Friday With Friends

Welcome to Friday with Friends Seminar Program!  Explore and learn about Virgin Islands National Park through a series of hikes, nature & culture walks, and turtle talks. Join us!

These seminars are FREE TO MEMBERS with a suggested $30 donation for non-members.   Become a member for $30 a year here.

PLEASE NOTE: Participants must register as space is limited. 

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Traditional Cultural Uses of Plants in the Virgin Islands Walk

Friday November 5, December 3, January 7, February 4, March 4, April 1, May 6, June 3

Go for a walk with one of St. John’s cultural ambassadors, Delroy “Ital” Anthony. Explore the Cinnamon Bay Loop Trail and learn about local plants and their uses. 

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Annaberg History Tour

Friday, November 12, December 10, January 14, February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, June 10

Gain insight into the history of the Annaberg/Leinster Bay area with park docents. There will be demonstrations from a traditional bread baker, coal maker, and gardener.

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Sea Turtle Talk

Friday November 19, December 17, January 21, February 18, March 18, April 15, May 20, June 17.

Learn about turtles and marine life in Maho Bay with VINP Sea Turtle Monitoring and Protection Program Managers, Adren Anderson & Willow Melamet. 

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Hike Leinster Bay to Murphy Great House

Friday November 26, February 25, May 27

Learn about the natural and historical resources of this beautiful area. This guided hike showcases panoramic views of the BVIs, diverse flora and fauna, three different historic sites, and excellent swimming/snorkeling. 

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Hike Brown Bay

Friday December 31, March 25, June 24

The Brown Bay Trail is popular among local residents, because the secluded bay is quiet, rich in cultural history, and offers excellent snorkeling. This guided hike passes through a dry forest ecosystem that is home to many native plants and trees, including Solanum conocarpum which is a rare endemic species. There are also three major historical sites along this trail that are well worth a visit.

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Hike Salt Pond to Ram Head

Friday January 28, April 29

Ram Head is the southernmost point of St. John and one of the most unforgettable hikes in Virgin Islands National Park. Enjoy this guided hike that begins and ends at Salt Pond Bay where swimming in the calm blue water is the perfect cool down to a mostly exposed hike.