• Island-Hopping by Sea: Whether you’re traveling the liquid expanse of the local waterways by ferry, sailboat, or mega yacht, seeing the Virgin Islands by sea feels like the way nature intended it. Most visitors take to the waters at some point in their trip, cruising to big-shouldered islands or exploring uninhabited cays. For many, it’s the most peaceful and relaxing way to travel the Virgins.
  • Waking up to Tropical Birdsong and Roosters Crowing: No matter where you are on the islands, you will be accompanied by the musical chatter of tropical birdsong, from the twittering of colorful birds to the morning, noon, and night cock-a-doodle-dooing of roadside roosters in splendid plumage of gold, green, and blue.
  • Swimming with Turtles and Starfish: The Virgins’ undersea marine habitat is as beauteous as its scenic topography, making this a stupendous place to sightsee beneath the waves. Look for hawksbill turtles grazing on seagrass, angelfish darting in and out of rocks, and starfish stretching out on sandy sea bottoms.
  • Kicking back with Serious Views: The islands’ curvaceous terrain is truly swoon-worthy, and practically every island has restaurants, cafes, and bars that take full advantage of the panoramic views. On St. Thomas, claim your perch (and a cool rum punch) at the Mafolie restaurant, overlooking the glittering harbor in Charlotte Amalie.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.