Reef Bay Hikes

Join National Park Service Rangers for the premier hiking experience

in Virgin Islands National Park! 

  • Reservations and purchase of transportation vouchers for the Reef Bay Hike, led by Virgin Islands National Park Service Rangers, is done through the Friends of the Park Store located street-side in Mongoose Junction. Vouchers may also be purchased by phone at 340-779-8700.
  • Vouchers for transportation will need to be purchased at the time of reservation for $30 per hiker.
  • The maximum number of hikers on any given trip will be 31. We will maintain a waiting list once hikes are filled up and we will notify those on the list as vacancies occur.
  • Vouchers for the Reef Bay Hike will be available on the day of the hike on a space available basis; but this is a very popular activity and advance reservations are highly recommended.
  • Inquiries about reservations for the hike at the NPS Visitor Center will be directed by counter staff to the Friends of the Park Store across the street.
  • The schedule for trips will be as follows:

January - April: 4 trips/week (Mon, Tue, Thur, & Fri)
o May - August 15: 3 trips/week (Mon, Thur, & Fri)
o August 16 - October: 2 trips/week (Mon & Thur)
o November - December: 3 trips/week (Mon, Thur, & Fri)
 The frequency of trips may be modified by the NPS based on demand or other conditions.

  • All details of the trip will remain the same: the taxi to the Reef Bay trailhead will depart the NPS Visitors Center promptly at 9:30am and return to Cruz Bay by boat between 2:30pm - 3:00 pm.
  • Vouchers should be picked up from the Friends of the Park Store in Mongoose Junction, and we encourage pick up in the days prior to the hike. If you must pick up your voucher on the day of the hike, please do so by 9:00am, when the store opens.
  • You must have your vouchers in hand to board the taxi at 9:30am from the NPS Visitors Center and to present to the boat crew at Reef Bay.
A wonderful video of Reef Bay Trail during on of our SKIP (School Kids in the Park) Program.

SKIP Program at Reef Bay from Friends of VI National Park on Vimeo.

Cancellation policies are as follows:

  • If the hike is cancelled by the NPS, voucher-holders will receive a full refund or may rebook the trip at no additional charge
  • If a reservation is cancelled more than 24 hours before the start of the hike you may rebook the hike at no additional charge, or receive a full refund
  • There are no refunds for "no-shows” or elective cancellations within 24 hours of the trip. (i.e., 9:30am and onwards, the day before your scheduled hike).
  • Call the Friends of the Park Store at 340-779-8700 for last minute questions or to cancel your reservation.
  • Vouchers are not transferable.


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