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Not much for snorkeling enthusiast

There are sections of reef between some Grass areas. looks like a deserted area with some... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2017
get2c
via mobile
Nothing great

We walked down the beach from the Gansevoort to Smith Reef. It was a nice 15-20 minute walk... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2017
Hilary H
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  • Average5%
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“sea grass” (19 reviews)
“bridge road” (12 reviews)
“the reefs” (21 reviews)
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near Turtle Cove Marina

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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

There are sections of reef between some Grass areas. looks like a deserted area with some stragglers trying to still make to a home or spot (yes i am speaking about the sea life underwater not the high end home at beach). The map at...More

Thank get2c
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

We walked down the beach from the Gansevoort to Smith Reef. It was a nice 15-20 minute walk (one-way). We dropped our things along the beach, consulted the one sign we could find, and dove right in. Note: it was free of charge. We swam...More

Thank Hilary H
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We spent the good part of a day hanging out & exploring one area (the biggest of the 3). We parked in the sandy lot at the end of Bridge Road in Turtle Cove (on left at intersection) & walked about 1/4 mile till we...More

Thank Peg P
Reviewed 28 July 2017

We drove to Smith's Reef from the other end of the island to check out the snorkeling. I love to snorkel and have done it in many places, but I'm a lazy snorkeler - I want to see a lot of marine life without swimming...More

Thank cindy_louGA
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Unfortunately, Smith's reef is dying. I was there 5 years ago and it was beautiful. This past July it was sadly in very poor shape. Most of the coral was dead or dying. Consequently, less fish, nothing interesting, and depressing to see. Take a private...More

Thank Catito C
Reviewed 23 July 2017

I won't repeat what so many others have said other than try to plan your route around Smith's reef before entering. You'll have a much better experience. I am not a strong swimmer but could still mange here, although I'd recommend a vest or other...More

Thank sushuff
Reviewed 9 July 2017

One of our main criteria for picking an island destination is snorkeling. TCI has been on our list for a while and we were excited by the two reefs advertised, Bight and Smith. We walked to Bight from our hotel the first afternoon (I know...More

Thank lifesabeachbum
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Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

This was by far the best snorkelling from the shore that i saw in TCI. You definitely have to swim around to find the reefs. I found at least 3 different reefs. If you swim out from the wooden deck/platform you will find one and...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Absolutely stunning reef, fish and corals! Super easy to swim to from shore. Beautiful beaches as well

Thank christina z
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

This was the highlight of our stay. Gorgeous reef, just off the shore. Tons of radiant colors, beautiful fish. Huge purple fan coral. Rays everywhere! The boat traffic is alarmingly close, so stay alert. And we were told that there are sharks in the area,...More

2  Thank GypsyMama99
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Paul M
22 May 2017|
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Response from mariz848 | Reviewed this property |
I suggest bringing your own gear or buying in a shop there. Not sure if they rent. The reef is not that far out from the beach, the area is marked so you can see until what point you can swim before going to open sea and... More
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Liane729
11 December 2016|
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Response from Coopermomma | Reviewed this property |
I think you would be very hard pressed to travel from Grand Turk to Provo, where Smith's reef is located, and still have enough time to snorkel.
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Liane729
11 December 2016|
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Response from Cece V | Reviewed this property |
I have never been to Grand Turk and yeah you get on a cruise ship to go to that Island
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