US Virgin Islands

Henley Cay kayak snorkeling tours and charters

Book a Tour

Because Henley Cay is located offshore, we recommend booking your St John snorkeling trip to Henley Cay with a professional guided service. There are two types …powerboat charter or guided ecotours / kayak tours. It just depends on your plan for the day and how you want to experience one of St John’s TOP SNORKELING SPOTS! GUIDED KAYAK / ECOTOUR ADVENTURES Virgin Islands Ecotours Honeymoon Beach, located near Caneel Bay Resort, has the best location for kayaking to Henley Cay.…

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Henley Cay snorkeler

Kayak, hike and snorkel, Henley Cay

There’s no better way to see and discover the Virgin Islands National Park on St John, than a kayak, hike and snorkel adventure! Located inside the Virgin Islands National Park ( VINP ), along St John’s world-famous North Shore, sits a tiny cay ( pronounced ” Key” ) called Henley Cay. Just 500m across the Durloe Channel – and within sight of Caneel Bay Resort; this 11 acre island is among the best places to snorkel on St John. How…

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History of Henley Cay, St John, USVI

History of Henley Cay, St John

Often overlooked for more popular snorkeling destinations, this unassuming 11 acre cay holds some interesting history as well as first-class shallow water snorkeling. During St John’s 1733 Slave Revolt, Henley Cay was a safe haven for woman and children of the north shore plantations. They escaped to Henley before being transferred to the safety of St Thomas. In the late 40’s the son of the island’s owner, Marine Commandant Roger Humphrey, crashed his plane into Henley during an acrobatic maneuver…

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Henley Cay, St John snorkeling guide

Snorkeling Information

Located across the Durloe Channel from Caneel Bay Resort, lie the three small cays that make up the Durloe Cays. Henley Cay is the only one that has a protected cove and beach. This tiny cay, rich in history and marine life, should be on every snorkeler’s St John bucket list. Fed by the currents that run along the channel, the corals off the cay are thick and healthy. St John is known for its world-class shallow water snorkeling off…

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About This Site

This site is owned and maintained by St John On-Island Times. The information posted here is our own experience, images and opinions. We hope you find it informative. Henley Cay is truly a special snorkeling spot.

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