Prickly Pear Cays Snorkeling

The 4th most popular snorkel dive spot in Anguilla.

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Off the west coast of Anguilla, the snorkeling at Prickly Pear Cays is excellent for viewing marine life. The Prickly Pear Cays are centrally located in the marine park. The waters range from 3 feet to 10 feet deep and are teaming with tropical reef fish.

The Prickly Pear Cays are located about 6.4 miles offshore from Meads Bay. They offer a shuttle boat service from Sandy Ground Pier with two outbound and return times each day, except Monday when it is closed. While some snorkelers in the past may have said the shuttle boat was free, it is actually about $40USD per person roundtrip.

To reach the snorkeling on Anguilla, you will need to fly into St Maarten and then take a small connecting plane to Anguilla via Anguilla Air Services. If small plane bother you, there is a regular ferry between the islands from Marigot ferry port on St Maarten to Blowing Point Ferry Terminal on Anguilla. In either case, a passport is required on arrival into the island even by ferry, and there is a $20 USD departure tax per person.

Overall, Prickly Pear Cays is the 4th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 10 snorkeling dives in Anguilla.


Local Contact(s):  Prickley Pear Island (264) 235-1906 or (264) 476-1906; Anguilla Tourism Board (264) 497-2759

Recommended Book:  "The Ultimate Snorkeling Book" from Wes Burgess

Best Season:  Mar. - Jun.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Luxury Loding:  Manoah Beach Hotel, Shoal Bay; Four Seasons Anguilla Resort, Meads Bay

Reference Source:  click here

Article Source:   Best Prickly Pear Cays Snorkeling Review

GPS:  18.265528, -63.172709

Date Published:  1/1/2012

Date Updated:  3/19/2019

ID:  23346

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