Best St. Thomas Family Friendly Vacation Activities in the USVI!

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If your looking for a beautiful, tropical family destination, look no further than the US Virgin Islands. Being a US territory, you don’t need passports to get there - saving you time and money. My family and I just got back from celebrating our 15 year anniversary and we had the best time! I wanted to share with you our favorite activities to do in St. Thomas that are family-friendly and sure to bring the good times!

Screamin’ Eagle Jet Boat Tour

The Screamin' Eagle will give you an exhilarating ride from start to finish! From the stunning views and 180 degree turns, you will be begging for more. Captain Anthony of VI Jet Boat Tours was incredible! He sped us on out on the brilliant waters and we saw beautiful sights, learned about the history of St. Thomas, saw surrounding islands, and did some thrilling spins in the water! Woohoo!!st thomas virgin islands, screamin eagle jet boat ride, virgin islands boat rides, vi jet boat tours

Watch my Instagram reel of our Screamin’ Eagle jet boat ride!

We welcomed the refreshing splashes and my daughter even asked for more! He gladly accepted the challenge, and we loved it! We had a blast and didn't want it to end.

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If you love the sound of a high speed jet boat ride, but don't want to get wet, they also offer dry runs. They even offer you the option of booking the boat for a private tour, which would be perfect if you have a family reunion. This would be so much fun to do together! Recommended age for this ride is 4+.

Coral World Ocean Park

Coral World is incredible! There is so much to do here you can easily spend the whole day.

When you arrive, you get a map that includes a daily schedule with many different activities going on throughout the day. This shows you when trainers are going to be at certain areas of the park and you can watch along as they feed all the different life at Coral World. They will also talk about their training methods and all sorts of other interesting information. It was a great learning experience, not only for our kids, but us adults too. It was a lot of fun!

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Watch my Instagram reel of our day at Coral World!

We also joined in on their Dolphin Moment Experience where you get to stand on a platform out in the water and interact with a dolphin! We loved meeting Liko and the kiddos didn't want to leave him. It was so sweet how much they bonded to him during their time together. Coral World also offers many other wonderful experiences such as; Sea Lion Encounter, Dolphin Splash & Swim, SNUBA, Shark Encounter, Sea Trek and tons more! There's something for everyone.

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Coral World gave our family a wonderful day filled with learning, fun and tons of smiles! We all left with a deeper appreciation of the beautiful world that lives within our oceans.

LED Illuminated Night Kayaking

Our LED Illuminated Kayak after Dark Tour was amazing! We took the kayaks into the water after the beautiful sunset and got to see tons of tarpons, stingrays and more! All thanks to these really cool kayaks with their crystal clear hulls and bright LEDs.

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The St.Thomas Water Sports' guides were great and they knew right where to go to see all the sea life. In fact, they were so familiar with them, that they even had names for the turtles. So cute!

Not only did we get to see all this amazing sea life swimming around in their natural habitat, but our guides told us interesting stories about the history of St. Thomas including Pirates, too. Yarrr... Great fun for the kids!

Watch my Instagram reel of our LED Illuminated Night Kayaking tour!

These kayaks are perfect for couples, friends, and parents with kids. My husband and son paired up and my daughter and I were in another. It worked out great! The kayaks have a maximum weight of 450 lbs each (based on two guests per double-seated kayak).

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We had the best time and the kids really loved it! We've never done an activity like this before and it was a sure hit for all of us!

Sunset & Harbor Lights Dinner Sail

What's the perfect way to end your day on St. Thomas, you ask? Its definitely a Sunset & Harbor Lights Dinner Sail on this beautiful catamaran.

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St. Thomas Water Sports went above and beyond making sure everyone's needs were met. They had hors d'oeuvres, champagne, and a fantastic taco spread with all the goodies. We went on Taco Tuesday specifically for my daughter. She LOVES tacos, hehe. They also have BBQ cruises, too! My favorite... yum!

Watch my Instagram reel of our Sunset & Harbor Lights Dinner Sail!

The crew is very attentive and made sure everyone was having a great time. In fact, their whole team is amazing! When I booked our cruise, they asked if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies and I noted my son's allergies and my GF diet. They have all their food made by a restaurant beforehand and bring it on board, so they are able to accommodate your needs. We were so appreciative to find that they had made separate hamburger for my son without the taco seasoning. Big shout out to Natalie for all your help!

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The cruise was luxurious and the sunset was absolutely stunning. Truly a wonderful way to kick back, relax and enjoy the end of a wonderful day on St. Thomas.


All the above mentioned tours were led by experienced staff that made sure everyone had a fantastic time. These tours shared the history of the island as well as the habitats we were observing. It was incredibly interesting and we all learned a lot during our stay in St. Thomas.

I hope by reading about all these family fun activities, it will help you plan your next getaway. Remember, you don’t need a passport. ::wink::

Happy traveling!

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