Are you seeking a tropical island getaway, but you want more than just beach time? The Island of Saint John is the smallest and least crowded in the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as the most pristine and enchanting. With two-thirds of the Island designated as protected national park, it has some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, and is the ideal Caribbean destination for hiking, exploring the natural wonders of the sea, and for its solitude. On this trip we blend the perfect mix of a distinct island-life experience, all the best active adventures available, and still allow for plenty of time to relax on the beach or sit by the pool at the luxurious villa lodging. Join us as we sea kayak turquoise waters, snorkel amongst the vibrant sea life, try standup paddle boarding along the coast, and hike around the Island—enjoying the sweeping vistas at every turn. The group will be the exclusive guests at a splendid, one-acre compound of villas with several pools, breathtaking views of the Island, and several terrific beaches within walking distance. Your savvy guides are in the know about all things St. John, and will also be happy to tailor the trip to the group's interests. Maximum group size: 11
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Not included: Travel to and from St John, beverages excluded above, guide gratuities, and travel insurance.
This trip is designed for women who want an active vacation in a warm winter environment, not your typical lie on the beach vacation. You should be comfortable in the water, and while you always have the option of taking a day off for relaxing you will be able to fully enjoy all the activities if you are active and in good condition. The trip is rated 2. Prior to beginning the trip, participants should be walking regularly at a brisk pace 3 to 4 days a week for 35 - 45 minutes. Rating: 1  3 4 5.
On this trip we kayak, swim and snorkel, hike, and try stand up paddleboarding. It doesn't matter whether you're brand new to the sport or already experienced, the guides will make sure you learn what you need to know to stay safe and have fun.
We'll be staying in a beautifully appointed villa on the South Shore of St. John that was designed to catch balmy island breezes and display spectacular sunsets. This villa was built for relaxation (or "limin" as they say in the islands), and offers an infinity pool and hot tub, private tennis and pickle-ball court, and comfortable lounge chairs and big soft hammocks for enjoying a good book or some star gazing. Spread out in 4 separate houses with a total of 7 bedrooms, 8 baths, and a shared great room with a kitchen, bar, and dining area.
Our trip cost is based on both single and double occupancy. Please select your choice of accommodation based on what is available when you register. There is no charge for standard double rooms. We have categorized the rooms for your selection.
Below is the proposed itinerary for the trip. As is true on any adventure travel trip, plans for any specific day may be modified due to weather considerations, unforeseen circumstances, new opportunities, and group interests.
All the snorkeling!
One of best trips I have taken with AGC.
Our trip had great guides and all of my fellow travellers were a pleasure to be around. Everyone got along very well. I loved all of the different water activities and it was great that we went to a different location/beach every day. I really liked the villa that we stayed in complete with pool and hot tub. And I loved my room with great views and a front and back door that allowed the breeze to blow thought day and night.
Guides were excellent
What made this trip special for me was being guided by excellent leaders who felt a part of our 'community'.
I'm not very experienced in water sports but felt much more confident at the end of the trip. I felt like it was a safe and encouraging environment to improve on kayaking and snorkeling skills as well as experience stand up paddleboarding for the first time.
It really gave me a good overview of the island and I enjoyed all the water sports. The only suggestion I have is that it would have been nice to have a stop in town and/or at the grocery store maybe the second or third day of the trip - once people see what it is they forgot to bring from home. The group of women was very compatible and the guides were excellent, including the local guide, Brighty. As Brighty will not be there next year, I suggest you have her host a trip on her new home island of Maui!
This was my second trip with AGC to St. John. The two trips were very different but both excellent adventures and I'm so glad we went!
Gorgeous scenery, fun adventures, hanging out with the wonderful AGC women!!! Great overview of St. John and the Park.
The group of women really worked well together. Carrie was key in making the trip so seemless and enjoyable! She was amazing:)
Loved the other women and the snorkeling.
Carrie and Kaitlyn were excellent Guides who made the whole trip a wonderful experience. I loved all the activities, especially the Sea Kayaking. The food was amazing and I appreciate all they did to make the trip a success. The location was incredible and not one I would want to navigate on my own. I would definitely do this trip again.
Being in the present moment. " Unplugged" for a week. Great mix of activities, and down time. Great cooks! Fun week!
I have been to St. John before but didn't have the chance to explore the island in such depth. I really enjoyed the kayaking, snorkeling and the extraordinary views from a couple of the hikes. I think St. John is my favorite island in the Caribbean. The guides were wonderful and the women were amazing.
I was aware of the mix of activities on the trip and enjoyed all of them, but it would have been nice to do a little more kayaking and a little less snorkeling...
Anne the guide was terrific. The activities were wonderful.
The sailing trip was a little disappointing, only because I expected to be sailing the entire time. I think in order to get where we needed to go within the time that we had (6 hours), the boat owners used the motor quite a bit. They were nice people and told interesting stories about surviving the hurricane, but a smaller boat that sailed more would have been more enjoyable for me.
Learning to stand up paddle board. Revisiting St. John. Getting to know interesting women, who like to have active vacations with other women. That includes the guides!
St. John is beautiful, though still wounded from the hurricanes of 2017. Anne Brewer was a PHENOMENAL guide and made the trip a delight. I had full confidence in every aspect of the trip being carried out with great thoughtfulness. The beaches are breathtaking and the activities were at a comfortable level. Having an option to do different activities on the final day was ideal.
Snorkeling was amazing and always love kayaking - would have loved more. Stand up was a fun activity to try.
On one of the two days I stayed at Concordia Eco Resort rather than hike with the group, I had a great, connecting experience with one of the little birds habitually visiting the deck of my "Eco Tent." The fact that all Adventures in Good Company trips that I have ever selected allowed participants time not to go with the group has always allowed me special time for me and nature. Irony that "Company" is in your title. It, too, is important. A fascinating woman shared my "Eco Tent." The fact that "company" -- meaning human company -- AND alone time -- meaning, to me, time with other creatures -- are each "allowed"on AGC trips, is the reason I have traveled with AGC 4 times.
Snorkeling,paddleboarding..or attempting ...meeting new people.
The snorkeling, Concordia, the great guides, very few negatives!
Loved all the opportunities for time in the water. Enjoy very much the multi-sport trips like this one. Some hiking, but plenty of other activities as well.