There are as many as 500 different species of fish associated with the Virgin Islands. Coral reefs, seagrass meadows, and mangrove prop roots, are all important habitats for fish providing food, shelter, and nursery areas for fish at various stages of their lives. Snorkeling can visit these different habitats to watch the various behaviors by which fish live.
Snorkeling is a new experience for many visitors. Take time to become comfortable with your gear. To learn more about where to snorkel be sure to check out the Marine Users Information Page on the Virgin Islands National Park Website.
Please don't feed the fish in Virgin Islands National Park; it disrupts their normal life patterns, and they may become aggressive toward snorkelers.
These pages are designed as a photo reference for some of the natural resources found in the Virgin Islands National Park and Coral Reef National Monument. This is not a comprehensive dataset nor is it meant to be. It is a set of pages with photos and brief descriptions of common, interesting and sometimes rare creatures and organisms of the Park and Monument. Many of these photos have been donated to us from visitors such as yourself. We will continue to expand the information and pages as new photos come in.
If you have photos you would like to donate for use on these pages or in our social media suite please email them to us. For more in-depth information on anything seen here a quick internet search will lead you to many scientific pages.
We hope you enjoy these pages!
Last updated: October 28, 2021