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Old March 17th, 2002, 11:04 PM
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Default Best Snorkeling/St. John BESIDES Trunk Bay? Ans. needed FAST

We LOVE St. John & have been to Trunk Bay several times to snorkel. Our ship stops in St. Thos. again, & we want to go to St. John again. This time we were thinking of going to some of the other locations that are good there. Cinnamon Bay? Maho Bay? We are a party of about 9, but will probably have to take cabs because the rental places seem to be out of jeeps, etc. on the day we'll be there. So, if any of you have good info. on any of these or nearby snorkeling areas & amenities there (if any), please advise. I did look into snorkel tours but the ones I found all leave early in the a.m. or return too late in the p.m. for us to be sure to be able to get to St. John in time or return to our ship in time.
If anyone knows of any really good snorkeling tours out of even Charlotte Amalie (esp. ones that stop at several snorkeling sights instead of just one), I'd like to know your experience & recommendation. Thanks for any replies. We are leaving in a few days, so need some info. NOW!
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Old March 18th, 2002, 05:10 AM
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Default Re: Best Snorkeling/St. John BESIDES Trunk Bay? Ans. needed

You can't go wrong at Cinnamon (unless the wind has been blowing on shore for a couple days, in which case the water may be murky), great snorkeling, all the facilities (but get there early if a group your size needs to rent equipment), swim out to the island just off shore or along the rocks on the right side of the beach. Enjoy!
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Old March 20th, 2002, 07:35 PM
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Thanks a bunch! Hope we'll get to do that! Kind of good to hear from someone who has done it, because otherwise it's hard to know whether it's worth it or not.
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Old March 21st, 2002, 04:12 PM
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You're welcome! We've been to Cinnamon twice and loved it both times but this year we will be going to an area (Salt Pond) that is a little off the beaten track but is supposed to have FANTASTIC snorkeling...can't wait. Check out www.cruise-critc.com for more info on Cinnamon and other locations, also www.vinow.com
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Old March 30th, 2002, 08:30 PM
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Cinnamon Bay is a beautiful place and calmer waters than at Trunk Bay (in winter months it can be rough) and I think less crowded as well. I took an island tour to the old sugar plantation that ended at Cinnamon Bay for about a 90 minute swim. This allowed us time to also go back to St. Thomas for a little shopping a trip to Hard Rock for T shirts.
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Default Re: Re: Best Snorkeling/St. John BESIDES Trunk Bay? Ans. nee

Guys,
There are some great opportunities to snorkel and mix it with other things, like an island tour, jeep tour, kayak, hiking. Look at www.shoretrips.com and they describe the tours. You can also prebook them there.
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