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Best off beach snorkeling in area

Great area for snorkeling - water can get deep and then another large coral group and shallow... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AroundTheWorldKen
,
Jacksonville, Florida
Excellent snorkeling-best on the island!

This is our 2nd time to the Turks and I am an avid snorkeler. The hotels always recommend you go... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
raystack
,
Atlanta, Georgia
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near Turtle Cove Marina
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great area for snorkeling - water can get deep and then another large coral group and shallow. First day saw turtles, spot eagle rays and star fish. if you drive there is public parking and area is safe. Not many people there and a good...More

1  Thank AroundTheWorldKen
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our 2nd time to the Turks and I am an avid snorkeler. The hotels always recommend you go to Coral Gardens. Coral Gardens is OK but it not a very big reef. Smiths reef is excellent! It is a large area-slot of reef...More

4  Thank raystack
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Swim out a bit further than you initially think and you will find the reef complete with large colored fish and waving purple fronds of ? You will come to an area that is only a couple of feet under water (please don't touch or...More

1  Thank Deborah G
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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

I had to read a lot of blogs to figure out how to find this reef. Unfortunately I didn’t get any pictures but it is worth the trip! I saw a family of red sharks and others saw a family of sea turtles and rays!...More

4  Thank Dinene D
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Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

We continue to snorkel at Smiths Reef due to its size and abundance of marine life . Although we did not see rays today, we did see many large schools of fish, sea turtles and some amazing coral . We plan on snorkelling here several...More

3  Thank Kelly B
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Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

This was our favorite close to shore place to snorkel. There were plenty of fish all around and lots to see. We saw a Starfish and a shark. Other snorkelers said they saw a stingray and turtle while we were there.

1  Thank jwatsoniv
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

The most beautiful seas I have ever seen. 3 to 4 shades of blues and green before it tuens into the deep blue sea. The beaches are sandy and/or rocky depending on your entrance to the reef. Snorkeling is an absolute dream. We saw rays,...More

1  Thank IBPacman
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

It offers beach time and snorkeling options. Great snorkeling right off the Shore. We had 2 awesome snorkeling trips to Smith’s Reef. The reef is quite close to the shore and fish get a little bigger as the water gets deeper. We saw variety of...More

2  Thank May_EXL
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Reviewed February 28, 2018

This is the best off-the-beach snorkeling we saw in Providenciales. It was a bit windy the entire week we were there, so that may have affected the number of fish. This reef area has a nice array of gars, eagle rays and turtles. You need...More

1  Thank 462David
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Reviewed February 24, 2018

Even with very good directions, this is difficult to find. We didn't see the central or east side access points, but did find the west end. Can be a bit of a walk, especially if you're carrying chairs and a cooler. Very rocky. Water was...More

1  Thank RockyRaccoon
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Paul M
May 21, 2017|
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Response from Coopermomma | Reviewed this property |
Some hotels may let guests borrow snorkeling gear. We brought our own but discovered that our hotel, Royal West Indies, has gear available for free.
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Liane729
December 10, 2016|
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Response from Coopermomma | Reviewed this property |
I think you would be very hard pressed to travel from Grand Turk to Provo, where Smith's reef is located, and still have enough time to snorkel.
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Liane729
December 10, 2016|
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Response from Cece V | Reviewed this property |
I have never been to Grand Turk and yeah you get on a cruise ship to go to that Island
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