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Above: Port of St. John Island in the Caribbean.

About the island

The beaches of St. John are also world famous for their snorkeling, making them a popular cruise ship destination.

Because there are no airports on St. John, there is only access to the island by boat. Ferry service runs hourly from St. Thomas and daily from Tortola; regular ferries are also available from Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke, and Anegada.

Capital: Charlotte Amalie
Location: St. Jhon is an island in the Caribbean Sea and a constituent of the United States Virgin Islands (USVI), an unincorporated territory of the United States.
Size: 20 square miles (51 square km)
Population: 4,157
Language: English 74.7%, Spanish or Spanish Creole 16.8%, French or French Creole 6.6%, other 1.9%
Climate: Subtropical, tempered by easterly trade winds, relatively low humidity, little seasonal temperature variation; rainy season September to November
Terrain: Mostly hilly to rugged and mountainous with little level land.
Currency: US dollar (USD)
Tourism info: Call Tourism Association (800) 524-2026
Getting there from Miami: St. John is located 1,103 miles (1,776 km) from Miami, FL. The easiest way to visit the Island is to fly.


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Travel Requirement: Beginning Jan 1, 2008, the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative requires all U.S. citizens, citizens of the British Territory of Bermuda, and citizens of Canada and Mexico visiting St. John to have a passport or other secure document that establishes the bearer’s nationality to enter or re-enter the United States.


You can explore the island on a jeep safari tour, visit the national park for hiking and mountain biking, take a quadracer tour, or rent a jeep or scooter and go cruising for a day.

If you like the ocean, you can swim, snorkel, dive, sail, go fishing, try snuba or seatrek, parasailing, banana boating or any of the many sea activities available.

See a birds eye view of the region with our Google Caribbean Map.

Getting around

If you plan to rent a car in St. John , be aware you will be driving on the left. The only islands in the Caribbean where you drive on the right are Aruba, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Martinique, and the Netherlands Antilles.

Taxi service is available on the island. Although metered rates vary, they are reasonable and are fixed by law. Bicycles and scooters are also available for rent at most popular tourist centers.

You can use your home driver’s license but you'll need to purchase a temporary St. John driver's license for $20. Remember, when you take to the road, British rules apply, so keep to the left. Pedestrians should remember to look right before crossing streets.

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Web links

St. John - Official Site
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St. John - Wikipedia
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