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St. John U.S. Virgin Isles Adventure (#2340)

Date and Time

Thursday, March 30, 2023 - Thursday, April 6, 2023

Location

St. Johns,
Other U.S.,

Registration

Registration is required for this activity. Please contact leader(s).

Overview

Come share the splendid experience of snorkeling and swimming in the warm turquoise waters of the Caribbean and immerse yourself in nature on the Virgin Islands National Park trails. We will have the pleasure of staying at the lovely Concordia Eco-Resort. Our eco-resort home is located on the quiet South East side of Saint John which is surrounded by the Virgin Island National Park. Our location is close to superb snorkeling at Salt Pond Bay and the breathtakingly scenic Ram Head hiking trail. Concordia Eco-Resort accommodations consist of double occupancy furnished studio apartments complete with kitchenette, mini refrigerators, electricity, a/c, and ceiling fans. Concordia Eco-Resort also has an onsite swimming pool along with lovely Salt Pond Bay vistas. All planned hikes are moderate and will be no more than 4 miles in total. Our planned activities are designed to allow anyone reasonably fit to enjoy thoroughly. For those who have no experience, snorkeling is easily learned in Caribbean waters which are typically calm and 80 degrees. Snorkeling destinations we plan to visit include Waterlemon Cay, Francis Bay, Cinnamon Bay, Hansen Bay, and of course nearby Salt Pond Bay. Flora and fauna are abundant on St. John. On land you'll likely have the opportunity to spot iguanas, peacocks, goats, and donkeys. Our various snorkeling locations are known for sightings of turtles, sting rays, angel fish, barracudas, and a plethora of aquatic species. We'll have the opportunity visit the famed Annaberg Ruins. This site includes the ruins of a windmill, a sugar factory, a rum still, and slave quarters dating back to the eighteen century. We are pleased to include six group dinners at various charming local spots on St. John. Participants are responsible for all other meals and typically plan them with their roommates. There will be opportunities to shop at local grocery markets for the purchase of breakfast & trail lunch supplies. During our trip on St. John, we have jitney vehicles provided for usage on our group activities. Jitneys will be driven by leaders and qualified volunteers from our group. This is a special destination which beckons participants back, so we encourage you to apply soon if interested in joining us on this wonderful Appalachian Mountain Club Adventure Travel trip.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Adult: $2,350 member / $2,450 non-member

Related Link(s):

2340 Prospectus

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St. Johns

Activities

Walks
Cultural

Status

Wait Listed

Difficulty

Hiking 3 Easy

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader



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Pam was essentially brought up on AMC experiences at Cardigan Lodge, canoeing the Allagash, skiing, and hiking in the White Mountains. Pam's love of the outdoors has inspired her to become very actively involved with AMC Adventure travel. Pam is best known for leading an annual AMC Adventure Travel trip to a destination that tends to beckons participants back multiple times…St. John USVI. Her other co-lead adventures include Hawaii, Russia, Paris, Trinidad & Tobago, and New Zealand.

Leader



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John is a 4 season day hike and trip leader for the AMC NH Chapter. He has completed the NH 48 in winter, the NE 67, and is working on the NE 111 and NE 67 in winter. John has led at AMC August Camp and has taught at the AMC NH Cardigan Lodge series. He has been hiking in over 40 of the US National Parks and Monuments. John has traveled to over 20 foreign countries, hiked the Machu Picchu trek in Peru, and some of the alpine areas in Europe.