Snorkeling Around Hamilton

Snorkeling Sites

If you want to experience what's down below you might enjoy visiting Snorkel Park Beach. Featuring a pretty and shallow reef that is home to numerous tropical fish and coral this is a very popular site, and can get crowded. Also remember not to touch the coral, as it kills it. This snorkeling site is located on Ireland Island North, easily reached by taxi Northwest of central Hamilton.

Elbow Beach is another option. Despite being a popular beach, this site is home to a reef that shows off the natural Bermuda. Snorkelers will be able to explore the diverse ecosystem, spotting numerous tropical fish, such as puffer fish, angel fish, and grouper.

A third location to consider is Gibbons Bay. So popular among snorkelers that you can rent equipment right at the edge of the beach, this location is great because it has a shallow reef that is easily accessible. The waters here are extremely tranquil, and the small schools of fish are abundant.

A fourth location where you can go snorkeling is Warwick Long Bay. A secluded little hideaway, the waters can be good for snorkeling; however, you'll need to be aware of weather conditions. Sometimes the tides can be rough and that makes it dangerous to snorkel here -- especially when there are no life guards on duty. If you want to check it out, this site is located in Warwick Parish, easily reached by taxi South-Southwest of central Hamilton.

The following chart provides a few details regarding 5 of the most popular locations to enjoy snorkeling in this area.

Snorkeling Sites Near Hamilton
Site Location
Elbow Beach 1.9 mi. South-Southeast of Central Hamilton
Pollockshields 2.3 mi. South of Central Hamilton
Gibbons Bay 3.2 mi. Northeast of Central Hamilton
Warwick Long Bay 3.2 mi. South-Southwest of Central Hamilton
Snorkel Park Beach Ireland Island North, 3.4 mi. Northwest of Central Hamilton

Snorkeling Boat Trips

For some people, the best snorkeling is accessed away from the shore.

If you're hoping to combine some snorkeling with a boating adventure, you can check with H2O Sports. Consider them your watersports concierge, helping you to create your ideal day on the water. Interesting in zipping around above water on a motor boat or jet ski?

Another option to investigate is Jessie James Cruises. How can you see below the surface of Bermuda's waters without getting wet? Try a tour aboard a glass bottom boat with Jessie James Cruises. They're situated in downtown Hamilton.

Still another option is Aquatic Bermuda. Whether or not you have experience sailing, you have the chance to get out on the water as the captain of your own vessel. Aquatic Bermuda offers small craft rentals and includes 20 to 30 minutes of training before you head out and get a chance to see the island as you sail around it on your own.

Take a moment to look through the chart below to read more about boat trips and day sails that provide snorkeling.

Day Sails and Boat Trips In Hamilton
Name Phone Location
Aquatic Bermuda (441) 236-2200 0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton
H2O Sports (441) 234-3082 0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton
Jessie James Cruises (441) 335-1072 Downtown Hamilton

Snorkeling Services

If you're looking for someone offering snorkel rentals, excursions, or similar services, you should check out Snorkel Bermuda. Bermuda's only two hour shipwreck snorkel trip, this operation is a great choice when you have a limited amount of time to spend snorkeling but still want to make sure you get to see the best sites available. Sure, you can stick to the shore, but why would you when you can explore a mysterious ship wreck? They are located within Hamilton.

Another company that offers snorkeling related services is Fantasea Snorkeling. There are three major tours offered by this operation that involve snorkeling. The first is the Sundeck Sightseeing and Snorkel Experience, which is a sightseeing cruise around Devils Isles on board a power catamaran that will stop in a private cove on one of the islands where you can do some snorkeling. The trip operates only April through October, and lasts for three and a half hours.

A third place to consider is Dive Bermuda. From the beautiful coral reef to the mysterious ship wrecks, this operator wants its guests to see it all. If you can't dive, that isn't a problem, because they also offer daily snorkeling excursions that focus solely on this sport. They're located in Southampton Parish, easily reached by taxi South West of central Hamilton.

Take a moment to read the table below for more information about 4 companies that offer services of interest to snorkelers.

Snorkeling Services In And Around Hamilton
Name Phone Location Island
Dive Bermuda (441) 238-2332 3.9 mi. South West of Central Hamilton Bermuda
Fantasea Snorkeling (441) 236-3483 Ireland Island North, 3.2 mi. Northwest of Central Hamilton Bermuda
Snorkel Bermuda (441) 747-7245 0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton Bermuda
Triangle Diving Bermuda (441) 293-7319 Castle Harbour, 5.8 mi. Northeast of Central Hamilton St. David's Island

To learn more concerning snorkeling, including suggestions and helpful tips for beginners and "pros" read our extensive guide to snorkeling in the Caribbean.


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