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.
Join Our Turtle Patrol
If you live on St. John from July to November and have your own transportation, we invite you to volunteer with our turtle team.
Learn To Swim Free Classes
Join us every first and third Saturday morning at Cinnamon Bay Beach! Learn how to swim, how to tread water, or refine your technique! Ages 4+ are welcome! Adults and kids!
Beach-to-Beach Power Swim
The 20th Annual Beach-to-Beach 2023 Power Swim took place on Sunday, May 28, 2023! Take a look at the gallery and purchase swim merch!
Become A Swim Instructor Or Lifeguard
Free training provided.
Register now to become an instructor and/or lifeguard to support our Learn To Swim program. Learn To Swim sessions are offered to summer camps on St. John as well as to everyone over the age of 4 on every first and third Saturday morning at Cinnamon Bay Beach!
At one time, Annaberg was the largest plantation on the island and is well worth a visit for anyone interested in the history and culture. Learn from demonstrators and docents on site about some of the rich heritage on St. John.
St. John Voices
Stories of heritage, culture and natural history as told by born St. Johnians and resident scientists.
Impact Report 2022
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.
New Licence Plates
New Friends license plates featuring sea turtles are available. All Trunk Bay license plates expire on December 31, 2023.
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.