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Address: North Shore Road, Cruz Bay, St. John
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US$224.99*
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St John Snorkeling Cruise to Cruz Bay from St Thomas
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Best snorkeling ever!

Loved the crystal clear waters and all the turtles. DIdn't even mind the chubby, brown, 3 1/2 ft nurse shark that swam under me!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Vero Beach, Florida
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Vero Beach, Florida
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved the crystal clear waters and all the turtles. DIdn't even mind the chubby, brown, 3 1/2 ft nurse shark that swam under me!

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Torrington, CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

To the right of Maho Beach, once we snorkeled out to the sea grass, we immediately saw multiple large sea turtles, and nurse sharks. This was one of my two favorite snorkel spots on a 7 island cruise. The other was the BVI Indians. Arrange transport home ahead of time, there aren't regular pickups there.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are looking for a quiet, relaxing beach experience, go to Maho. While amenities are scarce (porta potties), the beach is beautiful, shallow and calm. Maho continues to be our favorite beach when traveling to St John.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Whenever we've gone we see turtles and lots of fish. The visibility wasn't that good but it was November and there had been a lot of rain. Can't wait to snorkel when the weather is great.

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Bridge City, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

2nd time on St. John and Maho is was just as good this time as last. Saw the sea turtles several times and got some good pics and video of the kids swimming with them. Not crowded and beautiful as always.

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Wellesley, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Nice sandy beach, a bit crowded, good parking, very nice and calm water. If you swim in the middle towards the greased bottom, you could see a few turtles

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Falls Church, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Maho has easy parking, lovely beach with shade, lots of turtles and rays and good snorkeling around the rocks on the right. Enjoy!

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Best beach on STJ! Very large sandy beach. Most of the time extremely calm. Always see turtles there eating the grass.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Waw After watching YouTube videos of this place I was urged to go and so glad we did. Sitting in the relaxing beach bar watching the planes come in so low was amazing. Great food and drinks 🍹 $5.00 for sunbed $5.00 to use the pool but well worth it 😊

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a few hours sunning and snorkeling on this beautiful beach on St John. It was easily accessible and we enjoyed it very much!

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