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Villa Dawn, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

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St. Croix Sailing, Fishing, Golf, Water Sports and Sports

St. Croix is a paradise for water and sports enthusiasts, offering everything from sailing and motor yachting, swimming, snorkeling, and SCUBA diving to riding wave runners, water skiing, parasailing, windsurfing, sailing, sport fishing, horseback riding, tennis, golf and bicycle rentals.

 

Beaches

There are several wonderful beaches including Cane Bay Beach (right in front of Villa Dawn); Davis Bay, Protestant Cay; Buccaneer, the Reef, and Cramer Park (all near Caribbean Dream) and Rainbow Beach. There are several other beaches that you can explore and find on your own. All beaches are public, even those at the hotels. Click here for more information on St. Croix beaches.

 

Buck Island Reef National Monument

This is an 850-acre national park. In fact, it is the first national park to be located underwater. Two underwater snorkeling trails weave through its Marine Gardens. This is a great place for all snorkelers - beginner to advanced. Many various boating companies offer a variety of excursions to Buck Island. There is also a park with picnic areas. Boats depart from the Wharf area in Christiansted or Green Cay Marina. Half and Full day excursions available:


Sailing and Buck Island Tours

Bilinda Charters - 340-514-2270 - a 37' sloop - 6 person max

Captain Heinz' Teroro II - Trimaran, 340-773-3161

Jasmyn Charters -  603-781-9864 - Christiansted Harbor

Llewellyn's Charter - Tel. 340-773-9027

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PHONE: 340-773-9531, FACSIMILE: 340-778-8350
DINNER RESERVATIONS: 340-773-9631

 

Kayaking Tours

Bushtribe Eco Adventure Tours - Kayaking, Snorkeling and Hiking Tours

 
Caribbean Adventure Tours - Kayak Group of Kayakers at Salt River National ParkKayaking on St CroixKayaking through the MangrovesTandem Kayaks

Caribbean Adventure Tours

Experience St. Croix's best guided eco-tour tour through Salt River National Historic Park & Ecological Preserve. We use stable, sit-on-top kayaks with back rests for our guided tours. We provide you with the following for your excursion:

 
~
ORIGINAL and ONLY kayak company located in
    Salt River National Park
~ Voted best Eco tour 2008-2012
~ knowledgeable guide
~ life vests
Aerial view of Salt River National Historic Park & Ecological Preserve.

www.StCroixKayak.com
Toll-Free 1-800-532-3483
· St. Croix 340-778-1522

 

SCUBA/Snorkeling - See our SCUBA page for more information.

Scuba aficionados consider St. Croix's northern coast to be some of the best scuba diving in the Caribbean, largely because of its spectacular wall diving. In particular, Cane Bay and Salt River Canyon offer experienced divers challenging and beautiful diving destinations. The snorkeling is fabulous here as well - and Cane Bay Beach is right in front of Villa Dawn! Frederiksted, located on the west end of the island, also offers SCUBA divers some great dive sites. You can dive the pier and also some great wrecks. Boats leave from both Christiansted harbor and Frederiksted. In a Top 100 poll taken in "Rodale's Scuba Diving Magazine" readers rated St. Croix #4 overall for "Best overall destination, best visibility and value in the Caribbean, and the world's most popular destination" and # 2 for " best shore diving"! US Virgin Islands placed #2 for "best snorkeling"!

Day and night dives available. Prices run from $45 for a one-tank dive. For novices, instruction is available from many reputable dive shops.

Cane Bay Dive Shop - 5 minute walk from Villa Dawn and only an 10 minute drive from Caribbean Breeze! Open 7 days a week, packages for all levels 340-773-9913 8-7 p.m. Also a location in Frederiksted at 340-772-0715 9-5pm.

Big Beard's Adventure Tours - Snorkel tours to Buck Island - 340-773-4482

Bushtribe Eco Adventure Tours - 340-277-2503, for more information click here.

Dive Experience - 340-773-3307 • 800-235-9047 - Located in Christiansted, This is one of our favorite dive shops for boat dives and is conveniently located just 15 minutes from Caribbean Breeze.

Teroro II - Snorkeling Trips - 340-773-3161

N2 the Blue Diving Adventures - Frederiksted -1-340-772-DIVE (3483)

St. Croix Ultimate Bluewater Adventures (SCUBA) - 877-567-1367, 340-773-5994

 

Deep Sea Sport Fishing

These waters are ideal for sport fishing and record size catches are common be it Tuna, Wahoo, or Blue Marlin. For a half or full day the following are some companies you can call:

CATCH 22 and Jade Hook Charters

Imagine deep water only one mile offshore.  We have been operating fishing charters from St. Croix for 25 years and are known for our outstanding catches of: Dolphin, Tuna, Wahoo and Marlin. Join Captain Dave  for a day of "catching" aboard Catch 22, a 38' Bertram wide body sport fisherman.  CATCH-22 will take you to some of the best off shore fishing grounds in the Caribbean Sea!

Prices per trip: 6-hrs - $700.00,  8-hrs - $900.00

(Prices may vary according to fuel surcharges. All trips must be cancelled within 48 hours to receive a refund. If trips are not cancelled within 48 hours the credit card will be charged the full price of the charter.)  Maximum Six (6) passengers. Trip includes: bait & tackle. All fish stay with the boat, but Capt. Dave will be happy to provide the angler’s with a portion of the catch for dinner.

Captain Dave - 340-778-6987- www.DeepSeaFishingStCroix.com
Captain Ryan DiPasquale - 340-244-9062 - www.JadeHookCharters.com


~55ft Hatteras with 18ft Beam

~Triple Fighting Chairs

~A/C Saloon
~Fly Bridge

~Tuna Tower

~Rear Transom Door

~Sub Zero Fridge & Freezer

~Surround Sound System

~Fully Rigged Ready for Fish

~Fully Stocked Bar

Half & Full-Day or Weekly charters.

All Major Credit cards Accepted. Visa, MasterCard & American Express.

Phone: (340) 277-1751 Fess

38" Fantasy - 340-773-2628

Captain Carl Holley - Silverbay Boat Dock, Christiansted Harbor - 340-277-4042

Captain Harold Price - 340-244-4232 or 340-626-6198

Stress Buster Fishing Charters - St Croix Marine, Christiansted - 340-713-5317 or 863-698-2701,

Golden Hook Fishing Club - 340-778-5738 Ext. 223

 

Golf  

Golfers can go to three courses open to the public. The Carambola, a Robert Trent Jones designed course (closest to Villa Dawn-a 5 minute drive away), and the Buccaneer golf courses are both 18 holes, while the Reef Golf Course is nine holes. (click here for detailed course information)

Rates:

Buccaneer Golf Course - 340-712-2100 - 18 hole

Carambola Golf Club - 340-778-5638 - 18 hole

Reef - 340-773-8844 - 9 hole

 

Wave Runners, Parasailing, Windsurfing

West End Water Sports, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

West End Water Sports

Conveniently located just 1 mile north of the Frederiksted cruise ship dock.  Our shop is right on Rainbow Beach next to Rhythms Beach Bar.

Rentals:

~Wave Runners~
~Kayaks~
~Snorkeling~
~Beach chairs & Umbrellas~
~Floats~

Tours and Activities:

Jet Ski Tours of...
West End
Butler Bay
Sprat Hall
Sandy Point
Ham's Bluff Light House

West End Water Sports located at Rainbow Beach right next to Rhythms Beach Bar.

Call for pricing 340-277-8295 - www.wewatersports.com

St. Croix Water Sports - Hotel on the Cay
 

Tennis

Tennis buffs can find public courts near the Fort in Frederiksted (1 court) or at Canegata Park (3 courts - lighted) in Christiansted.

Several hotels will also allow non-guests to play for a fee. Call for reservations:

Buccaneer Hotel - 8 courts, 2 lighted. Tennis pro available for lessons. $8 PP per hour, 340-773-2100 ext.736

Chenay Bay Beach Resort - 2 courts, $5 PP per hour, 340-773-2918

Tamarind Reef Hotel - 2 lighted Cal Grass courts. $8 PP per hour, evenings $5, 340-773-4455

The Reef - 773-8844 $5 PP per hour, 340-773-8844

 

Horseback Riding 

There is great riding in St. Croix that allows riders to go past Danish ruins, rain forests and other coastal areas.

Equus Horseback Riding - "Ride where the mountains meet the sea" - morning and evenings, reserve 24 hours ahead - Located directly across the shore road from Villa Dawn and only an 8 minute drive from Caribbean Breeze. Meet at "Off The Wall Bar and Grill" next to Cane Bay Beach. Call Stephen O'Dea at 340-778-0933 to reserve.

Paul and Jill's Equestrian Stables - Reservations 340-772-2880 or 340-772-2627 Closed Sundays

 

Croquet

Tamarind Reef Hotel - 773-4455: 6 wicket croquet court, open to public. $ PP for 11/4 hour. Call for reservations.

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