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  • Address: US Virgin Islands
One of the most beautiful and most convenient beaches on St John, Hawksnest Bay is a favorite for families with children and visitors coming from the ferry docks at Cruz Bay. Swaying palm trees line the narrow beach, which has restrooms, grills, and a shaded picnic area.

Hawksnest Bay faces east and gets lots of morning sun, and shade arrives earlier than on other St John beaches. For beginning snorkelers, an offshore reef is a short swim away, set in shallow waters where novice divers can see a cornucopia of colorful fish, corals, and sea creatures. Ambitious snorkelers will find much to discover farther out, where large, orange elkhorn coral brighten up the deeper waters.

If you want to get away from the crowd, head over to Little Hawknest: a quiet stretch of white, sandy beach, lying west of the main beach.

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Caneel Bay Kayak, Hike, and Snorkel with Sea Turtles, St John, null
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Caneel Bay Kayak, Hike, and Snorkel with Sea Turtles

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Discover the Caribbean beauty of St John on a combination kayak, hike and snorkel tour of Caneel Bay. Kayak in the turquoise waters of UNESCO World ...  Read more

Location: St John, US Virgin Islands
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $88.99
St John Snorkeling Cruise to Cruz Bay from St Thomas, St Thomas, Kayaking & Canoeing
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St John Snorkeling Cruise to Cruz Bay from St Thomas

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Want to experience the US Virgin Islands but don't want to spend all of your time underwater? This small-group snorkeling cruise, limited to only six guests, ...  Read more

Location: St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $224.99
St Thomas Snorkeling Cruise to St John, St Thomas, Day Trips
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St Thomas Snorkeling Cruise to St John

Cruise from St Thomas to St John on board a motorized catamaran, stopping in various bays to snorkel in the warm aquamarine waters of the Caribbean. While you ...  Read more

Location: St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $162.49

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