Motorboat & Jetski Restricted Areas – No Speed, No Play – See VI DPNR Regulations Below.  Protect Our Turtles and Other Sealife.                                     “Operation shall be in a straight line…and at reduced speed without excessive wake.”    NO SPEED IN CORAL BAY or Other Bays!  

USVI DPNR Motorboat Regulations -highlighted for St. John  

The above USVI Government regulations are based the VI laws: US Virgin Islands Code, Title 25 – Navigation (2019) :: 2019 US Virgin Islands Code :: US Codes and Statutes :: US Law :: Justia.

See  on the Visiting Vacationing Boaters:  How to Enjoy the Virgin Islands National Park waters: National Park Marine Webpage & Map

DPNR Environmental Enforcement HOTLINE, with photo upload, to anonymously report violations: DPNR Hotline (

Boating Enforcement at DPNR has website with COVID anchoring and mooring restrictions for visiting boaters –and routine Boating Registration information too.  Environmental Enforcement

DPNR Facebook page for Boating and other Environmental info:  //

Local Boaters –  All DPNR Forms:  Registration Forms – Annual Renewal Deadline June 30th:  Download here:  DPNR Registration Instructions,  DPNR Boat Registration Application, DPNR Mooring Permit Application

You can mail (click here for procedures) in or  go to the new office at Turnbull Library in Tutu.  Call 340-774-3320 to get fee amount to mail in.  Include self-addressed envelope.

What to know if you own a boat in the Virgin Islands:  VI Boating Rules & Good Practice

Hurricane Preparedness:   DOWNLOAD THIS VALUABLE BOOK on How to Prepare Your Vessel to Survive a Hurricane in the Virgin Islands by Fatty Goodlander for VITEMA – the Virgin Islands Territorial Management Agency. It was published around year 2000 – based on the experiences of Hurricanes Marilyn and Hego.  Really good thoughtful advice that is still very relevant.  Read it early and plan how to protect your boat — and other people’s boats from your boat…

National Park Service Hurricane Hole Storm Refuge information