Some of the best snorkeling on Anguilla can be found at the reef just off the coast of Blowing Point; all you have to do is pull on your equipment, wade in, and take a chance. You may just be surprised by what you find.
The waters here are warm and crystal clear, with the bonus fact that the reef is rather shallow. You will need a boat to access it, but even if you decide to stick close to shore, the waters are filled with colorful fish and snorkeling should always be placed on your to do list for a day at the beach. Your hotel may offer snorkeling equipment as part of your stay, but if not there are a few watersports shops that rent out equipment for under $10(USD) a set.
The possibility also exists to participate in a snorkeling excursion. Some tour operators will take you out to the reef and provide local knowledge that you wouldn't get otherwise. These trips can piggy back on scuba diving excursions or be stand alone options that generally cost between $15 and $40(USD). If you go out to the reef, you'll have a chance to see colorful coral and fish, including tarpon, spotted eagle rays, snappers, and even turtles and reef sharks.
If you're looking forward to exploring what's below the surface you might enjoy visiting. Just offshore lies a long reef that is filled with aquatic animals. Sea turtles, tropical fish, stingrays, and even squid can be found swimming about the area. This snorkeling site is located in Blowing Point.
is another place you might enjoy. These secluded and calm waters make it a great spot for beginners and anyone looking for a relaxing snorkel. As you gently drift along, you should have no problem spotting tropical fish, and maybe even a turtle or stingray.
Glance through the following chart to learn more about 5 of the best locations to experience snorkeling in this area.
|0.8 mi. East-Southeast of Central Blowing Point|
|Meads Bay||3.1 mi. West of Central Blowing Point|
|Sandy Island Beach||2.9 mi. Northwest of Central Blowing Point|
|3.7 mi. West of Central Blowing Point|
|Crocus Bay||3.5 mi. Northeast of Central Blowing Point|
Some people believe the best snorkeling is located off shore.
If you're ready to go snorkeling during a boating adventure, you might want to check with Calypso Charters. They offer both semi-private and private charter opportunities including airport transfers, shuttles between the islands, sunset cruises, weddings, snorkeling excursions, fishing, and more.
Take a moment to look through the chart below for a listing of the opportunity to take a boat ride that includes snorkeling.
|Calypso Charters||Boating and Day-Sailing Provider||(246) 584-8504||0.4 mi. South of Central Blowing Point||Anguilla|
If you looking for someone offering snorkel rentals, excursions, or similar services, you can check with Andy's Beach Rentals. While they actually specializes in rental car, Andy and his team is happy to help his guests explore all the best that Anguilla has to offer -- including what lies beneath the surface of the sea. Snorkeling is amazing in this area of the island, so pick up your snorkeling kit here before you drive off. They are situated in southern Blowing Point.
Some key facts about 4 places that offer services related to snorkeling are listed in the following chart.
|Andy's Beach Rentals||Snorkeling Equipment Rental Service||(264) 584-7010||0.4 mi. South of Central Blowing Point|
|Snorkeling Tour Operator||(264) 584-8504||0.4 mi. South of Central Blowing Point|
|Snorkeling Tour Operator||(264) 235-1482||1.5 mi. North of Central Blowing Point|
|Snorkeling Equipment Rental Service||(264) 497-8644||Shoal Bay West, 4.3 mi. West of Central Blowing Point|
To learn more about snorkeling, including helpful suggestions and tips for beginners and "pros" check out this exhaustive discussion of snorkeling in the Caribbean.
From one beach to the next, you'll find that Blowing Point offers its visitors a great destination for a vacation filled with snorkeling.
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