Frequently Asked Questions
What can I do in an hour?
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?
The Spiny Sea Urchin has long spines that can readily penetrate the skin on the slightest touch, causing severe pain and possibly allergic reactions. Because the barbs cannot be completely removed, soaking affected areas in vinegar can speed up the in-body dissolving time, typically 3-4 weeks.