Snorkeling on Grand Bahama

Grand Bahama Island is ideal for snorkeling. With its unique coral and reef formations around the island and clear, turquoise blue waters with visibility often up to 200 ft, visitors will love exploring underwater life here. Snorkeling typically takes place in fairly shallow waters though.

There are plenty of guided reef snorkeling tours departing daily from Grand Bahama Island. Transportation and snorkeling gear is typically included in the price of the tour, but you’re always welcomed to bring your own gear. Grab your snorkeling mask and funky flippers and you’re in for the marine adventure of a lifetime. You’ll be amazed at the remarkable corals and rainbow of tropical fish that live in our clear waters. If you’re lucky, you may even spot a friendly bottlenose dolphin. Many tours include lunch and drinks.

While there are numerous snorkeling spots on the island, a few are consistently considered favourites among visitors. Paradise Cove, in Deadman’s Reef, is 15 miles from downtown Freeport, and one of the few places on the island where you can actually reef snorkel right off the beach. If you plan to snorkel off the beach, having your own equipment is a big plus.

Peterson Cay is a tiny island located just one mile off the southern shore of Grand Bahama. It’s one of the smallest national parks in The Bahamas, and can only be reached by boat. Most visitors take a tour to the island or paddle out in rented kayaks. Because of the shallow depths of the sand bars and reefs just west of the island, Peterson Cay National Park is a perfect spot for a snorkeling expedition.

For the ultimate snorkeling adventure, make memories to last a lifetime at the Dolphin Experience, where you can snorkel with dolphins. This adventure will take you to a shallow reef in about 5 meters of water where you will swim and dive underwater with the dolphins in the open ocean.

There are plenty of snorkeling opportunities on Grand Bahama Island. Half the fun is finding them. So pack your towel, swimsuit and a waterproof camera and be prepared for a most memorable snorkeling experience.

Some resorts and hotels provide snorkeling gear to guests, free of charge. Check with your chosen hotel for more information.