Snorkeling and scuba diving
Some of the best snorkeling anywhere can be found at the beaches in the park and around St. John. A brochure available at the visitors center describes the various locations.
Sailing, kayaking and windsurfing
At the Cinnamon Bay beach, rentals are available for a variety of sailboats, kayaks and windsurfers. The bay is large, and prevailing winds make for exciting sailing.
Did You Know?
The Machineel tree, found along the coast, produces crab apple-like fruit that is poisonous. While the fruit is deadly [as Columbus’ men reportedly found out in 1493 when visiting the island], even sap from the Machineel tree can cause an irritating skin rash. The tree is also called Death Apple.