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Humpback Whales in the Caribbean

Do you want to see whales while you’re visiting St. John? Best chances are to get a villa that sits high on a mountain with a clear view of the water (Windspree has several) during the peak of winter season (January-March). Humpback whales migrate to the Caribbean during the winter and have been spotted in … Continued

Coral Bay Halloween

 October 31 is a big day on St. John. Not only marking the end of the season “that shall not be named”, but also launching a new season of hard work. Residents let loose in ways you never dreamed possible. Skinny Legs holds a big party every year with a costume constest – a great … Continued

Love City Triathlon & Aquathon

The 18th annual Love City Triathlon & Aquathon will take place at 7am on Sunday, September 3, 2017 and the competition is expected to be fierce!         The Triathlon starts and ends at Maho Bay and includs a half-mile swim, a gruelling bike course to the Smoothie stand at Centerline and back, and a “flat for St. John” 4.15 mile … Continued

The Amazing Octopus

The octopus is a coral reef marine animal with 8 arms. In the Caribbean, adult octopuses* weigh about 3 pounds and can change both color and texture to blend into their surroundings and avert predators. Mating for just a month or two around January, a female octupus will lay up to 500 eggs and sit … Continued

Seagulls of Summer

The sound of seagulls around St. John is a seasonal joy from about May to September.  The pelicans, who reside here all year, look like they could do without the annual visit from these flighty guests. Laughing gulls in particular will gang-up and hover over, around, and even on the pelicans while they eat. Before a … Continued

Calendar of Astronomical Events

2017 Astronomical Events July 9 – Full Moon. The Moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun and its face will be will be fully illuminated. This phase occurs at 04:07 UTC. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Buck Moon because the male buck … Continued

Charlotte Amalie Ferry to St. John

                      Good news for travelers to St. John! As of August 17, 2017, passengers utilizing ferry service between Cruz Bay and Charlotte Amalie will now arrive and depart from a new location on St. Thomas. (see map) The new location offers shelter from the weather when boarding … Continued

St. John St. Thomas Ferry Schedules

Windpsree guests are strongly encouraged to plan ahead and rent a vehicle on St. John by calling (340)227-3250. ————————————- Travel to St. John via from downtown Charlotte Amalie or Red Hook, St. Thomas by “people ferry” or car barge. Schedules are subject to change, especially the car barges. You can call ahead to at least one of the … Continued

Total Lunar Eclipse on St. John

On August 21, 2017, many in the US experienced their first solar eclipse. A total solar eclipses occur when the new moon comes between the Sun and Earth and casts the darkest part of its shadow, the umbra, on Earth. A full solar eclipse, known as totality, is almost as dark as night. From St. … Continued