Love St. John. Love Our Park.

Stunning beaches, miles of trails, marine life, fauna and flora in abundance! 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 Parks 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!


Adopt A Turtle

Become a member in October and support numerous projects and programs within the park.  


Ocean Week

Attend one of our Going Green Under The Sea Virtual Seminars or tackle trash on one of our beaches!  


Paddle the Park 2020

Maho to Hawksnest on Sunday, November 8!  Or wherever you are! SUP & kayak fundraiser to support marine conservation programs. 

Cinnamon ridge pool

Villas & Art Auction

Our 4th Annual Villas and Art for the Park online auction runs from November 13 to 27 and includes villas on St. John and St. Thomas as well as artwork from local artists.


Save Our Reefs!

Coral-related research, addressing threats and introducing safeguards, information programs including the use of reef safe sunscreen. 


Caneel Bay's Future

Friends is committed to finding a solution that addresses the environmental contamination on the property.

Recreate Responsibly

Guidelines on staying safe and the impact of Covid-19 on Friends and NPS activities. 


Black Lives Matter

Friend's position on diversity, equity and community.

"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