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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Cruz Bay...

Cruz Bay is a coastal city in U.S. Virgin Islands. It is a fairly dense town close to the ocean with a population of 2743 people. The water temperature around Cruz Bay is nearly steady during the year. The temperature ranges from 25.6°C (78.1°F) in February up to 28.5°C (83.3°F) in the month of June, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 27°C (81°F) and the best time for water activities is early summer, since Cruz Bay is located in the northern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Cruz Bay?

The current water temperature in the month of July near Cruz Bay is ca:
28°C (83°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Cruz Bay. The nearest one is Turner Bay, which is just 0.4km (5.1miles) away from Cruz Bay. Click here to check out more information on Turner Bay and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Cruz Bay are Tortola-Apple Bay, which is ca 8.3km (5.1miles) away, and Sprat Bay, located 10km (6.2miles) from Cruz Bay.

Are there sandy beaches near by?

There are a few other beaches near to Cruz Bay. The nearest one is Trunk Bay, which is only 2.2km (1.4miles) away from Cruz Bay. Another beautiful beach near Cruz Bay is Magens Bay, which is ca 8.4km (5.2miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Cruz Bay?

The average sea temperature around Cruz Bay is extremely warm, around 27°C (81°F), with only little variations during the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to sea temperatures in December and January. That is why a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving around Cruz Bay. However, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for abnormal chilly conditions and for UV protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation around Cruz Bay can be particularly strong.

How is the diving and fishing close to Cruz Bay?

Scuba diving and fishing conditions stay very constant year round. The waters around Cruz Bay are mostly tropical, reaching temperatures between 23 and 28°C (74-83°F). The following fish like to hang out in waters of this temperature range: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Cruz Bay: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Cruz Bay...

Do you know what the the city Alexandria in Egypt, the city Thi Tran Long GJien in Vietnam, and the city Linden Park in Australia have in common with Cruz Bay? Click on the links to find out...