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Snorkeling on St. John or Buck Island?

Discussion in 'Caribbean Ports' started by brobinson, May 31, 2010.

  1. brobinson

    brobinson Active Member

    Is the snorkeling better on St. John or Buck Island? We want to snorkel on one, but not both. Please advise.
  2. pasvorto

    pasvorto Active Member

    I had some travel mates snorkel at Buck Island. I was on the boat but did not go in. The documentation led me to believe that I could actually be on the island (taking photos) while others were snorkeling. That is not correct. It is strictly snorkeling.

    Anyway, the water was incredibly clear! Snorkelers coming back on board reported seeing an octopus, a barracuda, and a reef shark, along with other various and sundry reef fish. I heard nothing but comments of amazement.

    Have not been snorkeling at St. John so i can't add anything about that location.
  3. brobinson

    brobinson Active Member

    Thanks for your help!
  4. Corky

    Corky Well-Known Member

    I've snorkeled all over St. John, have never been to Buck Island. St. John is awesome...if you go there, try Honeymoon Beach. You can get there by turning left at the ferry dock and following the signs, it is a nice hike...no facilities at all. So, if you want food...stop at Mongoose Junction and grab a sandwich or two.

    Everyone goes to Trunk Bay, and it can get very crowded there....but, TB has facilities...restrooms, food/drinks, etc. Plus, of course, they have the under water snorkeling trail.


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