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Smith's Reef

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Address: near Turtle Cove Marina

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Awesome Snorkel Site

My husband and I came to TCI with a goal of snorkeling everyday. Smith's Reef was on the top of the list and we are so glad we snorkeled here! At first, we didn't know where to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
ellenhaley
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I came to TCI with a goal of snorkeling everyday. Smith's Reef was on the top of the list and we are so glad we snorkeled here! At first, we didn't know where to snorkel. We entered thru the "Central Access" point. There was a map there but we were really confused at first. However, we found... More 

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Brighton, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Snorkeling Smith's Reef is a real commitment. The familiar Bight Reef is right off shore and clearly marked, unlike Smith's Reef where you have to swim quite a ways (100-200 yards) from shore and I have to admit it's a little intimidating being that far from shore with no boat or dock for a "time out" My mask fogged up... More 

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Shawnee, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While we only snorkeled a small section (south-west section), it was a great experience. The water reached a depth of around 40 feet where we were, but was shallow enough to reach the bottom. We saw Grouper, Barracuda, sea fans, etc. I really regret that we didn't take our camera on this one, because it was beautiful. The water was... More 

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Macomb, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No need to book snorkling tour if you are staying near here. We stayed at Windsong and took the free bikes 15 minutes to this reef and snorkled for hours. Reef is huge with lots to see. We saw an octopus, stingray, sea turtles, baracuda and lots of other great fish. Highly recommend.

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Spring, Texas
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282 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

I was pretty impressed by this place that has some good snorkeling. I came over here twice just to see some pretty fish and some good reef it was not the best but better then nothing. I can say that this is the best for it being free and also not crowded at all and has some good views.

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Longmont, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This less crowded reef is right off the beach so you can access it without a boat trip. It is a bit hard to find. One time we started on the east side where the reef is quite close to the sand. This would be a good place to help a child snorkel but it was too choppy on our... More 

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San Diego, California, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

this is a less popular reef than Bight's Reef, and the Reef is just as amazing as the Bight Reef. Lots of fish and fresh coral, as well as old healthy coral. Good place for snorkeling.

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Flemington, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Beautiful reef! You have to swim out a bit in order to see the big nice Reef. Beware of Barracudas and sharks but they usually leave you alone... Highly recommend!

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Dickinson, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

If you are staying in the resort area of Grace Bay you will have to drive or take a taxi to the Turtle Cove area to access Smith's Reef. We took a taxi and it was $40 round trip for two people. Once you arrive at Smith's reef you will need to walk along the beach until you see the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

My husband and I are staying at Sea Edge Villas and have been exploring the reef each day. Yesterday I attempted to go out in the morning but had difficulty because of the bigger waves. It was nice that there is part of the reef by the shore that I was able to explore. Later in the day we went... More 

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