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.

Friends of Virgin Islands National Park is a non-profit organization and 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.

The work we do is made possible thanks to the support of people like you!  Thank you!

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Sea Turtle Protection

Learn about the Virgin Islands National Park Sea Turtle Program and the challenges our sea turtle population face.  Read the 2023/24 season report. 

Growing Up In Cruz Bay

St. John Voices

Here, St.John is an oral history about Virgin Islands National Park and St. John. It serves to give voice to the heritage, culture and natural history as told by born St. Johnians and resident scientists as they tell stories of the people and the natural life of the island that shape this place. 

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Plan Your Snorkel

Whether you're a seasoned snorkeler or a newbie, our new snorkel app helps you plan your snorkeling adventures within the Virgin Islands National Park.

Learn To Swim

Learn To Swim

Free swim lessons | First & Third Saturdays | Cinnamon

All ages welcome.  Learn to swim or sign up to become an instructor or lifeguard. 

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Plan Your Visit

Hike, swim, snorkel, and explore.  Enjoy learning about the natural and cultural gems in the Park.  Make your visit memorable!


Boater Info

Use the National Park app to pay mooring fees and an interactive map to identify mooring areas, dinghy channels, and swim zones. To protect coral and marine ecosystems, this is an anchorless park and anchoring is, with a couple of exceptions, not allowed in park waters. 

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License Plates

Friends license plates featuring sea turtles are available to vehicles and motorcycles in the VI.  Proceeds support our work. 

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Become A Member

For just $30 a year, 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. Thank you for your support and involvement and for choosing to be a member of the Friends! 

"I have lots of heroes: anyone and everyone who does whatever they can to leave the natural world better than they found it."

Dr. Sylvia Earle