Tobago Cays Marine Park
ST. VINCENT + THE GRENADINES
Yachties know the protected waters of the Tobago Cays as one of the Caribbean's most idyllic anchorages. In 1997, the five uninhabited cays and the spectacular Horseshoe Reef that guards four of them received their own protection with marine park status. Charter boats snug into the calm behind the reef and find fabulous snorkeling on the back-reef patches, the shallow reef crest and, especially, on either side of "Dinghy Pass," which cuts through to the outside of the reef. Snorkel trips from Union Island, Palm Island, Mayreau and the other Grenadines explore these same areas as well as outside the reef around Petit Tabac – the isle where Captain Jack Sparrow was marooned in the first Pirates of the Caribbean.