Safety

Keep Left Sign
There is much to see and do in Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument.
Though we do not have anything scary here like lions, tigers, bears, alligators or snakes here, we do have a few things that you should avoid.
The following are tips for a safe and enjoyable visit.
On the Ground
1. Drive on the LEFT!
2. Do not leave valuables unattended.
3. Do not climb on walls of historic ruins when hiking and exploring. The walls are unstable and bodily injuries may occur.
4. Bring plenty of water when hiking.
5. Use bug spray and reef-safe sunscreen.
6. Do not eat unknown fruits or touch unknown plants. Some plants, such as the Manchineel tree are poisonous.
In The Water
Look, but don't touch. Marine life are fragile and some may sting or bite if you touch or disturb them. Here is a PDF brochure for marine life to avoid.
On the Trail
Stay on the trails and do not eat any of the fruits or berries. Check out our plants to avoid as some plants can cause a rash, or sting, and others are poisonous.
In case of EMERGENCY DIAL 911
From Cell Phone DIAL (340) 776-9110

Last updated: March 4, 2018

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Mailing Address:

1300 Cruz Bay Creek
St. John, VI 00830

Phone:

(340) 776-6201 x238

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