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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

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

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

Wild Dolphins around St. John

While mammals in the water around St. John may not be common, dolphins and whales have been seen! Just last week, a pod of dancing dolphins was found frolicking in Cruz Bay. Check-out this cool video! Reports of dolphin sitings also came in from Maho Bay, Coral Bay, and Hansen Bay. Additionally, humpback whales are … 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

Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower

In the Northern Hemisphere, the annual August Perseid meteor shower probably ranks as the all-time favorite meteor shower of the year. This shower is visible in the Southern Hemisphere, too, though to a lesser extent. No matter where you live worldwide, the annual Perseid meteor shower occurs for several days in mid-August.  Before dawn viewing … Continued

Sargassum Weed

Every year, usually in the summer months, large chunks of seaweed unleash from the floor of the Sargasso Sea (an area of the Atlantic that makes up part of the Bermuda Triangle) and heads to the Caribbean. Ocean currents carry Sargassum weed as far as the northern Gulf of Mexico, where it accumulates in shallow … Continued

National Park Hiking Trail Map for St. John US Virgin Islands

Hiking on St John is a great way to see the Virgin Islands. There are a total of 22 hiking trails to choose from.  Before you head out, pack a map, plenty of water, and sunscreen.  It’s always a good idea to notify a friend that you’ll be out hiking, just in case of emergency.  … Continued

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