Snorkeling in Magens Bay, Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands

Entry Fee:
Skill Level:
Maximum Depth:
8 m/26.2 ft
The Virgin Islands of the United States, or the U.S. Virgin Islands lie in the Caribbean Sea, east of Puerto Rico. This group of islands consist of the main islands of Saint Thomas, which is home to the capital city of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Saint John, Saint Croix, Water Island and other surrounding minor islands.The climate here is classified as tropical savanna climate, mostly affected by moderate trade winds.

Magens Bay is without a doubt the most picturesque and at the same time the most popular beach of the island. It lies on the north side of Saint Thomas and it is protected by two peninsulas. With soft, white sand and calm, turquoise waters, Magens Bay is a favorite location for families and watersport enthusiasts.

Besides being fantastic for swimming, it is also great for snorkeling, especially in the western end of the beach. The average depth here is 6 m/19.7 ft and the maximum is 8 m/26.2 ft. The average water temperature varies from 75°F/24°C in winter to 80°F/27°C in summer, offering excellent diving conditions all year round. In addition, the spot welcomes divers and snorkelers of all experience levels. Visibility is medium, as it varies from 5 m/16.4 ft to 10 m/32.8 ft.

Magens Bay provides a wide range of facilities, including dressing rooms, showers and gear rentals. Last but not least, there is an entry fee, in order to maintain the facilities. So, if you are a snorkeling lover, Magens Bay is the place to be!!!