Where can I buy a trail tag?
You can buy your trail tag at the National Parks Office on Oranje Bay. The office is open from 7am-5pm Monday to Friday. If you wish to purchase your trail tag outside of these hours they are available at Golden Rock Dive Centre, Scubaqua Dive Centre, Old Gin House Hotel, Golden Era Hotel, the St Eustatius Tourism Office and online.
How much does a trail tag cost?
$10 per person, valid for a calendar year and gives access to all the trails. Children 8 and under are free
Can I have a guided hike?
We offer guided hikes for a minimum of 4 people at a cost of $25 per person. You must book at least two days in advance.
Why do I need to pay for a trail tag?
All proceeds go towards trail maintenance within the national park, as well as any equipment required.
How long does it take to hike to the crater rim?
It takes approximately 1.15 hours up and 45 minutes down on the Main Quill Trail. Please refer to our interactive map to see the route.
How do I get to the start of the trail into Boven National Park?
The beginning of the trail into Boven National Park is at the end of the road to Zeelandia Beach. You will see a sign showing the various trails in the national park. You can continue up the rocky path that you see ahead or walk 10m along the road you came and take the steep concrete road to your left. This will take you past a yellow house. You will see a chain that crosses the path. This is an alternative beginning to the trail.
Where can I get a map of the trails?
An extensive map of our parks can be found on the Our Parks segment of the website. You can also get a map at the National Parks office, Golden Rock Dive Centre, Scubaqua Dive Centre and the St Eustatius Tourism Office.
Can I camp in the National Parks?
Yes, you are allowed to camp in the national parks but are prohibited from lighting open fires and littering. You can also camp in the Botanical Garden.
Why do I need to pay to anchor in the marine park?
Our Marine Park fee is an environmental fee that enables you to use our national park facilities. All proceeds go towards maintenance of the national park services. At the moment we are in the process of replacing the buoys. In the near future we have 10 brand-new moorings available for you.
I have already paid a fee at customs, does that include my marine park fee?
The fee that is paid at the customs office at the harbour is a warfarage fee, it does not include your marine park fee. Please continue to our office only a 3 minute walk from the harbour to pay your marine park fee. All proceeds go towards maintenance of the Marine Park.
Can I moor or anchor in the Marine Park Reserves?
No, we do not allow any vessel to anchor in the reserves. It is also prohibited to moor your yacht. This allows us to preserve the fragile coral reefs found in these areas. If you would like to snorkel or dive in the reserves you must be accompanied by a dive center.
How can I contact you directly from my boat?
Contact us on VHF 17/16 or the harbor on VHF 14.
Where can I get wifi on St Eustatius?
All bars and restaurants on the Bay have free wifi