Water Island - US Virgin Islands
Water Island is the smallest of the four U.S. Virgin Islands at just 2½ miles long and ½ to 1 mile wide. It is of volcanic origin and lies to the south of Saint Thomas in Charlotte Amalie harbour. The main attractions are beaches, including Honeymoon Beach, plantation ruins, and Fort Segarra, an underground fort partially constructed by the U.S. during World War II. The first recorded inhabitants of Water Island were the Arawak Indians in the early 1400's. Four small Indian campsites with pottery, tools and human remains have been uncovered on the island. In the days of piracy, Water Island was used both for anchorage and for fresh water. Water Island gets it's name from the numerous fresh water ponds that were once found there. Pirates and other sea farers would replenish their water supplies from these ponds The following 1 cruises call at Water Island. Discover more by clicking the cruise name or ship or click the Enquire button if you want to check availability and pricing.