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“Peeking into Mother Nature's nursery...”
Review of Hurricane Hole

Ranked #54 of 95 things to do in St. John
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Owner description: A storm-protected bay in the arms of mangrove trees with a lively and colorful nursery of fish.
Reviewed December 19, 2013

When I first heard about snorkeling in mangroves, I thought it would be kind of creepy with all of those tangled tree roots. I imagined dark, creature from the black lagoon type of environment... boy, was I wrong! The first time I went, it must have been around May and sea grass had grown in great columns from the seafloor. The water was very clear and the columns made it seem like a mermaid's palace. Absolutely magical to swim with baby sharks and all kinds of juvenile fish. A little difficult to get to, either trying to find an opening from the road (be careful!) or by kayak.

9  Thank Tuxedocat
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

Snorkeling in the Mangroves is awesome, it is not stinky and water is crystal clear. However you need to hire someone to take you there snorkeling. Worth the money, don't touch anything it is amazing and it should stay that way for generations to see. Lots of coral, sea turtles, and this is like the nursery for all baby fish. Make it a day trip if you can, we only did a half day and it was too short, to much to see in such a short time.

6  Thank Sharon O
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

I've explored Hurricane Hole from a kayak and from the shoreline just off East End Road. Kayak out to the mangroves across Princess Bay - is a whole lot easier than swimming!

Investigate Otter Creek and Water Creek ( along the eastern shoreline) - they are the tiny coves lined with mangroves. Water ranges from about 20' to 2'. As you might guess the mangrove roots are a haven for all sorts of marine life! Well worth the effort - if you are looking for a unique adventure and love snorkeling!

1  Thank Onislandtimes
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

Many people don't know about mangrove snorkeling. It's very shallow but houses lots of tiny fish, shells, star fish and conch shells. It makes for a very interesting snorkel and the water, being shallow, is very warm.

3  Thank BandBinPA
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Reviewed May 6, 2011

If you get the chance take a cruise on SerenaSea and check out the mangroves in hurricane hole. Beautiful!

2  Thank serenaseaboat
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