New Reservation Policy for VINP Ranger-led Reef Bay Trail Hike

Reef Bay ranger-led hike vouchers are available at the Friends of the VINP Store.

Friends of Virgin Islands National Park and Virgin Islands National Park announced last week a change in reservation policy for the National Park Service ranger-led hike to Reef Bay, the premier hiking opportunity in VINP.

Reservations and purchase of transportation vouchers for the Reef Bay Hike, led by VINP rangers, will now be done through the Friends of the Park Store on the first level of Mongoose Junction.

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. Friends will maintain a waiting list once hikes are filled to capacity and 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.

Enquiries about reservations for the hike at the VINP Visitor Center will be directed by counter staff to the Friends of the Park Store.
The schedule for trips will be as follows: January – March: four trips/week (Mon, Tue, Thu, & Fri); April – July: three trips/week (Mon, Tue, & Thu); August – October: two trips/week (Mon & Thu); November – December: three trips/week (Mon, Tue, & Thu)

The frequency of trips may be modified by VINP 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 VINP Visitors Center promptly at 9:30 a.m. and return to Cruz Bay by boat by 2:30 or 3 p.m.

Vouchers should be picked up from the Friends of the Park Store in Mongoose Junction, and hikers are encouraged to pick up vouchers days prior to the hike. Anyone who must pick up a voucher on the day of the hike, please do so by 9 am, when the store opens.

Hikers must have their vouchers in hand to board the taxi from VINP Visitor Center at 9:30 am and to present to the boat crew at Reef Bay.

If the hike is cancelled by VINP, voucher-holders will receive a full refund or may rebook the trip at no additional charge. If a reservation is canceled more than 24 hours before the start of the hike, hikers 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. Call the Friends of the Park Store at 340-779-8700 for last minute questions or to cancel a reservation. Vouchers are not transferable.