ULTIMATE SNORKELING

THIS TRIP IS GEARED FOR THE ULTIMATE SNORKEL ENTHUSIAST, WE WILL GET YOU TO THE TOP SNORKEL SPOTS IN THE BVI.  YOU WILL DEPART OUT OF AYH AND HEAD TOWARDS TORTOLA TO CHECK INTO CUSTOMS.  ONCE YOU’VE BEEN SUCCESSFULLY CHECKED IN WE SHOOT NORTH TO SALT ISLAND FOR THE FIRST LOCATION OF THE TRIP, THE RMS RHONE.  THIS LOCATION IS A POPULAR DIVE SPOT AS WELL BUT YOU CAN GET THE FULL EFFECT FROM THE TOP OF THE WATER.  THE RHONE WAS AN “UNSINKABLE” UK ROYAL MAIL SHIP THAT MET ITS DEMISE OCTOBER 1867, AFTER A STINGING HURRICANE BLEW IT INTO BLACK ROCK POINT WHERE IT STILL LIES TODAY, TAKING WITH IT 123 LIVES.

…IF YOU’VE MUSTERED UP AN APETITE ALREADY, WE RECOMMEND STOPPING IN AT PETER ISLAND RESORT AND SPA FOR A DELICIOUS SEASIDE LUNCH.  IF YOU’RE ITCHING TO GET ONTO THE NEXT SNORKEL SPOT YOU CAN GRAB LUNCH IN BETWEEN THE NEXT STOPS AT NORMAN ISLAND OR WILLY T.

…YOU WILL NOW HEAD SOUTH TO THE NEXT LOCATION, THE INDIANS.  THE INDIANS ARE COMPRISED OF 4 UNIQUELY SHAPED ROCK PINNACLES NEXT TO PELICAN ISLAND, THEY GET THEIR NAME FROM THE RESEMBLANCE TO AN INDIAN HEADDRESS WHEN SEEN FROM AFAR.  KNOWN AS ONE OF THE TOP SNORKELING SPOTS IN THE BVI YOU WILL BE ABLE TO EXPERIENCE SOFT CORAL GARDENS WITH LARGE SEA FANS AND TONS OF FISH, WHILE JUST ON THE OTHER SIDE YOU’LL MEET A STEEP WALL THAT LENDS ITS OUTCROPPINGS TO MORAY EELS.  ANYTHING FROM SEA TURTLES TO DOLPHINS HAVE BEEN SPOTTED HERE, SO KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED.

…NOT TOO FAR FROM THE INDIANS IS YOUR NEXT SNORKEL LOCATION, THE CAVES AT NORMAN ISLAND.  NORMAN ISLAND IS FAMOUS FOR INSPIRING ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON’S NOVEL “TREASURE ISLAND”, A NOVEL BASED ON ACTUAL EVENTS INVOLVING PIRATED VESSELS AND PLUNDERED TREASURE WHICH WAS ULTIMATELY BURIED AT NONE OTHER THAN NORMAN ISLAND!  ENTER ONE OF THE 3 CAVES AT TREASURE POINT AND EXPERIENCE COOL WATERS WITH SEA FERNS ON THE WALLS.  THE NORTHERNMOST CAVE WILL TAKE YOU BACK 70FT, SO BRING YOUR WATERPROOF FLASHLIGHT AND SEARCH FOR THE SECRET MARKINGS ON THE CAVE WALLS, THEY COULD LEAD YOU TO THE BURIED TREASURE.

…WE HOPE YOU’VE HAD A SNORKEL EXPERIENCE LIKE NONE OTHER.  YOU WILL NOW BE HEADING BACK TO ST JOHN TO CHECK BACK INTO US CUSTOMS.  THE PARTY IS JUST STARTING IN RED HOOK SO GRAB ONE OF ISLAND TIME PUB’S HAPPY HOUR MARGARITAS OR A DELICIOUS BURGER AT TAP N STILL.

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