Frequently Asked Questions

How Many Acres is the Park?

The park is comprised of 7,259 terrestrial acres and 5,650 submerged acres.

The park owns 122 acres or 90% of Hassel Island.

 

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 Salomon or Honeymoon beaches within 2 hours.

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.

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