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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

Crustaceans

St. John is home to many fascinating critters, including some of the oldest known animals on earth. Crustaceans are invertebrates that live in the world between land and sea.  Dating back more than 500 million years, common crustaceans today include crabs, lobsters, and shrimp. All crustaceans have a hard exoskeleton that provides protection from predators and water … Continued

Explore Salt Pond

If you haven’t hiked to Salt Pond, you must! On the Southern point of St John’s Coral Bay side there exists a different world where lots of adventure awaits. It is a quiet part of the island where one can get lost in their thoughts and the beauty of their surroundings. The trail head begins … Continued

Annual Beach to Beach Power Swim

Don’t miss the Beach to Beach Power Swim on St John Sunday May 26th, 2019. Teams and individuals compete in the annual fundraising event sponsored by the Friends of the Park. Swimmers can enter on of three races as unassisted (no snorkel + fins) or assisted (with snorkel + fins). 1 mile short course (from … Continued

SUP St. John

From beginners to expert racers, St. John is perfect for the growing popularity of standup paddleboarding, or SUP. Numerous spots around the island will conveniently get you and your board on the water. The shallow, clear Caribbean water around St. John will ease newbie fears and delight more advanced paddle boarders. To SUP St. John, … Continued

Snuba St. John

Looking for a unique adventure? Put Snuba St. John on your list of things to do! Snuba is a combination of snorkeling and scuba diving. While breathing through a simple-to-use regulator that’s connected to an air supply that floats on a raft at the water’s surface, SNUBA allows you to explore the underwater world like … Continued

Scuba St. John

Scuba St. John from a boat or right from shore! Scuba divers enjoy the serenity of St. John’s deeper underwater world. Scuba divers get an up-close and personal look , including deep coral reefs, underwater caves, and more – all down by the sea floor. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced scuba divers can enjoy St. John. … Continued

Snorkel St. John

The popular water activity around is to snorkel St. John. Float on the surface of the crystal clear Caribbean water while you watch the fascinating sea life below. Snorkeling is great for those who are comfortable in the water. Even if you’re not the best swimmer, if you can relax enough to float, snorkeling may … Continued

Watchful Eyes of the Octopi

The need to label a group consisting of more than one octopus correctly has confused landlubbers and mariners alike for more than a hundred years. One octopus, two octopi. Or is it two octopuses? Octopodes? Or does it stay octopus (like deer)? If you pride yourself on correct pronunciation, and enjoy being a little snooty, … Continued

Watchful Eyes of the Octopi

The need to label a group consisting of more than one octopus correctly has confused landlubbers and mariners alike for more than a hundred years. One octopus, two octopi. Or is it two octopuses? Octopodes? Or does it stay octopus (like deer)? If you pride yourself on correct pronunciation, and enjoy being a little snooty, … Continued