Our first stop on the trip is Norman Island, where we will anchor for the night at The Bight.
Norman Island is famed for its tales of buried treasure, but the caves off Treasure Point offer a different type of booty for snorkelers. Norman Island has been made famous from the 1883 classic story “Treasure Island” which was written by Robert Louis Stevenson.
A short ride from the Bight, we plan to pick up a National Parks mooring in the morning and snorkel our way over to The Caves.
This is a spectacular snorkeling adventure, with thousands of orange cup coral and red sponge covering the cave walls. The island is equipped with three caves – two large ones and a small one.
Schools of friendly yellow tails, blue tangs and sergeant majors will follow you into the caves
On the entrance into the larger cave in the cent photo above, the walls are covered with cup corals and sea urchins abound just below…
A few years ago, we entered the second of the caves you see above to discover we could swim right through it and come out just about where you see that sandy beach by the yacht at the top of the photo. Bring a flashlight to truly experience the Caves, which shimmer with a pastel coating of orange cup coral and red covering sponge.
A fun way to spend a couple of hours.