3 of the Best Dinner & Sunset Cruises in St. Thomas

by Oliver Stallwood  |  Published November 7, 2023

Make a holiday in St. Thomas even more memorable with a cruise into the crystal waters around the island as the sun goes down – here are the best dinner and sunset cruises:


Many people come to St. Thomas for the duty-free shopping, the crystal clear waters and sitting on a sun lounger rum cocktail in hand – and there’s nothing wrong with that. But the largest and most developed destination in the Virgin Islands also has a very special type of excursion come sunset that is lesser known but just as recommended. Towards the end of the day boats leave different ports for nighttime trips, accompanied by drinks, champagne and dinner – how often can you say that you literally sailed off into the sunset? Here are three of the best sunset cruises from St. Thomas:

Sunset Sail with Cocktails and Appetizers

Leaving from Marriott’s Frenchman’s Cove Dock, this excursion is perfect for both families and couples. A 54-foot catamaran sails into the calm waters around St. Thomas laden with snacks to whet the appetite, including a vegetable platter, pita and hummus, meat and cheese platter and chips and salsa. It’s an open bar too – with water, a variety of non-alcoholic beverages, alcoholic cocktails, wine and beer available – so all you have to do is sit back and recount the stories of the day, whether that’s the book you read or the bargains you picked up in one of St. Thomas’s shopping malls. The trip is only 1.5 hours and is back in time for dinner. From €81.47.

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Sunset & Harbor Lights Dinner Sail from the Marriott’s Frenchman’s Cove

For not a lot more money this cruise throws in dinner to the mix. This isn’t a formal sit-down dinner, instead the sleek sailing catamaran serves up a BBQ so you can concentrate on the lights of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas’s capital, coming to life and the warm Caribbean breeze. After dinner there is even a chance to have a dance on board the cat’ when the tunes come on, warming you up for a night on the tiles. What makes this trip extra special is the warm and friendly crew and the excellent quality food. From €104.47. 

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Luxury Catamaran Champagne Sunset Cruise

The best option for couples looking for a romantic cruise, this catamaran has plenty of space to find a quiet spot to enjoy the sunset, champagne in hand. The boat has room for 26 guests but is limited to just 12 to make sure you avoid the crowds, circumnavigating Water and Hassel Islands along the southern coast of St. Thomas, with stunning island and ocean vistas. There is a variety of hors d’oeuvres and a champagne sunset toast in front of Honeymoon Beach as you watch out for the elusive green flash, a famous glimpse of emerald green as the sun dips below the horizon. After sunset, it finishes with harbour cruise through Charlotte Amalie to see glowing harbor lights and visiting yachts. 

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