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“Great snorkeling spot”
Review of Cane Bay

Cane Bay
Ranked #15 of 112 things to do in St. Croix
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Located on St. Croix's north shore, the waters are not always gentle along this palm-tree-lined beach, but scuba diving and snorkeling are very popular here where less than 200 yards out is the drop-off called Cane Bay Wall.
Reviewed 27 March 2014 via mobile

If you want a great spot to snorkel, this beach is for you. Make sure to bring water shoes since there are rocky spots and sea urchins not too far off of shore. Make sure to go across the street to eat@canebay for some delicious food and drinks!

Thank Kimberly S
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

My wife and I hit up a lot of places to snorkel but this has to be one of the best. Just make sure to enter and exit in the middle of the beach. Our first time we did not know that and had a hard time getting out and back in due to the shallow water and all the sea anomies. With that said you have to go all the way out to the white buoy. This is about where the reef drops off. If you do not you are missing the beauty of the reef! Basically go out as far as you can there will be some sandy spots but then reef again. And then the reef drops off to depths that you cannot see, that is where it's truely neat.

1  Thank harmspjf
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

be sure to bring water shoes as there are a lot of sea urchins at this beach, the views are really impressive and the beach had good shade

Thank diverguy
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Reviewed 18 March 2014

We were staying near Cane Bay and went on our first day. Unfortunately the water was a bit rough then--with no protective barrier reef, the waves can get high and there were actually surfers out. It's got a few fun little bars and restaurants, so no big deal that the water was clouded up, still a nice day on a pretty, natural beach.

Then we went back a few days later, when it hadn't rained in a while and the winds were back to normal, and it was really great snorkeling. You need to enter by the boat launch because the reefs are very shallow to either side--which is great to look at, but we didn't want to damage either the reef or ourselves. The swim out to the wall is pretty easy in the right conditions, and the water was absolutely clear...even though we were around 40 feet up, we could see amazing coral, sponges, and plant life.

The best part, though? On the way back, just to the right of the boat launch in only a couple of feet of water over coral rubble, we saw an octopus! They're not easy to see due to their incredible camouflage abilities, but both we and a couple of fish spooked it enough (sorry, octopus) that it kept moving around and changing colors. We spent at least 20 minutes watching it. What a great experience.

2  Thank Kate208
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

We visited this beach during a cruise stop and were less than impressed. The sand was ordinary brown and the beach was so slanted, it made it difficult to set up your chair. We walked down out of the crowded area and it was a little better. But the entry into the water was rocky at most points. This was also apparently the spot for the locals to hang out and smoke who knows what. Our cab ride from dock was about a half hour and $10 per person each way before tip. If stopping on a cruise, I recommend just staying on the ship.

1  Thank Kristen P
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