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Sapphire Beach Tours and Activities

Sapphire Beach
With more than 40 major beaches lining St Thomas’ shores, how do you decide which to visit?

One of the most popular is Sapphire Beach, located on the east end of the island. This area of St Thomas is known for its laid-back atmosphere and is home to some of the best views of neighboring St John. With a mix of red-tiled roof homes and commerical buildings, the area is anchored by Red Hook, a popular spot for boating enthusiasts and where the historic center of Charlotte Amalie is located.

Sapphire Beach, an ideal stop for cruise ship passengers exploring St Thomas for a day, features about 35 acres of fine white sand beaches and is also a great choice for families. The waters are calm and good for snorkeling, while the sea grape trees on the right end of the beach provide some shade for beach goers. The left side, however, is ideal for sunbathing. Keep your eyes open for ducks and iguanas wandering the shores.

At the nearby Sapphire Beach Resort, visitors can rent lounge chairs and snorkeling equipment, or opt for other water activities, such as windsurfing, kayaking, jet skiing and sailing.

Practical Info

Beaches in St Thomas are public property and typically extend to the tree line. There are no clothing-optional beaches in St Thomas, and public nudity is illegal. Do not remove shells from the beaches or feed the marine life and sea birds.
Address: Sapphire Beach, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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11 Tours and Activities to Experience Sapphire Beach

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50' Luxury Yacht. Private Full or Half Day Catamaran Snorkel, & Beach Experience

50' Luxury Yacht. Private Full or Half Day Catamaran Snorkel, & Beach Experience

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Spend the day on your own 50' Luxury Catamaran Yacht. This price is all inclusive for the Yacht, up to 12 guests. You can select a half or full day charter. Visit the islands of St. Thomas, St. John or the exciting isles of the BVIs. SY Sirena is a 50′ Luxury catamaran with a spacious salon that opens on to an expansive back deck with seating and dining. The bow of the boat offers relaxing seating with bean bag chairs and large trampolines for group conversations, tanning or intense turtle, dolphin and whale watching. There are plenty of water toys to keep you entertained; from SUP’s, snorkeling equipment and relaxing floats to beach games. Price includes ice, soda, beer, rum punch and light snacks. You and our captain will design an itinerary that best meets the needs of your group. *Some BVI destinations are w/ full day charters only. Departure from American Yacht Harbor in Red Hook. Upon pre-approval, guests may be picked up at the beach of the Wyndham Margaritaville Resort.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,195.00
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Private Luxury Catamaran Yacht. Full or Half Day Charter - Sail, Beach, Snorkel.

Private Luxury Catamaran Yacht. Full or Half Day Charter - Sail, Beach, Snorkel.

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Charter your own private yacht and sail the day away around the U.S. or the British Virgin Islands. Create a custom itinerary with your captain and crew and enjoy a half- or full-day sail out on the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean with your private group of up to 12 passengers. Yachts are equipped with an open bar, light snacks, Wi-Fi, and some water sports equipment.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,195.00
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Parasail Experience in St Thomas

Parasail Experience in St Thomas

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Soar above the U.S. Virgin Islands during this 1-hour parasailing adventure. Admire the beautiful coastal views of St. Thomas as you head out from Sapphire Beach Marina to your parasailing spot. Gear up for your ride after a safety briefing and enjoy the stunning aerial views of the islands and the Caribbean below you. This tour is suitable for all skill levels and those ages six years and up.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$112.83
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Power Seascooter Rental - Self Guided Snorkeling Tour in Sapphire Beach

Power Seascooter Rental - Self Guided Snorkeling Tour in Sapphire Beach

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You can Snorkel effortlessly through the clear turquoise waters using the battery powered water seascooter
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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USVI and BVI Private Boat Charters - New, Fast Powerboats for Half and Full Day

USVI and BVI Private Boat Charters - New, Fast Powerboats for Half and Full Day

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Your group will spend the day enjoying the many isles and harbors of the U.S and BVIs on your own private powerboat. MV Aquarius is a new, 31' Wellcraft with twin 300hp Yamaha engines. This price is for a private group up to 12 guests, this is not a price per person . Our Captain will design an itinerary allowing you to visit the islands and harbors of St. Thomas and St. John or the exciting isles of the BVI's. The bow offers seating for conversations, tanning or turtle watching. Equipped with the latest in audio, Aquarius has a Fusion sound system with Bluetooth to ensure you enjoy your favorite tunes. There is plenty of snorkeling equipment on board to enjoy the coral and abundance of tropical fish. You may just want to relax on a deserted beach, or join the party at Soggy Dollar or Foxy's. With your own private boat, the choice is yours. PICKUP IS AMERICAN YACHT HARBOR IN ST. THOMAS unless special arrangements have been confirmed in advance. Pickup in BVI for full day charters only.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$695.00
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Sonic Charters- Full Day Boat Charter - 32' Intrepid Powerboat

Sonic Charters- Full Day Boat Charter - 32' Intrepid Powerboat

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Let a powerboat speed you to some of the best beaches of the US and British Virgin Islands in one hassle-free experience with this private boat charter from St. Thomas. Board your comfortable, skippered boat and enjoy an itinerary customized to you, stopping at prime snorkel and swim spots such as The Baths, Virgin Gorda, and more. Snorkel gear, onboard music, and hotel pickup are provided for a complete experience.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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St Thomas Full-Day Boat Rental 37' Intrepid Powerboat

St Thomas Full-Day Boat Rental 37' Intrepid Powerboat

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Sonic Charters is able to accommodate groups up to 12 passengers on our top of the line power boats. We have five great powerboats to choose from, ranging from 32' center console boats, up to 60' luxury yachts. We have something for everyone. Our trips include: • One of our fabulous captains, whose bios you can see listed on our Captain’s page. Your captain will be your private guide for a fun-filled day on the water. All of our captains are Coast Guard certified and incredibly knowledgeable about our waters. Please allow them to help you customize your day to ensure it’s the best day of your vacation! • Top of the line snorkel gear for all guests- and we have kids sizes too! • State of the art JL Audio sound system with iPod hookup so you can blast your tunes. • Cooler of ice & water.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,282.06
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Full-Day Luxury Boat Rental in St. Thomas and St. John Island

Full-Day Luxury Boat Rental in St. Thomas and St. John Island

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Hop aboard the only boat of its kind for day charter in the US Virgin Islands. With seating up to 18 (but group size capped at 12 to ensure maximum comfort), Enchantment is perfect for groups of all sizes, whether a family outing or for a group of 2 on their honeymoon. Each charter comes with a captain who will also serve as your personal guide for the day and a mate, who will assist with serving your favorite cocktail and providing a variety of snacks throughout the day. A trip aboard Enchantment will be a memory to cherish forever, with a large sunpad on both fore and aft decks and plenty of space below should one want to take a break from the sun. Let us customize a perfect day for you and your group and help craft the "best day of your vacation".
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$4,102.57
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Private New Powerboat Including Margaritaville. Full & Half Day to USVI and BVI

Private New Powerboat Including Margaritaville. Full & Half Day to USVI and BVI

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Your brand new 2019 Wellcraft power vessel, MV Aquarius, will pick you up to enjoy the phenomenal waters of the Caribbean. Your group will spend the day enjoying the many isles and harbors of the U.S and BVIs on your own private powerboat. MV Aquarius is a new, 31' Wellcraft with twin 300hp Yamaha engines. This price is for a private group up to 12 guests, this is not a price per person . Our Captain will design an itinerary allowing you to visit the islands and harbors of St. Thomas and St. John or the exciting isles of the BVI's. The bow offers seating for conversations, tanning or turtle watching. Aquarius has a Fusion sound system with Bluetooth to ensure you enjoy your favorite tunes. There is plenty of snorkeling equipment on board to enjoy the coral and tropical fish. You may just want to relax on a deserted beach, or join the party at Soggy Dollar or Foxy's. With your own private boat, the choice is yours.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$695.00
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Private New Powerboat Including Elysian Beach Resort. Full & Half Day USVI & BVI

Private New Powerboat Including Elysian Beach Resort. Full & Half Day USVI & BVI

Your brand new 2019 Wellcraft power vessel, MV Aquarius, will pick you up for a fantastic day on the water. Your group will spend the day enjoying the many isles and harbors of the U.S and BVIs on your own private powerboat. MV Aquarius is a new, 31' Wellcraft with twin 300hp Yamaha engines. This price is for a private group up to 12 guests, this is not a price per person . Our Captain will design an itinerary allowing you to visit the islands and harbors of St. Thomas and St. John or the exciting isles of the BVI's. The bow offers seating for conversations, tanning or turtle watching. Aquarius has a Fusion sound system with Bluetooth to ensure you enjoy your favorite tunes. There is plenty of snorkeling equipment on board to enjoy the coral and tropical fish. You may just want to relax on a deserted beach, or join the party at Soggy Dollar or Foxy's. With your own private boat, the choice is yours.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$650.00
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Private Day Sail & Snorkel with Virgin Islands Day Sailing, 6 guest max

Private Day Sail & Snorkel with Virgin Islands Day Sailing, 6 guest max

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A Private Sailing Experience, Just for You. There is no end to what you can see while sailing with Virgin Islands Day Sailing. Join us as we explore the most breathtaking locations around the Virgin Islands. Create timeless memories as you experience spectacular sailing destinations with those you love. We can make the day what you want it to me, Explore, Swim and Snorkel, Relax on the Water, Bar Hop. We will work with you to customize the day of your dreams for you and up to 5 of your friends and/or family. Please reach out to customize the trip for special occasions.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$970.00
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