Arriving By Cruise Ship to St. Croix


Our Port The Ann E. Abramson Pier is named in honor of the Virgin Islands Public Works Commissioner who was responsible for much of the rejuvenation of the Frederiksted area. This is the pier where most of the large cruise ships dock, as well as military ships, submarines, and other naval vessels. From time to time, tall-ships especially from Denmark, can be seen here.

The dock itself has been a favorite diving place especially for viewing bright coral, sponges, and a multitude of fish life. A night dive should reveal the sea-horses unique to this pier. Visitors arriving at the pier often walk through the small town of Frederiksted and walk to the nearby beaches and beach clubs.

All large cruise ships berth at the island’s only major pier, officially named after a former Public Works Commissioner, Ann E. Abramson. The pier is 1,526 feet long, allowing two cruise ships to tie up at the same time. A kiosk filled with tourism information sits at its head. Public restrooms are nearby. While the pier is the gateway to shopping in Frederiksted, taxis and tour buses take visitors to Christiansted for shopping, sightseeing, and on round-the-island tours. There is no admission charge.

You will enjoy the natural beauty and charm of St.Croix and the port town of historic Frederiksted from the minute you set eyes on it.

St. Croix is one port of call where you will want to disembark and enjoy the island’s laid back style, unique Danish architecture, and rich cultural heritage.

Stroll and visit the shops, eating establishments and historic areas of the two major towns, Frederiksted and Christiansted. Enjoy award winning coffee, expresso and food with fresh, local island ingredients. Try Polly's At The Pier Internet Café. Just 6 doors down from the cruise ship pier on the waterfront.

Take a tour or rent a car from Budget St. Croix to see the beaches, the rain forest and the inland historic sites like the St. George Botanical Gardens or the Whim Plantation. Tour a real rum factory, complete with product sampling. Go snorkeling the reefs off Frederiksted or Cane Bay or take a tour of the world famous Buck Island under water national park.

Experience the thrill of riding an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) on the mountain tops of St. Croix, with breath taking views of the surrounding ocean, historic plantation ruins, and the sub-tropical Rain Forest. Or cruise scenic byways on a bicycle to explore at your leisure. You can do either, or both, with Gecko’s Island Adventures, located just one block south of the Cruise ship pier.


Things to do in Port Click below

St. Croix Tour Guide

Getting Around St. Croix

Dining & Nightlife in St. Croix

Shopping Duty Free in St. croix

Scuba and Snorkeling in St. Croix

Buck Island Tours

Cruise Ship Schedule 2017 St. Croix Cruise Ship Schedule Click Here!

MAY 5, 6, 12, 13, 23, 24, 8PM; MAY 14, 4PM “One Slight Hitch” Caribbean Community Theater Everything for the wedding is perfect...except for one slight hitch. A farce by Lewis Black, directed by Christine Thomas. (340) 778-1983, www.cct.vi


MAY 6 Windsor Trail Hike The St. Croix Hiking Association leads this hike. Info posts 1 week in advance. (340) 772-2073,www.stcroixhiking.org


MAY 7 Ironman 70.3 Triathlon Islandwide After 30 years, this is your last chance to partici - pate, volunteer, or watch this world-class event that offers 35 qualifying slots for the 2017 Ironman 70.3 World Championships. Spectators line the boardwalk for the sunrise start! Be there!www.ironman.com


MAY 9, 16, 23 Pottery Classes Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts Make clay baking pans with Sara Lee Hayes; Morn - ings, 10am -12 noon, Evenings, 6 – 8pm. $100pp, incl materials. Firing fees. Register: (340) 514-7508, www.cmcarts.com


MAY 11, 5:30-6:30PM National Park Service Lecture Series Danish West India & Guinea Co. Warehouse Monthly lectures regarding current research at St. Croix’s 3 National Parks. Fort parking lot open till 7 pm. (340) 773-1460.


MAY 17, 5:30-7PM Artists Guild of St. Croix Palms at Pelican Cove Monthly meeting & social. Become a member; bring a friend! Facebook. (404) 437-4759


MAY 18, 5-8 PM Art Thursday Downtown Christiansted Dozens of galleries & shops show the works of art - ists and jewelry makers. Stay for dinner; this event is a favorite of visitors & locals! Facebook.


MAY 18, 5-8PM “Celebrating the Transfer Day Centennial ” Henle Studio See early VI photos by Fritz Henle and works by Maria Henle, Tina Henle, and Jack Anglin. Open Daily. (340) 718-0372, www.HenleGallery.com


     MAY 19, 6-8PM Sunset Jazz Clock Tower, Buddhoe Park Catch the hip sounds of local & international jazz artists. Bring a chair or blanket; food & drinks avail - able. Free!

Beach Guide

Did you know... St. Croix is ringed by beaches of all shapes and sizes, some are long white sand stretches, others are small patches shaded by low sea grape trees and towering coconut palms. Some have smooth sandy bottoms ideal for swimming, and others have rock and coral-lined entries perfect for snorkeling!

Did you know... St. Croix is the only Caribbean Island where a diver can:
●Dive a wall that drops over 13,000 feet
●Dive a reef that is the largest living reef of any Caribbean Island
●Dive five wrecks that are within 100 yards of each other
●Dive a pier        

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Weddings / Romance

DID YOU KNOW THAT... Many couples are opting to save the money (not to mention the stress and hard work) of a big wedding at home by escaping to a Caribbean island for a combination wedding/honeymoon. Upon their return, they can share the event by showing the video and photographs at an informal reception.

All the islands are beautiful and, on some, weddings have become a major promotional tool. So why should you choose St. Croix above others?

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Moving Here

DID YOU KNOW... In addition to it's long and rich multicultural history, friendly people, open spaces, the blue sea and near perfect year-round weather, there are a number of reasons to consider relocating to St Croix. Most importantly, the U.S. Virgin Islands, which includes St Croix, operate under U.S. law which is important in both business and personal matters. 

This means mainland US companies do business here including retail stores such as K-Mart, Radio Shack, Office Max, McDonald's and Wendy's. Also U.S. financial services including a variety of U.S. mortgage, insurance and banking companies offer local service.  U.S. cellular phone companies including AT&T and Sprint, both operate here.

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Arriving By Cruise Ship

Our Port

The Ann E. Abramson Pier is named in honor of the Virgin Islands Public Works Commissioner who was responsible for much of the rejuvenation of the Frederiksted area. This is the pier where most of the large cruise ships dock, as well as military ships, submarines, and other naval vessels. From time to time, tall-ships especially from Denmark, can be seen here.

The dock itself has been a favorite diving place especially for viewing bright coral, sponges, and a multitude of fish life. A night dive should reveal the sea-horses unique to this pier. Visitors arriving at the pier often walk through the small town of Frederiksted and walk to the nearby beaches and beach club     

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Planning A Trip

Planning a trip to the St. Croix is exciting, fun and so easy…..

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St. Croix Food Tours

Guided Food Tasting & Cultural Walking Tour On St. Croix
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Events & Festivals

So many wonderful events and things to do in St. Croix

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Water Sports

Come join us in our exploration of the unique underwater world.

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