• View of Virgin Islands Coral National Monument at Hurricane Hole.

    Virgin Islands Coral Reef

    National Monument Virgin Islands


Permits are required for Blue Runner fishing in the Monument south of St. John, and bait fishing in Hurricane Hole. A permit is also needed for boaters who wish to utilized hurricane moorings in Hurricane Hole during an approaching storm.

Fishermen wishing to fish must first obtain a permit from the Chief Law Enforcement Ranger’s office located at the Visitor Center in Cruz Bay.

Boaters wishing to utilize the moorings in Hurricane Hole as a safe haven during the threat of an oncoming storm are required to obtain a permit from the Resource Management Office during early June of each year (look for news release announcing the time and dates for receiving permits).

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