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A Message From Cruz Bay: Our Status After Hurricane Irma

Dear Customers, Clients, Employees, Suppliers and Friends of Cruz Bay Watersports/Island Time Watersports, The devastation you have seen on news reports is accurate and only begins to reveal the destruction on both St. Thomas and St. John caused by Hurricane Irma.  Thankfully, none of our employees, family members, clients or suppliers were injured, however, many…

BVI Customs Increase – What You Should Know

Beginning August 1, 2017 the British Virgin Islands implemented an increase in customs and Cruising Permit fees for services to all not native visitors to the BVI. Other additional fees will be implemented as part of the British Virgin Islands’ Environmental Protection and Tourism Improvement Fund Act 2017. The additional funds collected by the BVI…

Island Hopping: Tortola

Historic Tortola, BVI Tortola is not only the home of 80% of the British Virgin Island’s 28,000 citizens, it is also the governmental and commercial center, the air and ferry hub spot, and the host of the BVI’s capital, Road Town. Making a  horseshoe like shape surrounding the harbor, Road Town is where you can…

Meet the Crew: Captain Brent Fox

Without our team of expert captains and crew members, Cruz Bay would be, well, just a bunch of boats waiting to set sail. Dive into this behind the scenes look at one of our fan favorite captains, Brent Fox. Originally from Florida, Brent has been sailing with Cruz Bay for three years now! Brent immediately…

The Secret Coral Garden: Virgin Islands Coral Reef Monument

Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument encompasses most of St. John, VI and Hassel Island. Created in 2001 by President Clinton, the monument itself is underwater and protects 22 miles of marine habitat and reef in the Virgin Islands National Park and surrounding tropical forests. Nearly 30 of the 45 known coral species exist inside…

Island Hopping: Jost Van Dyke

Explore Jost Van Dyke, BVI One of the most well-known islands for a relaxing day trip is Jost Van Dyke, home of the Soggy Dollar Bar, Foxy’s Taboo, and the Bubbly Pool. The smallest of the four main islands in the BVI, Jost Van Dyke measures at only three miles long by four miles wide…

Wristbands Make Our Trips More Fun & Safe!

  Cruz Bay Watersports is dedicated to providing excursions and experiences of a lifetime for everyone in the family. For some, (specifically our guests who are 18+) that includes sipping champagne while aboard a beautiful sunset cruise or a tropical rum drink on the way to the Baths of Virgin Gorda. Thanks to rapidwristbands.com, we…

Sea Turtles – What To Know About Our Favorite Snorkeling Buddy

Observing sea turtles in nature is an amazing, must-do experience, and in the Virgin Islands there are a lot of opportunities to enjoy these big goofy reptiles in their natural habitat. Seeing animals in the wild can sometimes be a nerve-wracking experience, and because of that we want to make sure we provide you with…

Top Party Spots in the Virgin Islands

Experience paradise as the “locals” do, and join us for a digital tour of the best party spots in the Virgin Islands. From “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem” to body shots, there is a little something for everyone on this list. Pizza Pi          In most cases, if you forget to…

Top 4 St. John Snorkeling Spots

When the Cruz Bay Watersports team isn’t out enjoying trips with our customers, they are out experiencing everything St. John has to offer! That includes checking out all the different snorkeling spots available. We asked our staff what their favorite locations are and here is our insider’s opinion on the best snorkeling in St John: 1….

The Best Bars in St. Thomas, USVI

The best souvenir to take home with you from the USVI isn’t something you can buy in a store (although some of these places have some pretty awesome gift shops), it’s the memories that you make. In the spirit of making great memories, we put together a list of some of the best and most…

Get $300 to Explore the USVI

Get paid to take a vacation in the USVI! The US Virgin Islands are over the hill! On March 31st, we will be celebrating our 100th year as a U.S. territory, an annual event called Transfer Day. To commemorate the 100th Transfer Day, the USVI Department of Tourism is making island visitors an offer that…