St. John has fabulous snorkeling, diving, and hiking, all among the best in the Caribbean. Since two-thirds of the island is National Park, many beaches have amenities but no developments mar the expanses of sand and palms. From St. John, it is easy to take day trips to visit other islands such as the popular BVI yachting destinations of Tortola, Jost Van Dyke, Virgin Gorda, Peter, and Norman Islands.
The Park Service also offers many activities, including snorkeling tours, hikes, birding tours, sails, archaeological digs, and lectures. Numerous park trials lead to stone ruins of old sugar mills and plantations, petroglyphs, and even waterfalls.
How to Visit St. John
St. John is reached by a 20 minute ferry ride from Red Hook and a 45 minute ferry ride from downtown Charlotte Amalie (schedules available online).
Both ferry terminals are located on St. Thomas, USVI. We suggest you call ahead or ask at the airport about exact ferry schedules as they sometimes change unexpectedly.
St. Thomas is primarily serviced by Delta, American, US Air, United, Jet Blue, and Continental Airlines from the states.
Activities (on site or nearby) include: Hiking, Biking, Tennis, Gym, Horseshoes, Fishing, Wildlife Viewing, Horseback Riding, Restaurants, Live Theater, Sightseeing, Swimming, Snorkeling/Diving, Boating, Sailing, Surfing, Windsurfing, Parasailing, Jet Skiing, Shelling, Bird Watching, Shopping, Kayaking, Stand-up Paddle Boarding.
May we Recommend
Our villa managers and concierge team of Dorothy and Fernando Micheletti also run charters to the USVIs and BVIs.
Contact Captain Fernando for more information about a day trip on his motor boat, Fernando's Republic.