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 »
The Cruz Bay Visitor Center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is just a short walk (approximately two blocks) from the public ferry dock heading north on route 20.
The center offers exhibits, brochures, maps, educational materials books reegarding the natural and cultural history of the Park as well as activity schedules. The park rangers at the information desk can help you plan your visit, including hikes, historical tours, snorkeling, and other programs.
Did You Know?
The mangrove forests found along the coastline in some bays serve as nursery habitats for juvenile fish. These beautiful trees with aerial roots provide filtration of the runoff and reduce the amount of sediment reaching the ocean. The Red Mangrove is one of several species found in the Park.