things to see in st john

Things to See in St. John: Tektite

things to see in st johnWhile you can’t go wrong exploring basically anything in the U.S. Virgin Islands, one of the top things to see in St. John is Tektite. Learn why this attraction is must-add to your list.

What is Tektite?

Tektite was an underwater laboratory in the late 1960’s that was named after a research project conducted at Beehive Bay. Scientists studied the habitat for many years before opening up the waters to divers.

How is Tektite today?

Today, Tektite is open to scuba divers and snorkelers alike. It offers some of the best snorkeling around, and it is fairly accessible by land. Half the fun is getting there by taking the road to Great Lameshur Bay, which is partially unpaved, rocky and steep. Do a quick rock scramble across some boulders, and you’ve made it!

Start at the first point, Donkey Bite, and then find a place to swim over to Beehive Cove. From there, you can see underwater caves, scattered coral and large rock formations. Who said all of the best things to see in St. John are above water?

Tekite is a must-see for avid snorkelers and scuba divers. See what other snorkeling and scuba diving locations to add to your list of excursions in the U.S. Virgin Islands.