Parks and Reserves on St. Thomas

St. Thomas Features Amazing Parks and Reserves

If you want to reconnect with nature, a visit to the Parks and Reserves of St. Thomas will rekindle your soul. Discover exotic, rare birds, wildlife, and plant life throughout St. Thomas parks and reserves. Much of the land and sea on the island of St. Thomas in the Caribbean have been designated as protected parks, which enables the natural habitat to remain free from destruction or building. Therefore, the wild creatures and plants of these protected zones are able to thrive, making the island of St. Thomas still one of the best places to visit if you want to get closer to nature.

Explore St. Thomas Mangrove Lagoon

From sunrise to sunset, there is much exploring to be done in St. Thomas. From the luscious mangrove lagoons, to the outer islands sprinkled along the coastline, you can book trips with group parties, individually, as a family, or a couple. Some of the caves can be found underwater, so plan on bringing (or renting) some snorkeling or scuba gear if you want to see them up close and personal.

Speaking of scuba diving and snorkeling, the colorful reefs and white sandy beaches on the shores of St. Thomas are like a small sliver of heaven! Rare, vibrant fish, sea turtles, crabs and other amazing ocean wildlife are likely to swim right past you. You can cap off the end of a great day with a sunset paddling trip through the St. Thomas Mangrove Lagoon, which features a protected bird sanctuary.

Paddle Through East End Reserve or Benner Bay

Other guided paddling trips can take you on a beautiful trip through St. Thomas’s East End Reserve or Benner Bay’s Estuarine Ecosystem. Not only is this a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to see rare birds and wildlife, but the sunsets are simply breathtaking.

Blackbeard’s Castle, Charlotte Amalie

Even if you are more of a “Landlubber”, the allure of nearby towns like Charlotte Amalie will give you a nice reprieve from your outdoor adventures. There you will discover the abundant history of St. Thomas, which dates all the way back to the seventeenth century.

The famous “Blackbeard’s Castle” is among the top tourist attractions on St. Thomas. It is located in Charlotte Amalie, along with many more historical landmarks. The island is a beautiful blend of Old World and contemporary lifestyles, making it fascinating for people of all ages to come and stay for a few days – or longer!

Some of the known St. Thomas Nature Parks and Reserves include:

  • Hassel Island, which was once a bustling German shipping port
  • St. Thomas East End, consisting of three protected areas: Cas Cay Mangrove Lagoon, St. James Marine Reserve and Compass Point Pond
  • Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge in Capella Bay
  • Magen’s Bay, with one of St. Thomas’ top beaches
  • The historic district of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
  • Over 20 total National Landmarks and designated places on the island of St. Thomas alone

Boater's Haven Marina

Charlotte Amalie
St. Thomas,

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Fish Hawk Marina

44 Frydenhoj
Compass Point
St. Thomas, 00805

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Hassel Island

Charlotte Amalie
St. Thomas, 00802

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