We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Quill/Boven National Park

Features Animals
Save
Share
Review Highlights
good hike at the end of the day

With 600 meters we walked the Quill in about 1 hour (we are not that in excellent shape). Started... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2018
quotas
,
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Climbing the Quill

Climbing the Quill is definitely a must. This inactive volcano hides a great rainforest atmosphere... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2018
Barb P
Read all 39 reviews
41
All photos (41)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“fun hike”(2 reviews)
About
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
28°
25°
Oct
28°
24°
Nov
27°
23°
Dec
Contact
St. Eustatius
Reviews (39)
Filter reviews
25 results
Traveller rating
19
4
2
0
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
19
4
2
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews dormant volcano fun hike take your time crater floor visitor center trail rim birds steep purchase shoes parks nature island statia
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 25 reviews
Reviewed 21 May 2018

With 600 meters we walked the Quill in about 1 hour (we are not that in excellent shape). Started at the beginning of the track. Nice path, not to steep, well maintained. There are different viewing pints on the way. Those are not that good...More

Thank quotas
Reviewed 5 May 2018

Climbing the Quill is definitely a must. This inactive volcano hides a great rainforest atmosphere inside. A great view, but a definite work out. Make sure to wear good shoes!

Thank Barb P
Reviewed 18 April 2018

I only walked halfway up, as the crater was closed at the time of my visit, but it was wonderful. I never did see that bridled quail dove I was hoping for, but it is just another reason to come back.

Thank DcMbb
Reviewed 31 March 2018

I'm not much of a hiker but the trek to the top of The Quill is one of those "must do" things on Statia. There are a few different routes you can take (I chose a moderate difficulty) and the view from the top (and...More

Thank ozzyinatl
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Great hiking trails in both parks - however still need some cleaning up since last year's hurricane. Check out the pristine nature of the crater floor of the Quill and wonder about the history of remains from stone walls, mills and cisterns on Boven

Thank RonaldKersbergen
Reviewed 15 February 2018

The Quill national park is maintained by Stenapa and they are doing a tremendous job. The traisl are clearly indicated, and the view from the top of the Quill is more than special. Well worth a visit. We did it with our children age 10...More

Thank Sybren v
Reviewed 30 January 2018

There is not too much to do on Statia, if you do not snorkel or dive. The Quill national park however is interesting and provides you with several possible trips: on the rim of the crater; around the crater, panorama to name a few. You...More

Thank EverardvK
Reviewed 2 January 2018

The hike leads you into the crater of a volcano that last erupted around 1,600 years ago -- a fun hike to do.

Thank Alexander P
Reviewed 2 December 2017

You pretty much climb the side of the dormant volcano and down inside. It's crazy how you almost walk through 2 or 3 different worlds. Lots of... chickens... but we saw so many cool birds and lizards, and other wildlife, not to mention that crawling...More

Thank Lie54
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Unique experience. Easy hike up, steep hike down. More like a ladder. Go early in the morning temperatures are rising fast. Several view points on the way to the crater rim.

Thank jacq045
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Jason J
12 May 2018|
Answer
Response from jacq045 | Reviewed this property |
Three hours should do it. Allow extra crater time. Start early (7am)
1
Vote