St John’s Top Snorkeling Spots

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St John is one of the top Caribbean destinations for snorkeling. With arguably the best shallow water snorkeling in all of the Virgin Islands and 400 species of reef fish – you’re sure to have a great experience. Our St John snorkeling guide provides first-hand knowledge on the best places to visit while you are on-island. You’ll find directions to each location –  along with an informative snorkeling report – so you can decide which spots are right for you.

The reefs and cays within the Virgin Islands National Park and surrounding St John – provide the finest shallow water snorkeling in the Caribbean!


Waterlemon Cay – The top snorkeling destination on St John.
Henley CayStaff Pick for Best Snorkeling on St Johnrequires kayak or charter
Haulover (North) – Some of the most dramatic underwater structure and corals on the island.
Salt Pond – Can get a bit crowded but offers some nice snorkeling especially center of the bay.
Yawzi Point – Located between Great Lameshur and Lameshur Bays, Yawzi Point has some of the best snorkeling on St John.
Trunk Bay – A beautiful beach with an underwater snorkeling trail! One of the best snorkeling spots on St John.

Maho Bay – Easy access, shallow water, shade and a good chance you’ll see turtles, rays and lots of fish!
Caneel Bay beach – Shallow entry, calm waters and plenty to see close to shore.
Trunk Bay – Virgin Islands National Park snorkeling trail and a lifeguard!

Honeymoon Beach – The name says it all …spend the day renting a kayaking, SUP, snorkeling or just hanging out!
Hansen Bay – Off-the-beaten-path location with a beautiful beach, food and some of the best snorkeling.
Trunk Bay – One of the top beaches in the Caribbean also has some great snorkeling!
Henley Cay – Staff Pick for Best Snorkeling on St John – requires kayak or charter

St John Snorkeling Map

Guide to St John Beaches

For more detailed information and map of  St John’s beaches and best spots to snorkel on St John visit

I absolutely love [] web site! It’s really helpful to have the picture of the beach to match the description.  – Skywater

St John Beach Guide - mobile friendly siteLooking for a mobile-friendly website that combines first-hand beach information, directions and maps along with pictures of St John’s beaches? is the site. Discover St John’s top beaches, most romantic beaches, most secluded beaches along with information, maps and directions so that you can plan your St John adventure and make the most of each and every beach day on St John. The site also has important information for visitors to the island including transportation and the St Thomas to St John ferry schedules and more!


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