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Whistling Cay

Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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Excellent snorkeling!

You really need a boat or kayak to get here, but it's worth it. We like to rent a kayak at... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2014
Trout W
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Beautiful snorkeling and crystal clear waters!

We came here on a private boat charter and greatly enjoyed it! Interesting corals and fish, and saw... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2013
Trenton, Ohio
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A snorkeling spot in St. John with schools of fish and the occasional shark.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

You really need a boat or kayak to get here, but it's worth it. We like to rent a kayak at Cinnamon Bay and then kayak around Maho to get here. It is not recommended to attempt to swim to the Cay, there is a...More

2  Thank Trout W
Reviewed 25 August 2013

We came here on a private boat charter and greatly enjoyed it! Interesting corals and fish, and saw a sea turtle as well. Gorgeous scenery as well.

1  Thank lindatravelling
Reviewed 14 May 2013

There is a small beach to park your kayak and some amazing soft corals and sea life around this small island. Peacock flounder in the sandy areas, an eagle ray right off the beach, a little gem of an uncrowded spot. Good for intermediate snorklers...More

1  Thank Chris S
Reviewed 23 March 2013

An incredible array of fish and coral. The surf is rough and the current is strong, but it is worth it. I saw some sort of a fish that was longer than me.

1  Thank Alec T
Reviewed 1 February 2013

You can rent a kayak from Maho and paddle to this rocky beach in about 20 min. The guide at the Maho activity center can give you advice on where to land and to snorkel. We snorkeled the left side and it was really good...More

1  Thank ajnc
Reviewed 16 May 2012

I rented a kayak at Little Maho beach and paddled across the bay to this cay to do some snorkeling. It takes about 20-25 minutes there and 1.5 times that long to get back. One thing to note is that there's no sand there and...More

1  Thank Seth J
Reviewed 8 January 2012

One of the best spots in all of St. John. Well worth the effort to get too.

2  Thank BillD001
Reviewed 14 November 2010

This must be some of the best diving in the area if you are looking to see some bright coral, Lobster, Black spotted eel. Have not dove since there and seen as much as there is right off the island.....EARNEST is a great dive guide,...More

Thank ktee036
Reviewed 17 July 2010

I kayaked to Whistling Cay from Maho Bay Camps. I would suggest renting a 4x4 vehicle as the road is extremely bumpy and riddled with pot holes, etc. (not to mention it's a dirt road). The kayak trip took approximately 25 minutes each way. The...More

2  Thank scribble2200
Reviewed 5 July 2010

Took a kayak from Maho Bay for 3 hours and had a great time. Easy kayak and great snorkeling to the left of the custom house.

Thank Snorkl3guy
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