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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

Full Moon Schedule

Celebrate the full moon from Coral Bay, St. John in the US Virgin Islands! Below is the latest full moon calendar for 2022-2023. Full moons are a great time to hike Rams Head, take a moonlight kayak or SUP trip, or visit a local full moon party. Fourteen days after each full moon is the new … Continued

USVI Holidays & Events

USVI Holidays & Events Visiting St. John This Week? See What’s Happening! 2020 JANUARY 2020 January 1 New Year’s Day January 6 Three King’s Day (Epiphany) January 10 Full moon January 20 Martin Luther King Day January 24 New moon January 25 Chinese New Year – Rat FEBRUARY 2020 February 2 Super Bowl 51 at Skinny Legs February 9 Full Moon February … Continued

Colorful Hawskbill Sea Turtles

Named for their narrow head and beak over-bite, the Hawskbill sea turtle is a descendant of a group of reptiles that as existed for more than 100 million years. One of the largest populations of Hawksbill turtles is in the Caribbean Sea, commonly seen along coral reefs off the shores of St. John. Not to … Continued

Humpback Whales in the Caribbean

Whales in the Caribbean? You betcha. They’re clearly smart. Humpback whales migrate to the warm waters around St. John in the winter. Increase your chances of seeing whales while visiting St. John by renting a villa perched high on a mountain (Windspree has several), time your visit to include a week or more during January-March, … Continued

Coral Bay Halloween

 October 31 is a big day on St. John. Not only marking the end of the season “that shall not be named”, but also launching a new season of hard work. Residents let loose in ways you never dreamed possible. Skinny Legs holds a big party every year with a costume constest – a great … Continued

Love City Triathlon & Aquathon

The 18th annual Love City Triathlon & Aquathon will take place at 7am on Sunday, September 3, 2017 and the competition is expected to be fierce!         The Triathlon starts and ends at Maho Bay and includs a half-mile swim, a gruelling bike course to the Smoothie stand at Centerline and back, and a “flat for St. John” 4.15 mile … Continued

The Amazing Octopus

The octopus is a coral reef marine animal with 8 arms. In the Caribbean, adult octopuses* weigh about 3 pounds and can change both color and texture to blend into their surroundings and avert predators. Mating for just a month or two around January, a female octupus will lay up to 500 eggs and sit with … Continued

Calendar of Astronomical Events

2022 Astronomical Events *Not all events are visible from St. John June 14: Strawberry Moon June’s Full Moon is often called the Strawberry Full Moon, after the berries that grow in the Northern Hemisphere around this time of the year. In 2022, it is also a Supermoon. What is a Supermoon? June 16: Mercury at Greatest Elongation West This might be … Continued

St. John St. Thomas Ferry Schedules

Windpsree guests are strongly encouraged to plan ahead and rent a vehicle on St. John by calling (340)227-3250. ————————————- Travel to St. John via from downtown Charlotte Amalie or Red Hook, St. Thomas by “people ferry” or car barge. Schedules are subject to change, especially the car barges. You can call ahead to at least one of the … Continued

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