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You’ve made it to the US Virgin Islands, and you’re dying to jump in the water to explore these tropical islands. But where do you go? With so many different beaches on each island, how will you know which ones are best for snorkeling? No worries. We’ve got you covered with this list of the top 10 snorkeling spots in the USVI that you won’t want to miss during your crewed USVI Catamaran Charter.

Waterlemon Cay – St. John

Waterlemon Cay is one of the most popular snorkeling spots in the USVI. The water is crystal clear, and plenty of fish can be seen. Plus, the cay is surrounded by a coral reef which makes for some incredible snorkeling. If you’re looking for a fantastic snorkeling experience, Waterlemon Cay is the place to go.

There’s no need to worry about your underwater camera because a skilled photographer will be on-site to take pictures for you at no extra charge. They’ll even bring all the equipment to be easy and comfortable for beginners. All you have to do is show up, put on your gear, hop into the water and enjoy!

Great Lameshur Bay – St. John

Located on the South Shore of St. John, Great Lameshur Bay is one of USVI’s most popular snorkeling destinations. The bay is known for its clear water and abundance of marine life, and visitors can expect to see a variety of fish, coral, and other sea creatures.

Great Lameshur Bay is also a great place to relax on the beach or take a hike through the nearby rainforest. Several underwater trails allow visitors to explore the underwater scenery at their own pace.

One such trail includes Dolphin Cove, where visitors may see nurse sharks, stingrays, barracudas, eels, and even turtles if they’re lucky. These trails are easy enough for beginners but offer more advanced options. Snorkelers should note that there are times when the currents at Great Lameshur Bay may be strong, so it’s best to check before you go out.

Trunk Bay – St. John | Top 10 USVI Snorkeling Spots

For a good reason, Trunk Bay is consistently ranked as one of the best snorkeling spots in the USVI. The water is crystal clear, and there are abundant colorful fish and coral. Plus, a reef just offshore provides plenty of protection from waves.

If you’re looking for something with less traffic than other popular spots on St. Joh,n like Maho or Cinnamon Bay, this is your spot.

Honeymoon Beach – St. John

Honeymoon Beach on St. John is one of the best snorkeling spots in the USVI for beginners. The water is calm and clear, and there is plenty of fish to see. Plus, the beach is beautifully lined with coconut palms. If you’re looking for a nice calm place to snorkel, Honeymoon Beach should be at the top of your list.

It’s a fantastic spot with many easy-to-see coral reefs, friendly schools of fish, and shallow waters. And it doesn’t hurt that this little slice of paradise is next door to Magens Bay—another must-see beach on St. John!

Coki Point Beach – St. Thomas

Coki Point is a famous beach for its lively atmosphere and accessible snorkeling opportunities. Booths line the perimeter of this lovely white sand beach with anything you could ever need – from food to souvenirs. For those who want to stay dry, plenty of chairs and umbrellas are waiting for you! If someone is performing live music, expect it to sound soft compared to the roar of bass that will inevitably follow when someone turns on their radio at one of the nearby bars.

Rum-happy bar patrons dance around each other while trying their dance moves. Scuba divers also enjoy diving deep into underwater spots where visitors often don’t think to look! Those who prefer not diving can still enjoy themselves by admiring all sorts of fish under the clear water surface!

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Haulover North – St. John | Top 10 USVI Snorkeling Spots

While Haulover South was long known as the only place to go for snorkeling, you will see that Haulover North has been making its presence known. Located just north of Cruz Bay, it is much easier to access than the south,h and the payoff is spectacular.

Entry is the most accessible right at the end of the beach,h where no waves or seaweed are blocking you from seeing what lies below. Waves change how easy this area is to get into depending on conditions outside,e but if you’re willing to put in a little extra effort, you’ll be amazed by what awaits below!

Lameshur Beach – St. John

There are two different Lameshur Bays; Little Lameshur and Great Lameshur. One is a sheltered bay made of mostly sand and rocks, separate from Great Lameshur by Yawzi Point. The beaches offer great views but little space to roam or sunbathe because it’s so shallow. Because of its remoteness, some people find it excellent for Chartered yacht trips as there is less overcrowding than most other places in Bermuda. In conclusion, this is an excellent spot to snorkel more privately!

Maho Bay – St. John | Top 10 USVI Snorkeling Spots

Are you looking for the perfect place to do some snorkeling? If so, then take a trip over to Maho Bay Beach. This bay has some of the calmest water you will ever find anywhere in the world. Located on St. John’s North Shore Road, this bay-side beach provides beautiful views. All while also having excellent services and amenities just waiting for you to explore them. Located close enough to other beaches but still different enough where people don’t complain about being too crowded, this beach makes for a lovely visit no matter what time of year it is! More info on Maho Bay beach.

Henley Cay – St. John

St John is famous among snorkelers due to the shallow waters. Destinations such as Waterlemon Cay, Trunk Bay, Salt Pond, and Haulover North give this Virgin Island paradise an edge over other beaches. In terms of how much fun can be had with just your mask, fins, and flippers. It’s not surprising then that Henley Cove doesn’t see many tourists, and it may be St John’s best-kept secret when it comes to snorkeling excursions.

Hansen Bay – St. John | Top 10 USVI Snorkeling Spots

Hansen Bay is one of the most scenic places to snorkel on Saint John. You are blessed with beautiful white sand and clear blue water. You will see that this quaint location also has a private beach for those looking for some exclusivity. Several quaint little shops are also situated on the shoreline, selling items such as food or clothes you might need during your stay here at a reasonable price.

For a related article regarding “Top 10 Amazing Snorkeling Spots In The BVI,” click here.


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