Friends of VINP Online Auction Is Live


Get a great deal on day charter trips while supporting Friends of VINP’s programs.

The 5th Annual Friends of VI National Park Online Auction is now open for bidding and will run until December 8, at 9 p.m. EST (10 pm local time). 

The signature event raises funds to support programs and projects in the national park, and is just in time for holiday shopping and winter vacation planning. 

This much-anticipated auction offers great deals on retail goods and services such as jewelry, dining, art, hotel and villa stays and excursions. There are more than 60 items published for bidding and more may be added.

Highlights include numerous luxury villa stays, one being seven-nights at “On a Clear Day,” a new four-bedroom villa at Francis Bay. There is an emerald and diamond suite from R&I PATTON, a Trunk Bay pendant from Freebird Creations, art by Kimberly Boulon, Janet Rutnik and others, dining, excursions, boat trips and much more. Retail values are from $100 to $12,000 and bidding starts at about one third on most items.

The auction is a great place to shop for a St. John vacation or holiday gifts while benefitting the park.  Locals can find bargains on villa or hotel stays for visiting family. 

This year’s goal is to raise $35,000 to support Friends’ mission of the protection and preservation of the natural and cultural resources of VINP and to promote the responsible enjoyment of this unique national treasure.

Any business or villa owner which would like to be promoted through this event, should contact Friends of VINP’s development director Karen Vahling at 779-4940 or

View the auction now and place those bids at