Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument

Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument was specifically established, by presidential proclamation in 2001, to protect and preserve 12,708 acres of submerged marine habitat adjacent to Virgin Islands National Park.

The pristine waters support a diverse and complex system of coral reefs, and other ecosystems such as shoreline mangrove forests, located in a portion of Hurricane Hole, that contribute to their health and survival. A trip into Hurricane Hole provides visitors with a unique mangrove snorkeling experience where coral, juvenile fish and various marine invertebrates may be found.

Temperatures range from the low 70s to upper 80s, December through April, but are slightly higher (mid 80s to mid 90s), May through November.

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