If you love snorkeling the virgin islands are an oasis or snorkeling and scuba diving. If you are wondering what the top spots are for snorkeling in the virgin islands we are including some of our favorite spots. The best part is that you don’t need a U.S. passport to travel there. Aboard our charter boats we can take you to any of these locations and multiple in a day trip if you wish.
1st Spot for snorkeling in the Virgin Islands: Maho Bay
The location of Maho Bay is in the northern shores of St. John. The famous things of Maho Bay are the white sand beach, magnificent blue waters, coconut trees as well as the magical world that lies beyond the sand.
You can also find rays, schools of baitfish feeding as well as sea turtles too on the shallow waters. You can also find more amazing aquatic animals if you follow the western and eastern shorelines. Furthermore, you may also meet a a nurse shark (don’t worry it’s docile) if you’re lucky. And there is a new little bar that just opened this year in Maho for cold drinks or to play beach games.
2nd Spot for snorkeling in the Virgin Islands: Buck Island
Buck Island is one of the best spots for snorkeling in near St. Thomas. It is well known for sea turtles. The best part is that you can find over 250 fish species near a sunken boat you can explore. Not only that, but you can also find a host of other aquatic animals such as eagle rays and sometimes juvenile reef sharks.
3rd Spot for snorkeling in the Virgin Islands: Leinster Bay
If you are looking for the best spot for you and your family than there is no better option than Leinster Bay. Your kids will love to swim along with angelfish, southern stingrays and with trumpet fish as well.
There is a high chance that you will meet with eagle rays or barracudas if you swim deeper.
4th Spot for snorkeling in the Virgin Islands: Waterlemon Cay
Waterlemon Cay is also one of the best places for spending a vacation. It’s listed as the #1 snorkeling spot on St. John according the the St. John beach guide. Not to forget that you can find over 40 species of soft as well as hard corals.
Do you know that the seagrass in front of the beach is the home of rays and turtles? And you can also spot the orange and yellow sea stars too.
5th Spot for snorkeling in the Virgin Islands: Christmas Cove
Christmas Cove is a very short sail from St. Thomas. The cove blocks the easterly wind making the waters extremely calm and clear. It’s also home to the Pizza Pi pizza boat where you can grab a quick lunch or have lunch brought over to us on a dinghy.