

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Water Sports

Come join us in our exploration of the unique underwater world.

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