New St. Thomas Tours Offer Activities for All Ages in the Virgin Islands
If you are looking for things to do in St. Thomas and you have kids under the age of 18, you now have several options.
If you arrive on St. Thomas from a cruise ship, or if you are staying at a hotel or villa, these tours are quick to get to, affordable and a great way to spend a day in St. Thomas.
1. Shore Fishing at the Pier
For Ages 5 and Up
Children (5-18): $20
This is a great way for the kids to experience saltwater fishing and fish for both small and big game. A guide will assist the kids with casting, baiting the hook and removing fish when they hook one. Absolutely no experience is necessary. Fishing is done right from shore and kids can either kick their legs over the side of the pier or sit in a chair with their line in the water.
2. Island Bike Tour to the Beach
For Ages 12 and Up
Children (12-18): $20
See St. Thomas from the seat of a beach cruiser bike. Enjoy this almost entirely flat waterfront bike ride. Visit famous historical landmarks, go to places few tourists are able and take an approximately 15 minute bike ride to one of St. Thomas’ beautiful beaches – Lindbergh Bay!
A map is provided with landmarks, restaurants and sights marked throughout. Almost the entire bike ride is on a large sidewalk. Also, crosswalks are plentiful to walk the bike across any busy streets. Kids bikes for all sizes are available along with helmets.
3. Historic Walking Tour in Charlotte Amalie
For All Ages (not stroller or wheelchair accessible)
Children (up to 18): $10
Kids will enjoy stories of pirates and battles that make up much of the history of St. Thomas. The walking is relatively easy and most school-age children will have no problem walking the tour path. There are plenty of opportunities to take photographs and have children engage with the buildings and monuments on the tour.
As a general rule (based on tour experience), children under the age of 5 may difficulty with the length of the tour and might need to be carried at times.
4. All-Inclusive Family Beach Day
Children (5-18): $65
The best value for families to enjoy the best that St. Thomas has to offer is an all-inclusive beach bbq. All food, drinks, snacks, etc. are included. Kids have their choice of different snacks and drinks along with a lunch of hamburgers and hotdogs.
But the real fun is the beach! Children of all ages get to play in the sand and surf at one of St. Thomas’ beautiful beaches. All manner of floating mats & inner tubes are available. Footballs, floating balls, sand castle molds and more are ready for kids to take over the beach.
5. Night Fishing
Children (12-18): $69
This is an opportunity for the kids to stay up late and enjoy a night on a St. Thomas beach fishing. A fantastic family activity with the potential for real excitement as they fish for shark, tarpon, snapper and other sea monsters. The tour ends before 10 pm and is a unique experience that they are sure to want to tell their friends about when they get home.
This St. Thomas fishing tour is suitable for all levels of experience. A guide will do all the casting, baiting and detangling if necessary. But kids often love wading out into the warm waters to cast their own bait.
6. A Vow Renewal and/or Family Photo Shoot
Starting at: $195
With Photography: $470
I know it might not be the greatest adventure ever, but what if you decided to renew your wedding vows and had the kids join in the ceremony? If your kids are teenagers I’m sure they would roll their eyes at the thought of it. But I’m sure they will warm to the idea of celebrating the love you have for each other and the family.
A simple vow renewal ceremony can happen anytime and anywhere. Call your friendly St. Thomas and St. John Officiant or if you want to really make it a family affair, have a family member become an ordained minister and perform the vow renewal ceremony. Add family photos and really freak your kids out! Contact The MangoWorks.
Families with children visiting St. Thomas now have several new activities to choose from for kids of all ages. And all of the tours are something that both parents and kids will love to do.
Book a St. Thomas Family Excursion Today, Your Children will Thank you For it!