St. John, the smallest most idyllic of the three United States Virgin Islands, is best known for its dozens of post card perfect white sand beaches, turquoise bays abounding in colourful corals & rainbows of tropical fish endless vistas of green velvet hills. Only nine miles long (14.5 kilometres) and three miles (4.8 kilometres) wide, two thirds of the island is the Virgin Islands National Park, so its spectacular beaches & untouched forests will remain that way for generations to come and remain accessible to all. View more
Enjoy the beauty of the Virgin Islands National Park during this half-day hike and swim excursion.
National Park Hike
Depart the pier and head to the Virgin Islands National Park Visitor Center to begin your hike along a hillside trail offering scenic tropical ocean views of nearby islands. Your naturalist guide will share stories about the flora and fauna of the island along with interesting cultural and historical information.
Honeymoon Beach Swim
Arriving at Honeymoon Beach, find a picturesque palm-fringed beach with crystal clear waters edged with colourful coral reefs. Enjoy a refreshing swim at this unforgettable beach and relax in the soft sand under the shade of coconut trees for a one-hour break.
The trail continues to Caneel Bay's lush Botanical Gardens and on to the ruins of an 18th-century Danish sugar plantation and factory.
Following your hike, a scenic open-air safari bus tour along the North Shore Virgin Islands National Park Drive returns you to Cruz Bay and your awaiting ship.
Please note: This tour involves extensive walking and is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilize a wheelchair. Guests should wear comfortable walking shoes, a swimsuit under a cover-up, sun protection and bring a towel from the ship.
Experience the beauty of the St. John during this two-hour panoramic drive around a National Park.
St. John, USVI
St. John, the smallest and most idyllic of the three United States Virgin Islands, is best known for its dozens of post card perfect white sand beaches, turquoise bays abounding in colorful corals and rainbows of tropical fish, along with endless vistas of green velvet hills. Only nine miles long and three miles wide, two thirds of the island is the Virgin Islands National Park, so its spectacular beaches and untouched forests will retain their beauty for generations to come while remaining accessible to all.
Depart the pier in your open-air safari bus for a tour around this National Park to experience first-hand what everyone is talking about. Your two-hour panoramic tour will include several photo stops that will avail you to scenery only imagined through day-dreams of your escape to a perfect utopia. Along the way, your knowledgeable driver will provide commentary that will enlighten you about the island's rich history, lush, tropical foliage and its' indigenous wildlife.
Please note: This tour involves minimal walking and is suitable for guests with limited mobility, but is not wheelchair accessible. Guests must be able to climb 2-3 high steps to embark and disembark the bus. The transportation is covered; however it is recommended that guests wear lightweight clothing and sun protection.
Explore the beauty of the island both above and beneath the surface of the azure blue sea surrounding St. John during this half-day outing.
Depart Cruz Bay in an open-air safari bus for the drive to Trunk Bay. Along the way, stops will be made for photos and to admire the breath-taking scenery over-looking Cruz Bay, Hawk's Bay and Caneel Bay Plantation.
Trunk Bay Snorkel and Swim
After arriving at Trunk Bay beach, rated one of the most beautiful beaches in the world; a safety briefing and snorkeling instruction will be provided. All necessary equipment for snorkelling will be distributed before you begin your swimming/snorkelling exploration of the famous underwater trail or you may choose to just relax on this fabulous beach.
Following your two and a half hour stay at Trunk Bay, a 20-minute ride in an open-air safari bus will return you to Cruz Bay and your awaiting ship.
Please note: This tour involves walking in loose sand and over uneven terrain. It is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Guests must be in good physical condition to swim or snorkel. Guests are advised to wear a swimsuit under a cover-up, sun protection and bring a towel from the ship.