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(@pinky)
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Counting the days until our first trip to STT!! My little ones want nothing more than to snorkel with Sea Turtles. Can anyone tell me where to go (either on STT or STJ) for the best chance to see one??

 
Posted : April 5, 2013 5:02 pm
(@linda-j)
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We used to have good luck at Salt Pond on STJ.

 
Posted : April 5, 2013 5:15 pm
(@chris-at-work)
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Francis Bay never fails and always calm for everyone. Park the car, enter the beach and turn right. Go 200 yards and find a place to lay out. Enter the water and go out ~ 30 yards into the sea grass and swim around unit you find them.

 
Posted : April 5, 2013 11:06 pm
(@alana33)
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Keep your eyes open on the ferry going over to St. John.
Often see them just after leaving the STT dock or on the way over and back.

 
Posted : April 6, 2013 8:46 am
(@future-islander)
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Right off the Point Pleasant Resort beach (STT).

We see them almost every morning from the condo.

But I doubt you'll get near them snorkeling.

 
Posted : April 6, 2013 1:11 pm
 Pia
(@pia)
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Maho beach on St John - everyday 🙂

They are most active early morning and then late afternoon (4pm or so) but you will see them everyday - just remember no touching 🙂

Pia

 
Posted : April 6, 2013 2:06 pm
(@sapphirebeach08)
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At Sapphire Beach I've seen 6 or more together many times. You have to go out away. If the children are big enough swim out over the sea grass in the middle. Mornings are the best time. Often there is a hawksbill turtle hanging out around the reef on the right. Remind the little guys though, only Stand on the Sand.

 
Posted : April 6, 2013 10:29 pm
(@pinky)
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Wow, thank you so much for all of the responses! We have taken them snorkeling before and seen many different sea creatures (including sharks and rays) but the turtles have always eluded us ; ). Can't wait until vacation!!

 
Posted : April 7, 2013 12:37 pm
(@johnfrompuyallup)
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The place I always see turtles is Waterlemon. We see turtles in the channel between Waterlemon Cay and the mainland.

 
Posted : April 7, 2013 10:04 pm

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