Snorkeling Around Gosier

The snorkeling conditions in Gosier have always been good, but the recent addition of a designated snorkeling park not far off the coast has really taken things up a notch and made this sport a top attraction.

The park is actually located at Ilet du Gosier, but this destination is already a popular anchorage for Gosier's sailors, so it doesn't take much extra planning to get in some snorkeling at the park.  Access is free, and under the water snorkelers will be privy to amazing sea life marked by buoys so you'll know exactly where to go to be amazed.  It takes about 35 minutes to get here by boat.

If you prefer to stick to the main shore of Gosier, just head to the beach with your snorkel, or rent one from a local for around $15(USD).  The waters here are often very calm and have great visibility, plus the temperature rarely goes below 77 degrees Fahrenheit so the conditions are pleasurable to add to the mesmerizing experience of being under the sea and being able to view local marine life up close and personal.

If you're interested in seeing some of Guadeloupe's more popular snorkeling sites, you can sign up for a tour with a knowledgeable guide to make it happen.  Most often you'll be taken to Pigeon Island, but there are other destinations you can request as well.  

Snorkeling Sites

Summary information concerning one of the best places to experience snorkeling in this area are listed in the following table.

Snorkeling Sites Near Gosier
Site Location Island
Ilet du Gosier 0.4 mi. South of Central Gosier Grande-Terre

Snorkeling Services

If you looking for a place that offers snorkeling gear, excursions or similar services, you should check out Ecotour Snorkeling Guadeloupe. Trips to the country's national park where snorkelers can see some of the best underwater scenery that exists is what this snorkeling tour operator has to offer its guests. They are situated in the heart of Gosier.

The chart just below provides you with some details about two companies that provide services related to snorkeling.

Snorkeling Services In Gosier
Name Phone Location
Ecotour Snorkeling Guadeloupe (059) 090-9238 Central Gosier
Renoux Carine (059) 089-2651 Central Gosier

For more information about snorkeling, including useful tips and suggestions for beginners and "pros" check out our detailed Caribbean snorkeling article.

Even if you've vacationed in this town before, you may want to give it another visit.  With new and exciting snorkeling sites to see, Gosier has become an even more popular town for the sport. 


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