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Norman Island Caves

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Type: Geologic Formations
Activities: Snorkeling
Owner description: Known for tales of buried treasure, these caves are appreciated even more for spectacular snorkeling adventures, with thousands of orange cup coral... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Canada
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103 reviews 103 reviews
22 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Norman Island Caves was our last stop; in our 10 day sailing trip. We loved it. Don't expect too much from the caves themselves (there are several, small ones and some larger) but rather take in the beauty of the spot and the wonderful snorkeling as the "total cave experience" ! We followed a turtle as it swam for ages,... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This place had more color and variety than anywhere else we stopped to snorkel. The water was super clear and the caves were small, but interesting. We not only spent time in the water here, but there was a sliver of beach outside the caves that we found interesting as well.

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Florida
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159 reviews 159 reviews
39 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

If you plan on visiting the Caves get there early so that you have time to explore the caves on your own with out a line of snorkelers.The snorkeling around the area was very average but the caves were interesting to check out. Get there early or go later in the day to avoid the crowds

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La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

If you sail and even if you don't sail but can get on a boat, sailing in the BVI is hands down the best sailing for beginners in the entire world bar non. Norman Island is one of those stops you must not miss. There is world class snorkeling at the Caves and for those who like to party, pirates... More

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NC
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82 reviews 82 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

An amazing snorkeling spot with nearby food and service docks. Well worth spending a couple of hours exploring.

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Pembrokeshire
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

If you like snorkelling and fish then its well worth a visit. Took photos whilst tourist snorkelling boat were feeding fish, all came around us!

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Beloit, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Fun short snorkeling stop. Was not many fish outside the caves and lots of sea urchin in the caves so I didn't go in for fear if accidentally getting spiked. There is a place to park the dingy and very beautiful landscape. It was worth the stop.

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Chicago
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18 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We stopped at the caves after staying at the bight the night before. It was a nice short snorkel in and out of the caves. A good number of fish and interesting setting. Nothing too special compared to the rest of the BVI but a good stop.

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Schererville, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Norman Island offers some pretty decent snorkeling. The Caves in particular has some fantastic rock formations and lots of different species of sponges. Very interesting and easy to just jump in and go. If you are looking for a lot of colorful fish, I would recommend heading around the point into The Bight. Excellent snorkeling right off the back of... More

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Wakefield Rhode Island
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

The Bight, the Caves and the nearby Indians, make Norman Island a must stop when chartering in BVI. The restaurant on shore is re-opened (we heard it had burned down) and the food and drink was simple but excellent. Mosquitoes were aggressive on shore but the staff had bug repellent that did the trick.

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