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Water Island

Address: St. Thomas
Phone Number: 340-774-1340
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Ranked #9 of 86 Attractions in St. Thomas
Type: Islands, Nature & Parks
Activities: Biking, Swimming
Owner description: The fourth largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, this quiet 492-acre island, located in Charlotte...
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Type: Islands, Nature & Parks
Activities: Biking, Swimming
Owner description: The fourth largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, this quiet 492-acre island, located in Charlotte Amalie harbor, beckons those who want to stroll its beaches, bike amid its green hills, and view birds, iguana, turtles and other wildlife that make this lovely paradise their home.
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English first
Brooklyn, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I've visited STT several time and never ventured to Water Island. We rented golf carts and did a private tour. It was a lot of fun and a great way to explore the terrain.

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Bloomington, Indiana, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

My favorite part of this island is that you can get away from all of the cruise ship passengers. It is small and quiet. But honeymoon beach on the island is fun. You can also rent golf carts to go around and see the WW2 bunker and turret. If you have one day on the island this might not be... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Not for everyone but it was just right for us. If you want to get away from it all, highly recommended. However, if you want a lot of nightlife, dining etc might not be for you.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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67 reviews 67 reviews
34 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Water Island is small, quaint, and not so busy place. It is primarily residential island that is very interesting to explore. If you've been to beautiful nearby Magen's Bay, it's easy to see why I call Honeymoon Beach, on Water Island a mini Magen's Bay. Very quiet and secluded with two small restaurants - food is delicious and reasonably priced.... More 

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Freehold, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Water Island is the way the Caribbean was in the '60's. Not much there, except a spectacularly beautiful island. You can only get there by ferry from Crown Bay Marina on St Thomas, but don't expect to see one of the large inter-island ferries. Better to describe the vessel as a "launch" that you might see at a boat club.... More 

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Wells, Maine
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

St. Thomas port of call - we've done it a few times and today 12,000 cruise passengers are in port!!!!.....and we're docked at Crown Bay....Oh my.... Don't despair....escape the crowds and take a water taxi to Water Island. The very small ferry (18 - 20 Passengers) leaves from Crown Bay Marina near the restaurant. Pack a picnic lunch from the... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We went as part of BONES tour it was our favorite day from our cruise. You can't step a foot on the actual island but the water all around is full of life.

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Tampa, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We took the ferry over to the island. You need to be sure to get to the dock early to get your place in line. 15 min. later we were walking to the beach where we had great drinks and a wonderful cheeseburger. Very relaxed and a must place to visit while on St. Thomas.

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Chatham, Illinois, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

beautiful, quiet bay. Lots of amenities. Busy on a Sunday afternoon with party boats. We liked the calm and shallow water. There wasn't anything to not like. You do have to hike up and down a steep hill to get there from the ferry.

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St. Thomas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Great place to go get away for the day. A 10 minute ferry ride from St Thomas and you are in a different world. Rent a gold cart and explore for a couple hours then hit the beach! Be aware the only thing on this island for retail are 2 small bars on the beach, bring everything you need for... More 

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