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Address: , Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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Description: Mayho Bay is a popular beach in St. John and home to the Maho...
Mayho Bay is a popular beach in St. John and home to the Maho Bay Campground, 114 tent-cottages constructed in respect for the environment, making it one of the most publicized eco-tourism destinations in the world.
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Snorkel With Sea Turtles

Great snorkeling at the reef on the right side. The highlight though was snorkeling with the sea turtles that swim in the middle of the bay. Our group saw four of them. Three... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Short Hills, New Jersey

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Short Hills, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Great snorkeling at the reef on the right side. The highlight though was snorkeling with the sea turtles that swim in the middle of the bay. Our group saw four of them. Three were very large. We were able to get close and stay with them for as long as we chose. The beach is beautiful, uncrowded, quiet. Parking is... More 

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Fernie, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed Maho Bay. There were turtles and Rays in the centre of the bay eating the sea grass and hunting in the sand. We then snorkeled along the right hand side of the bay. The rocks have some nice small reef fish to see and the water was quite calm. There were some jellies in the water but most... More 

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Nashville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Plenty of shade along the beach and not over crowded. Saw a turtle snorkeling which was a great experience! Very beautiful and very relaxing. We didnt want to leave!!

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

A lack of a real parking lot, and a lack of a (snack) bar keeps Maho Bay from getting too overcrowded. The tree line is very close to the water so there is plenty of shade throughout the beach. My wife and I fell in love with the snorkeling: two reefs flank the edges of the beach. Rays, coral, urchins... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Guaranteed to see turtles and rays every visit to mayo. Parking is close to the beach and the water is usually very calm. Good place for all ages to see turtles

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

One of my favorite bays to visit while on STJ. The water and views are stunning. What's under the water is even better. Beautiful sea turtles to watch as they swim in the ocean. There is a small reed shark ( that is completely uninterested in humans) along with some rays. Bring some snorkel gear and whatever else you may... More 

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Columbus, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This beach is beautiful, with soft white sand, turquoise water and amazing snorkeling with the hawksbill turtles. There is a parking lot right across the street, so get there early to get a spot. Just pack a lunch a relax the day away.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

A must see!!! Plan on spending the day. Pack a cooler with plenty of water, food because there are no provisions close by. It's perfect for couples and families. Take your paddle board of floats and enjoy a beautiful day on the beach and playing in the crystal clear water!!!!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This is a much less crowded beach than Trunk and Cinnamon. The best part about snorkeling here is the sea turtles. We saw two while we were there snorkeling. No services so bring your own beverages and snacks and enjoy a relaxing day!!

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The beach is best after 3 pm. But if you can't work that into you timeline you can still enjoy some solitude if you go super early in the am. Any time before 9am should do. We even got to see the baby nurse shark a couple of days in a row swimming the shoreline. For the Momma shark you... More 

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