St. John (U.S.V.I.) Hiking Excursion Reviews

St. John's unspoiled beauty is its main draw -- two-thirds of the island is made up of the Virgin Islands National Park. (The Rockefeller family donated the land in 1956.) The island rewards those who explore on foot, networked with hiking trails that lead to historical sites and hidden coves.
We took a ferry from St.
Sail Date: July 2016
We took a ferry from St. Thomas to St. John via Red Hook. Arriving at St. John we hiked to a private lagoon that an islander shared with us. It was beautiful, but quite a hike through the National Park. But great time alone with our ... Read More
We took a ferry from St. Thomas to St. John via Red Hook. Arriving at St. John we hiked to a private lagoon that an islander shared with us. It was beautiful, but quite a hike through the National Park. But great time alone with our family to enjoy 2.5 hours at a private lagoon. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The St John Eco Hike & Beach was an enjoyable excursion.
Sail Date: April 2014
The St John Eco Hike & Beach was an enjoyable excursion. Our only suggestion would be to include at least a light snack since we left the St. Thomas port right after breakfast, and didn’t return until mid-afternoon! A 45-minute ferry ... Read More
The St John Eco Hike & Beach was an enjoyable excursion. Our only suggestion would be to include at least a light snack since we left the St. Thomas port right after breakfast, and didn’t return until mid-afternoon! A 45-minute ferry boat ride took us to Cruz Bay, St. John, USVI. We met our Nature Guide for a 45-minute slow, but mostly uphill and rocky hike on a shaded National Park trail. She talked about the woods and flowers such as how they can be used or which should be avoided. The walk ended at the uncrowded Honeymoon Beach where we were given a bottle of water to rehydrate, and offered a lawn chair. We sat under a coconut tree, and had about an hour to walk the beach looking at the palms and wild chickens, and to cool off in the clear blue waters. The tour then continued through the landscaped areas of Caneel Bay resort; we even saw deer and were able to get close to them, as they were more domesticated than wild. The guide also provided cultural and historical information about the sugar mill ruins. A few minutes ride in an open-air safari “taxi” returned us to the ferry for the ride back to port. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Can't say enough about this place.
Sail Date: January 2014
Can't say enough about this place. The best on our honeymoon and remains the single best island we have visited to this day. This excursion was no disappointment and perhaps the highlight of our vacation. Even St. Thomas upon our ... Read More
Can't say enough about this place. The best on our honeymoon and remains the single best island we have visited to this day. This excursion was no disappointment and perhaps the highlight of our vacation. Even St. Thomas upon our return from St. John was refreshing, especially now that we have been to Nassau so many times, so even the commercialized St. Thomas is many steps up than Nassau. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line