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.