Land & Sea

Fun in the ocean

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 escort can help guests navigate the exotic Caribbean waters, or our knowledgeable guides at the Water Sports desk will be happy to accompany you and your family as you swim amid coral reefs teeming with marine life. Our staff is also available to assist with a host of water activities. 

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Water Activities

Complimentary Non-Motorized Water Equipment

Resort guests enjoy free access to sunfish sailboats, ocean kayaks, stand-up paddle boards and snorkeling gear.

 Motorized Water Sports

Boating and fishing 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 over sparkling Caribbean waters, there is nothing quite like it. Our Sunset Cocktail Cruise transports guests on a Catamaran journey along the shores of Caneel Bay every Thursday and Sunday. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and beverages while taking in stunning views of the sunset.

Scuba Diving

Explore the depths of the ocean 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 sailing yacht for a half-day, full-day or sunset sail, departing right from the Caneel Bay dock. Our half-day sail is offered both in the morning and afternoon and features a snorkel stop and full beverage service. Enjoy a full day and experience two long sails, one snorkel stop and a delicious lunch with drinks. Our sunset sail begins between 4:30pm and 5:30, 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 eight guests. For more information visit Sail Caneel Bay.

Contact the Concierge for questions or to book by clicking here.

British Virgin Islands Day Trip

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.

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

Contact the Concierge for questions or to book by clicking here.

Kayak - Hike - Snorkel

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.

Contact the Concierge for questions or to book by clicking here.

Land Activites


Soak up the sun on one of Caneel Bay's 9 outdoor tennis courts, including seven soft synthetic grass courts and 2 U.S. Open hard courts.  Two courts are flood lit for evening play.  Enjoy complimentary tennis rackets and unlimited court time.  Book a private lesson with PBI Professional Eric Gessner and his staff.

Weekly Schedule







8-10 AM

Morning Match up


Morning Match Up


Morning Match Up

8-9 AM

Drill & Play Clinic ($25)

Drill & Play Clinic ($25)

Drill & Play Clinic ($25)

Drill & Play Clinic ($25)

Drill & Play Clinic ($25)

3-4 PM


Drop in Clinic ($25)


Drop in Clinic ($25)




Afternoon Match Up


Afternoon Match Up


** Sign ups are required for all above programming. Prices and scheduling vary according to season. 

Pro Shop

The Pro Shop is where you’ll find the most up-to-date tennis fashions and logo wear by Under Armour, tasc Performance and Alo, along with Wilson tennis equipment and more. The shop is open from 7:30-11:00am & 3:30-6:00pm (Note: Shop hours will change slightly depending on the season.)

Your PBI Professional

For more than 30 years, Peter Burwash International has directed the Caneel Bay Resort program.  Come by and meet a PBI Professional and let us help improve your tennis skills by utilizing our time-honored approach to instruction, experienced in more than 20 countries around the globe.  Our PBI Professionals are guaranteed to take your game to the next level.

Lessons & Clinics

Your satisfaction is guaranteed when you take instruction at Caneel Bay.  Private lessons are on offer seven days a week and can be reserved by contacting the Pro Shop or  We can accomodate any level and age through our clinics and lessons.  Lessons are priced $60 half-hour; $100 per hour; $110 per hour for a semi-private lesson.  For those looking for more time with a PBI Professional we offer a (3) 1-hour private lesson package, for $285. 

Kids Clinic

Kids Clinics:

Ages 5-7 Tuesday 10:00-10:30 a.m $15 per person

Ages 8-10 Tuesday 10:30-11:00 a.m $15 per person

Ages 11-14 Thursday 10:00-11:00 a.m $25 per person

Player Match-Up

Give us 24 hours and we’ll give you your perfect match. Let us set up a game tailored to your skill level, or if a game is unavailable we’ll set up a complimentary hitting session for 1 hour on the ball machine or for 30 minutes with a pro.

Other Services

Racket stringing and complimentary use of racquets. Court time is complimentary and reservations are available up to 24 hours in advance with notice.

Junior Tennis

We follow the USTA guidelines for 10 and under tennis with red through green dot balls and matching court size to make the most of their experience and early learning process, sponsored by the ITF and Quick Start Tennis USTA. Here, we teach kids to learn while having fun, accelerating their knowledge of the game.

Contact the Concierge for questions or to book by clicking here.

Caneel Bay

Safari Taxi Tour

Take a narrated tour of St. John with an expert driver who will share interesting historial facts. Stop at overlooks and scenic sites along the north shore of the National Park.

Professional Photography Session

Take home lasting memories of your stay at Caneel Bay with a professional photography session. Choose from 2 different packages, both include a disc of the images at high resolution, editing and a personal website.

Caribbean Lifestyle Photography Session: 1 hour portrait shoot for couples or families at several locations at the resort.

Caribbean H2O Photography Experience: 2 hours of fun & adventure (both in and out of the water) at several locations at the resort.

Mahogany Run Golf Course

Take the Caneel Bay ferry over to nearby St. Thomas and enjoy a day of golf at Mahogany Run Golf Course. Offering a Par 70 course featuring the world renowned Devil’s Triangle, a three hole stretch designed to challenge even the best of players. Please visit the Mahogany Run Golf Course website for more information or to book your tee time.

M'Ocean Studio

Caneel Bay Resort’s state-of-the-art M’Ocean Studio allows guests to maintain their fitness regimen when traveling. Overlooking the turquoise Caribbean waters, the center offers weekly exercise classes, including Yoga, Pilates, and a wide range of additional exercise activities.  

Art Classes

Immerse yourself in the Beauty of Caneel Bay by creating a piece of artwork of your own! If you are new to painting our skilled Artists in Residence will guide you through the steps of producing a unique memento of your vacation at Caneel Bay. For those with more painting experience our artists will provide all of the materials you need and share their insights in watercolor or pastel. Contact the Concierge to book:

Jeep Rental

Explore the island of St. John and discover the beautiful beaches and National Park landmarks. Visit Mr. Pipers Jeeps website here or contact the Concierge at: for more information.