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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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Easy snorkel trip

I took someone who had never snorkeled before and the lack of current here makes it a lot easier for the first timer. You can see turtles, sting rays and more. Charter a boat, or... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I took someone who had never snorkeled before and the lack of current here makes it a lot easier for the first timer. You can see turtles, sting rays and more. Charter a boat, or take advantage of one of the many day trips out of Tortola. Make sure you make a reservation as during the peak of the season,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We took a guided trip from Peter Island to the Baths and then here to do some snorkeling. Lots of fish and the water was pretty calm. The caves were cool but I wish we had taken a flashlight. We also stopped at a spot called The Indians on the way back. It was a great place to snorkel too... More 

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Encinitas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This was a really cool adventure. two of the three caves are easy and lit up but one you need a flashlight to go through. Don't worry if you can't make that one, you don't miss much, the other two are better. Cool stop or after having lunch on the floating restaurant near by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

To get to the Baths you first have to work your way through the boulders. There are places where it is very narrow and others where you have to climb up and down steep ladders and use ropes to help you climb up rocks. We found it great fun but if you have limited mobility you can still enjoy some... More 

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Northern NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We cruised to this spot after a day at the Baths and it was a highlight of the day! There are three caves which offer unique opportunities to explore and snorkel in a remote area. Bring a waterproof flashlight so that you can venture into the darkness to enjoy the marine life. The first cave is extremely cool, but the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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