Live on St. John for Free!! Well Sort of…

Maho Bay, October 2018

Maho Bay, October 2018

Who wants to live on St. John for free?? Well you can! Well kinda, sorta… :)

The Virgin Islands National Park is looking for “Bay Host Volunteers” for the 2018-2019 season. What does that exactly entail, you ask? Well it means that if you have a boat, and are not currently engaged in commercial activities operating in the Virgin Islands National park, you can live on a mooring for free for a period of three to six months. Pretty cool if you ask me!

The Park is looking for hosts at Caneel Bay, Honeymoon Bay, Maho/Francis bays, Leinster Bay, Lameshur Bay and Salt Pond. The host must educate fellow boaters on safe mooring practice, distribute materials and educate boaters on park rules and regulations, watch the bay and report any illegal or suspicious activity to the Park, and simply enjoy themselves. :)

In exchange, the hosts will receive a free mooring and fuel for their dinghy. The host must be available for a three or six month commitment, engage in 40 hours of volunteer time per week, reside in their own vessel with a Virgin Islands registration and complete a background check.

Sounds pretty good, right??

If this is something you would like to do, please email Andrea_ Joseph@nps.gov for more information, or visit the Virgin Islands National Park Visitor Center in Cruz Bay. 

Have a great Friday everyone!

5 comments for “Live on St. John for Free!! Well Sort of…

  1. Laura
    October 26, 2018 at 10:17 pm

    Worth buying a boat!!!

    • Marc
      October 27, 2018 at 2:01 pm

      I was thinking the same thing Laura!

  2. New Jersey Guy
    October 27, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    Maybe one of us buys a boat and then “rents” it for 2 week segments at very low rate!!!

  3. scott
    October 27, 2018 at 10:12 pm

    reminds me of the new age way of the Maho Bay eco resort volunteer program some of us were fortunate enough to experience:) Similar, but not similar haha

  4. Mike
    November 2, 2018 at 12:34 am

    Sounds good except 40 hours per week volunteer work is a full time job for the cost of a mooring ball which is about $30/day. Did they really mean engage in 40 hours a week in volunteer work?

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