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Sunscreen Savvy

Earlier this year the official ban on sunscreens containing ingredients deemed harmful to the environment took effect in the US Virgin Islands. Aimed to protect the coral reefs throughout the Caribbean, the new law prohibits the use of sunscreens containing chemicals that harm marine life. BAD octocrylene BAD oxybenzone BAD octinoxate For those who seek … Continued

Adopt a Turtle

Looking for the perfect gift for someone who loves St. John? Adopt an endangered sea turtle! The Caribbean Conservation & Sea Turtle Survival League is a Florida-based nonprofit group dedicated to saving turtles throughout the southern Atlantic and the Caribbean. With a minimum $25 donation, you’ll receive an adoption certificate, a logo decal, a sea-turtle … Continued

Protecting Your Trip

Windspree is not in the insurance industry (thank goodness) but we are in the travel industry and helping visitors have the best experience possible is our goal. Sometimes trip planning can include more than booking a kayak tour or deciding what beaches to visit. Preparing for the “what ifs” can be arduous and often overlooked … Continued

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

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 March 1, 2020, the … Continued

Trade Winds

That steady breeze that keeps the temperature of St. John idyllic nearly every day of the year? That would be the trade winds. The glorious, delicious trade winds!   Trade winds are defined as steady-blowing winds near the equator. Two distinct belts of trade winds blow around the globe, from the tropical high pressure to … Continued

Ferry Schedule

St. John to St. Thomas Red Hook Ferry The Red Hook ferry runs between Red Hook, St Thomas and Cruz Bay, St John and leaves hourly (almost always at the top of the hour). Ferries run from Red Hook to St. John from 6:30am to midnight. Operated by: Transportation Services and Varlack Ventures: (340) 776-6282 and … 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

Flight Deals

Travel Tip: Use Hopper for alerts on the best fares to St. Thomas/St. John (airport code STT) Hopper will send you an alert when ticket price is expected to rise and allows you to freeze the price when fares are exceptionally low. Checkout these and other cool features on Hopper.com or download the Hopper app … Continued

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