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Visit Cruz Bay, St John, USVI

For most visitors Cruz Bay is the first thing they see and the first place they land on St John.

With no airport, tourists visiting St John island overwhelmingly arrive by ferry. Ferries depart from Crown Bay and Red Hook, St Thomas to take passengers to Cruz Bay, St John. St Thomas to St John ferry schedule and fare details are here: St John Ferry Information

Once you’ve arrived you discover narrow streets lined with colorful shops, places to eat and drink and as well as safari taxis waiting to take day trippers to and from the National Park beaches like Trunk Bay, Cinnamon Bay, Hawksnest Beach and Honeymoon Beach (drop off at Caneel Bay Resort).


You’ll find shops on most of the streets as well as these multi-store locations: Wharfside Village (Cruz Bay), Mongoose Junction (Cruz Bay), Marketplace (Cruz Bay – grocery, pharmacy)

Rental Jeep® Agencies

Most of the rental Jeep® companies are conveniently located within a few blocks of the Cruz Bay ferry building. Here are some of our favorites.

Aqua Blu – Cruz Bay, 340-776-2782

Bougainvillea Leasing – Cruz Bay, 800-253-7107

C&C – Cruz Bay, 340-693-8164

Conrad Sutton – Cruz Bay, 340-776-6479

Courtesy  – Cruz Bay, 340-776-6650

Cool Breeze – Cruz Bay, 340-459-7931 ( 7 passenger, 6-8 passenger truck)

Delbert Hill – Cruz Bay, 758-693-8819

L&L – Cruz Bay, 340-776-1120

Lionel Jeep – Cruz Bay, 340-693-8764

Penn – Linda Penn (340) 998-8538

St John Car Rental : Cruz Bay, 340-776-6103

Restaurants & Bars

The Cruz Bay food and drink scene has something for everybody.

Pizza: Ronnies, Cafe Roma

Craft Cocktails: Drink, Longboard

Lobster / Seafood: Lime Inn, Cafe Roma, Morgans Mango, The Terrace, Extra Virgin Bistro, The Longboard

Fine Dining: Extra Virgin Bistro, La Tapa, Morgan’s Mango, The Terrace

Food Trucks: Little Olive, Tony’s Kitchen (Centerline Road)

Craft Beers: St John Brewers Tap Room (Mongoose Junction, Cruz Bay), bottle and draft selection brewed on St John

Places to Stay in Cruz Bay

Most of the accommodations in Cruz Bay are small inns / B&Bs and resort condo vacation rentals at Grande Bay Resort, Gallows Point Resort and Lavender Hill Suites. Looking for a bit more room or privacy or amenities? Check out our selection of St John vacation villas.

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