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St. Thomas Parks, Reserves and Historic Places

Enjoy nature and history while vacationing in St. Thomas! Swim among colorful reef fish and turtles, kayak through beautiful mangrove forests while keeping an eye out for a graceful egret, hike to historic sites, take photos, join a boating excursion, or snorkel! Several areas on and around St. Thomas are protected or designated as parks allowing wildlife and plant life to have a secure habitat; and in some cases giving you an opportunity to explore it all. Included are watershed and mangrove lagoon systems, small islands and cays, beaches and marine areas. Various historical treasures are also protected.


Bird Island at Sunset by Kayak in Mangrove Lagoon

Bird Island at Sunset by Kayak in Mangrove Lagoon

Enjoy an unforgettable sunset paddling quietly through a bird sanctuary in St Thomas Mangrove Lagoon. Visit an egret and pelican rookery at Bird Island and paddle through a winding maze in the shallow waters of a submerged mangrove forest. An Expert Nature Guide will guide you on a peaceful paddle through the dynamic Benner Bay estuarine ecosystem and St Thomas East End Reserve's. Discover the diversity of birds that inhabit this Mangrove Lagoon Wildlife Sanctuary and Marine Reserve. Enjoy this rare and unique way to experience a romantic tropical experience.

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More Parks, Reserves and Historic Places

Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge

Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge

Buck Island, located 2 miles south of St. Thomas, was established as a wildlife refuge in 1969 due to...
Hassel Island

Hassel Island (VI National Park)

Hassel Island once bustled with marine activity; Prince Frederik’s Battery guarded the harbor; German transatlantic shipping company Hamburg American...
Magens Bay Watershed Preserve, Arboretum, & Coconut Grove

Magens Bay Watershed Preserve, Arboretum, & Coconut Grove

Magens Bay is well known as one of the best beaches on the island. Just beyond the sparkling water...
Mangrove Lagoon

Mangrove Lagoon Marine Reserve

This series of protected areas on St. Thomas’ East End includes three sites. The first, Compass Point Pond, is...
Botany Bay Ruins

National Historic Places & Landmarks

There are about 20 sites on St. Thomas designated on the National Registry of Historic Places; an official list...
Offshore Cays

Offshore Cays/Wildlife Sanctuaries

Over 50 small cays and islands dot the waters of the USVI. These cays and the coastal areas around...
Smith Bay Park

Smith Bay Park

Smith Bay Park, established in 2006, includes both coastal and marine ecosystems of significant beauty and importance. The 21...


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