Frequently Asked Questions
What are the main goals of the corral?
We hope to provide you a comfortable camping experience while caring for animals who call 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 and a duck have been helped as well from our willingness and know how in providing for their care. Few options exist for these wild and domestic animals on this little island.
What are the specs for campers?
Willingness to work hard and learn the proper care of these domestic animals. Everybody is welcome who enjoys working outside and loves St. John!
What should we wear and bring?
Closed toed shoes are requested. Sneakers or hiking boots are ok. Pants or capris are best to wear 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. For camping, if you can bring your own twin size sheets that would be a big help!
How do we get to Carolina Corral?
Taxis are $9 for 2 or more riders $12 for a single rider. Buses will probably not be running on a regular schedule post hurricanrd for some time yet. There is a shuttle running from the dock to Coral Bay sevetal times a day. We’re 30 minutes across island. The shuttle drops off at the Coral Bay fire station. We are a ten minute walk past Skinny Legs and a pond. Make a right turn onto a dirt road then take the 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 school, fire station, Skinny Legs restaurant and shops. We’re on the right just after the pond. Across the road is a one story yellow house. click here for a map.
Do you offer options other than horse rides?
For those who are unable to spend an entire week with the animals, you can stop in any weekday afternoon around 3:00 to love on them. Please call ahead at 340-693-5778. $20 donation goes toward the care of the wild donkeys.
Kiddie rides availble weekday afternoons. Please call ahead to set up something special for the little person in your life. $25 a rider. Birthday parties welcome!
What if we have to cancel?
All major credit cards are accepted to reserve with 50% down. Full payment on the day of arrival. If cancellation is necessary, please contact us at least two weeks prior for a full refund. A partial refund will be offered of half the balance within two weeks of the date of the reservation. No refund will be possible on the day of expected arrival. The horses gotta eat!