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Should I Stay on St. Thomas or St. John?

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Planning a trip to the US Virgin Islands? One of the most frequently asked questions we receive is, “Which island should I stay on? St. Thomas or St. John?” While the two sister islands are close to one another – only about 6 miles apart – and transportation between the two is relatively simple, they…

Take a Peek Behind the Scenes of our Sunset Kayak Tour

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There’s a reason we call it, The Magic Hour. The mangroves come alive as the sun starts to go down. The birds fly back in to roost for the night, and so many other creatures move about, looking for their next meal. Beyond that, the backdrop of the golden lighting at sunset time is absolutely…

Top 5 Fun Activities for Wedding Groups on St. John

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Do you have an upcoming destination wedding planned on St. John? If you’re wondering how to keep your guests entertained as a group while on-island, we’ve got you covered! While arranging activities for a group of any size can present some logistical challenges, the following activities work well for a variety of age groups and…

St. John’s Newest Dining Options 2021

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For a relatively small island, St. John has always been a foodie’s paradise. While the pandemic presented many challenges for us here (as it did everywhere else in the world), and we saw some changes to the restaurants we know and love, we’re grateful to be able to celebrate some new, incredible dining options that…

Boating Charters in the US Virgin Islands

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We’re excited to share that you are now able to not only book your kayak, hike, and snorkel tours on our website, but boating trips too! We’ve partnered with local tour and activity providers to offer you fun boating excursions while you’re in the US Virgin Islands. Our goal is to make our website a…

The Easiest Way to Book your Virgin Islands Adventures

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Welcome to the new Virgin Islands EcoTours booking site! If you’ve landed here on this blog post, you may notice things look a little different around here. We’ve just finished upgrading our website and wanted to introduce you to some new features.   water next to the ocean

New Water Toys for Rent in the USVI – Lily Pads!

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Here at VI EcoTours, we’re always looking for more opportunities for fun in the sun and sea. Our water sports rentals are all geared to maximize on the natural beauty paradise has to offer. We currently have kayaks, snorkel gear, and stand-up paddle boards that you can rent on both St. Thomas and St. John…

The NEW Love City Hard Seltzer is Now Available in the USVI


Hard seltzers have been all the rage for the past couple of years, so we couldn’t be more excited to see our beloved local island brewery jumping into the mix with a seltzer creation of their own. St. John Brewers has just released their newest concoction – Love City Hard Seltzer. Their version of hard…

Moorings Sailing Charters are Now Available in the USVI

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We couldn’t be more excited to share that The Moorings yacht charter company is opening up their base on St. Thomas for charters in the US Virgin Islands. As we shared in our recent post, “Top 5 USVI Day Charter Boat Stops” there is so much more to see via boat these days than ever…