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Frequently Asked Questions

What can I do in an hour?

Self-guided trails at Annaberg sugar mill and Cinnamon Bay sugar mill are one-half mile or less and can take an hour to explore.

What can I do in two - three hours?

One can hike the Lind Point trail from the Visitor Center to Caneel Bay resort hotel within two hours (1.1 miles each way).

Safari taxi drivers offer a two-hour island tour as well, stopping at scenic overlooks.

Many of the ranger-led programs take less than two hours. See the Weekly Programs brochure for more details.

What can I do in a day?

The Reef Bay hike takes almost six hours, starting from the Visitor Center at 9:30 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays (schedule changes during the winter months). Reservations are required and there is a transportation fee. Hikers should bring adequate water, lunch and a swimsuit. See the Weekly Programs brochure for more details.

Where is the best snorkeling?

The calm warm waters around St. John provide great opportunities for snorkeling. Some of the best areas for snorkeling can be accessed from the shoreline. Stop by the VisitorCenter for a park brochure and snorkeling guide.

Did You Know?

Wasps, locally called Jack Spaniard in their nest.

A wasp common to St. John is called the Jack Spaniard. These paper wasps are not aggressive, but will sting you repeatedly if disturbed. The sting can be quite painful, and should be treated with common sting relief remedies. The discomfort can last three days.