Transportation around St. John is a snap. Full range of convenient car and jeep rental services and local transportation is available. Getting around St. John can be easy if you are interested in doing a little walking. Local transportation in the form of open air taxis operate all along the North Shore Road and go past or into Canneel, Trunk, Cinnamon, and Mayho beaches. Plus, bus service runs hourly all the way to Salt Pond.

Taxi rates
There are no taxi meters. The VI Taxicab Division sets fares and they are widely posted. Rates are per person (half price for children under six years) based on destination, however, you should still confirm the price with your driver before getting into the vehicle. Many taxis carry eight to 12 people. If you prefer a private taxi you must negotiate a price with the driver. Each additional piece of luggage after the first piece costs US$1. An additional surcharge of US$1-$3 per person applies between midnight and 6am depending on the destination. There is a 25¢-50¢ per minute waiting charge with the first five to 15 minutes free (depending on which island you are on). Hourly and weekly rates can also be negotiated. Sightseeing rates vary depending on which island you are on.

If you prefer the convenience, flexibility, and freedom of a car, one day and longer rentals are available. If you decide to utilize a car, please remember that the only gasoline stations are in Cruz Bay. So be sure to keep the tank filled. Public parking in Cruz Bay is tight.When touring the small, 19 square mile, St. John, we recommend not trying to do too much in one day. St. John's smallness is somewhat deceptive. There are a lot of "nooks and crannies" to explore. If you are looking for great views, the best ones are found along the Center Line Road and toward Annaberg Plantation. Allow yourself at least two full days to enjoy the island's entire beauty.

Please remember to drive on the left side of the road and beware that pedestrians and livestock all have the right of way. There is a seatbelt law. Non-US citizens do not require an international drivers license.

Sunday March 1, 6-7 PM 

Gandhi-King Season for Nonviolence 

Peace Hill, Virgin Islands National Park, St. John 

On iconic Peace Hill overlooking the sea, sunsets on Sundays are the settings for the peaceful teachings of Gandhi-MLK Season for Nonviolence, a global campaign for peace.  Unity of St. John presents teachings, music and meditation in a free program to enhance personal peace in a changing world.  A complimentary shuttle to Peace Hill departs at 5:30 pm from the St. John ferry dock – take the 5 pm ferry from Red Hook – returning 7 pm. 


Friday March 6 

First Friday Downtown 

Downtown Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas 

First Friday in Downtown Charlotte Amalie showcases the best island St. Thomas has to offer in drinks, food and entertainment in the cultural mecca of the island.  Every first Friday downtown restaurants and bars stay open for extended hours.  Perfect time for dining out or a pub crawl. 


Friday March 6, 6 – 9 PM 

First Friday 

Mongoose Junction, Cruz Bay, St. John 

Discover, dine and dance the night away as Mongoose Junction features local artists, art exhibits and live music.  For info visit 


Sunday and Monday March 8 and 9 

Full Moon Kayak Tours 

Virgin Islands Ecotours – Mangrove Lagoon, St. Thomas.   

Venture to the East End of St. Thomas to explore the famous spooky Mangrove Lagoon in the moonlight in two-person easy to paddle kayaks.  You will wear headlamps as you paddle through the mangrove tunnels exploring the Wildlife Preserve.  The marina is lit up for dining and drinks afterwards. 

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St. John Beach Guide

You have got to do St. John. You hear that from everyone who has visited the Island and from those who live here. But, what does it mean to do St. John? Well, there are the wonderful hiking trails that meander through the island that can take you from the "bustling" town of Cruz Bay to secluded beaches and pristine Caribbean forests. How about touring the island on a two-hour tour of the National Park or just go shopping in Cruz Bay? And don't forget the plethora of beaches.


St. John Weddings / Romance

DID YOU KNOW THAT... Many couples are opting to save the money (not to mention the stress and hard work) of a big wedding at home by escaping to a Caribbean island for a combination wedding/honeymoon. Upon their return, they can share the event by showing the video and photographs at an informal reception.

All the islands are beautiful and, on some, weddings have become a major promotional tool. So why should you choose St. Thomas above others?


Moving To St. John

St. Thomas, one of the three United States Virign Islands, along with St. Croix and St. John, St. Thomas is one of the most beautiful island destinations in the world, dressed with powdery beaches and sun-drenched weather. St. Thomas is located in the Lesser Antilles, 1,600 miles south, south east of New York City; 1,100 east, southeast of Miami; 70 miles of San Juan. St. Thomas and its nearby neighbor St. John, lay between the Atlantic and the Caribbean.

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Getting To St. John

Our Port

You get to St. John by flying to nearby St. Thomas and then take a taxi to Red Hook and then a 15 minute ferry to St. John. Ferries depart every hour. As an alternative you can take a taxi a taxi to the Charlotte Amalie Ferry dock and then embark on a 45 minute ferry to St. John.

If you are renting a home you will definitely need to rent a car, and should consider an all wheel or 4 wheel drive vehicle. St. John has some rental car companies but you can also rent a car in St. Thomas and then take a ferry which will transport your car over to St. John . If just visiting for the day there are numerous taxis and safari vans available. St. John taxi and van drivers are very hospitable and accommodating.