My wife and I want to try some snorkeling. Can anyone suggest the best place between St. Thomas and St. Mareen, possibly may a particular excursion. Should we book on the ship or at the pier?
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St. Thomas - take a taxi to Coki Beach and rent gear there, or take a ferry to St Johns.
Not sure about St Martin. Check out there tourisnm website
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That's good info for St. Thomas, thanks! My wife and I have the same question about both those ports, so I'm hoping someone jumps in about a good easy reef to snorkel on a self-serve basis in St Martin.
We have snorkeled a few times in St.Thomas and our favorite was when we took the ferry to St. Johns and went to trunk bay. Although we have never had a bad experience in St.Thomas. We have never snorkeled in St. Martin but we did try the SNUBA there. IT was awesome!
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I vote Trunk Bay in St John and almost anywhere in St Maarten. The Golden Eagle catamaran excursion is a blast as they take you to multiple sites. Plus they give you sandwiches and champagne on board..
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In St. Martin we snorkelled at Sapphire Beach. It was pretty cool because you could snorkel with the fish in water as shallow as 1 foot. The kids loved that they could touch the bottom with their hands. The further out you went, the more interesting it got. I think we paid $30 for the taxi to take us there and pick us back up 5 hours later. We had a really good time.
In St. Thomas we snorkelled at Coki beach. It was great but we actually preferred the time we spent in St. Martins, for some reason the pace was more relaxed and you had more success with the fish.