Hotels and resorts are known for facilitating top rated excursions, but on your next trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands, we dare you to attend an event like a local. Are you up for the challenge? If so, here are some of the top events and tours hosted by the Virgin Islands National Park.
Beach-to-Beach Power Swim
For the past twelve Memorial Days, the Friends of Virgin Islands National Park has hosted the Beach-to-Beach Power Swim on St. John. Starting at Maho Bay Beach, swimmers have the option to choose between three courses:
- Short Course- Maho Bay to Cinnamon Bay- 1 mile
- Intermediate Course: Maho Bay to Trunk Bay- 2 ¼ miles
- Long Course- Maho Bay to Hawksnest- 3 ½ miles
It’s a great event for visiting families to swim with the locals and support the mission of the Friends of Virgin Islands National Park. Plus, how many people can say they raised money while swimming in the U.S. Virgin Islands?
Depending on the season (usually September to Decemeber), Virgin Islands National Park will also host free, weekly bird watching. Tourists have the chance to observe birds all over St. John island, while viewing both migratory and native species.
Hike L’Esperance Trail
Again, depending on the season (usually November to April), Virgin Islands National Park offers hiking tours of St. John for just a small fee. The tour leads you everywhere from a historic Danish road to ruins and plantations, to St. Johns sacred trees and Bay Rum trees, to the best views of Reef Bay. You’re sure to get every glimpse of the landscape on this hiking tour. Read more about hiking in the U.S. Virgin Islands here.
We really value the preservation of our island and the efforts Virgin Islands National Park puts forth to protect our ecosystems. So on your next vacation, stop by and say your hellos to the Friends of Virgin Islands National Park.