Things to Do in St. John
||The average temperature varies only 5 - 7 degrees from the coolest months of November through February (77°F) and the remainder of the year. The occasional upper 80°F August day is cooled by the subtropical breezes. Rain showers are generally brief cloudbursts followed by lots of sunshine!
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 colorful corals and rainbows of tropical fish & endless vistas of green velvet hills. Only nine miles long & three miles 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 & be accessible to all. There are tours of the National Park by Jeep or safari bus & hikes on spectacular trails led by Park Rangers who enrich the experience with talks on the island's history & geology as well as its flora & fauna. Frequent visitors to St. John are beach lovers who are always ready to go back to the beach.
While it is only twenty minutes from St. Thomas by convenient hourly ferry, St. John is the peaceful, uncommercialized paradise of island fantasies. It has no high-rise buildings, cruise ship docks or airport. Visitors can obtain discounted air fares to St. Thomas.
Despite its unspoiled atmosphere, it offers every facility and amenity found at major resorts.
Watersports abound and one can charter boats from kayaks to ketches to catamarans by the day or week, with or without captain. Day excursions for sightseeing, picnicking, snorkeling, or scuba diving are offered on every variety of sail or motor craft. Sport fishing in our waters is an experience you'll always remember. Activities on land include hikes you can take on your own or with a National Park guide, horseback riding, donkey trail rides, rock climbing, exploring historic ruins, and more.
Getting around the island is easy. Cruz Bay, the major town where the ferry docks is on the west end of the island facing Red Hook in St. Thomas. It is connected by excellent paved road to most of the bays and beaches and to Coral Bay, the picturesque yacht harbor on the east end of the island. Several local agencies, all a short walk from the ferry dock, offer rental cars, jeeps and canopied trucks by the day or week. Colorful canopied taxis also line the dock all day and evening offering rides to accommodations as well as tours.