Enjoy a day of SCUBA Diving, snorkeling, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding or relaxation on our beautiful offshore reefs and wrecks or our calm, clear, white-sand beach and bay
Enjoy a morning or afternoon dive or snorkel trip on our 30' Dive Boat, Ocean Express. We have over 40 dives sites we visit regularly, and all of our dives are led by a Divemaster or Instructor.
This is a great way for all ages to explore the waters of Secret Harbour. Frommer's Travel Guide has ranked Secret Harbour as the top location on St. Thomas for snorkeling. Our clear, calm waters will excite you as you discover the fabulous marine life below. After all ... oceans cover 71% of the Earth's surface, and contain 99% of the Earth's living space!! Whether you are staying at Secret Harbour or just visiting for the day (all beaches on St. Thomas are public), you can't go wrong spending a day snorkeling in this east end bay of St. Thomas. Our bay is a designated Marine Sanctuary so "no touch, no take", except pictures, and fishing is strictly prohibited. You can rent snorkel equipment from Aqua Action Dive Center for $15.00 1/2 day (4 hours) and $20.00 for a full day. We also have a full selection of Cressi snorkel and dive gear for purchase.
Stand Up Paddle Boards ("SUP")
The Virgin Islands are famous for their beaches and beautiful water and what better way to enjoy them than on a board on top of the water? Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) has become very popular with the islanders. This awesome experience gets you right on the water where you can experience the Caribbean waters at their best. SUP is a great way to work your abdominal and leg muscles while you observe the marine life below. Curious dolphins often join our paddlers and swim along side the boards. Secret Harbour has the perfect location for experiencing this sport. We have calm, clear waters and a nice white sand beach. You can rent boards by 1/2 hour, hour, 1/2 day and day. If you would like to schedule a lesson, our knowledgeable staff is happy to get you paddling.
Contact Aqua Action Dive Center for details and reservations
You can leave right from the shores of Secret Harbour in either a single or double kayak. Our bay offers great shoreline vistas and calm, safe waters. You can rent kayaks for 1/2 hour, 1 hour, 1/2 day and full day excursions. This location is great for both the experienced and novice paddlers. You can pull up on a secluded off shore beach for a little sunning and privacy.
Discover Scuba Diving
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!!! If you have always wanted to experience the thrill of breathing underwater, we have the perfect opportunity to do just that. The experience last about 2 hours and begins in the waist deep waters of Secret Harbour. One of your certified instructors will take you through some basic safety steps of Scuba Diving in the clear, calm waters in front of Aqua Action Dive Center. Once you are comfortable in the water with Scuba gear, our instructor will lead you on an underwater dive along the reefs of Secret Harbour to a maximum depth of 20 feet. If you get excited about Scuba diving as we do, you will be able to book a dive on our dive boat to one of our off-shore reefs. Our instructor will take you on a dive experience that will change the way you look at water forever. If you really get hooked on diving, our instructor will happily train you to become fully certified; you can use this certification to dive anywhere in the world. (For more details please visit our Training link).
Shore Diving for Certified Scuba Divers
If you are a certified Scuba diver and would like to blow some bubbles, we can offer an easy shore dive. Just as the snorkeling is amazing at Secret Harbour, so is the shore diving on our local shore line reefs. You can rent Scuba equipment if you are a certified diver. You can also request one of our certified PADI professionals as a dive guide for your comfort.
Learn to Sail on Sailaway
We offer full sailing certification aboard one of our IC 24 keel boats (like a J 24 keel boat). The instructors are U.S. Sail Team certified and can take you from a novice sailor to a racing sailor. Paul Stoeken, our sailing partner, is a two time Olympic Sail Team competitor … “Smokin Stoeken” knows what he is doing. If you just want to relax on the water, we also offer a three hour tour on our IC24 that will have you exploring St. Thomas, St. John and surrounding cays with only the sound and feel of the wind blowing through your hair! Our IC 24 boats are environmentally friendly because they do not have fuel burning engines; the wind will get you where you want to go and we promise to bring you back! You can also take the helm and be your own captain!
Getaway Hobie Cat Sailing
For those of you looking for a wet and wild sailing experience, you can experience this 18-foot Hobie Cat, with wing seats, either with or without a Captain. You can take the helm of this sport sailing boat out into the turquoise waters of the Caribbean waters. Your adventure starts from the shore of Secret Harbour Beach Resort where you have many uninhabited islands and cays to visit. Our “Getaway” adventure is sure to “get you away" on a sail, hike and snorkel adventure unlike any other on St. Thomas/St. John!
Swim with the Turtles
Swim with the turtles! Ocean Express will take you to one of the guaranteed spots to see Green Sea Turtles in the US Virgin Islands. This half-day trip includes snorkel equipment, a guide and light snacks on board our 30ft. Island Hopper “Ocean Express”. Our boat can also accommodate the certified divers in your group; we just point the divers with their guide to deeper water. This is a perfect trip for the novice snorkelers to the certified divers. In addition to the sea turtles, our guests will see abundant marine life, reefs and ship wrecks all in the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea.
This activity is great for children and non-swimmers. Our sturdy, four seated paddle boat is the perfect way to" hang out" in the bay at Secret Harbour. Our calm waters are just what is needed to enjoy these peddle driven boats. You can rent the paddle boats by the 1/2 hour and hour from Aqua Action Dive Center.
Fishing, Spearing and Taking from the Secret Harbour Bay
SORRY ... strictly prohibited!!! We can arrange fishing charters for you that take place outside of our protected waters.
Doing nothing at all!!
If you just want to relax on the white sand beach at Secret Harbour and sip a cool drink, we can accommodate you as well. You can rent beach chairs and umbrellas at Aqua Action Dive Center. The Cruzan Beach Bar is right on the beach with cold concoctions to satisfy your taste buds. If you have SCUBA divers in your group, you can wave goodbye as they head out to the deep blue waters aboard our 30ft. dive boat and you can stay and enjoy the warm waters of the bay. We offer complimentary chairs to the guests of our SCUBA divers. When the divers return, we highly recommend lunch at he Cruzan Beach Club. Please ask about our 10% discount certificate for lunch.