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Smith's Reef

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Address: near Turtle Cove Marina

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THE place to snorkel on Provo

Came to Provo specifically for the off-beach snorkeling. We have our own gear, and traveled all over the island trying all of the spots. Smith's Reef was the BEST on the island... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Amanda M
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New York, NY

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New York, NY
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Came to Provo specifically for the off-beach snorkeling. We have our own gear, and traveled all over the island trying all of the spots. Smith's Reef was the BEST on the island, particularly the area around the first and second green buoys when you head out from the West Access. There are several different reef groupings in the area, but... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I came to TCI with a goal of snorkeling everyday. Smith's Reef was on the top of the list and we are so glad we snorkeled here! At first, we didn't know where to snorkel. We entered thru the "Central Access" point. There was a map there but we were really confused at first. However, we found... More 

Brighton, Michigan
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

Snorkeling Smith's Reef is a real commitment. The familiar Bight Reef is right off shore and clearly marked, unlike Smith's Reef where you have to swim quite a ways (100-200 yards) from shore and I have to admit it's a little intimidating being that far from shore with no boat or dock for a "time out" My mask fogged up... More 

Shawnee, Kansas
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

While we only snorkeled a small section (south-west section), it was a great experience. The water reached a depth of around 40 feet where we were, but was shallow enough to reach the bottom. We saw Grouper, Barracuda, sea fans, etc. I really regret that we didn't take our camera on this one, because it was beautiful. The water was... More 

Macomb, Michigan, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

No need to book snorkling tour if you are staying near here. We stayed at Windsong and took the free bikes 15 minutes to this reef and snorkled for hours. Reef is huge with lots to see. We saw an octopus, stingray, sea turtles, baracuda and lots of other great fish. Highly recommend.

Spring, Texas
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56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

I was pretty impressed by this place that has some good snorkeling. I came over here twice just to see some pretty fish and some good reef it was not the best but better then nothing. I can say that this is the best for it being free and also not crowded at all and has some good views.

Longmont, Colorado
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289 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

This less crowded reef is right off the beach so you can access it without a boat trip. It is a bit hard to find. One time we started on the east side where the reef is quite close to the sand. This would be a good place to help a child snorkel but it was too choppy on our... More 

San Diego, California, USA
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

this is a less popular reef than Bight's Reef, and the Reef is just as amazing as the Bight Reef. Lots of fish and fresh coral, as well as old healthy coral. Good place for snorkeling.

Flemington, New Jersey
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39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

Beautiful reef! You have to swim out a bit in order to see the big nice Reef. Beware of Barracudas and sharks but they usually leave you alone... Highly recommend!

Dickinson, Texas, United States
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28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

If you are staying in the resort area of Grace Bay you will have to drive or take a taxi to the Turtle Cove area to access Smith's Reef. We took a taxi and it was $40 round trip for two people. Once you arrive at Smith's reef you will need to walk along the beach until you see the... More 

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