Scuba divers can explore some large caves and two wrecks. The best diving is around Pain de Sucre, an islet just off Gustavia harbor, and around Coco Islet and a small cape, L'Ane Rouge, off Colombier Bay. Diving schools offer full-day expeditions to neighboring islands, night dives and PADI certification.

Windsurfing, paddleboarding and kiteboarding are increasingly popular. Lessons are available for all these sports no wetsuits needed! Visitors love the Jet Ski tours around the island, and the Seabob, an electric water scooter, is fun for all ages. Flyboards are available for the adventurous.

Boating, Sailing & Yachting

The options here include everything from crewed catamarans for snorkeling to dinghy and kayak rentals to romantic sunset cruises. 

Sailing on St. Barth is much like the island itself, slowly paced and spectacularly beautiful with no high gales but rather warm, steady moderate trade winds at 10-20 knots. Lively St. Jean Beach and Grand Cul de Sac are ideal for water sports – windsurfers love the just-right breezes. Lessons are available. Try it!