The anchorages on St John:
There are no moorings or places to anchor around Johnson’s reef. Approaching is possible with good weather when the water is calm. Some of the buoys on the N and S sides are lit. In the past, many boats have been stuck here. Snorkelling is not common in the area and interested visitors should be wary of frequent traffic from other vessels.
This mooring spot is not ideal for provisioning.
While sailing past the north coast of St John you will get the chance to see Johnsons Reef from a distance. The beaches on this part of the coastline are all very popular and much better suited to snorkelling, diving and experiencing the rich underwater marine life on offer in St John’s. For a chance to see turtles, head to Maho Bay further E.