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Sea Turtles on St. John

St. John is home to 3 species of sea turtles: green, hawksbill, and leatherback. Sea turtles can be found almost anywhere there is sea grass underwater around St. John, although Maho Bay is the most popular. Sea turtles spend their lives in water, traveling thousands of miles every year. Female sea turtles return to the … Continued

Tour St. John October 2018

Tour St. John and take in the sights and sounds of our beloved virgin island. The island is green and the water a glorious Caribbean blue. St John is one of the few places in the world where everywhere you turn is a picture-perfect view. Arrive by ferry to Cruz Bay and you will find … Continued

Secret Snorkel Spot

St. John has many awesome spots to snorkel. A few, however, are known only to local residents, so we thought we’d offer an underwater tip out to anyone visiting the island and looking for an unadvertised adventure. Go East. With that hint, some of you may already know where we’re headed! Most visitors will travel … Continued

The Amazing Parrotfish

Did you know that there are over 90 different species of Parrotfish around the world? One of the most decorative is the Rainbow Parrotfish, prevalent on St. John and adored by snorkelers. Found in relatively shallow tropical and subtropical oceans (like St. John), nearly all species of parrotfish are sequential hermaphrodites. In other words, they … Continued

Coral Reef Recovery

“The damage is moderate, and it could have been a whole lot worse.” Local VINP fisheries biologist Jeff Miller reported that while damage from hurricane Irma in September, 2017 was significant, recovery is happening. Biologists surveyed areas around St. John, including Hawksnest, Lameshur, Waterlemon Cay, and Yawzi Point. Fish need healthy coral to survive, so … Continued

Great Lameshur Bay

Great Lameshur Bay Over the hill and through the woods, to Great Lameshur Bay you go!  4-wheel drives only, this vast rocky Caribbean beach with small shell treasures all along the shoreline was home to the original underwater Tektite Habitat in 1969.  Read more about the Tektite program at the St. John Historical Society website.    … Continued

Hike to Brown Bay on St John VI

Discover Brown Bay, a hideaway in the VI National Park, prized for its natural beauty and privacy. Brown Bay is actually on the north shore of St. John, yet accesible from trails on both the north and south sides. The Brown Bay access trail on the south side is a mile past Skinny Legs in Coral Bay, directly off … Continued

St John Island’s Reef Bay Sugar Factory

Reef Bay Sugar Factory Historic District is a historic section of Saint John, United States Virgin Islands located on the south central coast adjacent to Reef Bay. The land is the site of an acient sugar factory. The property was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on July 23, 1981. The first … Continued

St. John Love City Triathlon/Aquathon/SUPathon winners 2014

St. John wins the Inter-Island Award at the 15th Annual Love City Triathlon-Aquathon-SUPathon! The award is determined by combining the fastest three athletes from each island, and has to include a female. Congratulations to everyone who completed the race over land and sea.  This was the first year for the SUPathon (standup paddleboard) portion, a … Continued

Standup Paddleboarding (SUP) on St. John

On St. John, try the hottest new water activity around, Standup Paddleboarding (SUP). Rent boards and equipment by the day or week, or take lessons from experienced SUP trainers.