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Hi @ all,


we are travelling around the caribbean next January with beautiful MSC Seaside and also visiting St. Thomas. Now I heard that you can find sea turtles at Water Island. How likely is it that you´ll really see them while snorkeling around Honeymoon Beach?


Thanks a lot!


Best regards,


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I'm also curious. I found reviews on TA about seeing sea turtles, but they were all from 2016 -- before the hurricanes. So, I wonder if the sea turtles are still at Honeymoon Beach as well.



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There have been many sightings since the storms so there's a good chance. You should ask at the concessions where's the best spot to see them.


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Sea Turtles can still be seen some of the time at Honeymoon Beach but not as many or as frequently as in past years.  The hurricanes and the excessive number of excursion boats in the surrounding waters resulted in a loss of sea grass where the turtles once grazed.  On a big cruise ship day when 10 or more excursion boats (party barges, cats, sail boats, pirate ships etc) bring hundreds of passengers to the beach, most of the turtles head out to sea beyond swimming area.

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