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Smith's Reef

near Turtle Cove Marina
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Smith's reef is (sadly) dying

Unfortunately, Smith's reef is dying. I was there 5 years ago and it was beautiful. This past... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Catito C
Delray Beach, Florida
Good snorkeling trip

I won't repeat what so many others have said other than try to plan your route around Smith's reef... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Yorktown, Virginia
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“sea grass” (19 reviews)
“bridge road” (11 reviews)
“the reefs” (21 reviews)
near Turtle Cove Marina

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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We like to visit Smith's Reef and the area around : snorkeling is fantastic, scuba, many little restaurants with greet food, relaxed and friendly service. You can rent scooters, there of course is a marina there with many different "boats", yachts, sails, etc. You just...More

1  Thank Loretta L
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Every day is a gift at Smith reef. We have seen schools of eagle rays, turtles, nurse sharks, a wide variety of fish , stingrays and always in abundance. The coral heads are active and the access is easy and it is FREE! The snorkeling...More

4  Thank Walkers5
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Great snorkeling off the beach. Turtles, fish, barracuda, reef, rays...sad that I didn't come here daily. A must

1  Thank mariz848
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Snorkelled during the pouring rain. We were 2 of only 6 people snorkelling the reef. We entered from the small sandy inlet near the wooden viewing tower. We snorkelled here two years ago and remembered it to be very nice , but thought it was...More

Thank Kelly B
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Paul M
22 May 2017|
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
11 December 2016|
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.
11 December 2016|
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