When planning your St. John travel itinerary, be sure to block off some time for activities that don’t involve lounging on the beach. We know that will be your main staple during your relaxing St. John vacations with CimmaronStJohn, but there is much to see and do on the island that doesn’t involve laying on the beach all day! One of the best ways to explore the island is by embarking on a series of St. John tours that will take you to different locations, teach you tidbits of history, and show you more of the magnificent U.S. Virgin Islands than you can see from the sandy shoreline. Here are just 4 of the best St. John tours that will truly give you a full picture of your vacation destination!
St. John Taxi/Safari Tours
At Star Fish Tours & Taxi, you can embark on private St. John tours for parties of 1 to 22. The open-aired and air-conditioned safari buses will take you on a spectacular sightseeing adventure with a knowledgeable tour guide to show you all the best island stops. You can choose from a 2-hour private island tour, which will take you to St. John’s North Shore beaches, the Annaberg Ruins, and Bordeaux Mountain, and the 4-hour tour, with will also feature a snorkel adventure and lunch stop! Not only will you get to view the gorgeous beaches that you will undoubtedly be visiting during your stay, but you will get a glimpse of the other island terrain, such as the mountains, along with some island history in the form of the old sugar Annaberg sugar mill. This is a great option to soak in a lot in a little time!
St. John Bus Tours
Varlack Ventures also offers a good driving tour around the island. With this company, you can also rent your own Jeep if you’re looking to do some adventuring on your own during your vacation. The guided St. John tours offered, however, include half-day and full-day options. The half-day tour will last from 9:30 to 1, ensuring that you will still get a glorious afternoon of beach relaxation if you so desire. On this tour, you will hear about the Easter Rock, pass Caneel Bay and Hawksnest Beach, stop at Camp Hill for a photo-op, and arrive at Trunk Bay or Cinnamon Bay for that sought after beach time. With the full-day tour, you will get a more well-rounded view of the island, including some of the livestock that share the roads with tourists and locals alike. You will hear of the slave revolt, learn about various island vegetation, and stop at Bordeaux, the highest point on the island. Then, you will head to the Annaberg sugar plantations, do a little shopping, and maybe try a smoothie! The last stop will be the North Shore for lunch and a beach afternoon and evening.
St. John Kayak Tours
Arawak Expeditions features St. John tours that will require a little extra effort than a bus ride or cruise. With a kayak or paddleboard tour, you will get some exercise in while enjoying some magnificent views from the water. The Hurricane Hole full-day trip will let you kayak and snorkel in Hurricane Hole on your way to the Coral Reef National Monument. Enjoy the mangroves, schools to barracuda, starfish, colorful sea anemone, and much more. A picnic lunch will be provided on this tour, which will last from 10am to 4pm.
St. John Cruises
Another type of St. John tour is a day cruise to one of the neighboring islands. St. John isn’t the only place to explore in the Caribbean! Try a cruise to the British Virgin Islands from St. John for as little as $150. This 9-hour adventure will involve a full-day excursion, including a breakfast boat ride to Virgin Gorda’s Baths, where you will be able to explore the grottoes, arches, and tidal pools along the beach. You will also head to Diamond Reef to snorkel with some tropical fish before visiting a restaurant on Marina Cay. Then, you will head to Jost Van Dyke for some swimming, lounging, and beachside bars, before heading back to your CimmaronStJohn vacation villa.
After Your St. John Tours
After enjoying one or several of these St. John tours, settle in at your CimmaronStJohn getaway for a spectacular sunset view and incredible panoramic scenes you simply can’t find anywhere else! Your luxury vacation villa will be equipped with what you need to relax, and our pools and hot tubs, along with wraparound porches and grills, will provide you with an outdoor space to enjoy those cool summer breezes. Book your stay today!