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No matter where you call home on the map, the island of St. John is bound to be a captivating destination. Of all three U.S. Virgin Islands, St. John is perhaps packed with the most flavor, color, scenery, entertainment and natural beauty imaginable. From turquoise waves to white sand beaches, there are as many reasons to travel this direction as views. However, if you happen to hail from Canada, there’s something even more intriguing about this tropical locale. Here are a few reasons St. John Virgin Islands just may be Canada’s favorite vacation destination of all.

Budget-Friendly Travel

St. John is a Caribbean Sea oasis of beauty that’s teeming with beaches, forests, mangroves, marine life and more. When you’re making your way here from Canada, it’s possible to do so on a budget! Enjoy the exotic feeling of escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life with the added bonus of paying for entertainment, drinks, and dining in U.S. dollars. This convenient conversion rate means you’ll be able to stack the itinerary to the top without having to worry about breaking the bank.

Tropical Charm

St. John is notorious for its collection of breathtaking beaches and year-round warm weather. While Canada enjoys beautiful summers, those who aren’t fond of the ice and snow may not find winter in the north to be the most enjoyable. Instead of enduring it, Canadians can always escape it with a quick trip to St. John where the sun promises to be shining and the sand beckons you to dig in your toes.

A Comprehensive Destination

Living in Canada provides ample opportunities to explore, but it might take you days to do so as you drive across an undeniably sprawling landmass. St. John on the other hand, has long been intriguing to Canadians for its comprehensive layout that’s filled with wonder and beauty. Leave the hours of driving far behind and instead, make the most of adventures in the Virgin Islands National Park where waterfalls, hidden away caverns, hiking trails, and tropical flowers await all within the span of a single day of exploration.

Amazing Food

Those with a passion for pleasing the palate will find a trip to St. John incredibly satisfying. While Canada has its fair share of delicious dishes, there’s something irresistible about a trip to St. John where amazing Caribbean fare seems to be available around every corner. From seafood to savory infusion establishments, St. John never disappoints on the culinary front.

Extraordinary St John Virgin Islands Tours

The opportunities are vast when it comes to a diverse lineup of activities and St John Virgin Islands tours available to Canadian tourists. It may be the sheer number of options that make this destination so incredible. From dolphin spotting to snorkeling amongst tropical fish, coral reef and sea turtles, tours on St. John cover land, sea, and sky. Head out on a chartered yacht for the day or go off-roading with a local guide. No matter where your interests or passion lies, St. John has something for you.

Book a Stay Today

When you’re looking to get out of town and immerse yourself in a destination that’s as beautiful as it is exciting, look no further than booking a trip to St. John. The team at Cimmaron St. John is here to help you get settled in a gorgeous vacation rental that keeps comfort, luxury and convenience top of mind. Contact us today for more information and to start planning!

The Reef Bay Trail in the U.S. Virgin Islands National Park holds the secrets of St.John’s tropical forests, sugar mill ruins, and ancient petroglyphs. The two-mile trail explores the depths of the island, featuring a steep rocky terrain, 40 foot waterfall, and a freshwater pond near the trail’s end. When adventuring from your CimmaronStJohn vacation home, pack a light lunch, plenty of water, and a swimsuit to take a dip. Other trails along the island explore a taste of nature and history. These include the Ram’s Head Trail and Cinnamon Bay Trail, but the Reef Bay Trail is a sure favorite of St. John hiking trails.

Transportation to Reef Bay Trail

You will find off road parking at the Reef Bay trailhead along Centerline Road about halfway between Cruz Bay and Coral Bay.  The rocky trail descends steeply from 900 feet above sea level to the rocky beach at Reef Bay.  Bring plenty of water, bug spray, and wear sturdy walking shoes.  To avoid the steep 2-mile uphill return, you can make advance reservations for a guided tour of the trail through the U.S. Virgin Islands National Park.  The tour includes transportation to the trailhead and then a boat ride at the end of the trail back to the National Park Visitor Center in Cruz Bay.

Reef Bay Trail Water Features

A hike through the tropical forests of St. John wouldn’t be complete without some beautiful water features. Along the Reef Bay Trail, you will find a stunning 40-foot waterfall, with a freshwater pool at the base. This fresh water at the bottom provides a home for a variety of wildlife. Shrimp, frogs, fish, hummingbirds, and dragonflies live near this reflective pool. You can take a rest here near the end of your hike and take in all the beautiful shades of green among the ripples.

Reef Bay Trail Sugar Mill Ruins and Petroglyphs

There are some historic elements along the Reef Bay Trail that will catch your attention. The sugar mill ruins along the Reef Bay Trail remind you of a different era on the island and carry a dark shadow of history. Another historic element is visible on the rocks surrounding the freshwater pool near the trail’s end. Here, you will see some mysterious carvings. Archaeologists believe that these carvings are in fact sacred symbols carved by Taino Indians over 1,000 years ago. These petroglyphs are a great historic treat at the end of a great hike.

Stay with CimmaronStJohn

After hiking the Reef Bay Trail, come back to your CimmaronStJohn vacation villa. Relax on your expansive deck and in your private pool of Jacuzzi. Enjoy incredible panoramic views of the island, surrounding bays and beaches, and the Atlantic Ocean or Caribbean Sea. Then, make a delicious dinner in your own kitchen or go out to eat at one of the wonderful restaurants on St. John. Finally, once you’re done with all your day’s adventures, return to the lounge chairs on your deck and gaze at the amazing star field.

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Here at CimmaronStJohn, we host an in-house concierge staff that will book your boat trips! During your stay at one of our luxurious vacation villas or condos, we will make sure that your St. John boat tours are planned and your stay is comfortable! Here is what you need to know about booking the best St. John boat tours with our concierges.

Boat Tours in St. John

When it comes to booking your St. John boat tours, we take into account all your wishes and combine them with our expert knowledge. We will schedule a full or half day for you to spend on the water on a powerboat, sailboat, or fishing boat. Whatever St. John boat tours you decide to embark upon, you will have an exciting island adventure! We will make sure of it.

What Else Our Concierge Services Include

Worry-Free Vacation

Along with planning boat tours in St. John and other island excursion, the CimmaronStJohn concierge staff provides other amenities. We want to make sure that your vacation is worry-free! After all, you are escaping to a beautiful island in paradise to get away from all those daily worries and troubles! Once you arrive, we want to make sure you feel relaxed and ready for a wonderful vacation.


We will be waiting for your phone call from the airport and again while you are boarding the ferry from St. Thomas to St. John. Upon your arrival, you will be met by a member of our concierge staff. This team member will help to pick up your rental car (if applicable) and then escort you to your vacation home. We want to make sure you feel welcomed right away! You will find a complimentary custom-designed welcome bag in your vacation home fridge complete with snacks and beverages for your party. You will also receive a welcome folder, with a St. John Guidebook, maps, and a Places to Explore book. This includes a variety of information, including the best St. John restaurants, activities, and duty-free shopping locations.


We also provide meticulous maintenance to provide you with a spotless vacation villa! Our maintenance staff is available 24/7 to assist with all concerns and repairs. This is all done with the least amount of disruption to your vacation. We will work during the times that are convenient to you! And we prepare in advance so that you are taken care of ahead of time as well.

Recommendations & Arrangements

Our CimmaronStJohn staff is on call from 9am to 6pm, at your service. We will assist in recommendations and arrange everything from boat tours in St. John to hiking trips. We will also arrange diving excursions, snorkeling, sunset sails, dining experiences, water sports, and shopping excursions. We don’t want you to spend your valuable vacation time worrying about any of these arrangements! We love taking care of our treasured guests.


After your St. John boat tours, come back to your relaxing CimmaronStJohn vacation villa and enjoy our on-site amenities. These include pool, large decks, jacuzzis, gas BBQs, equipped kitchens, luxurious beds, and more. We can’t wait to see you here in paradise and make sure your trip goes smoothly!

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