Kat, I know you'll enjoy St. Thomas. I've only been there once. We just got off the ship and went downtown and looked around for a while. Then we took one of the local's island tours. We stopped off at a beach for a while and had a drink before heading back to the ship. All I'm saying is is that there is plenty to do...you don't need an excursion. And yes, the ocean is so very beautiful. A beach day will be fun. I know you'll enjoy this cruise.