Love St. John. Love Our Park.
Stunning beaches, miles of trails, marine life, fauna and flora in abundance, and a rich cultural history! Some 60% of St. John is Virgin Islands National Park and Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument.
Founded in 1988, Friends of Virgin Islands National Park is the official philanthropic partner of the Park. The Friends assists and advises the National Park Service in assuring the Park's unique terrestrial and marine resources are protected, the Virgin Island's cultural treasures in the Park are preserved, and visitors and community are connected to their Park through volunteerism, education, and advocacy.
Thank you for making the work we do possible!
Public Input on Caneel Bay Sought
ACT NOW! The public can now provide input on an initial set of concepts released by the National Park Service that may be used to guide the redevelopment of Caneel Bay.
Saturday, February 5, 2022
Stories of People & Place
Here, St.John is an oral record of history, heritage, culture, and nature in the Park and on St. John as told by St. Johnians and scientists working the Park. Learn about St. John’s history and culture, as well as the Park’s natural resources.
Sea Turtle Excursion
Second Sunday January to June
Hosted by Sea Turtle Program Co-ordinator, Willow Melamet, this unique experience departs both St.Thomas and St.John. Learn from an expert and make two snorkel stops in the Park.
Friday With Friends
Explore and learn about Virgin Islands National Park through a series of hikes, nature & culture walks, and turtle talks. Free for members! Join us!
Volunteer On Our Trails
Our walkup trails volunteer program operates every Tuesday and Thursday until the end of May 2022. Your assistance in maintaining our trails and ruins is much appreciated!
Sea Turtle Protection
Our Sea Turtle Program aims to protect sea turtle nests, facilitate research projects, and spread awareness of sea turtle conservation. Learn about how to snorkel safely with turtles!
Funds for teachers on St. John and St. Thomas for field trips or classroom materials and learning supplies for park-related subjects including culture, heritage, history, science, and nature.
Gifts That Keep On Giving
Visit National Park Visitor Center & Store in Cruz Bay or shop online! Proceeds go directly towards funding Park projects and programs. Thanks for your support!
Folk Life Film
Watch the mini-documentary created to mark the 30th anniversary of Virgin Islands National Park's celebration of cultural arts, music and crafts of the Virgin Islands.
Join Our Team
Do you love Virgin Islands National Park? Would you like to be a part of its success? Friends is hiring Park Ambassadors / Sales Associates for the National Park Visitor Center & Store in Cruz Bay! If this part time position was made for you, please leave your resume at the Visitor Center or email it to Lydia Boynes at firstname.lastname@example.org
Become A Member
Be a Friend! Renew or become a member! As a member of Friends of Virgin Islands National Park, you are part of an impressive network of people who share your passion for protecting and preserving our Park.
Make A Difference
Help protect and preserve the Park we all love! The Friends supports and manages over 30 projects and programs annually! Your support makes our work possible! Thank you for sharing our passion!