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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

Halloween in Coral Bay St. John

On Halloween, St. Johnians don’t “trick or treat”, they just treat. And treat they do, with costume parties on both sides of the island. The annual Halloween bash at Skinny Legs in Coral Bay is incredibly visually stimulating, as is the later party at Morgan’s Mango in Cruz Bay. Both parties have costume contests worth … 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

New Preschool Opens in Coral Bay

A new preschool is under construction, soon to open in the Spring Garden area of Coral Bay. The St. John Christian Academy is in need of donations as it continues the journey to opening day. Consider donating materials, funds, or your own skills to help git’er done. Donations are being accepted through the Coral Bay … Continued

Labor Day in Coral Bay

Labor Day in Coral Bay is a local affair, not only celebrating everyone’s hard work, but rejoicing in how far those efforts have taken us. On Labor Day Monday 2019, the parade line forms at the parking lot of Love City Mini Market and begins to move at 11:00am. There’s also a fun car show … 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

St. John Freedom Statue

Do you know the story of the statue in Cruz Bay of the man blowing a conch shell? One of several “Freedom Statues” on display throughout the territory, they commemorate the slave revolt and fight for emancipation. 2017 marked 100 years since the US purchased territories in the West Indies (known as the US Virgin … 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