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The Hike Guide to St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

One of the most unique attributes of St. John is the Virgin Islands National Park, which covers approximately 60% of the Island. Each year, about 500,00 people visit the park. The park is spread out on 14,737 acres and has 22 unique hiking trails to choose from. Weather you are looking for a full day adventure leading you through challenging terrain or a more leisurely wander through shady trees we have the trail for you!

Peace Hill Trail
Hiking level: Easy, Bring the kiddos!
Distance : 0.1 mile
Time: 10 minutes
Terrain : Scenic / Grassy
This short trail leads to a scenic grassy flat overlook with an old sugar mill tower. At the top of the Hill, you will be rewarded with spectacular views of Trunk Bay and the north coast of St. John.

Salomon Trail
Hiking level: Beginner
Distance: 0.7 Miles
Time: 25 minutes
Terrain: Flat / Semi rocky
This enjoyable relatively flat hike leading to cozy Salomon beach. Salomon beach is usually not crowded and is very idyllic looking, just like you would imagine paradise

Cinnamon Bay Trail
Hiking level: Intermediate
Distance: 1.1 miles
Time: 1 hour
Terrain: Flat / Semi rocky
This shady hike begins around 100 yards east of the entrance to Cinnamon Bay Campground. Enjoy the educational marker signs describing various items and get a look at old Danish tombs.

Ram Head Trail
Hiking level: Intermediate
Distance: 1.1 miles
Time: 1 hour
Terrain: Pebble/ Sandy
This trail begins at the south end of Salt Pond Bay Beach winding up the hill. The gorgeous views at the top are well worth the hike up! This trail is less wooded offering enjoyable breezes.

Reef Bay Trail
Hiking level: Experienced
Distance: 2.2 miles
Time: 2 hours
Terrain: Moderately Rocky
This trail begins on Centerline Road and descends 937 feet through a shady forest. There is a variety of plant life to be seen while hiking. You can explore the aged sugar ruins and spot deer, mongoose, lizards and birds while you hike. The trail ends near Genti Bay at the Reed Bay Plantation.

Hiking Tips

  • – Bring plenty of water!
  • -Pack a couple snacks like granola bars or sandwiches
  • -Bring a small first aid kit with you in your backpack
  • -Check the weather forecast the day of your hike
  • -Learn what plants will be in the region that you need avoid such as poison ivy, oak or sumac
  • -Have a compass and map of the area with you
  • -Always let someone know where you’re going and when you plan to return

  • Happy Hiking!
  • Sarah

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Boat Trips in the Virgin Islands

Whether you live down here permanently or you are planning a relaxing vacation—a boat trip is a must in the Virgin Islands! When faced with the many boat options you have it may feel like a bit of a daunting task—but have no fear, Sea Glass Properties is here to give you expert recommendations and tips on where to go for your lavish day in the sun.

What you are looking for: A little bit of sport—Maybe some fishing?

-What you need: A sport fishing vessel
-Options: The Fishizzle
-What you get: Captain Mike will make sure that you get the trip you are looking for. Being an experienced fisherman hismself, he is the expert and qualified to teach you all about the marine life that you will encounter.
-Location: Marina Compass, St. Thomas

What you are looking for: A relaxing day in the sun—You don’t even want to lift a finger

-What you need: A yacht charter
-Options for great yacht charters: The Moorings
-What you get: A fully provisioned yacht that takes care of all of your needs while you dock in the exotic BVI’s, or wherever you wish to go!
-Location: Yacht Haven Grande, St. Thomas

What you are looking for: The basics: transportation from one “rock” to another

-What you need: a dinghy!
-Options: Low Key Watersports
-What you get: Boats come with a 50hp engine and maps and can accommodate up to 4 people. No experience required!
-Location: Cruz Bay, St. John

What you are looking for: Speed, sights, and sound

-What you need: a center-console
-Options: The Nauti Nymph
-What you get: Lots of fun as you can reach some soaring speeds on these boats. Be prepared for the option of loud tunes, and a rum and coke
-Location: Red Hook Plaza, St. Thomas

What you are looking for: A refreshing sail into the sunset

-What you need: a sailboat or catamaran
-Options for great sails: The Kekoa
-What you get: An authentic day of sailing & exploring the BVI that is full of snorkeling, beach- combing and relaxing—of course.
-Location: Cruz Bay, St. John

Contact Sea Glass at 340-227-1802 to plan and book your next excursion!

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