Saint John is the smallest and most pristine of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Over half of Saint John has been a National Park, protected from over development, for years. While ravaged by Category 5 Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, the Virgin Islands have made a huge come back. Join us as we sea kayak turquoise waters, snorkel in warm water among vibrant colored fish, try our hands at standup paddleboarding, and even spend some time relaxing and swimming on white sand beaches. Our guides know all the options and are happy to tailor the trip to the group's interests. Maximum group size: 10
Not included: Travel to and from St John's, beverages excluded above, guide gratuities, the possible option of a sailing/snorkeling excursion on the last full day, 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 two beautifully appointed houses in Fish Bay, directly next door to one another. Both have swimming pools, areas for lounging indoors or out, and full amenities. Casa Del Palmas is where we'll enjoy most of our meals and where all of our group gatherings will take place. Fish Tales, next door, provides a simpler, quieter setting for those who prefer a bit more privacy. Together there are 8 bedrooms and 7 1/2 bathrooms. Some of the bathrooms are ensuite and some are shared.
Our trip cost is based on both single and double occupancy, with two discounted double occupancy rooms available. Please select your choice of accommodation based on what is available when you register. There is no charge for either the single standard rooms or the double deluxe room. There is a 10% discount for choosing a standard double occupancy room. 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.
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.