Shipwrecks of St John

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Throughout its history St John’s many harbors and reefs have served to protect countless ships as well as shipwreck some 28 ships passing through its waters. Many of these wrecks are not recorded or have been reduced to ballast stones by time and erosion. But some have endured. The HMS Santa Monica is one such […]

A Guide to Hansen Bay / Vie’s Beach

Vie's Beach one of St Johns East End beaches

Panoramic image of Hansen Bay. Mouse over scroll – left and right. Vie’s Beach at Hansen Bay After 38 years, Vie has decide to CLOSE her popular beach access/parking and Snack Shack. We’d like to thank her for some wonderful food, Sugar Apple generosity and many wonderful days on Hansen Bay!   The East End […]

Snorkeling 101 & protecting our coral reefs

Snorkeling Basics

Snorkeling Guide Snorkeling is one of the top activities on St John. Each year thousands of visitors step into our waters to discover the amazing variety and beauty of the reefs and marine eco systems that surround our island. And that’s where the trouble starts. With so much “traffic” it is imperative that each and […]

Top snorkeling spots – Haulover Bay St John

St John top snorkeling spot - Haulover North

Panoramic view of Haulover. Mouse over to scroll left and right! Snorkeling Guide to Haulover North [Google map below] A STAFF FAVORITE Once the over-looked sister beach of the more popular Haulover South, Haulover North is now “on the map”, literally and figuratively, with avid snorkelers. And for good reason. With its off-the-beaten-path location and […]

Spotlight on – Brown Bay

Brown Bay Trail and beach on St John

Brown Bay is, literally, one of the off-the-beaten-path beaches. The beach at Brown Bay is sandy and wind swept with plenty of shade along the narrow sand and pebble shoreline. The water is a mix of sandy bottom and sea grasses. Shallow entry. Waves are lightest early in the morning and on days when the wind […]

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