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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?

view of mangrove trees with their distinctive aireal roots along the shoreline.

The mangrove forests found along the coastline in some bays serve as nursery habitats for juvenile fish. These beautiful trees with aerial roots provide filtration of the runoff and reduce the amount of sediment reaching the ocean. The Red Mangrove is one of several species found in the Park.