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Why Summer is a Great Time to Vacation in the Virgin Islands

It’s summer vacation season and if you’re thinking about taking a last minute trip to the Virgin Islands over the next couple of months, we’re here to tell you that that’s an excellent idea! There are so many benefits to traveling to the USVI during this slightly slower time of year (in comparison to the…

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May 23, 2024

The Mangroves are for Everyone

The mangrove lagoon on St. Thomas is a complex ecosystem that plays an invaluable role in the health of our island, as a whole. From protecting our shorelines in storms to allowing biodiversity to thrive, our love and respect for the mangroves runs deep. We consider ourselves very fortunate to make our home base in…

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April 26, 2024

5 Ways to Fully Appreciate the Sunsets in the Virgin Islands

When planning your vacation to the USVI, we highly recommend that you incorporate the daily sunset into those plans. While it may seem like one of those things that you can just “play by ear,” take it from us – there are sunsets and there are SUNSETS. With the proper plans in place, you can…

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March 26, 2024

How to Swim with Sea Turtles in the US Virgin Islands

  One of the coolest – and cutest! – creatures to be found in the waters of the US Virgin Islands is the sea turtle. In the USVI, we have three species of sea turtle which can be seen frequently: hawksbill sea turtles, green sea turtles, and loggerhead sea turtles. Sea turtles tend to hang…

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March 26, 2024

The Perfect USVI Boating Day for Foodies

The US Virgin Islands of St. Thomas and St. John are an amazing retreat for foodies. If you love to indulge on vacation and try things you can’t get at home, then this is the place for you! While you will find plenty of incredible eateries on shore, it is extra fun (and extra delicious)…

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January 17, 2024

Why Hiking Cas Cay is THE VI Hike You Shouldn’t Miss

While the US Virgin Islands are known for their incredible hiking opportunities, one hike in particular frequently flies under the radar – and yet it’s one we think should be on the top of everyone’s must-hike list! if you haven’t hiked Cas Cay yet, here are 5 reasons why you should add this remarkable hike…

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January 17, 2024

Fun Facts about the Mangrove Lagoon on St. Thomas

We at Virgin Islands Ecotours consider ourselves very fortunate to be stewards of the mangrove lagoon on St. Thomas. If you haven’t explored this protected natural space yet, we invite you to join us for a guided tour. No matter how many times you visit, there’s always something new to discover, as nature is constantly…

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November 15, 2023

Renting a Dinghy on St. John: Know Before You Go

One of the most fun and memorable ways to spend a day on St. John in the US Virgin Islands is to rent a dinghy for the day. In fact, it’s currently one of the most in-demand activities available for booking on our website. (Hot tip: Keep that in mind and reserve yours as far…

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October 19, 2023

All About the Cas Cay Blowhole (A Don’t-Miss Photo Op!)

You’ve snapped pics from the gondolas at Paradise Point, got a sweeping aerial from above Magen’s Bay, and have even taken pictures of iguanas in action, snacking on mangoes. But have you stood before the famous Cas Cay blow hole yet for an epic photo? Your St. Thomas trip isn’t complete without it – trust…

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September 21, 2023

USVI Kayaking: Answers to your FAQs

USVI kayaking is one of the best activities for taking advantage of our rich natural environment. If you are an outdoor enthusiast who wants to explore more on your next trip to the Virgin Islands, then be sure to add kayaking to your “must-do” list. We have several kayak tour options, as well as kayak…

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August 17, 2023

Best of St. John: Our Top 10 Fav Snorkel Sites!

The island of St. John in the US Virgin Islands is multifaceted when it comes to its natural beauty. You could easily spend all of your days here hiking the verdant hills and lounging on the white sand beaches, but then you’d be missing half the fun. Arguably, the most stunning aspect of St. John…

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July 13, 2023

No Passport, No Problem! USVI Boat Day Stops

Often times, when people think about booking a boat day during their vacation on St. Thomas or St. John, the first thing that comes to mind is exploring the islands of the neighboring BVI. And while the British Virgin Islands DO have some incredible boat day stops to visit, it’s not always the best option…

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July 13, 2023