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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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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