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Top Things To Do in St. John

Updated: April 2, 2023

St. John in the US Virgin Islands is home to breathtaking views, incredible snorkeling locations, and diverse wildlife. With a variety of experiences from snorkeling to private charter boats to jeep tours, St. John is the perfect vacation spot. Our list of the top 10 things to do in St. John will help you plan the perfect vacation in the Virgin Islands.


Snorkel St. John Tour

#1 – Snorkel Through the Virgin Islands

Cruise through the Caribbean Sea on a luxury catamaran. Enjoy a relaxing day full of snorkeling through coral reefs, exploring white sandy beaches, and sunbathing on the boat. You’ll discover a variety of marine wildlife and colorful corals as you visit 3 snorkeling destinations around the Virgin Islands.

Food & Drink Included | 3 Snorkel Stops 

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Hurricane Hole Kayaking Excursion

#2 – Kayak to Hurricane Hole on St. John

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You’ll paddle through the calm crystal waters of the Caribbean along the breathtaking shorelines of St. John’s East End on this tour and discover a variety of wildlife as you travel from Haulover Bay to Princess Bay in Hurricane Hole. This Kayaking Excursion is the perfect way to explore the outdoors and see local wildlife and marine creatures up close.

Small Group Tours | Professional Naturalist Guide

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Private Island Jeep Tour St. John

#3 – Explore St. John by Jeep

Experience all that St. John has to offer on your Private Jeep Tour. Spend your day how you’d like on this customizable tour. You can snorkel, hike, off-road, discover scenic stops, visit secluded beaches, and stop at a cool local bar for lunch. Along the way, you’ll encounter a variety of wildlife including donkeys, mongoose, crabs, and goats. This can’t miss tour is a unique way to explore the best of St. John in a day.

Private Tour | Family-friendly

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East End Paddleboard Excursion

#4 – Paddle & Snorkel Excursion

Enjoy a relaxing paddle from Haulover Bay to Long Point on your kayak or paddleboard. You’ll explore the beautiful beach at Long Point and dive into the turquoise blue waters and snorkel over colorful coral reefs and turtle grazing beds. Along the way, you’ll see a variety of flora and fauna as you paddle to Long Point then explore on land.  This Paddle & Snorkel Excursion is the perfect way to explore the East End of St John.

Small Group Tours | Professional Naturalist Guide

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Snorkel at Haulover Bay

#5 – Go Snorkeling at Haulover Bay 

Discover the natural wonders found underwater on this incredible snorkeling adventure. You’ll swim with sea turtles, watch the spotted rays dance, and see the colorful fish and coral reefs.  Follow your knowledgeable guide and learn all about the marine life and the coral reef you see. Come dive into the clear waters of Haulover Bay on this can’t miss Snorkel Excursion.

Small Group Tours | Professional Naturalist Guide

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Zodiac Boat Rental

#6 – Captain Your Own Boat

Be your own captain for the day with a Zodiac Boat Rental! Create your own adventure as you explore the island in your boat. Before you head out on your adventure, the staff will help you plan your itinerary for the perfect trip.  Your plans can include visiting almost anywhere in the US and British Virgin Islands where you can explore secluded beaches, incredible snorkeling spots, and famous beach bars on your unforgettable day trip in your very own Zodiac.

Private Tour | Customizable Tour

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st john usvi east end hiking tour

#7 – St. John Hike & Snorkel Excursion

Discover the beauty of St. John as you explore the island hiking and snorkeling. You’ll start by hiking across the East End Peninsula to historic ruins at Pleasant Lookout. From this lookout, you’ll be able to see the breathtaking view of the ocean and St. John below. After your hike, explore the waters at Newfound Bay and snorkel over shallow barrier reefs and seagrass beds. This Hiking & Snorkeling Excursion is a unique way to explore St. John, on both land and water in a single tour.

Small Group Tours | Professional Naturalist Guide

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