Welcome to St John


Hiking and snorkeling are the big to-dos. Trails wind by petroglyphs and sugar-mill ruins, and several drop out on to beaches prime for swimming with turtles and spotted eagle rays.

Two towns bookend the island: Cruz Bay, the ferry landing and main village that hosts a hell of a happy hour; and Coral Bay at the east end, the sleepy domain of folks who want to feel like they're living on a frontier.


Top experiences in St John

St John activities

$89 Water Sports

Caneel Bay Kayak, Hike, and Snorkel with Sea Turtles

Meet your professional nature guide at Caneel Bay Resort’s Honeymoon Beach for a full safety briefing before taking to the sapphire-blue waters! Once you receive paddling and snorkeling instructions along with your lifejacket, hop on your kayak for a thrilling paddle around the bay teeming with colorful tropical fish. With Virgin Islands National Park as your backdrop, marvel at the coral reef – home to an abundance of marine life. Next, explore five of St John’s best beaches on a hike across white sand, shaded by sea grape trees, coconut palms and tropical forests. You'll journey through the picturesque forest trails of Turtle Point, home to more than 800 native species of plants, while your informative guide points out local flora and fauna along the way. Enjoy stunning views above the rocky outcrops looking toward Hawksnest Bay and the Durloe Cays, an area known for dolphin sightings, and keep an eye out for the wild donkeys, mongoose and white-tailed deer that frequent the area.Then, snorkel a fringing coral reef in the shallow, clear waters as your guide points out the many different types of coral in this UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. While snorkeling in a bed of sea grass, don’t be surprised if you come face to face with a sea turtle or stingray! After your tour, return to Honeymoon Beach at Caneel Bay Resort.Please note: The activities on this tour will be adapted to your preferences and athletic ability.Option 1:If you select the 3-hour option, choose from a morning or afternoon departure, including beverages and snacks.Option 2:If you select the 5-hour option, you’ll depart in the morning and enjoy a complimentary picnic lunch from a local deli.

$49 Water Sports

Beach Day Pass at Honeymoon Beach in St John

Upon arrival at Honeymoon Beach, you’ll have full access to resort amenities, including your own beach chair, hammock and water sports equipment. With all day to spend at the beach, choose from a variety of activities at your leisure, such as kayaking, snorkeling or stand-up paddleboarding in Caneel Bay.Put on your mask, snorkel, fins and lifejacket to explore two colorful reefs at each end of the fabulous beach. Paddle around the bay on a single or double kayak, or try the latest rage – balancing on a stand-up paddleboard that strengthens your core muscles as you pull yourself along in the Caribbean waters. When you need a relaxing break, float on a luxuriously thick raft near shore or lie in a cozy hammock under a shady palm tree. Place your comfortable beach chair anywhere along the length of the palm-fringed tropical beach and you’ll know you’re in paradise!Your valuables will be safe in your own locker at the Honeymoon Hut, where you’ll have access to flush toilets. A gift shop offers a wide variety of items, including cold drinks and light snacks, for sale; underwater cameras can be rented individually if available. Bar beverages and food are also available (own expense).

$89 Water Sports

Henley Cay Adventure Tour in St John

Whether you’re an experienced kayaker and snorkeler, or you’re just getting your feet wet, enjoy the challenge of paddling across Caneel Bay to Henley Cay! Meet your guide at Honeymoon Beach for a full safety briefing, including paddling and snorkeling instruction. Then put on your lifejacket and hop on your kayak for an exciting paddle across the tropical bay. When you reach Henley Cay, a tranquil and uninhabited cay within Virgin Islands National Park, gaze in wonder at the fantastic coral reef teeming with colorful schools of fish. Relax on the sandy, protected beach, which is fringed on both sides by the reef, where snorkelers will discover an impressive array of colorful corals – including brain, pillar, sheet, star and even the endangered elkhorn and staghorn coral. Watch an abundance of seabirds and take in the scenic view of Caneel Bay and Honeymoon Beach. After your tour, return to Honeymoon Beach at Caneel Bay Resort. Option 1: If you select the 3-hour option, you'll depart at 10am Option 2: If you select the 5-hour option, you’ll depart in the morning and enjoy a complimentary lunch.

$111.75 Day Trips & Excursions

St John, Cinnamon Bay Beach, VI National Park From St Thomas

In an open-air water taxi, designed for optimal viewing potential, you will take the picturesque trip from St Thomas to St John and the Virgin Islands National Park. The ferry ride over is worth the trip!Your personal guide will take you on a wonderful island tour of several historical sites in St John and the Virgin Islands National Park. After sightseeing there will be beach time at either Cinnamon Bay or Trunk Bay. Relax on the warm white sands of your St John beach and take in the glorious views of turquoise water and lush, green mountains. After beach time the tour will continue on to Cruz Bay for some duty-free shopping. Once shopping is complete you will enjoy the trip back to St Thomas.

$400 Water Sports

Boat, Tube, Turtle, and Snorkel Adventures

BoardingGuests can Choose to meet us at our Marina, Schedule a taxi pickup, Schedule us to drive you to the location, or chose to be picked up at the cruise ship dock if applicable.  The Excursion Once aboard painless guest will get a saftey briefing before departure.  Gusts can chose from snorkeling beautiful reefs in St John, sightseeing, touring abandoned structures while learning the history of the Virgin Islands, hunting for lobster, fishing, swimming with turtles, feeding hundreds of fish around you at once, snorkeling shipwrecks,  island hopping, skurfing, a rapid fun inner tube ride on one or more of our vast selection of inflatable tubes and much more! Included.  Complementary full service bar, snacks, and gear is also provided with every trip. End of Day Guests are returned to their boarding destination. Gas fee and Gratuity are due at the end of the trip.

$125 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

St John National park Snorkel and Drinks

Visit: JJ Divers St ThomasYour trip comes with All the equipment needed , Soda , water , beer , rum punch , sun screen , safety floats, personal guild and boat captain. Start your day in the marina where you'll will get to know your captain and crew cruise out across the virgin island bay while viewing other local islands and beautiful hill side hoes  on your way to the St John National park Visit 2 National park locations such as Maho bay , Water Lemon , Salt pond and Mingo Key for some up and close time with the underwater world of the Caribbean all while sipping on "all you can drink" choice of beverages  If your adventurous we will even let you jump off the top of the boat !!