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Smith's Reef

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Address: near Turtle Cove Marina

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Best reef snorkeling

Absolutely stunning reef, fish and corals! Super easy to swim to from shore. Beautiful beaches as well

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
christina z
Rochester, New York

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Rochester, New York
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely stunning reef, fish and corals! Super easy to swim to from shore. Beautiful beaches as well

Thank christina z
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was the highlight of our stay. Gorgeous reef, just off the shore. Tons of radiant colors, beautiful fish. Huge purple fan coral. Rays everywhere! The boat traffic is alarmingly close, so stay alert. And we were told that there are sharks in the area, but thankfully saw none. Even on a windy, cool day, it was absolutely worth getting... More 

1 Thank GypsyMama99
Edmonton, Canada
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We like to visit Smith's Reef and the area around : snorkeling is fantastic, scuba, many little restaurants with greet food, relaxed and friendly service. You can rent scooters, there of course is a marina there with many different "boats", yachts, sails, etc. You just have to go and experience this part of Provo.

1 Thank Loretta L
Bend, Oregon
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Every day is a gift at Smith reef. We have seen schools of eagle rays, turtles, nurse sharks, a wide variety of fish , stingrays and always in abundance. The coral heads are active and the access is easy and it is FREE! The snorkeling is as amazing here as it is on the tours that take you to the... More 

4 Thank Walkers5
New York City, New York
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Great snorkeling off the beach. Turtles, fish, barracuda, reef, rays...sad that I didn't come here daily. A must

1 Thank mariz848
Westport, Canada
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Snorkelled during the pouring rain. We were 2 of only 6 people snorkelling the reef. We entered from the small sandy inlet near the wooden viewing tower. We snorkelled here two years ago and remembered it to be very nice , but thought it was quite beautiful today, full of life and full of colour. Best shore snorkelling in TCI.

Thank Kelly B
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6 reviews
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Easy access after beach walk from hotels. Great diversity. Several reef sections to explore with eel grass between. Look for cruising eagle rays & turtles. Can't beat cost. Walking dist to Turtle Cove Marina restaurants.

Thank Steve S
New York, NY
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Reviewed 21 January 2017

Came to Provo specifically for the off-beach snorkeling. We have our own gear, and traveled all over the island trying all of the spots. Smith's Reef was the BEST on the island, particularly the area around the first and second green buoys when you head out from the West Access. There are several different reef groupings in the area, but... More 

9 Thank Amanda M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I came to TCI with a goal of snorkeling everyday. Smith's Reef was on the top of the list and we are so glad we snorkeled here! At first, we didn't know where to snorkel. We entered thru the "Central Access" point. There was a map there but we were really confused at first. However, we found... More 

3 Thank ellenhaley
Brighton, Michigan
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

Snorkeling Smith's Reef is a real commitment. The familiar Bight Reef is right off shore and clearly marked, unlike Smith's Reef where you have to swim quite a ways (100-200 yards) from shore and I have to admit it's a little intimidating being that far from shore with no boat or dock for a "time out" My mask fogged up... More 

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