South of Coral Bay on the southeast shore of St John's USVI, the snorkeling in Salt Pond Bay is known for excellent diving. The right and left sides of Salt Pond Bay are best, and if you are an experienced snorkeler, you can head 0.25 miles out to the rocky island off the beach. When snorkeling at Salt Pond Bay, it is common to see sea turtles, squid and sting rays.
To reach the Salt Pond Bay snorkeling from Coral Bay, head south on SR107 for 3.8 miles to Salt Pond Bay. From the parking area, there is a 10 minute hike down to the beach.
To reach the snorkeling on St John by air, you will need to first fly into the island of St Thomas using Cyril E. King Airport (STT). Then, you will need to take a taxi to one of the two docks with ferries heading over to St John.
Note: When snorkeling off St Johns USVI, be aware of potentially dangerous marine life including lionfish and sea urchins. Also, the coral reefs are in distress so be careful not to walk on or touch the coral.
Overall, Salt Pond Bay is the 8th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 15 snorkeling dives in St John.