Snorkeling on the Wildlife Refuge
Enjoy a popular activity on the Vieques Nat'l Wildlife Refuge by following these insider tips!
Always snorkel with a buddy
Check ocean conditions before you go
Try out your gear to ensure it fits comfortably
Avoid rocky areas and shallow reefs
Look at, but don't touch coral and marine life
Favorite Wildlife Refuge Snorkel Spots
Beach entry name, typical flora & fauna
Bahía la Chiva 8 - 12 (close-in reef & west side of Cayo la Chiva): Coral, barracuda, tropical fish
Bahía la Chiva 18 - 20: Rays, coral, nurse sharks
Playa la Plata: Coral, tropical fish
For other snorkel spots on and off the refuge, see Norm & Deb Pyle's Vieques Beach Map.
What You Might See
Respect turtles, rays, corals and other marine life by keeping distant from them. You will keep yourself and them safe.
Leave sea shells where you see them. They are some creature's current or future home!