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Address: Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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A snorkeling spot in St. John with schools of fish and the occasional...

A snorkeling spot in St. John with schools of fish and the occasional shark.

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Amazing Snorkel Experience!

We rented a kayak at Cinnamon Bay and made the trek over to Whistling Cay. While it was a workout to get there - it was so worth it! We went around the back side of the island... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2017
SweetPea
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This island is situated at the mouth of Maho Bay and is pretty much in open water. My guide told me that he has never seen people on the beach there but there is a beach. There is also a building there or the ruins of one as it use to be the immigration office for the island.

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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We rented a kayak at Cinnamon Bay and made the trek over to Whistling Cay. While it was a workout to get there - it was so worth it! We went around the back side of the island and pulled our kayak out of the water. The water was a bit rough and the beach was very rocky but we... More 

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Thank SweetPea
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 20 December 2016

Rent a boat and be sure to ask your captain to stop at Whistling Cay. The snorkeling is great. We even saw a small nurse shark -- the kids we were with were so stoked to say they swam with a shark!!

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Thank Tara B
Columbia, South Carolina
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Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Rented a kayak and headed out here. Snorkeling was good, though we saw more at Blue Cobblestone and Waterlemon. Probably not worth the kayak....

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Thank RachelF1975
Richardson, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016

There's some good coral and fish to see here if you can get to Whistling Cay. It would be tough to get here without a boat of some sort. I got here on a chartered boat and enjoyed the snorkeling, though it wasn't my favorite on the island.

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2 Thank Stephen S
Valatie, New York
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Reviewed 21 March 2016

Snorkeling by beach from Francis Bay Beach or by boat. The snorkeling at whistling cay is really good both at the cay and between the cay and Mary's Point.

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1 Thank jek1022
Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey
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Reviewed 23 September 2015

Snorkeling has been better at numerous other St. John locations. Good for first time, inexperienced, beginning snorkelers. Plan your day there carefully as that is where the St. Thomas cruise ships take excursions. Note that there is a nominal fee, faculties are available as well as lifeguards .

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2 Thank Don H
New Orleans, Louisiana
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Reviewed 9 September 2015

Great spot for snorkeling. We enjoyed it especially because of the interesting rock formations. The day we stopped there, we saw plenty of fish and coral.

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1 Thank AB N
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Reviewed 24 June 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited Whistling Cay on May 30, 2015. We rented a dinghy from Low Key Watersports and made the trip out. I recognized the customs house from the water, so we turned in that direction and went to the island. We were the only ones there, and the only boat around. We had the island to ourselves.... More 

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Newberg, Oregon
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

You'll need to rent a kayak at Cinnamon Bay to get to Whistling Cay. It's about a 1/2 hour kayak. I think it cost us about $60 for the trip. Land on the pebbly beach near the ruins. It's an old house someone in the 70's did some renovating on. Great to go inside and look out on the bay.... More 

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