Destination St. John: Coastal Cruise of National Park Beaches - STL2
OVERVIEW: Enjoy a guided coastal cruise of St. John before having time to explore the island at your own pace. A good combination tour if you'd like to see the beauty of St. John from the water before heading off on an adventure of your choice.
HIGHLIGHTS: Scenic ferry ride to and from St. John. See thousands of acres of unspoiled National Park highlights. Approximately 3 to 3.5 hours of independent exploration / shopping.
NOTES: This tour runs in conjunction with STG3, STG4 & STG5 so you will travel to and from St. John with guests booked on these other tours.
Enjoy a guided coastal cruise of St. John before having time to explore the island at your own pace. A good combination tour if you’d like to see the beauty of St. John from the water before heading off on an adventure of your choice.
-Scenic ferry ride to and from St. John.
-See thousands of acres of unspoiled National Park highlights.
-Approximately 3 to 3.5 hours of independent exploration / shopping.
Join a private ferry for a fully narrated scenic ride along St. Thomas’s south shore into the quaint island of St. John known as the “Emerald of the Caribbean.” Remaining onboard your tour boat is the best way to see thousands of acres of unspoiled National Park highlights. You will see beautiful famous beaches, the Caneel Bay Hotel (known as a “Rock Resort”), historical points of interest, Peter Bay, and multimillion dollar villas.
Cruise along the pristine northwest shores of St. John and revel in the beauty of its National Park vistas. Pass deserted islets and hidden coves as you see the British Virgin Islands on the horizon - all from the viewing deck of your boat. Along the way, your guide will provide insights about the island’s rich history, lush, tropical foliage, and indigenous wildlife.
Back along the coast, you will stop at scenic overlooks such as Cinnamon Bay, Trunk Bay, Maho Bay - right up to historical Mary's Point and Annaberg Plantation - the last working sugar cane plantation in St. John.
Use the cruise to choose a beach to visit or take an island tour in one of the fun open air safari buses as you will have approximately 3 ½ hours of personal leisure time once you return to Cruz Bay, following this scenic and informative coastal cruise. Your captain and guide will be very happy to make suggestions and assist you with taxis.
On the ferry return, enjoy a complimentary rum or fruit punch.
What to Bring:
-You should always take your SeaPass card (provided onboard the ship) and photo identification when in port.
-Bathing suit and towel (available onboard the ship) if you wish to swim or spend time at the beach. Please note that not all beaches have changing facilities so you may wish to wear your bathing suit.
-Sun protection and sunglasses.
-Money for shopping.
What to Wear:
-Recommend wearing light clothing and comfortable walking shoes.
-This tour runs in conjunction with Destination St. John: Historic Walking Tour and Personal Leisure Time (STG3), Destination St. John: Guided Shopping and Leisure Time (STG4) and Voluntourism: St. John VI National Park and Community Foundation (STG5) and and shares the same transportation so that you and your fellow travelers start your journey together and then split up in St. John to enjoy your selected activity.
Note: Tour durations may vary depending on ship's arrival and departure time from port.