Water Sports

With the incredibly clear and pristine waters of the Virgin Islands, it's no surprise that there are numerous water sports activities available on St. John. Everything from snorkel sailing trips to scuba diving, parasailing or power boating is readily available from professional well-run businesses. Marvin, Estate Manager of Hawksview Estate will be happy to make reservations for any activities you wish to participate in.

Magic Moments

Reserve a charter aboard Magic Moments IV, a new Sunseeker 48' Portofino.

The yacht features a long foredeck with cushioned tanning areas, a generous cockpit space for lounging and dining that includes above and below decks saloons, and elegantly appointed, air conditioned interiors with wood finish and leather upholstery. The day is spent sightseeing, snorkeling and discovering the most famous destinations in the US and British Virgins while feasting on gourmet fare.

See their website for more details about Magic Moments. Please email Yachting Magic Moments or call 1-800-734-7345 to you make your next reservation and ensure you take advantage of this luxury boating excursion!


Take a cruise with Magic Moments

Nauti Nymph

For power boating (one of the Estate owner’s favorite pastimes) be sure to consult Nauti Nymph Power Boat Rentals. Rent a vessel from Nauti Nymph and explore the incredible beauty of the Virgin Islands away from the crowd. Virgin Gorda, Norman Island, Jost Van Dyke and much more; the options are countless. As the largest and most experienced rental company of the USVI, Nauti Nymph will assist in designing your personal itinerary for a bareboat or captained day trip. The selection of top-of-the-line vessels available for full day or half day rentals is unsurpassed in their standard of safety, comfort and performance. Choose from 25’ to 29’ boats with fountain center consoles and cuddy cabins, which are powered by reliable single or twin Yamaha engines. All boats are Coast Guard approved and fully equipped with many extras. Reservations are required. Full day or half-day rentals are available. Take a stroll through the beautifully maintained grounds at the Westin St. John Resort and pick up your rental at the Westin Dock.

For more details visit their website: nautinymph.com

To book directly, email Nauti Nymph Power Boat Rentals or call 1-800-734-7345.

Go Power Boating with Nauti Nymph


Sailing enthusiasts will enjoy Catamaran Adventurer Snorkel Sails. Discover and explore the islands on Adventurer, a comfortable 53' sailing catamaran and Calypso, a 40' catamaran custom built for exploring the islands. Their large catamarans offer comfort with shade, large sunning decks, no heeling, no motors and personalized service. Snorkel the world’s greatest sailing grounds at one of the many reefs in protected National Park waters. Weekly National Park Ranger guided snorkel tours are of particular interest. Custom snorkel gear and personal Instruction, Hors d'oeuvres and an open bar are included on all sails and full day sails additionally include continental breakfast and on some sails, a gourmet lunch. Reservations and passports or birth certificate with photo ID are required on Jost Van Dyke, BVI Sails.

Adventurer's most popular trip is the full day sail to Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands. You are snorkeling within 30 minutes of leaving the dock at one of the islands’ pristine reefs. After an exhilarating sail, which includes fantastic water views of Hawksview Estate, the boat pulls right up to Foxy’s dock in Great Harbour where you enjoy lunch at Famous Foxy's Bar & Restaurant. The afternoon is spent at White Bay, home of the Soggy Dollar Bar, where the Pain Killers are almost as good as the snorkeling.

They also offer a snorkel/sail to an uninhabited desert island; Sandy Cay, BVI, which has a beautiful white sand beach and an island round hiking trail. It is great for snorkeling and the trip includes a gourmet lunch on board. The afternoon is spent swimming at White Bay or one of the beautiful beaches in the BVI.

Another good trip is the snorkel/sail to Waterlemon Cay National Park. This trip is all about snorkeling at three stops. Sail to a magical Cay, the first of three snorkel stops in the National Park. At the second stop, Waterlemon Cay, you will see turtles, an underwater Starfish Bed, octopus and maybe a dolphin. Finally, dive in at Honeymoon Beach for more snorkeling and swimming - one of St. John's most special beaches.

While the sunsets are fantastic at Hawksview Estate a sunset sail with Adventurer or Calypso is also magical. Enjoy one of the Caribbean's most romantic colorful sunsets under full sail while sipping champagne or your favorite libation.

For more information see their website: www.adventurervi.com

Adventurer Catamaran

Cruz Bay Watersports

While Snorkel Gear is provided for your use at the Estate, you may want to pick up your own or schedule a Snorkel Tour with a group. In addition to Adventure's snorkel tours, you can also participate in snorkel and island tours with Cruz Bay Watersports.

Known predominantly for Scuba Diving, Cruz Bay Watersports offers a large selection of other watersports as well. They can take you Parasailing, you can rent Wave Runners from them (not allowed in the National Park waters), or join them for a powerboat trip to Jost Van Dyke or the famous Baths of Virgin Gorda. At the Baths you visit incredible boulder formations and unique grottoes, and snorkel crystal clear waters. The day tour is completed with a stop at Norman Island where you can snorkel the Caves, rumored to be where the pirates often hid treasure.

Scuba Diving options include two tank dives for certified divers, a dive at Wreck of the RMS Rhone, which is the most dived destination in the Virgin Islands. The Rhone sunk in 1867, is 310 feet long, and was the movie set for the " The DEEP". There is also scuba for non-certified divers, which is a safe, fun and easy shallow reef dive with the direct supervision of an instructor. Cruz Bay Watersports also has two retail shops which are well stocked with water sports gear and clothing.

For more information see their website: www.divestjohn.com

Cruz Bay Watersports Snorkel Tour

Arawak Expeditions

One of the best-kept secrets of St. John is Arawak Expeditions. This company offers guided Kayak tours and also rents kayaks and paddle boards for the more intrepid explorer.

More information on their offerings can be found at: www.arawakexp.com

Arawak Kayaking Expedition


If you're happier sitting in a fisherman's seat than a bicycle seat, you will find the fishing options pleasing. Deep-sea fisherman can choose from a fleet of vessels that offer day or half-day fishing trips for the big fish. They are based in St. Thomas but a pick up on St. John can easily be arranged. You can also arrange for smaller more personal trips directly with St. John-based fishing guides. Marvin will be glad to assist.


Sail from Caneel Bay aboard Spitfire, a 51' Sky sloop, with Captains Greg Freitas and Barbara Emerson. Full or half day and sunset cocktail cruises can be arranged.

For more details -
email: captgregfreitas@msn.com
cell: 340-998-2904
Web: www.sailstjohn.com