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Conducting Business in the Park

Commercial Services within Virgin Islands National Park is managed through the Concessions Office. Anyone wishing to embark on a business venture within the boundary of the Park is encouraged to contact that Office for an explanation of the requirements. You may contact the Park's Concession Office by calling (340) 776-6201, ext. 221 or ext. 224. One may also visit and/or download a copy of the Park's Commercial Service Plan if contemplating a commercial venture within the Park.


Commercial Use Authorizations

The majority of the commercial activities authorized by the Commercial Services Plan begin and terminate outside the park and are subject to commercial use authorization (CUA). The CUA is a mechanism to authorize and monitor those commercial uses and activities for which concession contracts are not appropriate. Key aspects of the CUA process at VINP include:

  • Permits are issued on a calendar year basis, beginning January 1 and ending December31st. Partial year authorizations are not generally available.

  • Each commercial use of park land or waters requires an individual CUA. Business operating more than one service must obtain a permit for each commercial activity.

  • To provide for a market competition, a limitation of three CUAs per business is established.

  • Pursuant to the Cost Recovery Act (16 USC 3a) and NPS policy, all CUAs are subject to a fee based upon recovery of NPS application, administration and monitoring costs. Click below to access Commercial Use Authorization documents:

Inquiry Letter for Commercial Use Authorization
Application for Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) in Hurricane Hole
Application for Commercial Use Authorization in Virgin Islands National Park
Required Documentation and Fee Schedule

Operating Conditions within the Virgin Islands National Park Service

The Virgin Islands National Park (VINP) was established to protect and preserve the scenic and natural environment and cultural heritage for future generations to enjoy. We are all privileged to live andwork in this beautiful environment. Our livelihood depends on keeping these islands and surrounding waters naturally healthy and beautiful for generations to come. Given this charge, we thank you for complying with the following operating conditions. Please share applicable regulations with your guests.

The following documents highlights the operating conditions within the park:

Application Cover letter

Commercial Hiking Outfitter Guide Operating Conditions
Commercial Kayaking Outfitter Guide Operating Conditions
Commercial Land-Based Tour Operating Conditions
Commercial Scuba Outfitter Guide Operating Conditions
Commercial Wedding/Event Organizers Operating Conditions
Commercial Vessel Operating Conditions
Commercial Use Annual Report

Please contact Mr. Paul Jones at (340) 776-6201, ext. 224 for further information regarding Commercial Use Authorization and/or Operating Conditions within the park.

Last updated: January 12, 2018

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