Mosquito Borne Disease
There are two mosquito transmitted diseases (virus), Dengue, and Chikungunya Fever, now in the Caribbean. Both viruses are transmitted by Aedes species mosquitoes, which have black and white stripes markings. Please take a look at link information. More »
Virgin Islands National Park includes much of the water and sea floor surrounding St. John. If you are visiting by boat or operating a vessel in National Park waters, please familiarize yourself with the policies and regulations about these marine resources.
The Mooring Guide provides information about how and where you may operate and moor vessels in Virgin Islands National Park. (pdf 365 kb)
Anchoring Information A map and coordinates of areas appropriate to vessels of various sizes. (jpg 950 mb)
Superintendent's Compendium contains laws and policies specific to Virgin Islands National Park. (pdf 260 kb)
Fisher's Guide from the VI Department of Planning and Natural Resources contains information about fishing in the Virgin Islands.
Hurricane Mooring Permits This news article contains general information and points of contact for 2010 Hurricane Hole storm mooring permits.
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.