Oil Nut Bay Snorkeling

The 18th most popular snorkel dive spot in British Virgin Islands.

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East of Spanish Town on Virgin Gorda, the snorkeling in Oil Nut Bay is popular for its boat-accessed barrier reef with diverse marine life. During a Oil Nut Bay snorkeling dive, you may encounter southern stingrays, eagle rays and lobsters amongst the elkhorn coral, sea plumes and sea fans. The snorkel spot is located at the far eastern end of Virgin Gorda to the northeast of Gun Creek and north of Pajaros Point in Eustatia Sound.

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, Oil Nut Bay is the 18th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 27 snorkeling dives in British Virgin Islands. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Oil Nut Bay including The Baths, Aquarium, Blinders, Savanah Bay, Dogs Island Group and Prickily Pear Island.


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:  Mar. - June

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Mango Bay Resort

Luxury Loding:  Little Dix Bay (888) 767-3966; Nail Bay (800) 871-3551

Reference Source:  click here http://www.bvitourism.com/

Article Source:   Best Oil Nut Bay Snorkeling Review https://www.snorkelingdives.com/?id=24515

GPS:  18.504571, -64.335289

Date Published:  12/24/2011

Date Updated:  4/2/2017

ID:  24515

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