Things to Do on St John VI
We have so many beaches and trails to explore as some of your daily activities on St John we’ve devoted a whole section to highlight just some of them under our section titled, Beaches and Hikes. We are conveniently located to St. John North Shore beaches as well as South Shore and east end beaches.
Beaches and Hikes
See our page with lots of descriptions of various beaches and hikes on St John
Bring your own or rent right on the beach at Trunk or Maho.
Pro Tip: Trunk Bay snorkel shack has the best deal for rentals. Ask about a discount for a full week’s rental.
Things to Avoid while in the water: https://www.nps.gov/viis/planyourvisit/marine-hazards.htm
Fish Guide: https://www.nps.gov/viis/planyourvisit/upload/FishGuide_All_asOf05022017.pdf
See our snorkel & swim safety tips on this page (item 18 on the list)
Kayaking & Paddleboarding
Rent at Maho or Honeymoon, or explore some of these other options:
https://www.crabbyswatersports.com/Kayaks-for-National-Park Coral Bay
https://www.sup-stjohn.com – Rentals, Lessons, Yoga
Powerboat. Sailboat. Fish. Dive. Night Kayak. Island Hop. Excursions.
‘Bad Kitty’ (BVIs) https://www.calypsovi.com/trips
https://vinow.com/stjohn/activities/powerboat/ Good write up of what to expect on Charters and costs
http://toursandwatersportsinthevirginislands.com Sunset cruises, BVIs, Night Kayaking
https://vinow.com/stjohn/activities/fishing/ Fishing Regulations
Wharfside Watersports has various sizes of boats from dingy to a trawler. https://wharfsidewatersports.com
BVIs (British Virgin Islands) – a very popular destination or day trip from St. John. However, at this time, restrictions are still tight and costs make the trip somewhat prohibitive by Charter Boat. Apparently, there will be an update on October 23, 2023. In the meantime, here is a map of some popular destinations at the BVIs.
Sunset Cruise Cruz Bay
Boating, Fishing, and Mooring Rules from National Park
Interactive Map of Moorings, Anchoring, Beach Access and Fee Pay Stations https://www.nps.gov/viis/planyourvisit/virgin-islands-marine-visitor-use-information.htm
Private Vessel size limits and locations; Mooring Ball Colors: https://www.nps.gov/viis/planyourvisit/upload/VIIS_2016_Mariner_Protection_Guide-page1Access.pdf
Fishing Season and other regulations https://www.nps.gov/viis/planyourvisit/upload/VIIS_2016_Mariner__Guide-page2Access.pdf
Google Earth Safe Boating Marine Guide https://www.nps.gov/viis/planyourvisit/boating-information.htm
Wining and Dining
Music & Events
Sightseeing and Shopping
Donate or Volunteer on St John
https://friendsvinp.org (Help Maintain the National Park – Friends of the Park)
https://www.stjohnanimalcarecenter.com (Adopt a Pet or Assist with Daily Care – Animal Care Center, Cruz Bay)
https://horsestjohn.com (Visit a sanctuary for animals in need on St. John, Coral Bay – Carolina Corral)
https://reef2peak.com/tours/ Maho Bay
https://viecotours.com/activities/ You can sort by St John or St Thomas activities
We do not endorse any specific business or organization. Listings contained here are not intended to be an exhaustive list of activities.