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


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 12 Reviews

Discover the Caribbean beauty of St John on a combination kayak, hike and snorkel tour of Caneel Bay. Kayak in the turquoise waters of UNESCO World ...  Read more

Location: St John, US Virgin Islands
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $88.99

Beach Day Pass at Honeymoon Beach in St John

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Delight in the breathtaking beauty of St John with a full-day beach pass to Honeymoon Beach. You'll have access to a variety of fun – and relaxing – activities ...  Read more

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

From USD $38.99

Henley Cay Adventure Tour in St John

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Embark on an outdoor adventure amid the gorgeous natural surroundings of St John and enjoy three fun activities in one tour! Paddle your kayak across Caneel ...  Read more

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

From USD $88.99

St John Snorkeling Cruise to Cruz Bay from St Thomas

Want to experience the US Virgin Islands but don't want to spend all of your time underwater? This small-group snorkeling cruise, limited to only six guests, ...  Read more

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

From USD $224.99

St John Round-Island Snorkeling Tour from St Thomas

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On a day trip from St Thomas, circumnavigate neighboring St John on a small-group boat tour limited to only six guests. This relaxing and fun-filled tour takes ...  Read more

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

From USD $249.99

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