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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.

 

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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

 

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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.


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AUGUST 6, 7 AM-3 PM
National Farmers Week Market
V.I. Department of Agriculture

Market Building
St. Croix celebrates its farmers! Come see & buy what’s fresh in the V.I. Here’s to your health! (340) 778-0997 www.vifresh.com
AUGUST 8, 11:30 AM-1 PM
Introduction to Ayurveda
Renuatum Spa

Ayurveda is an ancient healing system from India that dates back over 4000 years. In this workshop you will learn the basics of Ayurvedic theory as it is applied in everyday life. $15 (340) 718-2440 www.renuatumspa.com (Hit Yoga, then Workshops.)
AUGUST 13, 5:30-6:30 PM
National Park Lecture Series
Danish West India & Guinea Co. Warehouse

The National Park Service holds monthlylectures that discuss topics regarding current research at the Islands’ three National Parks. Ft. Christiansvaern parking lot open till 7 pm. (340) 773-1460
AUGUST 15, 10 AM-12PM
FREE Snorkel Clinic
Cane Bay Beach

Calling all lovers of the sea, school kids to adults: Learn to snorkel or advance your skills. St. Croix Environmental Association provides snorkel instruction, gear, environmental education & light refreshments. Registration appreciated. Sponsored by Reef Jam. (340) 773-1989 www.stxenvironmental.org
JUNE 27, 7 PM
Movie Night
Ft. Christiansvaern

The National Park Service invites you to
bring a picnic & enjoy the movie. (Kindly
pack up any discards afterwards!) Bathrooms
& parking available. To see what’s playing,
visit: facebook.com/stcroixmoviesatthefort. Free.
JUNE 29 – JULY 2
Discover St. Croix Camp
Estate Whim Museum

Week 1: My history starts with my family Camp for children 6-12. Sign up for 1 or More sessions. (340) 772-0598 www.stcroixlandmarks.org

 


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