The Virgin Islands National Park is on St. John and consists of over 7,000 acres of beautiful land. Today’s post will give you more general information on the Virgin Islands National Park so that you are prepared to have a great time on your next visit to the National Park.
To get to Virgin Islands National Park in St. John from an area that is not on St. John, you will need to take a ferry. There are ferries from St. Thomas to St. John throughout the day for a nominal price. You can take Route 20, which is North Shore Road, and it runs from the ferry dock and past the Visitor’s Center on St. John to the National Park.
Virgin Islands National Park is open 24 hours a day, all year long. Some parts of the National Park may close earlier though. You can check out the Cruz Bay Visitor Center to find out further. The Cruz Bay Visitor Center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The telephone number is 340-776-6201, ext. 238, if you decide to just call the Visitor’s Center directly before your trip.
There is a same-day user fee that is collected at TrunkBay. Children age 16 and under are admitted free; adults, $4; individual annual pass, $10; family annual pass, $15; Golden Age and Golden Access annual cardholders are admitted half price. There is no charge for the National Park.
There is a self-registration fee of $15.00 for overnight anchoring or mooring between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. if you have a boat. Golden Age/Access Passport annual cardholders pay half price for a fee of $7.50.
Overnight fees must be paid prior to spending the night. Overnight stays in the Park waters are limited to 30 nights in one single calender year, and no more than seven consecutive nights in one bay are allowed. If you are wondering where to pay, there are payment stations that are located at Cruz Bay Finger Pier, Caneel Bay Watersports Shop, Hawksnest Bay, Maho Bay Camp, Leinster Bay, Saltpond Bay, and Great Lameshur Bay.