You might be interested to know that St. John is actually one of the few U.S. Virgin Islands that does offer horseback riding, and so by taking advantage of these great pathways through the island’s forests, you can experience something quite unique.
Here on St. John you can hire either a horse or a donkey, and then ride along scenic trails on the eastern end of the island. Here you will be sure to enjoy viewing arid landscapes full of beautiful cacti and other fascinating plants and animals. In addition, you also have the opportunity to ride on the beach. You can ride during the day, or take a sunset or moonlight ride. In nearly every instance, happy vacationers here have been stunned by the natural beauty and the exceptional quality of the horseback riding experience on St. John.
Taking a horseback ride will only cost you around $60 for a session lasting anywhere from one to three hours. It’s definitely worth the price, as happy vacationers are able to mount horses that quickly prance up to impressive vistas of the deep blue water that marks the splendor of the Caribbean-dotted with the greenery of neighboring islands.
If you’re not an experienced rider, or have children with you, you can still go horseback riding. Just be sure to tell the stable manager that you are novice riders and they’ll point you in the direction of a flatter ride with a slower pace. For all rides it is highly advisable that horse riders wear long pants and take care of all of their sun protection needs. Hats, sunglasses and sunscreen are essential to a pleasant horseback riding experience.