We didn't book any excursions here because we're not into hiking, climbing waterfalls, or viewing historical sites all that much. We opted just to get off the ship and walk around the little town right off the pier. It's your usual roadside stands with vendors and a few nicer shops. We probably only got off the ship for about an hour or so and got right back on. We decided to make this day our "out to sea" day that you usually have on cruises (since they are none on this one). We lounged on the deck and got lunch and enjoyed the ship not being all that crowded for one day!
Reduit Beach is highly recommended if you go here! We heard about Jalousie (sp?) Beach before going but the amount of time it actually took to get there did not seem worth it! We were able to see the famous Pitons as the ship was getting close to the island. We had to get up really early to see this though since the ship does not dock where you can see them!
We had been to St. Thomas on our last cruise and had done Captain Nautica's Ultimate Snorkel Expedition - which was awesome! We got to snorkel with beautiful sea turtles and visit a shipwreck. This time we opted to keep it more lowkey and just get tickets to go up to Paradise Point. If you do this, you must try the Bushwhacker drink, it's SO good! I had also been to St. Thomas previously with my mom and we had done the Magen's Bay/Paradise Point excursion which I highly recommend as well. Magen's Bay is beautiful!
This port will always have a special meaning to us now... my fiance proposed to me on this cruise (11/9/09) at the top of Paradise Point in St. Thomas! It was amazing and he planned it out so well - I had NO idea it was coming =) We got lucky and went to have someone take a picture of us and they got him actually proposing so now we have the picture forever with gorgeous Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas in the background!!