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Mosquito Pier

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Address: PR Route 200 | east of Airport, Puerto Rico
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Good for snorkeling

We went on a day with very low visibility, but we still saw tons of fish and even a turtle (hawksbill, we think)! We went around 3pm and there were other snorkelers just finishing... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on a day with very low visibility, but we still saw tons of fish and even a turtle (hawksbill, we think)! We went around 3pm and there were other snorkelers just finishing up, after which we had the place to ourselves. Great if you enjoy swimming under and around things - the pillars that make up the pier... More 

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Norwich, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If the sun is bright, the sky is not too cloudy and there is little wind, you'll probably have some good snorkeling at Mosquito Pier. If it's windy, the water gets very choppy making visibility poor. On a good day you can see sea turtles and tons of colored fish. The water out around the pier gets quite deep...I've heard... More 

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Thank miggy2016
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Mosquito Pier is worth a visit but you can quickly see what you need in about 30 min. or less. Basically, it's a pier built by the U.S. Navy and then abandoned when they closed the base in 2003. With a little imagination, you can visualize the massive ships that came to port at this pier. It's disappointing to... More 

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Thank Sherry R
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

We visited Mosquito Pier several times and snorkeled it on the last day of our trip - fantastic snorkeling! We watched beautiful sunsets there as well and truly enjoyed the views!

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Thank Dawn W
New Jersey
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

You wouldn't swim here... you would however get an amazing view of the open ocean. You will drive down a road that will lead you to a pier.. on that road, there will be water on both sides of you, kind of exciting and scary all at once. Nice scenic drive. This wouldn't be a day trip, more like just... More 

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Thank TravelingMomIAm
Pennsburg, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

Had the chance to see lots of sea life from this pier including a sea turtle. The pier goes out about a mile and you can drive out and park walking to the very end where locals are fishing

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Thank tfitz812016
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

We saw sea turtles and huge schools of fish under the pier. You must be a fairly good swimmer though because the water is very deep under the pier -- you can't see the bottom, so I guess it is 40 feet deep or more. The pier is worth visiting at least once while on Vieques

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Thank happytraveler968
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

If you walk all the way to the end of the pier you will find locals fishing, and if you wait long enough you will likely see sea turtles surfacing. This is also a great location to snap pictures of the sunset and sunrise.

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Thank Mike B
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

This was one of my favorite destinations for snorkeling on Vieques. On the left there is a small staircase to get into the water so it's a pretty easy place to enter. The snorkeling was great, and we even saw two hawksbill turtles right under the pier.

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

we went in the afternoon so the water was churned up a bit, maybe in the morning it'd be better. anyway, we didn't have a guide so just went to the drop in point near the pier. there's plenty fish to see around this area where it might get to 20 feet deep. we had a 10, 12 and 66... More 

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