Depart St. Thomas for a visit to the smallest of the US Virgin Islands, St. John, and take in the history of the island as well as its majestic natural beauty on this half-day tour. See an old Danish sugar plantation, a national park, and various lookouts along the way.
Start by boarding a ferry that takes you across the short 4 miles (6.4 km) of water between St. Thomas and St. John, where your tour bus awaits you. With your local guide, stop first at the Virgin Islands National Park to take in beautiful mountain vistas, impossibly blue water, and verdant coastal greenery. Enjoy the panoramic displays of white-sand beaches meeting mountain forests at your next 2 stops, Caneel Bay and Trunk Bay.
At Annaberg, see the remnants of a 1780s sugar mill plantation. Wonder at the ruins of the factory, windmill, and slave quarters as you learn about the island's Danish settlers. Finish with a drive back to the ferry terminal for your cruise back to St. Thomas.
National Park fees
Pick-up at both cruise ports and most hotels/resorts in St. Thomas
What's Not Included
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Food and drinks
Round trip ferry tickets to St. John
INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
CHILD: Age: 4 - 11
ADULT: Age: 12 - 99
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
Please confirm cruise ship dock upon booking for those coming from a cruise.
Possible cancellation after confirmation, if there are not enough passengers to meet tour guests requirement. In the event of this occurring, an alternative or a full refund will be offered.
Tour duration/time begins at the time of pick up.
Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required. Minimum of 4 people to run the tour.
Follow the island time as US Virgin Island doesn't follow Daylight Saving Time.
Late Schedule is for LATE CRUISE SHIPS ONLY. Those staying in a hotel will be put in a regular schedule or late schedule depending on availability.
Please provide the following info at time of booking: hotel name or ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
This tour operates with a minimum of four guest cancellation notice will be given 24 hours in advance
Tour start time is approximate and can be adjusted for traffic conditions and pick-up schedule
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
What To Expect
Caneel Bay Beach
This is just an overlooking stop.
Admission Ticket Free
Trunk Bay Beach
This is an overlooking stop.
Admission Ticket Free
Annaberg Sugar Plantation
The Annaberg Plantation is a partially restored sugarcane factory.
Admission Ticket Included
Virgin Islands National Park
The center has two passport stamps. The Virgin Island National Park and the Virgin Island Reef National Monument, which surrounds the island through various areas in the water. The center also offers souvenirs.
Admission Ticket Free
Unspoiled Beauty of St. John Island
We booked this tour through our cruise ship and it was well worth it! The ferry ride from St. Thomas to St. John was very informative. The crew narrated the whole voyage so we were well informed of the history of the surrounding islands. Upon arrival in St. John, we boarded open air vehicles to take us to the highlights of this beautiful island, where we saw gorgeous beaches. Hurricane Irma took its toll on this island and the ruins of several resorts and homes are still visible. The roads were in good shape, a little bumpy in some spots, but nothing bad. Our guide was very knowledgeable about every aspect of the island. Once back on board the ferry, we were again given more information by our crew. Well worth the trip!
Worth the money
Trip was wonderful! Very informative. Driver/tour guide was amazing. We got to see some interesting sights. Can't wait to visit again.
The most beautiful scenery! This tour is a must. We loved the national park. I wish I could attach a video to this. Words can’t express the beauty we experienced.
It was a nice way to see St. Johns and learn about it's history. Ken was awesome and the transportation was ok. We did have to pay for a different cab ride back to the resort since our assigned driver got a flat tire and we unfortunately couldn't wait for it to get fixed.
It was a wonderful experience seeing the many sites and especially some of the beautiful beaches. Our driver was was very knowledgeable and professional.
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