Welcome to St. Eustatius National Parks
We are the St. Eustatius National Parks Foundation also known as STENAPA. We manage The Quill and Boven National Park, St. Eustatius National Marine Park and the Miriam C. Schmidt Botanical Garden.
Treasures we pass on to our children.
Take a Closer Look
Quill & Boven
Miriam C. Schmidt Botanical Garden
Venture into the crater of the Quill, a dormant volcano.
Take a break at the base of one of the tallest trees in the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Overlook the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea at the top of Boven Mountain.
Discover untouched nature in our two national parks.
Drop anchor or moor in Orange Bay and spend the night in our Marine Park.
Come ashore and explore the old historical town of Oranjestad.
Meet the locals in one of the bars and restaurants or buy your groceries.
Relax in the peace and quiet of this small Caribbean community.
For more information on what to do visit the St. Eustatius Tourism website.
Our Marine Park boasts 36 dive sites so you are spoiled for choice.
If you don’t dive, take a snorkel along the sunken old city wall in Orange Bay or at Crooks Castle. There is always a sea turtle or stingray hanging around.
Dive under St Eustatius’s crystal clear waters. Meet the locals that live on our beautiful coral reefs.
Our Botanical Garden is not just the perfect place for a BBQ, it’s a front row seat to nature on St. Eustatius.
Watch Green Tree Lizards scurry along branches or humming birds dart around the flowers.
If you’re lucky you may even see a Humpback Whale on its way back home.
Watch the sunrise framed by our neighbors, St Kitts and Nevis.
Start your day at the Botanical Garden.
Latest News and Updates
Since 2002, STENAPA has been monitoring the sea turtles that visit the shores of St Eustatius and the surrounding Marine Park. Nightly patrols help us spot the tracks of hawksbill, green and and leatherback turtles (although....…
Nesting takes place in loose colonies, as they nest on a scrape found on a cliff face that is easy to take off from. A single egg is laid and is incubated by both sexes for about six weeks. Whether the egg hatches or not can be influenced by pollution......…
Our Marine Park Interns are busy month after month assisting the marine team with several tasks, some of which are routine like mooring maintenance. Find out more at: https://www.statiapark.org/intern-and-volunteer/ and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org......…