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Address: , Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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Activities: Snorkeling, Viewing wildlife
Description: A snorkeling spot in St. John with schools of fish and the occasional...
A snorkeling spot in St. John with schools of fish and the occasional shark.
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I could've stayed here all day

My boyfriend and I visited Whistling Cay on May 30, 2015. We rented a dinghy from Low Key Watersports and made the trip out. I recognized the customs house from the water, so we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited Whistling Cay on May 30, 2015. We rented a dinghy from Low Key Watersports and made the trip out. I recognized the customs house from the water, so we turned in that direction and went to the island. We were the only ones there, and the only boat around. We had the island to ourselves.... More 

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Newberg, Oregon
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

You'll need to rent a kayak at Cinnamon Bay to get to Whistling Cay. It's about a 1/2 hour kayak. I think it cost us about $60 for the trip. Land on the pebbly beach near the ruins. It's an old house someone in the 70's did some renovating on. Great to go inside and look out on the bay.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

You really need a boat or kayak to get here, but it's worth it. We like to rent a kayak at Cinnamon Bay and then kayak around Maho to get here. It is not recommended to attempt to swim to the Cay, there is a LOT of high speed boat traffic that uses the channel.

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Trenton, Ohio
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We came here on a private boat charter and greatly enjoyed it! Interesting corals and fish, and saw a sea turtle as well. Gorgeous scenery as well.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

There is a small beach to park your kayak and some amazing soft corals and sea life around this small island. Peacock flounder in the sandy areas, an eagle ray right off the beach, a little gem of an uncrowded spot. Good for intermediate snorklers who are comfortable with a little current and wave action.

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Andover, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

An incredible array of fish and coral. The surf is rough and the current is strong, but it is worth it. I saw some sort of a fish that was longer than me.

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north carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

You can rent a kayak from Maho and paddle to this rocky beach in about 20 min. The guide at the Maho activity center can give you advice on where to land and to snorkel. We snorkeled the left side and it was really good (barracuda, eagle ray) but it took a lot to fight the current and swim back,... More 

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Seven Corners, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

I rented a kayak at Little Maho beach and paddled across the bay to this cay to do some snorkeling. It takes about 20-25 minutes there and 1.5 times that long to get back. One thing to note is that there's no sand there and you better bring some sort of watersport shoes or crocs with you. Otherwise, it'll be... More 

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Long Island
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57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

One of the best spots in all of St. John. Well worth the effort to get too.

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2010

This must be some of the best diving in the area if you are looking to see some bright coral, Lobster, Black spotted eel. Have not dove since there and seen as much as there is right off the island.....EARNEST is a great dive guide, he knows how to take care of the coral and where are the hiding places... More 

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