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Online Snorkel Trip: Fish & Turtles

view across the surface of turquoise-colored, tropical marine water
Welcome to Virgin Islands National Park!  This is one of our two Online Snorkel Trips.  This Trip offers views of some of the Park's common marine fish and sea turtles, animals with backbones.  We also offer OST: Corals, Sponges and Creepy Crawlies; see link below.  Try one Trip first; if you still feel like swimming, go on the second one.  When you've completed either or both, you can award yourself the Virgin Islands National Park SOS Snorkeler Certificate!  If you come to the Park, bring your Certificate; we'll be proud to see it! 
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Let's get started! You might want to begin with OST: Corals, Sponges & Creepy Crawlies. Otherwise, with your mask, snorkel and fins on, "swim" into this beautiful ocean water at the Park. As you look through your mask, you can see sooooo clearly. Look at the school of fish at station #1.

 

Did You Know?

Fruits from the Machineel tree that grows along the coastine on St. John.

The Machineel tree, found along the coast, produces crab apple-like fruit that is poisonous. While the fruit is deadly [as Columbus’ men reportedly found out in 1493 when visiting the island], even sap from the Machineel tree can cause an irritating skin rash. The tree is also called Death Apple.