What to Do on St.John!
We have visited St. John numerous times and still haven’t visited every place we’d like to, but here are links to some of our top highlights when we visit. In no particular order, of course!
Virgin Islands National Park
Virgin Islands National Park is comprised of 7,259 acres of terrestrial habitat, which is about 60%, of the island’s land mass. The park also includes 5,650 acres of adjacent submerged lands. The park owns the ridge tops to the reefs providing protection and preservation for tropical and migrating birds, fish, corals and other marine life, as well as some 800 species of plants. The park is open every day! The Visitor Center, located in Cruz Bay, is open every day from 8am to 4:30pm. Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
A trip to St. John requires a visit to the many amazing beaches! From snorkeling, to swimming, to simply relaxing with a good book and a cold beverage. You could hit a different beach everyday during your time on island. Please note that since Hurricanes Irma and Maria, some of the information on the above link may not be up to date. All beaches on St. John ARE OPEN! Amenities at each may be limited or under repair.
Snorkeling is one of the most popular past times on St. John. From sea turtles to tarpon and sting rays and beautiful coral formations, you’re likely to see some pretty amazing underwater sights. We do provide some snorkeling gear at Into the Mystic for your stay.
Hiking on St. John ranges from easy, flat trails to guided trails featuring archaeological ruins to hilly, tree covered terrain with amazing look outs. Our favorites include Ram Head and the ruins at the Annaberg Sugar Plantation.
Day Trips by Boat
Nothing beats a day on the water! Enjoy a half day sail, sunset cruise or a full day trip to the nearby British Virgin Islands. Please note that some of the below linked charter boats may leave from Cruz Bay.