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  • Hours: Visitor Center open 8am - 4:30pm
  • Admission: Free

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Virgin Islands National Park

The majority of St. John is covered by the Virgin Islands National Park, a stretch of preserved wilderness all the more remarkable when you consider how much of the island was once cleared for sugar plantations.

Get the most out of this natural wonder on hiking trails which crisscross the island. None takes more than two hours to complete, but they cover a surprising range of topography and vegetation as well as historic sites such as the eerie plantation ruins of Annaberg. And there’s no better way to end your walk than a swim at one of St. John’s superb beaches, such as beautiful Trunk Bay in the island’s northwest.

The park also protects the island’s reef, with public access allowed at the mangrove bay of Hurricane Hole, east of Coral Bay. Snorkeling is a popular activity all along the coastline.

Practical Info

Head for the park’s visitors’ center in Cruz Bay, the point of arrival for ferries from St. Thomas, to pick up maps and tips for further exploration. The park covers about two-thirds of the island as well as significant off-shore areas.

Tours & Tickets

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Caneel Bay Kayak, Hike and Snorkel Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

Location: St John, US Virgin Islands
Duration: 3 hours

From USD $88.99

Beach Day Pass at Honeymoon Beach in St John

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Location: St. John, US Virgin Islands
Duration: 8 hours

From USD $38.99

Henley Cay Adventure Tour in St John

Location: St. John, US Virgin Islands
Duration: 3-5 hours

From USD $88.99

St John Snorkeling Cruise to Cruz Bay from St Thomas

Location: St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes

From USD $224.99

St John Round-Island Snorkeling Tour from St Thomas

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Location: St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Duration: 9 hours

From USD $249.99

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