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Things To Do in Jost Van Dyke: Top 5 Water Activities That Will Enhance Your Vacation in the BVI

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Things To Do in Jost Van Dyke: Top 5 Water Activities That Will Enhance Your Vacation in the BVI

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Caressed ever so gently by the crystal Caribbean Sea, Jost Van Dyke is the smallest of the 4 islands that make up the British Virgin Islands. While it is small, Jost Van Dyke tends to offer visitors the largest opportunity with regard to stacking up life-long memories through adventurous water excursions. The clear blue waters set an awe-inspiring stage for scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing, paddle boarding, fishing and much more. There is absolutely NO reason to spend your entire vacation on land!

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (or “SUP”) around Jost Van Dyke

SUP (stand up paddle boarding) offers a great core workout, and a perspective that is not normally achieved through kayaking and/or sailing. Essentially, you are walking on the surface of the water! Whether you are a seasoned pro or a novice paddler, the calm sea that surrounds Jost Van Dyke is perfect for SUP; you will find yourself mesmerized by the aquatic life below. Since the water is extremely clear, you can see fish, sea turtles, coral reef and flowing plant life from a unique vantage point. Are you nervous that you might fall in? It’s okay! That’s half the fun – but if you are really nervous, you can always start off on your knees until you are confident enough to stand up.

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Jost Van Dyke Snorkeling

With waters this clear, one of the most popular activities in Jost Van Dyke is snorkeling. After you get your gear, glide into the clear blue abyss and float along with the exotic fish. Follow the sea turtles around while you marvel at the unbelievably gorgeous coral reef. If you don’t want to go too deep, no worries! You choose your own adventure when it comes to snorkeling in these waters. There are plenty of places to rent snorkel gear for the day, and plenty of tours that can take you to Jost Van Dyke – just make sure to wear plenty of sunscreen and apply more after you get out of the water!

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Jost Van Dyke Scuba Diving

Jost Van Dyke is known worldwide for being one of the hottest scuba spots around. Avid divers and novices alike revel at the gorgeous underwater scenery. Visitors can engage in privately guided dives, single-day or multi-day dives that will allow you to make the most of your vacation in and around Jost Van Dyke. Don’t worry if you’ve never gone scuba diving; SCUBA is for everyone. You can take a lesson or even get certified! With over 50 unique dive sites in the area, you can explore time and time again without ever getting bored. There is no shortage of pinnacles, canyons, walls and remote reefs – you will not be able to explore the entire underwater playground in one trip, so most adventurous divers find themselves drawn back for return visits.

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Jost Van Dyke Boat Tours

Sure, all of the aforementioned activities are super fun, but what about the folks who just want to sit back and relax? For those of you who want to sync up with “island time,” simply taking a boat tour over to Jost Van Dyke for beachcombing and bar hopping can be just the ticket. Mosey on over to the bubbly pool while the swells are coming in. Check out the Soggy Dollar Bar and Foxy’s Restaurant for delicious cocktails and cuisine. You don’t have to be moving the entire time – sit back, relax, dig your feet into the sand, sip a drink and join the locals in celebrating the beauty of Jost Van Dyke.

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