We came to Frederiksted on a day when there was no cruiseship in town and it was great! Not that many places open, but that was perfect because you can walk to the end of the pier and get great vistas. Heard it's a great spot for snorkeling and scuba!
We did this dive on our first day - you jump into the water by the pier, and within a few minutes, you are observing beautiful coral colonies on the pier columns. If you look closely, you may even find a seahorse or two!
Go to the right down the stairs to access the length of the pier. Imagine the days when this pier is bustling with cruise ships and naval vessels. On this day, no one is to be seen but fish are plentiful along the pier and easily seen on the sides of the pier. Scuba divers were plentiful too. Nice view...
This is a great pier for diving and/or snorkeling. We recently visited St. Croix and using a local dive shop did bot ha day and a night dive on the pier. I've never seen so many seahorses and frog fish in one spot. Access is easy and convenient.