Norman Island is located at the southern tip of the British Virgin Islands archipelago. It is one of a number of islands reputed to be the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson’s pirate novel Treasure Island. It is considered to be one of the “Little Sisters,” along with Pelican Island, Peter Island, Salt Island, Dead Chest Island, and Ginger Island.
THE CAVES are a well-known destination for cruisers and other tourists. There are three water-level caves at the base of cliffs just outside the western edge of The Bight. An incredible snorkeling adventure awaits with lots of orange cup coral and red sponge covering the cave walls.
PRIVATEER BAY is also a place where we usually see turtles eating on the sea grass close to the shoreline.
KELLY’S COVE is just outside the Bight, where the water is crystal clear. Beneath the surface the rocks are covered in very colorful reef. Snorkelers will see an abundance of yellow tails, blue tangs and Sergent majors.
THE BIGHT is a great stop for lunch and a snorkel. Some of the best snorkeling is located at the reef on the Eastern part of the Harbour, south of the home of the Willie T and the Pirates Bight. You will find sea fans, parrot fish, elk horn, reef squid here.
THE INDIANS are made up of four rock formations. It is a protected marine park and also an amazing underwater garden which is filled with so much color. On one side there is deep water and the other is more shallow. Where the Indians begin to shallow out, there is a small tunnel which you can easily swim through whilst holding your breath. You should be able to find Dory and her family swimming by as they love to hang out here! There are various types of coral clinging to every surface on both sides and an abundance of fish. Look out for the red fire coral as it will sting you in defense of being touched and the brain coral love the rocky walls. You are almost always able to find pipe fish here. They are part of the sea horse family and swim slowly with their tails pointed toward the surface.
The Indians will satisfy both the novice and expert snorkelers due to areas which are shallow and deep.
It is almost impossible to capture everything in one trip, book early as you will want to come out with us again on your vacation.
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