The numerous outdoor activities encouraged at Cruz Bay all revolve around exploration of either the island paradise itself or of the surrounding water.  Hiking and mountain biking are the choice ways to traverse St. John, soaking in the scenery while putting in a wearying workout.  Routes exist for both rookie and expert cyclists.

There are water activities aplenty from which to check out the hidden beauties of the vast beaches and oceanscapes.  Snorkeling is optimal at St. John, with relatively shallow waters, calm surfaces, lack of congestion, and high visibility.  You can take a snorkeling tour to islands in the Virgin Islands National Park. 

 The U.S. Virgin Islands are considered one of the best places to go sailing in the world. With perfect tradewinds, calm waters and so many islands to explore it's no wonder. You can even learn to sail your own boat or rent a sailboat or powerboat

Parasailing is an adventurous way of gaining vantage points over the island trees and crystal waters, and jet skiing and sailing allow one to scope the surroundings without flying so far above sea level.

To check out the beautiful coral reefs, rock faces, and sponges try scuba diving.  Underwater wild life suffuses the St. John beaches—there are tropical fish, rare turtles, spiny lobsters, eagle and sting rays and dozens of other species you will not see on US mainland outside an aquarium. Water temperature is warm, visibility clear, and dive boats guided by experts to ensure maximum safety.