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Activities: Snorkeling
Description: Known for tales of buried treasure, these caves are appreciated even more...
Known for tales of buried treasure, these caves are appreciated even more for spectacular snorkeling adventures, with thousands of orange cup coral and red sponge covering the cave walls.
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We took a couple of hours to snorkel in, around, through and by all of the caves. Definitely worth the trip. We saw a lot of sea life and the caves are interesting . Not scary... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We took a couple of hours to snorkel in, around, through and by all of the caves. Definitely worth the trip. We saw a lot of sea life and the caves are interesting . Not scary. A waterproof flashlight would be helpful but not necessary.

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New Bern, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Heard a lot about this place but never guessed how good it really is, we tied up to the dinghy line and immediately amazed at the abundance of fish all around. really well worth the trip. just be aware if you are a novice then there is really nowhere to place your feet safely on the bottom and stand up.... More 

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St. John
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I work on a tour that frequents The Caves of Norman Island (AKA Treasure Island).... I enjoy every single visit! There are 3 caves... The Northernmost cave is the only dark and creepy one... the Southernmost cave is one where Pirates treasure was found (and documented... not a myth)... the cave between the two is more of an amphitheater... not... More 

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Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Take some rice or peas with you. The fish were amazing to snorkel between. ONly issue was we took the dinghy, jumped out & then swam around...getting into the boat was problematic. Fortunately, I was telling some dudes next to us I was having issues- next thing they lifted me up into their dinghy & i crawled into ours- so... More 

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Garstang, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Great spot for snorkelling, plenty of marine life along the coast and in the caves. If the Indians are too busy this is a good alternative and worth a visit in it's own right. There are plenty of mooring bouys so it's generally not so busy that you can't get one if on your own boat.

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Helsingborg, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

This was an incredible place to snorkelling. The fishes is extraordinary and the caves are really an unforgettable experience. If you like to snorkelling or experience something new this is a place I recommend you to visit.

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Pretty amazing cave snorkeling. Water was calm and the underwater structure is amazing. Can look intimidating but go for it and stay buddies. After go around to Pirate Bright for lunch and a gorgeous swim

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Glendale, Arizona
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20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

RL's Treasure Island reportedly was inspired by Norman Island and the Caves along the southern coast. The treasure here is the crystal clear, calm water. One one of our visits we dropped a heavy old flipper off the swim platform and watched it sink to the bottom coming to rest in plain view 40 feet below the surface. Plan your... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Take the extra 30 minutes and do some snorkeling at the caves. The water is so clear, and the fish are plentiful! I'm so glad Captain Lou suggested this stop for us!

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Dallas, Texas
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This is very close to The Indians, and well worth a stop if on your way to an overnight mooring in The Bight. You can tie up to mooring balls very close to the caves due to the quick drop in depth to 40 feet or more. It's a very short swim to the caves. There is some good coral... More 

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