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US External Territories Travel Guide

US External Territories — Things to Do

Considering the US External Territories are all tropical islands, it is no wonder that aquatic activities feature heavily on the list of things to do at these islands. Boating and fishing trips are extremely popular in the waters that surround American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands, as is diving. For a relaxed lifestyle while on vacation, you can make use of the innumerous tranquil beaches that exist all around the islands. On some of these hard-to-resist beaches you can take up water sports, like jet-skiing or waterskiing.

American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands are wonderful tropical islands, making going to the beach a must-do activity. Each island contains a great variety of sandy beaches to try. The main island of Tutuila on American Samoa has great beaches, although the most impressive beaches are on the outlying island of Ofu. Considered to be the most beautiful beach on Guam is Ritidian Beach, in the northern region. Puerto Rico’s most popular beach is Luquillo, which provides protected swimming in a reef area set against a stunning backdrop of the El Yunque Rainforest. All along the coast of the US Virgin Islands, you will find pristine sandy beaches aligned with tall palm trees to take shade under, such as Sandy Point in St Croix.

With amazing tropical islands come enticing, clear blue seas, making the US External Territories excellent scuba diving destinations. If you are on American Samoa, you can contact Pago Pago Divers to arrange a dive excursion. Guam is an amazing place in the Pacific Ocean to go diving, and Guam Tropical Dive Station provides training and dive excursions. Sea Ventures provides similar dives in Puerto Rico, while you can contact Blue Island Divers in the US Virgin Islands.

Sailing to take advantage of the glorious ocean is popular across the US External Territories. Charter a yacht from Neverland in American Samoa for a great sailing experience. In Guam, you can contact Guam Boat Charters. In Puerto Rico, you can charter a yacht from Sail Caribe, while in the US Virgin Islands, you can contact Island Yacht Charters.

The Atlantic or Pacific oceans make American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands prime sports fishing destinations. Grander Marlin Sports Fishing Adventures arranges deep-sea fishing excursions off American Samoa. Anna Marie Fishing Charters provides an opportunity for you to catch mahi, wahoo, yellow fin, tuna, and marlin on its regular fishing excursions. You can contact Bill Wraps Fishing to enquire about its game fishing excursions in Puerto Rico. Gone Ketchin in the US Virgin Islands offers sports fishing trips to troll for marlin, wahoo, mahi, mackerel, barracuda, and tuna.

Paradise Puerto Rico Watersports offers jet-ski rental and waterskiing trips in Puerto Rico. If in the US Virgin Islands, Crabby’s Watersports provides rental of snorkeling and sea kayaking equipment.

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