Snorkeling Around Grand Anse

Grand Anse is a popular destination among tourists for a number of reasons, but it is the beach that really draws people in.  In addition to lounging and swimming, this is a great place to get in some snorkeling.

Grand Anse Beach stretches along the coast for two miles, and just a few feet in you can pull on your snorkel and mask and discover a diverse system of marine life.  The waters here are warm, almost always above 75 degrees Fahrenheit, and visibility is impeccable.  In these conditions you'll be able to see schools of vibrant fish, lobster, shrimp, coral beds, sea grass, and more.  

There are several stands right along the beach that rent out snorkeling equipment to guest for around $10(USD) a kit.  It is also the habit of many local accommodations to offer the gear to those staying with them as a part of their stay.

If you're interested in kicking your snorkeling adventure up a notch, inquire about a local snorkeling guide operator.  Almost all of these guides take their guests to the Underwater Sculpture Park, but there is also a ship wreck, and underwater volcano, and numerous reef systems to explore.  This type of trip will generally cost you around $35(USD).

Snorkeling Sites

If you'd like to see what's below the surface you might want to visit Grand Anse Beach. Two miles of snorkeling is possible off this beach, teeming with lobster, shrimp, and many other fish that are common to the area. This snorkeling site is located within Grand Anse.

Morne Rouge Beach is another place you might enjoy. These calm waters are great for families and beginning snorkelers, and often ranks as the top beach to snorkel at on the island.

A third site to consider is Hog Island. When it comes to snorkeling the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, this site is one of the best. A protected lagoon, snorkelers will be able to explore coral beds inhabited by the likes of snappers and grunts.

A fourth location where you can go snorkeling is Glover Island. The waters of the Atlantic Ocean can be rough, so the waters that surround this island should be entered with caution. When you do get the chance to snorkel here, you'll experience conch, turtles, stingrays, and more living within elkhorn and other hard corals. If you want to experience it for yourself, you'll find this site located within Grand Anse.

Grand Mal Bay is a fifth location to consider. Underwater mounts of coral here are comprised of elkhorn and other hard formations within which live snapper and tarpon among other small crustaceans and creatures.

Take a moment to look through the following table for information concerning 5 of the most popular locations where you can go snorkeling in this area.

Snorkeling Sites Near Grand Anse
Site Location
Grand Anse Beach 0.1 mi. Northeast of Central Grand Anse
Morne Rouge Beach Morne Rouge, 1.0 mi. West-Southwest of Central Grand Anse
Hog Island 2.1 mi. Southeast of Central Grand Anse
Glover Island 3.2 mi. South West of Central Grand Anse
Grand Mal Bay 3.3 mi. North of Central Grand Anse

Snorkeling Boat Trips

Shadowfax Banana Boat Tours

Some people believe the most enjoyable snorkeling is accessed away from the shore.

If you're ready to snorkel during a boat trip, you might want to contact Sunsation Sailing Tours. Offering numerous tours on a daily basis, there is something for everyone on their list of offerings. You can learn a lot about the island on any one of their trips whether you choose the market tour, a trip to the botanical gardens, a home and garden tour, or a full island tour.

Another option to consider is Aquanauts Snorkeling. Conveniently located with a dive dock just moments away from beautiful reefs and wreck sites, this dive center is perfect for those who want to get out and explore the water without a wait. They offer personalized concierge service and knowledgeable guides to amplify your experience with them. They're located in the heart of Grand Anse.

A third option is Shadowfax Banana Boat Tours. Choose your tour in increments of two, four, six, and eight hours. Each tour has something unique to offer, so you should be sure to try them all.

Some details regarding day sails and boat trips that provide snorkeling are displayed in the following chart.

Day Sails and Boat Trips In Grand Anse
Name Phone Location
Aquanauts Snorkeling (850) 303-0330 Central Grand Anse
Shadowfax Banana Boat Tours (473) 437-3737 Central Grand Anse
Sunsation Sailing Tours (473) 444-1594 Central Grand Anse

Snorkeling Services

If you looking for a place that offers snorkel rentals, excursions, or similar services, you can check with Dive Grenada Scuba Centre. Depending on your schedule, they offer two dives each morning at 8:15 a.m. and one in the afternoon at 1:00 p.m. They are found in Grand Anse.

Another company catering to snorkelers is Native Spirit Scuba. Their most popular half day snorkeling trip includes sailing from Grand Anse Bay to Carenage Harbour, and along the island's west coast. Snorkeling stops are made at Turtle Head Reef, Flamingo Bay, and the Molinier Sculpture Park. Their full day trips include the same snorkeling sites, but allow for more time sailing.

A third option is Scubatech Dive Center Snorkeling Gear. ScubaTech allows guests to rent snorkel equipment according to their needs. They're located within L' Anse aux Epines, a short distance away South of central Grand Anse.

The following table enables you to learn some details with regard to 6 firms that offer snorkeling services.

Snorkeling Services In And Around Grand Anse
Name Type Phone Location
Devotion 2 Ocean Snorkeling Tour Operator (473) 444-3483 Central Grand Anse
Dive Grenada Scuba Centre Snorkeling Tour Operator (473) 444-1092 Morne Rouge, 0.6 mi. West-Southwest of Central Grand Anse
Eco Dive & Trek Snorkeling Tour Operator (473) 232-7777 1.6 mi. North-Northeast of Central Grand Anse
Island Water World Watersports Equipment Shop (473) 435-2150 ext. 1 1.7 mi. Northeast of Central Grand Anse
Native Spirit Scuba Snorkeling Tour Operator (473) 439-7013 Central Grand Anse
Scubatech Dive Center Snorkeling Gear Snorkeling Equipment Rental Service (473) 439-4346 L' Anse aux Epines, 1.5 mi. South of Central Grand Anse

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

If the idea of exploring what lies beneath the surface of the sea has always intrigued you, Grand Anse is a great first-time snorkeling spot.  Those who have already developed a love for the sport find these waters to be a joy.  Whatever your skill level, snorkeling in Grand Anse is a must. 


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