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Smith's Reef

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Address: near Turtle Cove Marina
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Great Boat Ride

Loved the boat ride out, the staff was great but some of the other guests were annoying. When we got to the reef there was a strong current and it was very difficult to stay near... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
Mike L
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West Rutland, Vermont
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West Rutland, Vermont
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Loved the boat ride out, the staff was great but some of the other guests were annoying. When we got to the reef there was a strong current and it was very difficult to stay near the boat. Very refreshing but a little "Dicey"

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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

My family and I were recently in Turks and Caicos and loved Smiths Reef for snorkeling. We did snorkeling on one of those tour boats that take you out to a reef and we also tried Bight's reef but we tought Smiths was the best. We liked it so much we went back three times for 2 or 3 hours... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Great reefs fairly close to shore, best for better swimmers, in good condition with many different types of sea life. Several public access areas with nice little beaches, beautiful setting for snorkel and relax while watching the sun set.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I can't even explain the fun my wife and I had the second time we went here, on our honeymoon. We saw 3 Ray's a sea turtle a bunch of fish. Many many different kinds too! HUNDREDS OF THEM! Most fun thing on the whole honeymoon!

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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58 reviews 58 reviews
9 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

During our trip to T&C, we stopped by Smith's Reef and was not disappointed at all. It is a great reef with plenty of wonderful colors and fish! Best part is you don't have to ride a boat to get to it. We stopped by one day while we were out exploring the island on our scooters. If you turn... More 

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nh
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Just visited this reef and was not disappointed! We took our rental car to Smith's reef road and walked 1000ft left on the beach. The water was a little rough and not crystal clear but some of the best beach snorkeling I've done. There are four reefs in total that will take your hours to view...best of all I was... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This was the best snorkeling spot that we found on the island. The amazing thing is that there were only a few other people out there. This is much better than Coral Gardens.

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Clarendon Hills, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I could swim around this reef for days! My wife and I stayed on Grace Bay but had a rental car, so we came to Smith's Reef twice. It's a little out of the way of the main resorts, which was great because it wasn't crowded at all! This place has really nice beach, amazing views, and the best offshore... More 

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Iowa
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

These 5 reefs separated by patches of sea grass are not marked by any ropes or buoys. There are 3 different public entrances. We started at the east and swam all 5 moving west. Around 4 hours total. We saw some excellent marine life at this site: nurse shark, turtles, moray eels, large fish and many different schools and varieties... More 

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south carolina
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Access to this section of beach is easy either by car or walking. It is close to Turtle Cove and the snorkeling is great with lots of fish, turtles, and even a moray eel.

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