St. Thomas, USVI is a haven for snorkelers, with crystal-clear waters and abundant marine life.

Learn more about some of the marine life you can see here: What type of animals can you see in the USVI?

Here are some of the best snorkeling spots in St. Thomas:

  1. Secret Harbour Beach:
    • This secluded beach on the island’s south shore is known for its calm waters and vibrant marine life. You can rent snorkeling gear on the beach and explore the coral reefs just offshore.
  2. Coki Beach:
    • Coki Beach is a popular spot for snorkeling located on the east end of the island. The clear, calm waters make it easy to see a variety of colorful fish and coral.
  3. Sapphire Beach:
    • Another east end beach, Sapphire Beach offers excellent snorkeling opportunities. You can see a variety of tropical fish, sea turtles, and even the occasional octopus.
  4. Lindbergh Bay:
    • This beach, located near the airport, may not be as well-known as some of the others on the island, but it offers some of the best snorkeling. You can see various marine life, including starfish, sea urchins, and colorful fish.
  5. Buck Island:
    • A short boat ride from St. Thomas, Buck Island is a must-visit spot for snorkelers. The underwater trail offers a unique snorkeling experience, with markers identifying different types of marine life.

Whether you decide to explore St. Thomas, St. John or the BVI, don’t forget that snorkeling is a MUST DO! Be sure to pack your own snorkeling gear or rent it from a local shop/charter company. Always be mindful to adhere to responsible snorkeling guidelines, such as refraining from touching or disturbing the marine life, in order to preserve the beauty and biodiversity of these stunning underwater habitats.

Learn more about ecotourism in the USVI here: Ecotourism in the US Virgin Islands

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