St. Croix snorkeling
Our beautiful island has many beautiful snorkeling sites:
This is a beautiful site for snorkeling. Walk in the water right next to the little boat ramp and head out. Lots of area to explore. The beautiful coral reefs are about 200 yards off shore and mainly to the west (left). Head straight out to the buoy and check out Seabiscuit, the world's largest seahorse! To the right by the next buoy is the Nature Conservancy's Staghorn Coral Restoration Project. Check out all of the corals they are growing for transplanting to the reefs.
There is so much to see right under the pier. Walk in the water north of the Fort, or jump off the north side across from parking lot, it is only about a 5 foot drop to the water. Snorkel along between the columns and look at all of the beautiful colorful corals growing on the columns and check out the fish. There are big schools of tropical fish along with sea turtles, Southern Stingrays, and Great Barracudas. Depths range from 18 feet to 50 feet at the end of the pier. This is a must see for your St. Croix snorkel adventure.
Hotel on the Cay in Christiansted Harbor
This calm easy site is almost always calm. Take a ferry over to the Cay and walk right in the water. It is mainly sandy bottom, but you may see stingrays, turtles, tropical fish and even an occasional manta ray in the waters.
Jack and Isaac's Bays
It is a nice hike from Pt. Udall down to Jack and Isaac's Bays. The snorkeling is shallow with lots of corals and tropical fish to swim with. Well worth the hike!
Located at the beautiful Carambola Beach Resort, Davis Bay is a nice snorkel site. Walk right in from the white sand beach and head out for lots of good snorkeling. About 120 yards off the beach the Davis Bay Wall slopes away into the abyss. You may see stingrays or turtles cruising along.