Frequently Asked Questions

What are the main goals of the corral.

 

We hope to provide you with a memorable experience while interacting with the animals who call the Carolina Corral home. Particularly the island donkeys and horses who were either born on the islands or imported from the states. Other animals including sheep, goats, cats, dogs, chickens,a hog and ducks have been assisted as well with our willingness and know-how in providing for their care. Few options exist for these wild and domestic animals in need on this tiny Caribbean island.

What are the specs for participants?

Ages 8 on up are welcome to learn how to safely groom, saddle and handle a horse at 9am before heading out on a hour and half ride at 10am or participate with us on the 4pm ride. (Soon come this season) Everyone is welcome to stop by the corral in the afternoons to love on the animals and join in on a donkey wagon ride if so desired.

What should we wear and bring?

Closed toed shoes are requested. Sneakers or hiking boots are best with pants or capris preferable for protection from the elements. You won’t feel hot as they protect you from the sun, as well. Bug spray, sun block and a hat are highly recommended. As well as helmets for the horseback rides due to the nature of the activity and our rocky terrain.

How do we get to Carolina Corral?

Taxis are $9 for 2 or more riders, $12 for a single rider. The bus is also a good option leaving Cruz Bay ferry dock at 8am, 9:20 and again at 3:20pm. We’re 30 minutes across island where it will turn around at the end of our dirt road. We’re a five minute walk down the road, first drive on the right.

Directions if driving: Take Rt. 10 or Centerline Road from Cruz Bay straight across island to Coral Bay, travel time about half hour. Once in Coral Bay there’s a road going right to Salt Pond called 107, but stay on 10. Travel exactly half a mile past a ballfield on the right, a fire station and Skinny Legs restaurant with adjoining shops. We’re on the right just after a pond bordering the road. Across from our road is a one story yellow house (minus it’s roof). click here for a map.

Do you offer options other than riding at the corral?

For those not interested in riding with us, you can stop in anytime to visit and love on the animals. Donations are appreciated toward their care.

Family style kiddie rides available weekday afternoons by appointment. Please call ahead to set up something special for the little person in your life. The entire family can ride if accompanied by a child 7 years old and under. $25 a rider. Birthday parties welcome! Please email info@horsesstjohn.com if you’d like to join us at or call 340-693-5778.

What if we have to cancel?

All major credit cards are accepted. If cancellation is necessary, please contact us at least the day before for a full refund. No refund will be possible on the day of expected activity. The horses gotta eat! 🐎

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