Doing Business With The Park
Conducting Business in the Park
Commercial Services within Virgin Islands National Park is managed through the Concessions Office. Anyone wishing to embark on a business venture within the boundary of the Park is encouraged to contact that Office for an explanation of the requirements. You may contact the Park's Concession Office by calling (340) 776-6201, ext. 221 or ext. 224. One may also visit and/or download a copy of the Park's Commercial Service Plan if contemplating a commercial venture within the Park.
Commercial Use Authorizations
The majority of the commercial activities authorized by the Commercial Services Plan begin and terminate outside the park and are subject to commercial use authorization (CUA). The CUA is a mechanism to authorize and monitor those commercial uses and activities for which concession contracts are not appropriate. Key aspects of the CUA process at VINP include:
--Permits are issued on a calendar year basis, beginning January 1 and ending December31st. Partial year authorizations are not generally available
--Each commercial use of park land or waters requires an individual CUA. Business operating more than one service must obtain a permit for each commercial activity.
-- To provide for a market competition, a limitation of three CUAs per business is established.
--Pursuant to the Cost Recovery Act (16 USC 3a) and NPS policy, all CUAs are subject to a fee based upon recovery of NPS application, administration and monitoring costs.
Click here to access the document: Application for Commercial Use Authorization (CUA)
Operating Conditions within the Virgin Islands National Park Service
The Virgin Islands National Park (VINP) was established to protect and preserve the scenic and natural environment and cultural heritage for future generations to enjoy. We are all privileged to live andwork in this beautiful environment. Our livelihood depends on keeping these islands and surrounding waters naturally healthy and beautiful for generations to come. Given this charge, we thank you for complying with the following operating conditions. Please share applicable regulations with your guests.
The following documents highlights the operating conditions within the park:
Please contact Ms. Laurelly Anthony at (340) 776-6201, ext. 244 for further information regarding Commercial Use Authorization and/or Operating Conditions within the park.
Did You Know?
World famous Trunk Bay beach got its name from the Leatherback turtle which once nested there in abundance. The Danes claimed the turtle resembled a large leather trunk.