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Address: St. John
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A storm-protected bay in the arms of mangrove trees with a lively and...

A storm-protected bay in the arms of mangrove trees with a lively and colorful nursery of fish.

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Hurricane Hole kayak and snorkel

amazing kayak and snorkel with Liz and Arawak tours - most beautiful fish and coral in the mangroves!! Words cannot describe!!!

Reviewed 1 week ago
Katrina123456
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Reviewed 1 week ago

amazing kayak and snorkel with Liz and Arawak tours - most beautiful fish and coral in the mangroves!! Words cannot describe!!!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This area of St John is well off the beaten path and is east of Coral Bay. It got its name because the collection of bays here are the most protected and when there are hurricanes this is where the boats anchor to stay protected. It is a lovely Bay and is not too busy.

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Thank jehenson81
Birkerod, Denmark
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Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

It's a very different experince snorkelling in the mangroves. And a bit more scary when you're suddenly eye-to-eye with a great barracuda, less then 3 feet away.

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Thank frankolsendk
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Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

This was my favorite day out of my week stay in the Virgin islands. We chartered a sail boat "Long Distance" with captain Gary and wife Deedra Excellent price and better experience. We sailed to a few choice spots only accessible by boat, but the advantage to this boat is they own the only permeant given to a sail boat... More 

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Thank jon1013
Falls Church, VA
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

Great snorkeling (best on St. John, in my opinion) when conditions are good, on outer Hurricane Hole; short walk to pebble beach with somewhat difficult access, no shade. Fine snorkeling on inner Hurricane Hole, with somewhat easier access, no walk, and some shade.

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Thank sallydets
Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Visited Hurricane Hole, specifically Otter Creek section in mid Nov. Took Serena Sea charter from Coral Bay. The water was so calm and clear. Definitely a little eerie at first with how close you need to get to the mangroves, but you quickly adjust when you see the beauty in the water. The colors of the sponges, corals, anemones are... More 

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Thank LadyTxAggie_2000
Florida
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

My very favorite... breathtaking... I could not stop looking at the beauty of this area of St.John... Away from the tourists and cruise patrons (visiting from St. Thomas), this is the place where the locals, or those wanting to get away from the crowds will go. The colors of the water range from turquoise to royal blue... and the snorkeling... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 25 June 2016

We were somewhat disappointed in this snorkel spot after reading the reviews. In order to see anything you had to get right up next to the roots of the mangroves in barely two feet of water with long sea grass below. There were not many fish to see when we were there and it was not really worth the effort.

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Thank SoonerGirl93
Richardson, Texas
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Reviewed 26 March 2016

I got here by a chartered boat and really enjoyed it. The mangroves make for great snorkeling. If you get a boat try to get to some of the smaller nearby bays that are harder to get to by land.

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Thank Stephen S
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Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

This site is a must if you're looking for good snorkeling and you have enough time to do it. The corals growing with the mangroves is absolutely beautiful! So many colors of corals and sponges and sea fans and fish! I snorkeled many locations and this is my favorite so far. If you have the time and transportation definitely add... More 

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