Love St. John. Love The 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!
Sea Turtle Protection
Learn about the Virgin Islands National Park Sea Turtle Program and the challenges our sea turtle population face. Watch a virtual seminar and read the 2022 season report.
Paddle The Park
Sunday, November 12
Three SUP courses starting and ending on Maho Bay Beach. Open to all ages and all skill levels so the whole family can join in the fun!
We Are Hiring
Trails Coordinator / Sea Turtle Program Education Specialist
Are you interested in working to help protect and preserve the natural and cultural resources in Virgin Islands National Park? We are looking for awesome people to join our great team.
Use the National Park app to pay mooring fees and an interactive map to identify mooring areas, dinghy channels, and swim zones. Please note: In order to protect coral and marine ecosystems anchoring is with a couple of exceptions, not allowed.
School Kids In The Park
The Park is a wonderful “living classroom”. Schedule a visit to the Park, a classroom visit, and use available lesson content.
The RUE on Caneel Bay expires in September 2023. Read about it's history and get current status and updates.
Plan Your Visit
Stop by the National Park Visitor Center and Park Store in Cruz Bay for info, maps, tees, caps, and more. Monday to Friday from 8:15am to 1:30pm.
Lots of great items in the park store are on sale! Visit the National Park Visitor Center and Store in Cruz Bay (Mon-Fri 8:15-1:30) or shop online. Proceeds from our retail sales support our mission to help protect and preserve the natural and cultural resources of the park.
St. John Voices
Stories of heritage, culture and natural history as told by born St. Johnians and resident scientists.
Friends license plates featuring sea turtles are available to vehicles and motorcycles in the VI. Proceeds support our work.
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.
2022 Impact Report
Friends publishes an annual Impact Report to record and highlight our work and achievements.