Plan Your Escape

  • Watersports

    As a watersports destination, Caneel Bay Resort is second to none. Embark on an unforgettable vacation adventure among the waves breaking right off our beaches. A snorkel guide can help guests navigate the exotic Caribbean waters, or our knowledgeable guides at the Water Sports desk will be happy to escort you and your family as you swim amid coral reefs teeming with marine life. Our staff is also available to assist with instruction on how to use our complimentary, non-motorized water equipment, including:

    • Sunfish sailboats
    • Ocean kayaks
    • Stand-up paddle boards
    • Snorkeling gear

    Motorized water sports are available outside of the National Park boundaries and arrangements for these activities can be made through the Concierge.

    Sunset Cocktail Cruise

    If you’ve never witnessed the sun setting along sparkling Caribbean waters, there is nothing quite like it. Our Sunset Cocktail Cruise invites guests to undergo a seafaring journey on a Catamaran along the shores of Caneel Bay every Thursday and Sunday. Indulge your appetite with hors d’oeuvres and beverages, while enjoying stunning views of the sunset.

    For assistance confirming activities, please contact the Concierge.

    Scuba Diving

    Explore the depths of the ocean first-hand and get up close to some of the Caribbean’s most stunning underwater life. Dive here and you might catch a glimpse of moray eels, sting rays and eagle rays, nurse sharks, spotted drum, turtles and of course, one of the earth’s most intelligent creatures, the dolphin. You’ll find an array of PADI courses available through the Patagon Dive Center, onsite at the resort. We feature everything from introductory Scuba Diving to professional certification as a Dive Master. And with our Young Explorers of the Sea program, the little ones will have just as much to explore.

    If you have questions about scuba diving or a fish spotted on a dive, just stop by our Dive Shop and ask one of our PADI Pros. For more information visit the Patagon Dive Center.

    Sailing at Caneel Bay

    Set off aboard a 50-foot Sloop on a half-day, full-day or sunset sail, departing right from the Caneel Bay dock. Our half-day sail offers guests a two-hour sail and snorkel stop, with refreshing beverages served onboard. Enjoy a full day and experience two long sails, one snorkel stop and a delicious lunch with drinks. Our sunset sail begins around 5:30pm, depending on sunset, and includes drinks and hors d’oeuvres. If you have a private party, we’ll work with you to design an itinerary for your group, of up to six people. For more information visit Sail Caneel Bay.

    Kayak - Hike - Snorkel

    Satiate your appetite for adventure with a Kayak-Hike-Snorkel adventure right at Caneel Bay, courtesy of V.I. Ecotours. Experience three exceptional activities in one with an expert guide and enjoy the perfect introduction to the natural wonder that surrounds Caneel Bay. For more information visit VI Ecotours.

    Fishing & Boat Charters

    Set off for an unforgettable fishing experience. Navigate the shimmering Caribbean waters with fishing and boat charters accommodating groups of all sizes and types. We offer sport fishing, deep-sea fishing, inshore or offshore fishing, and more.  One or two boats can be arranged depending on the group’s size.

    Caneel Bay also offers charters for guests to sail around the island of St. John or to visit the nearby British Virgin Islands by powerboat. Charter a boat on your own or with a Coast Guard certified captain. For more information visit Magic Moments Luxury Excursions and Nauti Nymph Powerboat Rentals.

    Day Trips to the BVIs

    Discover what’s waiting on the British Virgin Islands with a chartered day trip. Let a charter serve as your gateway to the Baths at Virgin Gorda, snorkeling at Diamond Reef, lunch at Marina Cay, and Jost Van Dyke and the Soggy Dollar Bar. A current passport is required to both enter the BVI and then to return to the USVI.