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Address: St. John
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Snorkeling
Description: A storm-protected bay in the arms of mangrove trees with a lively and...
A storm-protected bay in the arms of mangrove trees with a lively and colorful nursery of fish.
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Fabulous snorkeling

On our second trip to St. John (February 2015), a half-day trip to Hurricane Hole was a real highlight. My wife and I rented a 2-person kayak at Crabby's and threw a light lunch... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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Durham, North Carolina
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Durham, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

On our second trip to St. John (February 2015), a half-day trip to Hurricane Hole was a real highlight. My wife and I rented a 2-person kayak at Crabby's and threw a light lunch and some drinks onto the boat. As long as you pick a not-too-windy day, the paddle from Coral Bay is very nice. We enjoyed the magnificent... More 

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Silver Spring, MD
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

You know how sometimes, if everyone says the same thing, there's something to it? We chose the "do-it-yourself" route for Hurricane Hole because we wanted the freedom to choose how long to snorkel and had just done a different tour elsewhere on the island. But this is a location meant for a tour (or charter or something to get you... More 

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Gresham, Oregon
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We rented a kayak at Crabby's and went over to Otter Creek at Hurricane Hole. Otter Creek is the second inlet, the one with the white buoys. Go past the buoys and tie up on a root. The snorkeling is fantastic. I could have stayed all day. There is SO MUCH coral life there and the water is very calm.... More 

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Kentwood, Michigan, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I never thought I wanted to snorkel the mangroves until our captain strongly suggested I try it. Very cool and an interesting change of pace from typical reef snorkeling.

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Roselle, Illinois, Usa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Best snorkeling we found on the island, as long as you have a boat to get there. Shallow waters make for flat calm conditions, and the mangroves offer varying 'theaters' for viewing a wide variety of marine life. Watch out for the enormous urchins, but enjoy everything else.

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Hartford, CT
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

When I first heard about snorkeling in mangroves, I thought it would be kind of creepy with all of those tangled tree roots. I imagined dark, creature from the black lagoon type of environment... boy, was I wrong! The first time I went, it must have been around May and sea grass had grown in great columns from the seafloor.... More 

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Indiana
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Snorkeling in the Mangroves is awesome, it is not stinky and water is crystal clear. However you need to hire someone to take you there snorkeling. Worth the money, don't touch anything it is amazing and it should stay that way for generations to see. Lots of coral, sea turtles, and this is like the nursery for all baby fish.... More 

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Coral Bay, St. John
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

I've explored Hurricane Hole from a kayak and from the shoreline just off East End Road. Kayak out to the mangroves across Princess Bay - is a whole lot easier than swimming! Investigate Otter Creek and Water Creek ( along the eastern shoreline) - they are the tiny coves lined with mangroves. Water ranges from about 20' to 2'. As... More 

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Elysburg, Pennsylvania
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104 reviews 104 reviews
60 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Many people don't know about mangrove snorkeling. It's very shallow but houses lots of tiny fish, shells, star fish and conch shells. It makes for a very interesting snorkel and the water, being shallow, is very warm.

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St. John
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2011

If you get the chance take a cruise on SerenaSea and check out the mangroves in hurricane hole. Beautiful!

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