the opportunity to see the island from this
unique perspective. The steady 10-to-20-knot
winds out of the east, beautiful scenery
and the combination of smooth, sheltered
water and churning waves – make St.
Croix an ideal place to learn and develop
windsurfing skills. At Salt River, where
the winds are the strongest and the surf
is at its highest, you’ll often find
a few avid surfers trying to catch a wave.
The U.S. Virgin Islands
are a sailor's paradise due to the constant
trade winds, generally calm seas, and mountainous
terrain which provides excellent line-of-site
navigation. You can arrange excursions at
the wharf in Christiansted, Green Cay Marina,
Salt River Marina, and at St. Croix Marine.
Charter boats leave
from the wharf in Christiansted, St. Croix
Marina in Gallows Bay, Green Cay Marina
and the Salt River Marina for excursions
to the prime fishing grounds of Lang Bank.
Depending on the season you visit, you can
catch Blue Marlin, Billfish, Wahoo, Dolphin
The reefs surrounding St.
Croix offer both easy beginner’s dives
and enough challenges to hold the interest
of the most seasoned divers for weeks. For
the novice, one of the best introductory
dives anywhere is the Frederiksted Pier.
The pier’s substantial pilings are
covered with brilliant red and yellow sponges,
and sea horses. Just north of Frederiksted
is one of the most impressive wreck dives
in St. Croix. Cane Bay, on the northern
shore of St. Croix, attracts divers and