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Best snorkeling.... Nassau, St Maarten or St Thomas?

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I am really baffled... I am looking for a great catamaran snorkel excursion and am truly coming up empty. We did a wonderful one in Barbados last year but I can't find one in these islands? Most of them seem to be beach snorkeling and we'd like to snorkel a reef of some sort. Does anyone have first hand experience of any catamaran trips (ship or otherwise) that they'd recommend? Thank you!

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St John, short ferry from St Thomas has a great beach Trunk bay that has a snorking trail

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Not a catamaran, but a sailboat snorkel in St. Thomas. It was limited to 6 people and was a ship excursion. Not sure if this is still offered.

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We went with St. Thomas Scuba and Snorkel. It was only our group of five. They were great and would definitely use them again.

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I second this. More than likely I'll be using St. Thomas to hop the ferry to St. John. St. John is amazing!

 

St John, short ferry from St Thomas has a great beach Trunk bay that has a snorking trail

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I appreciate the comments on St. John. We were considering this. We do really want to do a catamaran sail/snorkel as we love boats. Would prefer something non-private. Any ideas?

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Stuart Cove in Nassau does a outstanding job getting you out to nice reefs. I've done it 3 times now. I booked them myself. Their main office is in Miami so it's a US base business. Happy Sailing!!!

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We went with St. Thomas Scuba and Snorkel. It was only our group of five. They were great and would definitely use them again.

 

We used them too and had a brilliant day!

 

Btw - i’ve Snorkeled at each of these spots and St. Thomas had the most diverse coral and sea life I saw the entire cruise.

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We did the ship's catamaran snorkel excursion in Nassau and enjoyed it very much. It was to a reef, and included rum punch on the way back.

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We used them too and had a brilliant day!

 

Btw - i’ve Snorkeled at each of these spots and St. Thomas had the most diverse coral and sea life I saw the entire cruise.

 

Was this before or after the hurricanes last year?

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We went on ship sponsored catamaran tour in St Thomas (Castaway Girl) and had a great time; and also in St Maarten (Golden Eagle). Both were tons of fun, and had a couple of stops each. It was in February of this year; the water was a bit clearer in St. Thomas the day we were there, but I am sure that could change when you visit. I would do both of these excursions again when we return to these ports.

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We used them too and had a brilliant day!

 

Btw - i’ve Snorkeled at each of these spots and St. Thomas had the most diverse coral and sea life I saw the entire cruise.

 

I agree completely. Your best best is St. Thomas, followed by Nassau. We went on a snorkel trip on St. Maarten earlier this month, and saw 0 fish, nothing while snorkeling!

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