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Fishing St. John

The waters around St. John are regulated by different agencies. There are National Park and Coral Reef Monument restrictions, territorial requirements and federal regulations. Please follow the rules and be kind to the environment. Recreational Fishing At present, general recreational fishing permits are not needed for recreational fishers in the US Virgin Islands (e.g., fishing … Continued

Luxurious Estate Fortsberg

For Windspree guests looking for the ultimate in luxury, privacy, and amenities, Estate Fortsberg vacation villa next to the US Virgin National Park on St. John is the perfect pick. With 4 gorgeous bedrooms, spacious living areas, and incredible views, guests of Estate Fortsberg can blissfully escape into a world of peace and relaxation. Windspree … Continued

8 Tuff Miles 2020

The popular 8Tuff Miles foot race across St. John is back for its 24th year on February 29, 2020! A rite of passage for all who love Love City, consider a visit to Coral Bay, St. John over February 29, 2020! Windspree has you covered, with more than 20 villas to choose from. Register for … Continued

Races on St. John

September 1, 2019 @ 8:00am AT Francis Bay Fives A 5K and a 5-mile foot race over paved roads and National Park trails. Races are separate. Registration required. Race info   November 28, 2019 @ 8:00am AT Turkey Trot A 5k run around Annaberg plantation in the US Virgin Islands National Park. No registration required. … Continued

Moon Schedule 2019-2020

Full Moon August 15, 2019 Names for the August Full Moon include Sturgeon Moon, Harvest Moon, Grain Moon, Green Corn Moon, Fruit Moon and Barley Moon. The Full Moon in August is hope for a plentiful harvest and sometimes called the Sturgeon Moon because of the great number of enormous sturgeon that were once found … Continued

St. John Star Gazing

Perseid Meteor Shower August 12-13, 2019 In 2019, the Perseids will peak on the night between Aug 12–13. The Perseids are one of the brighter meteor showers that occurs every year in mid-August. The exceptional meteor shower is space debris from the Swift-Tuttle comet and appears to hail in the sky from the constellation Perseus … Continued

Sunscreen Ban in the Virgin Islands

Research has shown that the ingredients in most sunscreen, octocrylene, oxybenzone and octinoxate, are damaging to marine life. With the huge numbers of tourists that visit the VI and swim daily in the water, the amount of sunscreen and its harmful ingredients has a huge impact on the local eco-system. On June 26, 2019, Virgin … Continued

Choose the Best Snorkel

There’s a new mask in town and it’s pretty different than what we’re used to. The “full face” snorkel mask showed-up on a few heads 3-4 years ago and has proven to be more than a passing fad. Early adopters did experience some setbacks, namely leakage and the inability to dive below the surface while … Continued

Bird Watching on St. John

With more than 200 species of birds in the US Virgin Islands, St. John’s vast national park land is the best place to explore and do some good old fashioned bird watching. Most of the birds you’ll see on St. John arrived on island accidentally, while about 2 dozen were introduced by humans. Here are … Continued

Caribbean Blue Tang

Prevalent in the clear waters that surround St. John, the Blue Tang Surgeonfish (Acanthurus coeruleus) begin as yellow juveniles, turn pastel blue as adolescents, and bright blue as adults. Called “Atlantic Blue Tangs” or “Caribbean Blue Tangs”, they can grow to be up to 15 inches long. When snorkeling, you’ll most likely see the yellow … Continued