Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Practical Advice > Shore Excursions
Register Forgot Password?

Shore Excursions Snorkeling, SCUBA, sightseeing - discuss ports and activities

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old January 27th, 2004, 02:27 PM
Rina
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default snorkeling

We'll be cruising in April to Nassau, St Thomas, and San Juan. We love snorkeling. What are your recommendations for each of the above ports. I've heard you can take a water taxi to St. John and snorkle at Trunk Bay. Do I need a tour for this or can one handle that on their own? TIA!!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old January 27th, 2004, 04:22 PM
Donna's Avatar
Moderator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: on my computer
Posts: 26,495
Send a message via AIM to Donna
Default Re: snorkeling

Hi Rina,
Yes, you can do that yourself.....here is the link to the ferry schedule:

http://www.st-thomas.com/week/ferries.html

__________________

Message Boards Moderator
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old January 28th, 2004, 06:09 PM
Marina
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: snorkeling

if going to trunk bay, go clear down to the left, facing water, great snorkling there. i personally think cinnimon bay is to windy, hawksnest to hard to navagate thru the coral. i personally like big maho bay, easy in easy out. park car walk ,cross the street and your on the beach, go clear to the right while snorkling and out around the corner. seen about every think i can think of there. shallow water for about 5 to 10 feet out. if u have time and are strong, try haulover bay, walk down the little path, dont know how far, but watch out for the barbed wire on the ground, no sand on the beach, hard to get in and out, but its an awsome sight, even staghorn coral over to the left. i go straight to st john, st thomas isnt near as pretty. never heard of any snorkling in san juan, not so sure the water is that clean. maybe soemone can correct me on that part.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old January 28th, 2004, 08:47 PM
Rina
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: snorkeling

Thank you Donna and Marina. Any other suggestions would be appreciated!
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old January 28th, 2004, 09:20 PM
Mark&Deb
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: snorkeling

I think the water is more rough in SanJuan & not as clear, not known for snorkeling. We never made it to St.John but we heard it is much better than St.Thomas. We went to Coki Point & snorkeled & it was easy, calm & clear water & had nice fish to see - easy snorkeling. Didn't care for Nassau in general but went to Rainbow Reef off of Pinel Island & it was nice - good coral & nice colorful fish & many LARGE fish to see.
Enjoy!

Mark&Deb
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old January 29th, 2004, 02:43 PM
Rina
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: snorkeling

How to you get to Rainbow Reef ? by taxi?, walk?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
rainbow, reef, review

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Castaway Caye - Seahorse Snorkeling Excursion vs. Snorkeling Marina Disney 0 June 6th, 2004 06:34 PM
snorkeling brygris Princess Cruise Lines 5 March 6th, 2004 06:18 PM
snorkeling Leroy Princess Cruise Lines 3 April 28th, 2003 02:55 PM
SNORKELING Born2Cruise Shore Excursions 7 April 11th, 2003 11:09 AM
snorkeling Steve B. Royal Caribbean International 5 November 18th, 2002 10:16 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:00 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1