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Cruz Bay Visitor Center

Address: Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Traveler Resources
Owner description: Find out all about St. John and the Virgin Islands National Park at this major source of...
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Traveler Resources
Owner description: Find out all about St. John and the Virgin Islands National Park at this major source of information on sightseeing, recreation and accommodations.
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Great Neck, New York, United States
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68 reviews 68 reviews
29 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Took an excursion off a Holland America cruise and we agreed this was our best excursion of the trip. Great narrated boat ride from St Thomas to St John on the Island Girl, where we got an informative bus tour of the National Park. One stunningly beautiful beach after another, facts about geography, flora and fauna. Real estate prices ($$$$$$$).... More 

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Terrace, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed the wavy rock n' rolly half hour boat ride from St. Thomas cruise terminal to the docks near the Cruz Bay Visitor Center. We were on a self guided tour of St. John's and the Virgin Islands National Park around Trunk Bay, The Cruz Bay Visitor Center is situated in the very quaint, picturesque sheltered waterfront of... More 

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Michigan City, Indiana
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221 reviews 221 reviews
141 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Good little starting point in the city. The people were friendly and you can plan your day from here.

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Hockessin, Delaware
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This Visitor Center is located right on a dock in Cruz Bay. Nice spot to work I'd say. They have some National Park things for sale, as well as some essentials like sunglasses and oh yea, coffee!! Nothing is cheap in the islands, so expect to pay, but the views just make up for everything. Park ranger was very helpful... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

A lot of people who visit St John, do so primarily for hiking within the Virgin Islands National Park (covering 60% of the island). Situated just a short walk away from the harbour, the visitor centre in Cruz Bay is a good starting point for your trip. From here, you can get maps and information about all the available trails... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

We loved the hiking trails & Peace Hill. We received wonderful assistance from everyone who works there & they made our day fun, safe & interesting. Thank You for your genuine advice, positive attitude & kindness. You all make it easier for we tourists!!

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Kent, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The staff there are quite helpful. Maps and instructions here help the visitors see a little more than expected. Vangens Seattle WA

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Northern Minnesota, USA
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102 reviews 102 reviews
38 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Stop by here for park maps and park information. The park store is where you purchase tickets for the reef bay trail hike. Souvenirs are best found in the park store located in mongoose junction.

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Toronto, Canada
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714 reviews 714 reviews
306 attraction reviews
504 helpful votes 504 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Stopping by the visitor's center (which is a very short walk from the Cruz Bay harbor) is well worth it. There's no admission charge and you can arm yourself with everything you'll need for a fabulous visit to the Virgin Islands National Park. There are also some small exhibits together with a gift store where you can pick up some... More 

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RDU
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Great place to stop in before your trek begins. Clean restrooms and they have water for sale if you forgot. Very helpful folks there.

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