The popular water activity around is to snorkel St. John. Float on the surface of the crystal clear Caribbean water while you watch the fascinating sea life below. Snorkeling is great for those who are comfortable in the water. Even if you’re not the best swimmer, if you can relax enough to float, snorkeling may be for you. Guided snorkel tours will provide you a life vest or other flotation device.
Snorkels and masks have changed a bit over the last few years, so your options are a bit different now: rent a traditional mask, snorkel, and/or fins; or a newer model that covers your entire face. Both methods have their fans, so have fun with both if you’re not sure which you prefer.
St. John offers numerous quiet bays and cays that are perfect for peaceful snorkeling. Checkout our favorite secret snorkel spot. The more adventurous can venture along the coast from beach to beach, while beginners should stay closer to shore. Both destinations will reveal a breathtaking underwater world.
Basic equipment includes a snorkel and mask – separately, or as one new fancy dillyo – and optional fins or flippers. I say optional because personally, they make my feet cramp, but fins definitely will give your swim that extra oomph.
Interested in renting snorkel equipment on St. John? Call or text Windspree at (340)201-3002 for the most up-to-date providers!
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