Water Island, St. Thomas

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#2 of 10 in Nature in St. Thomas
The smallest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Water Island boasts a rich history and pristine tropical beaches. The Taino first settled the island in the 15th century; later, Denmark had claims on its territory, as did free Afro-Caribbeans, who owned and ran their own cotton plantations. Take a ferry to the tiny island, where you can lounge on the soft white sand under the shade of palm trees. Swim in the calmer waters, or head to rockier, more secluded spots for snorkeling and scuba diving among the wild coral reefs. The diverse marine life here includes vibrantly colored fish and sea turtles. Add Water Island and other attractions to your Charlotte Amalie trip itinerary using our Charlotte Amalie visit site .
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  • Another nice beach to get away from the crowds. Only a short ride from the downtown area. Plan to spend at least half a day to enjoy the view, the water, and piece and quiet.  more »
  • Ten minute and ten dollar (round trip per person. Cash only) is quick and easy taking off from crown bay marina in front of tickles restaurant. The captain gives you a punched card as a receipt for tr...  more »
  • small quiet Island . Quick ferry ride from Crown Bay St Thomas. when you get to the dock you get a free safari ride over to Honeymoon beach. a must day trip when staying in St Thomas.  more »

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