• Trunk Bay Beach, considered one of the 10 best beaches in the world is home to the underwater trail.

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Indoor Activities

The St. John Historical Society has a small museum located at the Battery (Offices of the Governor), just a short walk from the Visitors Center.

 

The Park’s Visitor Center in Cruz Bay offers an exhibit depicting both natural and cultural resources. One may learn about the terrestrial as well as submerged lands. Examples of reef fishes and coral are on display.

Other panels depict the cultural history – from the earliest inhabitants to the subsistence era. Visitors are able to view artifacts from the pre-Columbian Tainos, tools used to harvest sugarcane during the late 1700’s and early 1800’s sugar production era, and examples of objects that became essential for survival after slavery emancipation.

 

Once in Cinnamon Bay, visitors may visit the archeology lab (a converted sugar factory warehouse) and see the artifacts recovered from the nearby dig. If planning a visit, please call to ascertain the building is open.

Did You Know?

visitor gets a little closer to one of the underwater trail signs in Trunk Bay.

The underwater snorkel trail at Trunk Bay is an excellent place for beginners or anyone wanting to learn about marine life. Plaques along the trail describe the various species of fish, and provide information about the coral reefs.