Snorkeling Around Great Guana Cay

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Great Guana Cay is known as a place to go to get away and spend your days relaxing and being as lazy as possible.  For those times when you do want to get up and be active, a few hours of snorkeling is a great way to explore local marine life while making memories you won't quickly forget.

The great thing about snorkeling here is that you can do it from most beaches.  Just 50 feet from the shore is a reef just waiting to explored by snorkelers who revel in the peace and serenity that accompanies the sport – especially in areas that offer such great conditions as Great Guana Cay.  Crystal clear waters amount to amazing visibility and calm waters mean you can generally float about without having to worry about too many waves.

Any time you see a cove with shallow water, you'll find great snorkeling conditions; waters alive with minnows, snappers, barracuda, puffer fish, sting ray, and so many other species that it is hard to keep track.  In addition to the lively fish, there is something awe-inspiring about the coral reef structures.  

If you'd like to have a local expert on hand to show you the best snorkeling sites, it isn't hard to arrange one.  Most accommodations have their favorite guide's number on hand and snorkeling gear is included in the cost.  You can expect to spend around $35(USD) per person for this service. 

Snorkeling Sites

If you're looking forward to experiencing what's below the surface you should consider a visit to Guana Cay Beach. Known for its blossoming shallow reefs, these waters are alight with the likes of parrotfish, angelfish, and more swimming gracefully about as they feed and explore. When snorkeling here, you'll have up close access to this sight without having to travel too far from the sandy shore. This snorkeling site is found within Great Guana Cay.

Fowl Cays National Park is another place you might enjoy. The resident population of friendly grouper make it so this snorkeling destination is sure to put a smile on your face.

The following table lists some key facts regarding 2 of the best places to enjoy snorkeling in this area.

Snorkeling Sites Near Great Guana Cay
Site Location Island
Guana Cay Beach 1.7 mi. Northeast of Central Spoil Bank Cay Great Abaco
Fowl Cays National Park 6.5 mi. North of Central Marsh Harbour Fowl Cay

To learn more about snorkeling, including useful tips and suggestions for both "old pros" and beginners, check out our detailed Caribbean snorkeling page.

There's no need for a boat to get your snorkeling adventure on Great Guana Cay started, so what are you waiting for?  


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