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Anchoring in Gun Creek -- Where's the best snorkeling beach?

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Anchoring in Gun Creek -- Where's the best snorkeling beach?

Our Wind Star ship will anchor in Gun Creek. What's the best beach for snorkeling? Drinks and shade would also be great! Will getting a cab be a problem?

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1. Re: Anchoring in Gun Creek -- Where's the best snorkeling beach?

The best snorkeling beach on the island is Mahoe. There are some shady trees but no bars or restaurants. Savannah has nice palapas up and down the beach and very good snorkeling. Again, no bars. The Bath area is the best known tourist destination on the island. The snorkeling is not as good as it is at Mahoe and Savannah (reef at the former and giant boulders at the latter) but it is solid and there are three places to get food and drink and shade. Cab to all three places, and arranged pickup, is simple.

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2. Re: Anchoring in Gun Creek -- Where's the best snorkeling beach?

Thanks! We've been to The Baths and looked forward to a beach day here. Ship x'd snorkel excursion to The Dogs -- think we might be able to book something like that with a local operator?

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3. Re: Anchoring in Gun Creek -- Where's the best snorkeling beach?

It depends on how late you will be there. Divebvi does an short, late afternoon dive trip to the Dogs that snorkelers can tag on to for about $30.00:

http://www.divebvi.com/

Give them a call, they are very nice and helpful.

Also, if you liked the Baths area but did not like the crowds, consider spending some time in the Spring Bay-Crawl-Little Trunk-Valley Trunk area. Just next door to the Baths, similar topography without the crowds.

Also, though I think the snorkeling at Mahoe is the best, if you want the best mix of small/no crowds, beautiful beach, good shade, and very good snorkeling I would pick Savannah.

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