Live On St. John For Free! Well Kinda, Sorta, In a Way…

Maho and Francis bays
Maho and Francis bays

Who wants to live on St. John for free?? Well you can! Well kinda, sorta, in a way… 🙂

The Virgin Islands National Park is looking for “Bay Host Volunteers” for the 2019-2020 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 between December 1st and June 1st. I don’t know about you, but the thought of waking up every morning in one of these beautiful bays sounds simply delightful to 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 while simply enjoying themselves. Each volunteer must commit to at least 40 hours of volunteer work each week, and they must have their own vessel with a holding tank.

In exchange, the hosts will receive a free mooring and fuel for their dinghy. The host must 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_ [email protected] for more information, or visit the Virgin Islands National Park Visitor Center in Cruz Bay.

Have a great Monday everyone!

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