We were up early to catch the 8:30 barge to St. John. We left Cruz Bay on St. John around 9:00 to explore. We stopped at the National Park Ranger Station in Cruz Bay to learn that the surf on the north side was pretty bad, so we headed around to Salt Pond Bay which is located on the south side. We got there around 11:00 a.m. and snorkeled for about an hour. We didn’t see as much there as our other snorkels, but we did see a turtle, schools of needle fish, and very large tangs and parrot fish.
Afterward, we headed to The Tourist Trap for some lunch. Then on to Anaberg for a tour of the sugar factory ruins. Then back to Cruz Bay for some shopping. After that we went back to the ferry dock at 5:20 to make sure we were in line early enough to make the last ferry back.
We returned to the condo for some chicken with brown and wild rice.