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Day trips on St John are limitless. You can go to the National Park, get a free map and hike to a remote beach. Or rent a jeep or scooters and head out the North Shore road for ruins and beaches. You can end up in Coral Bay for lunch at Skinny Legs, Shipwreck or Island Blues. Snorkeling off the beaches on St John is good but for a really excellent snorkeling opportunity go on a snorkeling tour.
You can also go fishing, charter a boat, sail to an island and even go mountain biking. You can hire a taxi to give you an island tour. Or just hop the bus in Cruz Bay at the ferry dock and take it to the end of the line - Salt Pond Bay. You can snorkel there or hike out to Ram Head point.
You can even take a day trip to St Thomas. Take the downtown ferry to Charlotte Amalie and shop till you drop on historic cobblestone streets. There's a cool cafe on a back alley called Bean's Bytes and Websites. Don't go if there are more than three cruise ships in port!
Here's a day trip for you. Hike to Salomon Beach, snorkel the reef at the end of the beach, then continue hiking to Caneel Resort, eat free nuts and order a delicious cocktail. Then take a taxi back to Cruz Bay.