St. John Island Tours

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Come and take an island tour with me, Jenn from News of St. John!

News of St. John Tours is the island’s only private tour that will take you absolutely anywhere on St. John. You tell us where you want to go, and we’ll take you there!

Our tours are great for everyone whether you’re a first-time visitor or a seasoned St. John traveler. Only have a day to spend on the island? Well, we’ll make certain that you see all the highlights during your tour!

For those of you who are new to St. John, we can give you a good overview of the island while pointing out the best beaches, ruins, hiking trails, restaurants and more along the way. That way you’ll know where to go and what to do during the rest of your trip.

For those of you who have been here before, I am certain that I can show you places you have never been. I can also tell you all about the island, including many tidbits that I cannot share here on News of St. John. :)

Our tours are also popular with cruise shippers and guests staying over on St Thomas. If you only have one day to spend here on St. John, I will make sure you maximize that time and have an amazing day on our beautiful island.

  • Don’t want to rent a Jeep or drive on the left? We’ve got you covered!
  • Looking to stop at some of the world’s most beautiful beaches or check out centuries-old ruins? We’d love to take you!
  • Want to visit the East End or other parts of the island where the taxis refuse to go? We will happily take you there too!
  • Want to indulge in a few libations along the way? No worries! You can have fun while leaving the driving up to us!

All tours are five hours long and typically run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (We can alter that schedule for our guests visiting via a cruise ship.) If you are staying in the Cruz Bay area, we will pick you up right at your hotel, villa or condo. If you are staying outside of the Cruz Bay area, we can arrange for a meeting location.

We’ll pick you up with a cooler filled with water and ice, and if you’d like, we can bring along a jug of Painkillers, Rum Punch or your favorite island drink for a small fee. We have beach chairs, a beach umbrella, noodles and boogie boards for you to use throughout the day. And to make your day even better, we can even take the top off of the Jeep!

All tours are conducted in a new and clean, four-door Jeep Wrangler. We can accommodate up to four guests per tour – one in the front and three in the back – and groups are never combined. Due to seatbelt laws, we can only take children ages seven and older.

The cost of a News of St. John Island Tour is $400 for the day. We can accept cash or check the day of the tour. We work on the honor system, so no deposit it required.

And new for 2018: We are now offering a combination land and sea tour with Flyaway Charters! This six-hour tour is essentially split in half – you will spend three hours enjoying St. John by land with me and then three hours on the water with Flyaway Charters. It’s really the best of both worlds! The cost of the land/sea tour is $600.

Please note: Due to impending arrival of my little island baby, we are accepting limited bookings for June and July 2018. We will be not be offering any tours during the months of August and September 2018. We will be fully up and running again beginning October 1, 2018. 

Want to know more? Please email Jenn at jenn@newsofstjohn.com or call/text (203) 376-3786

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News of St. John Tours is owned and operated by me, Jenn Manes. I am a licensed tour guide and I also own this blog. I am also the creator of St. Johnopoly, Monopoly but with a St. John twist.