Welcome to St John
Two-thirds of St John is a protected national park, with gnarled trees and spiky cacti spilling over its edges. There are no airports or cruise-ship docks, and the usual Caribbean resorts are few and far between. It's blissfully low-key compared to its island neighbors.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... Read More
Top experiences in St John
St John activities
Ephesus Sightseeing Tour
Enjoy pickup from your Kusadasi hotel and relax on the drive to Ephesus. When you arrive, stop at St John's Basilica on the top of Ayasuluk Hill. Visit the basilica and see the 4th-century tomb where the remains of the saint are said to be housed.Next, travel to the ancient city of Ephesus, an important center of early Christianity. Ephesus was one of the seven churches addressed by Christ in a vision, according to the book of Revelation. With your guide, visit the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, then see the Great Theater, the Library of Celsus and many other well-preserved ancient temples.Take a break to enjoy a delicious lunch of Turkish cuisine at a local restaurant, while your local guide explains interesting facts about Ephesus and its surroundings. After lunch, visit the House of the Virgin Mary, where she spent the last days of her life. The cottage has been a pilgrimage place for many centuries, and was authenticated by Pope Paul VI in 1967. Next, relax on your comfortable coach on the drive back to your hotel.
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.
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).
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. Then follow your guide on a hike to the highest point on Henley Cay's trail, where you’ll enjoy awesome views of the British Virgin Islands. After your tour, return to Honeymoon Beach at Caneel Bay Resort.Option 1:If you select the 3-hour option, you'll depart at 9amOption 2:If you select the 5-hour option, you’ll depart in the morning and enjoy a complimentary lunch.
Antigua Zipline Canopy Adventure from St John’s
Meet your guide and tour group in St John's, where you will be served a fruit drink and banana bread to prepare you for the aerial adventure ahead. Then, relax on an air-conditioned taxi ride to the Antigua rainforest, about 40 minutes away. Upon arrival, get a briefing from fully trained and experienced guides, and try on your state-of-the-art safety harness and helmet. Your canopy course includes a series of 10 ziplines ranging from 52-328 feet (16-100 meters) in length, plus nine ropes challenge elements, two suspension bridges and one controlled 36-foot (11-meter) vertical descent – a leap of faith! When you’re ready, walk over a suspension bridge that spans a verdant gorge to the far bank, and begin your thrill of a lifetime through the tropical forest. Follow your guide along the trail to the first aerial zipline; then, take off and soar above the treetops! Continue on toward the other ziplines, which crisscross the gorge for large parts of the course, entering a corridor in the foliage at either end. Rest assured that your guides will be available to assist you, ensuring your absolute safety and enjoyment. You’ll get a bird’s-eye view of the flora and fauna while listening to the birdsong of numerous species that are native to the rainforest. When you reach the hidden tree house, take a break from the excitement and admire the landscape. Look out over the silk cotton trees to the prominent boulders and rock pool, where a small waterfall and shaded area hold interesting plants, wild fruits, vines, mosses and lichens. When you reach the end, enjoy complimentary water or a refreshing drink at the bar/café (own expense). Relax on the veranda, where you can watch others zip by on the course.If you wish, browse the gift shop for souvenirs or purchase your personal action photo as a memento (own expense). When you meet your guide for return transport to your hotel, you’ll leave with a certificate of achievement in hand!
Malta Shore Excursion: Private tour of Valletta and Mdina
On this private shore excursion in Malta, you'll journey in a comfortable private vehicle with a local guide to the fortified city of Mdina, Malta's first capital, dating back to before Roman times. Together with your guide, you will stroll through Mdina’s quaint winding streets, admiring its blend of medieval and Baroque architecture and the beautiful homes and palazzos still used by old Maltese noble families. Enjoy the view from the bastions of the ‘Silent City,’ and listen as your guide points out the Mdina Cathedral and the Museum of Natural History, housed in a palace once owned by Grand Master Manoel de Vilhena. You’ll then leave Mdina and proceed to Valletta, Malta’s current capital and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here you will go on another walking tour, starting with a visit to the Upper Barrakka Gardens, Valletta's highest vantage point and an ideal place for photo opportunities of Malta's lovely Grand Harbor.Continuing through Valletta, you will walk past various stately buildings such as the Auberge de Castille, which houses the office of the Prime Minister, and then arrive at St John's Co-Cathedral, the16th-century church built by the Knights of Malta. Revealing a staggering display of Baroque art, it houses some of Malta's finest treasures; two masterpieces by Caravaggio, The Beheading of St John the Baptist and St Jerome, hang in the oratory. At the end of the tour, you will be returned to the cruise terminal.Worry-Free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to the Malta port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.