Scilly Cay Snorkeling

The 5th most popular snorkel dive spot in Anguilla.

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North of the airport on Anguilla, the snorkeling at Scilly Cay is ideal for beginner and intermediate snorkelers. The dive site is located about 1.75 miles to the north of East End. Since there are tons of boats in this popular mooring area, make sure to use a diver down flag. It is best explored on a calm, windless day for best water clarity (but don't expect more than 15 foot visibility).

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. After locating the parking area just east of the pier, walk the beach back west until you reach the end at the rocks, then enter the water.

Overall, Scilly Cay is the 5th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 10 snorkeling dives in Anguilla.


Local Contact(s):  Anguilla Tourism Board (264) 497-2759; Scuba Shack (264) 235 1482; Snorkel Buddy (264) 235 2110.

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

Best Season:  Mar. - Jun.

Average Difficulty:  Easy

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

Reference Source:  click here

Article Source:   Best Scilly Cay Snorkeling Review

GPS:  18.260837, -63.002912

Date Published:  12/30/2011

Date Updated:  3/19/2019

ID:  23347

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