Smugglers Cove Snorkeling

The 11th most popular snorkel dive spot in British Virgin Islands.

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On the northwest end of Tortola in the BVI, the snorkeling at Smugglers Cove is known for the diverse marine life off the two amazing reefs. The reefs are located about 100 feet offshore and are home to parrotfish, trunkfish, squirrelfish and grunts.

To reach the Smugglers Cove snorkeling, follow the road along the northwest coast but keep in mind the last mile is very rough. To reach the snorkeling in the British Virgin Islands by air, you will need to fly into either Virgin Gorda Airport (VIJ) or nearby St Thomas Airport (STT) in the US Virgin Islands. Virgin Gorda Airport is served by inter-island flights from San Jose, Puerto Rico (SJU) by Cape Air and Seaborne. St Thomas Airport has flights from mainland US and also from San Jose. There are several regular ferry services connecting St Thomas with Tortola and Virgin Gorda. In addition, there are BVI inter-island ferries interconnecting Virgin Gorda, Tortola, Jost Van Dyke and Anegada. When leaving BVI, there is a $20USD depature tax that must be paid in cash.

Overall, Smugglers Cove is the 11th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 27 snorkeling dives in British Virgin Islands.


Local Contact(s):  BVI Tourist Board (284) 494-3134; Dive BVI (284) 495-5513

Recommended Book:  "Snorkeling Virgin Islands" from Lawson Wood

Recommended Map:  "British Virgin Islands Dive Map" from Franko Maps

Best Season:  Jan. - May

Luxury Loding:  Long Bay Beach Resort (245)459906; Scrub Island Resort, BVI (813) 849-4100

Reference Source:  click here

Article Source:   Best Smugglers Cove Snorkeling Review

GPS:  18.393758, -64.705082

Date Published:  1/1/2012

Date Updated:  4/2/2017

ID:  23427

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