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A note from Jenn Manes, former owner of News of St. John:
I started conducting island tours in each 2017, and the reception has been amazing! I absolutely love this island, and I love sharing that love with all of you. Whether this is your first visit to the island or if you are a repeat guest, I guarantee you will see something new. In fact, the majority of my guests are repeat visitors to the island!
During your tour, we will do a little sightseeing – St. John has some of the most beautiful views in the world. We will check out some of the island’s stunning beaches – who doesn’t want to dip their toes in our beautiful Caribbean waters! We can stop at one or more of the island’s sugar plantation ruins, and we can even do some light hiking if you’d like. I can guarantee some sea turtles sightings and we usually stumble on the donkeys too! I will tell you about the history of the island, and I can share with you the current happenings on island. Most importantly, we will have fun!
So you may be wondering what makes my tour different from the other island tours? Well, what makes us different is that we are the only, personalized tour on St. John. I will take guests pretty much anywhere they want to go. The taxi tours are sometimes limited in where they are able to go, but not us! I enjoy taking my guests off the beaten path and to out-of-the-way spots that they would typically never see. Another difference is that I can only take up to four guests and I never combine groups, so it’s a more private and personal tour. When I am out and about with my guests, it’s more like I am out with friends. And I love that.
So what types of tours do we offer? Well here are the details:
- Full-Day Tours: Our full day tour is five hours long. During these tours, we can see nearly the entire island if you’d like to. We can check out the beaches, ruins, hiking trails and more! If you’d like to spend some time snorkeling with the turtles, we can do that! Want to see the more obscure, out of the way places? We can do that too! With a full day tour, there is time for a lunch stop, typically done on the Coral Bay side of the island. We can even bring you out to Lime Out, the floating taco bar that was recently named one of the top places to visit in the world. (The Lime Out trip would include a three minute paddle in a calm bay.) All tours are completely customizable, so we will do exactly what you want! Don’t have an itinerary? No problem. We can provide options and you can choose what you would like to do and see! The cost for a full-day tour is $450.
- Half-Day Tours: We offer three hour, half day tours for those of you who would like to see the island from the eyes of an insider, but you do not want to commit to an entire day to touring the island. During this tour, we can do some sightseeing, we can check out the beaches, ruins, and do some light hiking while learning about the island’s history and current happenings. The only difference with this tour, when compared to our full day, is that the stops are a bit shortened. We offer half-day tours from 9 a.m. to noon or from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The cost for a half-day tour is $300.
All prices are per tour, not per person. We can take up to four people in the Jeep per tour.
Have more than four people in your group? No worries! Please email us at [email protected] and we will work to accommodate your group.
Doesn’t this all sound great! Who is ready to book??!
If you are staying in the Cruz Bay area, I will happily pick you up right at your villa, condo or hotel. If they are staying outside of the Cruz Bay area, we can arrange a meeting point. 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 for an additional $50. (You can take home what you do not drink.) We have beach chairs, 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!
You can book directly with me either by emailing me at [email protected], by messaging me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/explorestj, or by texting my cell at 203-376-3786. Please let me know which tour you prefer, as well as your preferred date.
Want to know what other guests have said? I have an excellent rating on TripAdvisor. Please check out my reviews on TripAdvisor.
I look forward to meeting you all and showing you just how amazing this little island is! Thanks everyone, and have a great day!