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Address: Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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A snorkeling spot in St. John with schools of fish and the occasional...

A snorkeling spot in St. John with schools of fish and the occasional shark.

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Interesting!

Rented a kayak and headed out here. Snorkeling was good, though we saw more at Blue Cobblestone and Waterlemon. Probably not worth the kayak....

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
RachelF1975
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rented a kayak and headed out here. Snorkeling was good, though we saw more at Blue Cobblestone and Waterlemon. Probably not worth the kayak....

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Richardson, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

There's some good coral and fish to see here if you can get to Whistling Cay. It would be tough to get here without a boat of some sort. I got here on a chartered boat and enjoyed the snorkeling, though it wasn't my favorite on the island.

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2 Thank Stephen S
Valatie, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

Snorkeling by beach from Francis Bay Beach or by boat. The snorkeling at whistling cay is really good both at the cay and between the cay and Mary's Point.

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Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Snorkeling has been better at numerous other St. John locations. Good for first time, inexperienced, beginning snorkelers. Plan your day there carefully as that is where the St. Thomas cruise ships take excursions. Note that there is a nominal fee, faculties are available as well as lifeguards .

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Great spot for snorkeling. We enjoyed it especially because of the interesting rock formations. The day we stopped there, we saw plenty of fish and coral.

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1 Thank AB N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited Whistling Cay on May 30, 2015. We rented a dinghy from Low Key Watersports and made the trip out. I recognized the customs house from the water, so we turned in that direction and went to the island. We were the only ones there, and the only boat around. We had the island to ourselves.... More 

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Newberg, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

You'll need to rent a kayak at Cinnamon Bay to get to Whistling Cay. It's about a 1/2 hour kayak. I think it cost us about $60 for the trip. Land on the pebbly beach near the ruins. It's an old house someone in the 70's did some renovating on. Great to go inside and look out on the bay.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

You really need a boat or kayak to get here, but it's worth it. We like to rent a kayak at Cinnamon Bay and then kayak around Maho to get here. It is not recommended to attempt to swim to the Cay, there is a LOT of high speed boat traffic that uses the channel.

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Trenton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We came here on a private boat charter and greatly enjoyed it! Interesting corals and fish, and saw a sea turtle as well. Gorgeous scenery as well.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

There is a small beach to park your kayak and some amazing soft corals and sea life around this small island. Peacock flounder in the sandy areas, an eagle ray right off the beach, a little gem of an uncrowded spot. Good for intermediate snorklers who are comfortable with a little current and wave action.

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