St. John from the Sea

One of the best parts about vacationing to a lovely island like St. John is that it’s just that – an island – and surrounded by water! The turquoise, sparking waters arounds St. John are absolutely stunning and a must see.  A great way to explore the island and take advantage of the beautiful surroundings is by renting a dinghy and and taking a self-navigated tour of the coast and beaches! It’s a beautiful new perspective and great way to view the island.

A dinghy rental day allows you to check out multiple beaches and snorkel stops at your own leisure, by boat, and experience an exciting adventure.  The rentals stay in the USVI, meaning no hassle of clearing customs and no need for a passport. It’s an affordable way to enjoy a private, fun boat day in the Virgin Islands.

There are a few options for dingy and boat rentals in St. John:

Cruz Bay Watersports (book online and save 10%!)

Bad Kitty / Calypso

Noah’s Little Arks

A few of our favorite spots to visit by boat in St. John include:

  • snorkeling the starfish beds at Waterlemon Cay
  • a snorkel and swim at Honeymoon Beach followed by a yummy smoothie at the concession stand ashore
  • a lounge on the beach at pristine Cinnamon Bay

We highly suggest renting snorkel gear at St. John Beach Bum or Arawak Expeditions to make the most of your day and explore the beauty below the waves as well! While we know it’s hard to leave your beautiful Destination St. John villa, you won’t want to miss this sunny activity!