Peterson Cay
Peterson Cay
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Located a mile off the mainland shore, this small, often deserted island is a relaxing place for snorkeling and viewing birds.
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Sophia E M
Egham, UK17 contributions
Nov 2021
Went on a kayak and snorkeling trip with Calabash Eco Adventures and loved the snorkeling around the Cay - completely worth it going out there. Reef is looking very alive with hard corals and an abundance of tropical fish. Had one nurse shark swimming round us towards the end (they're harmless and uninterested in us), and then shortly afterwards found one resting on top of the reef (somewhat unusual as they like to sleep under overhangs/in caves). The resting nurse shark decided it didn't like snorkelers staring at it, and swam away - straight underneath me! I could have touched it if I wanted, but I left it alone - scary and exciting. It was not nesting season for the protected birds, so we didn't see the reason this is a protected area, but you probably don't go to Peterson Cay to see birds.
Written 4 November 2021
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Debbie R
Charleston, United States5 contributions
Jul 2021
By far the most interactive, colorful snorkeling experience ever! We even had dolphins swimming around us while we snorkelled. Amazing!
Written 28 August 2021
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WyouandI
Silver Springs, FL47 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
We came back again this year to visit our favorite little beach and it was just as we left it, beautiful! The day we took our boat there were probably only 6 other boats there and it was around 2pm which I would imagine is after most of the tourist groups are there. We saw turtles and stingrays swimming around and I can't wait to visit again next year.
Written 10 July 2019
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MenzeisiiRS
Vancouver, Canada28 contributions
Nov 2018 • Family
Great snorkeling trip, lot's to see. The little cay is ok, not much to see except lots of hermit crabs, the water is pretty and the snorkeling had such a variety of fish with lots of colour.
Written 23 March 2019
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Jennifer G
Saint Louis, MO149 contributions
Jan 2019 • Solo
Snorkeled here in January 2019 and I was pleasantly surprised by how untouched it was. We were the only boat there and I saw a ton of fish.
Written 11 January 2019
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Jeni U
Denver, CO47 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
This is a protected area and so you are only allowed on the tiny beach. We snorkeled around the cay. There is a lovely reef and we saw turtles and stingrays. My biggest challenge was the current. I was worn out trying to snorkel around the island. Others in our group were not bothered.
Written 11 January 2019
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WyouandI
Silver Springs, FL47 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
This is a must visit when you are on the island. We travel over on our own boats and plan at least one day, if not more, at this private beach. It's a very small sandbar, but it's protected from the rest of the open ocean so you can hang there and snorkel/paddleboard and just hang out on your boat all day. It's so relaxing!
Written 27 August 2018
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aslsottawa
Manotick, Canada6 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
Loved it! Beautiful! Great location! Freeport has all these hidden gems! My husband and I will return soon we loved it
Written 8 August 2018
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Lisa P
24 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
We chartered a boat to take us to Peterson Cay and honestly would not have gone there knowing what we know now. It was not bad but just not great. There is minimal life to see while snorkeling and most of the coral is dead. Kind of doomy there.
Written 30 July 2018
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Tim D
13 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
Good weather. Good clean safe park. Friendly and plenty parking. We rented a car to get out there. 25 min drive through rural area. Beautiful beach and caves
Written 23 July 2018
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