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Amazing Spotted Eagle Rays, Turtle and Cornetfish Pair to See Within a Short Distance

We had a wonderful time snorkelling around Smith's Reef, though the currents can be challenging. We... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
AnnaandPeterK3D
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Ottawa, Canada
Great Place to Snorkel

Just got back from Provo. Went snorkeling here two days in a row. We entered the beach from the... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2017
craverconstruction
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time snorkelling around Smith's Reef, though the currents can be challenging. We went two days in a road, parking at the end of Bridge Road. Lots of colourful fish and there are usually 3-5 rays to be mesmerized by :) There...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Just got back from Provo. Went snorkeling here two days in a row. We entered the beach from the eastern end of the beach road. It was mainly grassy immediately in front of the access(no fish) but found a reef with lots of fish about...More

Thank craverconstruction
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

Hard to locate the opening with Google Maps, we ended up driving and driving until we saw a roundabout parking lot and just parked. The sign to the reef was hidden around the corner. I don't know if they planned to not have people find...More

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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

We found this by driving to end of road by beach access and didn't realize that it was just up from our rental. When weather is calm the snorkeling is really good and nice beach area to set up for the day. Visability was good...More

Thank Bee W
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

We would park at the end of Coconut Road and walk the 300 yards down the beach until you get to the white houses. The house with the red umbrellas was a good marker of where to get in the water and drift snorkel down....More

1  Thank BamaNC
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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

There are sections of reef between some Grass areas. looks like a deserted area with some stragglers trying to still make to a home or spot (yes i am speaking about the sea life underwater not the high end home at beach). The map at...More

Thank get2c
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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

We walked down the beach from the Gansevoort to Smith Reef. It was a nice 15-20 minute walk (one-way). We dropped our things along the beach, consulted the one sign we could find, and dove right in. Note: it was free of charge. We swam...More

Thank Hilary H
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Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

We spent the good part of a day hanging out & exploring one area (the biggest of the 3). We parked in the sandy lot at the end of Bridge Road in Turtle Cove (on left at intersection) & walked about 1/4 mile till we...More

Thank Peg P
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

We drove to Smith's Reef from the other end of the island to check out the snorkeling. I love to snorkel and have done it in many places, but I'm a lazy snorkeler - I want to see a lot of marine life without swimming...More

Thank cindy_louGA
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

Unfortunately, Smith's reef is dying. I was there 5 years ago and it was beautiful. This past July it was sadly in very poor shape. Most of the coral was dead or dying. Consequently, less fish, nothing interesting, and depressing to see. Take a private...More

Thank Catito C
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Paul M
22 May 2017|
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Response from Bee W | Reviewed this property |
Bring your own.
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Liane729
10 December 2016|
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Response from Coopermomma | Reviewed this property |
I think you would be very hard pressed to travel from Grand Turk to Provo, where Smith's reef is located, and still have enough time to snorkel.
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Liane729
10 December 2016|
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Response from Cece V | Reviewed this property |
I have never been to Grand Turk and yeah you get on a cruise ship to go to that Island
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