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Peterson Cay

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
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Ranked #1 of 22 attractions in Freeport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks
Activities: Snorkeling
Traveler Description: Established as the smallest national park in the Bahamas in 1959, 1.5 Acre Peterson Cay is a tiny uninhabited island surrounded by beautiful coral... more »
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Exeter, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Went here on an kayak/snorkel excursion. Had a wonderful time. Water was crystal clear, and saw many different kinds of coral, conch shells, sea biscuits and fish (even saw 2 baracuda). The east end's water is a little rough, but if you stay more north it is very calm. I would definitely do this again!

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Collge Park, MD
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

this is a small island or atoll. Have to get there by boat, or kayak. A perfect place for a picnic or a long nap.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This little cay is spectacular. There is not much to it but the views are awesome. Beware of the birds. They nest here and don't like intruders. Watch your feet for thousands of hermit crabs.

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So. Cali
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Not much to do, but the water was great as we went out on a jet ski trip. Lots of hermit crabs walking around all over the area

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We took a kayak/snorkeling tour to the Island. It has a very nice beach and the water is crystal clear. Lots of variety of fish and sea life. Very Secluded.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Great place for snorkeling, saw lots of different fish, nice coral. Water was perfectly clear. Great for amateurs and pros alike.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We took a jet ski tour and stopped there. Awesome to hang out on a mini-island in the Caribbean with nothing on it except some picnic tables. Decent snorkeling off the beach.

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Meredith, New Hampshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We kayaked out and snorkeled for hours. Awesome fish, sea turtle, sting ray, coral, sea cucumber and more. The tour guide was great. The water is so crystal clear that you just cant get used to it. Very warm water.

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Clinton, Washington
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237 reviews 237 reviews
105 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

You need to hire a boat to visit this snorkeling haven as it's a 1-mile swim to reach it from the beach (and 1-mile to return). The water shimmers with clarity so you can view all sorts of coral and tropical fish. Go at mid tide and head to the eastern end of the little island near the beach area.... More

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This is a GREAT location to snorkel and our Tour guide was great and very knowledgeable. We would highly recommend!!

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