Kayaking in Magens Bay, Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands

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The Virgin Islands of the United States, or the U.S. Virgin Islands lie in the Caribbean Sea, east of Puerto Rico. This group of islands consist of the main islands of Saint Thomas, which is home to the capital city of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Saint John, Saint Croix, Water Island and other surrounding minor islands.The climate here is classified as tropical savanna climate, mostly affected by moderate trade winds.

Magens Bay is considered to be the island’s gem. This beautiful beach is a public park, located on the north side of Saint Thomas. Although, it is very popular among families and watersport fans, it is still a lush, pristine location. Protected by two peninsulas, it offers calm waters that makes the beach a major kayaking destination.

This adventurous activity gives you the opportunity to explore every hidden part of Magens Bay. While admiring the breathtaking views, you can come across schools of tropical fish and colorful corals. For those looking to kayak at night and search for nocturnal life, there are centers that provide this alternative choice. You can also choose to either paddle alone or request for a guided tour. The centers offer single or double seat kayaks, which both are solid and stable.

The maximum depth here is 8 m/26.2 ft and the average water temperature varies from 75°F/24°C in winter to 80°F/27°C in summer. The spot hosts many kayak tour centers and no previous experience is required. Last but not least, Magens Bay caters a wide range of facilities, including dressing rooms, showers and gear rentals. Why wait longer, come and enjoy the best kayaking experience!!!

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Charlotte Amalie
4.2km/2.6mi, 9mins
Head west on Tolbod Pldn to Kongens Gade. Turn right at Kongens Gade. The Kongens Gade turns slightly left and becomes Store Taarne Gade. Slight right to Dronnigens Gade. Turn left into Mafolie Rd. Continue straight Skyline Dr / Valdemar Sr Dr / Rte 40. Turn right at Magen's Bay Rd / Rte 35. Turn left. Turn right.
Cyril E. King Airport,
8.5km/5.3mi 17mins drive

The island is not accessible by train.


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