St. John tours

St. John Island Tours

Touring St. John island, especially in its nature park, guarantees breathtaking views and unique historical insight. There are many ways to get around St. John island and tours to suit any personality, so read up in advance on what is available. Here are a few ideas for St. John island tours and sites to see on St. John island:

Trips to St. John island aren't complete without a hike, however leisurely, through the Virgin Islands National Park. Laurance Rockefeller bought part of St. John island in the 1950s specifically so that this pristine natural beauty could be enjoyed and the residents of St. John island have done much to protect it since. For information about the park there is a visitor center in Cruz Bay, where you'll find a map of St. John island and information on the various trails within the park itself. From there you can catch a bus to the park's entrance, where you'll be met by a knowledgeable resident of St. John island who will serve as your guide.

There are also several specific points of interest dotted around St. John island worth driving your rental car or hiring a taxi to visit. At the north end of the St. John island national park sits the Annaberg Plantation, an 18th century sugar farm worked by Danes, Dutchmen, and Africans alike. Another 18th century sugar plantation, the Catherineberg Ruins, makes for an interesting stop considering it was once the headquarters of a St. John island slave revolt organized by a displaced tribe of warriors.

For more information about St. John island and its national park, contact:

Virgin Islands National Park Visitors Center
340-776-6201
www.nps.gov/viis

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