Getting Here

Camping on St. John | Travel to St. John
How to travel to the island to begin your adventure camping on St. John!

Begin your island adventure camping on St. John by flying into St. Thomas (STT), take a taxi to Red Hook, and then ferry (CASH ONLY) over to St. John.

ISLAND QUIRKS In many ways, travelling to St. John is a bit like going back in time. There are no traffic lights on the island, and not many street signs. Most places take credit cards, but some take cash only. Cell phones usually work well, but sometimes not. We drive on the left side of the road, and our taxis are open-air modified pickup trucks. Donkeys, goats, chickens, and cows roam freely. We sustained a direct hit by Category 5 Hurricane Irma in September of 2017 and then Hurricane Maria 2 weeks later. The island is recovering quite nicely, but there are still signs of the struggle.

St. John is the smallest of the three main U.S. Virgin Islands. Most of the island is owned by the National Park Service and is unspoiled. The island is approximately 7 miles long and 3 miles wide, and boasts over three dozen gorgeous beaches. It is a volcanic island, part of an undersea mountain range that stretches from Cuba to Trinidad. Under the reign of Denmark from the 1600’s, the 3 islands were acquired by the United States in 1917. Our coral reefs make for amazing snorkeling, and we have hiking trails with ruins dating back to the sugar plantations in the 1600’s. Our beaches are some of the prettiest in the world, and we have a diverse, welcoming population with a fun nightlife scene.

Once on St. John, taxi or drive to the Susannaberg Plantation Ruins (listed as such on most GPS services). The campground is past the sugar mill, up the next hill. If you are bringing your own vehicle, you can drive up to camp, but a safari taxi will not drive up to camp.

Camping on St. John with epic, picturesque views of the Caribbean is now a reality, and can actually help ease your travel budget! BOOK NOW to begin the adventure of a lifetime!