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Known for tales of buried treasure, these caves are appreciated even more...

Known for tales of buried treasure, these caves are appreciated even more for spectacular snorkeling adventures, with thousands of orange cup coral and red sponge covering the cave walls.

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Amazing Snorkeling

This is a must stopover for the snorkelers. Very good snorkeling and caves are not too deep. Was also not too crowded when we went in May.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 8, 2016
Washington, D.C.
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Washington, D.C.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

This is a must stopover for the snorkelers. Very good snorkeling and caves are not too deep. Was also not too crowded when we went in May.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

This was our first snorkeling spot in a weeklong sail charter in the BVIs, and with hindsight it was just OK as compared to some of the other spots we visited. However, since Norman Island is a popular mooring spot for charters, it is worth the 5 minute dingy ride to the Caves to snorkel while you are there.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016

Great snorkel spot with clear warm water. Loads of fish and you can swim right up into the cave. Most fish are located right at the entrance to the caves.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Was on a cruise excursion to the site and was amazed at the beauty of the reefs, the fish, cliffs, and caves. We got to watch a huge sea turtle eating on the reef, tons of all types of colorful fish, and several crabs and sea worms. We then drifted into the largest cave with bats on the ceiling as... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016

So much color on the walls and top. Easy swim or snorkel. Tons of fish and sea life all around. Caves go back.

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Columbus, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016

This location is also listed as Treasure Point so read both entries to get the full story till TA can combine them under one listing. We anchored in Privateer Bay for the night and the caves are an easy swim or dingy ride. The water clarity was good and the current wasn't bad. Lots to see and if in search... More 

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Round Rock, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

After high swells on our BVI excursion changed our plans of going to Jost Van Dyke, I was really happy to hear they were taking us to the caves instead! Even with the rain, it was pretty cool. Per our captain, do not touch the orange coral. Some of the caves were dark and pretty eerie. It was a great... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

We saw lots of fish and really enjoyed the cave area. If you like to explore, this is a fun location

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2016

We arrived at 8 am to snorkel in the shadow of the Norman Island cliffs: the water was warm and it was wonderful to be swimming in the shaded ocean. LOTS of colourful fish. THe caves were good, not too scenic, as the fish filled waters infront of them.

1 Thank E H
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2016

Really enjoyed the snorkelling here, the water was crystal clear, the coral was some of the best I have seen and the fish are so inquisitive. We picked up one of the parks mooring buoys just outside the caves and although the caves are not very deep they were dark and you will need a torch. We saw shoals of... More 

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