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St John Island Sightseeing Tour from St Thomas
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St John Island Sightseeing Tour from St Thomas

By Great Exploration Tours
Depart St. Thomas for a visit to the smallest of the US Virgin Islands, St. John, and take in the history of the island as well as its majestic natural beauty on this half-day tour. See an old Danish sugar plantation, a national park, and various lookouts along the way. Start by boarding a ferry that takes you across the short 4 miles (6.4 km) of water between St. Thomas and St. John, where your tour bus awaits you. With your local guide, stop first at the Virgin Islands National Park to take in beautiful mountain vistas, impossibly blue water, and verdant coastal greenery. Enjoy the panoramic displays of white-sand beaches meeting mountain forests at your next 2 stops, Caneel Bay and Trunk Bay. At Annaberg, see the remnants of a 1780s sugar mill plantation. Wonder at the ruins of the factory, windmill, and slave quarters as you learn about the island's Danish settlers. Finish with a drive back to the ferry terminal for your cruise back to St. Thomas.
from
$90.92
per adult (price varies by group size)
from
$90.92
per adult (price varies by group size)

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Ages 0-99, max of 15 per group
Duration:4h
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:Mobile
English, Spanish


  • National Park fees
  • Pick-up at both cruise ports and most hotels/resorts in St. Thomas
  • Entry/Admission - Annaberg Sugar Plantation
What's not included
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Round trip ferry tickets to St. John


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Selected Hotels/Resorts - Pick up will be at the front lobby. Crown bay dock - Pick up will be at the Windmill. West Indian Co. dock - Pick up will be at "Gate no. 3".
  • Ports:
  • 8168 Crown Bay Marina Suite 528, Charlotte Amalie West, St Thomas 00802, USVI
  • West Indian Company dock, 83JG+M8H, Estate Thomas, St Thomas 00802, USVI
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 9295P9

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tour duration/time begins at the time of pick up.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please provide the following info at time of booking: hotel name or ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required. Minimum of 4 people to run the tour.
  • Follow the island time as US Virgin Island doesn't follow Daylight Saving Time.
  • Possible cancellation after confirmation, if there are not enough passengers to meet tour guests requirement. In the event of this occurring, an alternative or a full refund will be offered.
  • Tour start time is approximate and can be adjusted for traffic conditions and pick-up schedule
  • Please confirm cruise ship dock upon booking for those coming from a cruise.
  • Late Schedule is for LATE CRUISE SHIPS ONLY. Those staying in a hotel will be put in a regular schedule or late schedule depending on availability.
  • This tour operates with a minimum of four guest cancellation notice will be given 24 hours in advance
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Which attractions will I visit with St John Island Sightseeing Tour from St Thomas?
How much is St John Island Sightseeing Tour from St Thomas?
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What is the St John Island Sightseeing Tour from St Thomas cancellation policy?
St John Island Sightseeing Tour from St Thomas cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book St John Island Sightseeing Tour from St Thomas on Tripadvisor
Which company provides St John Island Sightseeing Tour from St Thomas?
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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 9295P9

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Caneel Bay Beach
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Trunk Bay Beach
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Annaberg Sugar Plantation
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Virgin Islands National Park
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

marypG3913FZ
marypG3913FZ
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Magens Bay is a must!
Hamlet was such a kind, educated tour guide. He kept in great communication with us prior to the trip and was flexi
Wanderer283738
Wanderer283738
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Trunk Bay is a must!
Our driver and our tour guide, Kenneth, was amazing. Lots of knowledge about the island and it's beauty. I would h
petersE9545JU
petersE9545JU
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St Thomas tour rocks
Magens Beach was wonderful and the tour guide was great. I recommend this trip as a way to see st Thomas
AlbertoD798
AlbertoD798
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Not What I Expected. However beautiful beach
We had booked this tour by ourselves. Everything was done by text or e mail. I paid it by Pay Pal and confirm by ph
Explorers_NParadise
Explorers_NParadise
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Relaxing & Enjoyable Tour
Wonderful tour in a beautiful place! We heard all about the area and its history, enjoyed a Banana Daiquiri, and ev
howniceinhouston22
howniceinhouston22
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Beautiful Trunk Bay
We love Trunk Bay and the snorkeling there. The drivers were nice and I felt safe with them. We only got two hours
Victor C
Victor C
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Definitely recommend!!
Hamlet provided amazing service and was very informative about the history of the island. He made a very good recom
489mauriceo
489mauriceo
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St Croix Island Tour
The entire tour was a tremendously wonderful experience! Mr Joseph was very informative, polite, and made the tour
shantinao2022
shantinao2022
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Excellent 10 out of 10
Mr. Joseph was a delight! he was very informative and friendly, he took us where we wanted to go as well as gave us
scottpauli
scottpauli
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Beautiful Beach
If you want to go to an uncrowded beach this is it. However, they do not serve food and a couple of guys were selli
Pamela C
Pamela C
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Took our own tour of the island!
Beautiful island, lots of places to hike. Beautiful water. Many of the local shops were closed which made it a bit
736ankitap
736ankitap
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Memorable excursion
We chartered a private tour of buck island with snorkeling for our group of 12 on the “inconceivable”. Our captains
Egitter
Egitter
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It was awful
Not worth the cost! Not what was promised! We were picked up in a van with a taxi sign on top, no seatbelts inside
Islahopping
Islahopping
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Rude driver
We got to the gate where the driver supposed to be. our driver wasn't there. there was another guy there and he tol
233graceannew
233graceannew
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Fantastic people!
Such a great tour. Hamblet was our driver and he is the nicest person. He is very knowledgeable about his island. H
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K2skimom
New Hampshire99 contributions
Feb 2020
We booked this tour through our cruise ship and it was well worth it! The ferry ride from St. Thomas to St. John was very informative. The crew narrated the whole voyage so we were well informed of the history of the surrounding islands. Upon arrival in St. John, we boarded open air vehicles to take us to the highlights of this beautiful island, where we saw gorgeous beaches. Hurricane Irma took its toll on this island and the ruins of several resorts and homes are still visible. The roads were in good shape, a little bumpy in some spots, but nothing bad. Our guide was very knowledgeable about every aspect of the island. Once back on board the ferry, we were again given more information by our crew. Well worth the trip!
Written February 28, 2020
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greatexplorationtour
Hi K2skim! Thank you very much for your review of our tour. We are happy you enjoyed your time in the Virgin Islands. As locals, we enjoy sharing history, culture, and beautiful scenic views of the Island. Thank you again for your review and we hope you visit us again soon.
Written May 19, 2021
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_fmreid45
Cranbrook, Canada8 contributions
Jan 2019
Chris, our tour guide and driver was exceptional! He narrated us around the island and made stops so we could get out and take pictures. Chris was very knowledgeable and funny. The view of the pristine beaches was awe-striking!
Written January 24, 2019
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Ronald K
Glencoe, MN11 contributions
Feb 2019
Kenneth was a great tour guide. We did the sight seeing tour. wich included a stop at Truk beach. a great beach.
Written February 24, 2019
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Joseph smith
Glen Spey, NY3 contributions
Trip was wonderful! Very informative. Driver/tour guide was amazing. We got to see some interesting sights. Can't wait to visit again.
Written April 22, 2022
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Michael G
4 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
It was a nice way to see St. Johns and learn about it's history. Ken was awesome and the transportation was ok. We did have to pay for a different cab ride back to the resort since our assigned driver got a flat tire and we unfortunately couldn't wait for it to get fixed.
Written December 15, 2021
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Glenn Marie T
Hi michaelg! Thank you very much for your review of our tour. Kenneth enjoyed guiding you as well and we are happy you enjoyed your time St John Island. As locals, we enjoy sharing history, culture, and beautiful scenic views of the Island. Thank you again for your review and we hope you visit us again soon.
Written December 17, 2021
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nightstalker913
Cody, WY7 contributions
Dec 2019
We were pick up at the cruise port without any problems. Communication was great. We took a ride on an open air taxi to a port where we took a ferry ride to St. John's Island. Our island tour was great and informative. Our guide knowledgeable and allowed ample time for pictures and to explore each stop. We had time to shop and get something to eat before catching the ferry back to St. Thomas. The island is so beautiful and we really did enjoy going. What was not clearly explained was the ferry ride to St. John's is not included. That tacked on an extra $$ round trip tickets for two on the ferry.
Written December 15, 2019
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Hambletstthomastour
Thank you very much for your review and taking our St. John Island. We locals love St. John too. Our tour guides are locals, who enjoy what they do. Our tours and day trips are the perfect overview of each destination's history, culture, activities, scenic views and cuisine. Thank you again for your review. We hope to see you on your next trip to St. Thomas.
Written December 30, 2019
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Kate H
Fernandina Beach, FL1 contribution
Our guide was knowledgeable, prepared and professional. The tour included many lovely sights and vistas in the park and on the island. One improvement would be to allow for us to have a 15-30 minute stop to enjoy one of the beaches instead of just observing it from the road. All in all, it was a nice way to get an overview of the island.
Written December 5, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Hambletstthomastour
Thank you very much for your review and taking our St. John Island. We locals love St. John too. Our tour guides are locals, who enjoy what they do. Our tours and day trips are the perfect overview of each destination's history, culture, activities, scenic views and cuisine. We will consider your suggestion to spend 15 to 30 minutes at the beach. Thank you again for your review. We hope to see you on your next trip to St. Thomas.
Written December 30, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

St John Island Sightseeing Tour from St Thomas