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 content of this letter from the Superintendent of Virgin Islands National Park/Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument outlines the permitting process for Commercial Use Authorizations. All prospect applicants are encouraged to read it.
--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 below to access Commercial Use Authorization documents:
Application for Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) in Hurricane Hole
Application for Commercial Use Authorization in Virgin Islands National Park
Required Documentation and Fee Schedule
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:
Commercial Hiking Outfitter Guide Operating Conditions
Did You Know?
One of the smallest lizards on St. John is the Dwarf Gecko. This tiny, inch-long reptile is native to the island, while many of the other geckos arrived on sailing ships in the 17th century. Dwarf Geckos feed on insects in the forest during the day, while most other geckos are nocturnal feeders.