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Smith's Reef

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Address: near Turtle Cove Marina

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Lovely, relaxed and beautiful

We like to visit Smith's Reef and the area around : snorkeling is fantastic, scuba, many little restaurants with greet food, relaxed and friendly service. You can rent scooters... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Loretta L
Edmonton, Canada

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Edmonton, Canada
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We like to visit Smith's Reef and the area around : snorkeling is fantastic, scuba, many little restaurants with greet food, relaxed and friendly service. You can rent scooters, there of course is a marina there with many different "boats", yachts, sails, etc. You just have to go and experience this part of Provo.

Thank Loretta L
Bend, Oregon
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every day is a gift at Smith reef. We have seen schools of eagle rays, turtles, nurse sharks, a wide variety of fish , stingrays and always in abundance. The coral heads are active and the access is easy and it is FREE! The snorkeling is as amazing here as it is on the tours that take you to the... More 

2 Thank Walkers5
New York City, New York
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

Great snorkeling off the beach. Turtles, fish, barracuda, reef, rays...sad that I didn't come here daily. A must

Thank mariz848
Westport, Canada
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

Snorkelled during the pouring rain. We were 2 of only 6 people snorkelling the reef. We entered from the small sandy inlet near the wooden viewing tower. We snorkelled here two years ago and remembered it to be very nice , but thought it was quite beautiful today, full of life and full of colour. Best shore snorkelling in TCI.

Thank Kelly B
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6 reviews
Reviewed March 6, 2017

Easy access after beach walk from hotels. Great diversity. Several reef sections to explore with eel grass between. Look for cruising eagle rays & turtles. Can't beat cost. Walking dist to Turtle Cove Marina restaurants.

Thank Steve S
New York, NY
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38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed January 21, 2017

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 

9 Thank Amanda M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

3 Thank ellenhaley
Brighton, Michigan
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 

5 Thank caricenzerbush
Shawnee, Kansas
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Keith B
Macomb, Michigan, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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.

2 Thank Tigerfan0_0_12

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