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Address: St. John
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A storm-protected bay in the arms of mangrove trees with a lively and...

A storm-protected bay in the arms of mangrove trees with a lively and colorful nursery of fish.

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Best snorkeling and sailing experience

This was my favorite day out of my week stay in the Virgin islands. We chartered a sail boat "Long Distance" with captain Gary and wife Deedra Excellent price and better... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 23, 2016
jon1013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

This was my favorite day out of my week stay in the Virgin islands. We chartered a sail boat "Long Distance" with captain Gary and wife Deedra Excellent price and better experience. We sailed to a few choice spots only accessible by boat, but the advantage to this boat is they own the only permeant given to a sail boat... More 

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Falls Church, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Great snorkeling (best on St. John, in my opinion) when conditions are good, on outer Hurricane Hole; short walk to pebble beach with somewhat difficult access, no shade. Fine snorkeling on inner Hurricane Hole, with somewhat easier access, no walk, and some shade.

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Thank sallydets
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

Visited Hurricane Hole, specifically Otter Creek section in mid Nov. Took Serena Sea charter from Coral Bay. The water was so calm and clear. Definitely a little eerie at first with how close you need to get to the mangroves, but you quickly adjust when you see the beauty in the water. The colors of the sponges, corals, anemones are... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

My very favorite... breathtaking... I could not stop looking at the beauty of this area of St.John... Away from the tourists and cruise patrons (visiting from St. Thomas), this is the place where the locals, or those wanting to get away from the crowds will go. The colors of the water range from turquoise to royal blue... and the snorkeling... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016

We were somewhat disappointed in this snorkel spot after reading the reviews. In order to see anything you had to get right up next to the roots of the mangroves in barely two feet of water with long sea grass below. There were not many fish to see when we were there and it was not really worth the effort.

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Thank SoonerGirl93
Richardson, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2016

I got here by a chartered boat and really enjoyed it. The mangroves make for great snorkeling. If you get a boat try to get to some of the smaller nearby bays that are harder to get to by land.

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Thank Stephen S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2016 via mobile

This site is a must if you're looking for good snorkeling and you have enough time to do it. The corals growing with the mangroves is absolutely beautiful! So many colors of corals and sponges and sea fans and fish! I snorkeled many locations and this is my favorite so far. If you have the time and transportation definitely add... More 

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

Arawak tour with guide Scott. BEST thing we did in St. John was snorkeling and kayaking in this bay. Snorkeling in the mangroves was a once in a lifetime experience! I saw things I never imagined I could see in person and close up! GORGEOUS! My 10 and 12 year old girls snorkeled and paddled for 6 hours with not... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2015

On our second trip to St. John (February 2015), a half-day trip to Hurricane Hole was a real highlight. My wife and I rented a 2-person kayak at Crabby's and threw a light lunch and some drinks onto the boat. As long as you pick a not-too-windy day, the paddle from Coral Bay is very nice. We enjoyed the magnificent... More 

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Silver Spring, MD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2015

You know how sometimes, if everyone says the same thing, there's something to it? We chose the "do-it-yourself" route for Hurricane Hole because we wanted the freedom to choose how long to snorkel and had just done a different tour elsewhere on the island. But this is a location meant for a tour (or charter or something to get you... More 

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