Snorkeling Around Hamilton

Snorkeling Sites

If you're looking forward to experiencing what's down below you should consider a visit to 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 snorkeling spot you might enjoy. 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 place 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, you'll find this site located within Warwick Parish, easily reached by taxi South-Southwest of central Hamilton.

The table below shows more details concerning 5 of the most popular locations where you can go 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

Some people believe the best snorkeling is located off shore.

If you're ready to go snorkeling during a boat trip, you might want to check with 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.

Another option to investigate is Sail Bermuda. Sail Bermuda will take you and your group out to the perfect spot for snorkeling, drop anchor, and allow you the time to explore the crystalline waters and coral reef. Guests are also welcome to stay aboard drinking, relaxing, and simply enjoying their time on the boat. They're located in southern Hamilton.

Some information regarding boat operators that offer snorkeling opportunities can be found here:

Day Sails and Boat Trips In Hamilton
Name Phone Location
Aquatic Bermuda (441) 236-2200 0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton
Sail Bermuda (441) 737-2993 Downtown Hamilton

Snorkeling Services

Dive Bermuda at Fairmont Southampton

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 in Hamilton.

A second company worth knowing about is Fantasea Snorkeling. Snorkeling, sailing, and sightseeing is what the people at this operation in. You won't want to miss your chance to tour the island from a whole different view point -- under the surface of the sea.

A third place to consider is Dive Bermuda at Fairmont Southampton. The snorkeling adventure lasts about three hours and takes snorkelers to a local shallow, pristine reef site. They also rent masks, snorkels, and fins for your use in East Whale Bay, right by the shop. They're located in Southampton Parish, easily reached by taxi South West of central Hamilton.

Be sure to look at the table just below to find out more concerning 6 companies that offer snorkeling related services.

Snorkeling Services In And Around Hamilton
Name Type Phone Location Island
Cb Wholesale & Dive Watersports Equipment Shop (441) 292-3839 0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton Bermuda
Dive Bermuda at Fairmont Southampton Snorkeling Tour Operator (441) 238-2332 3.9 mi. South West of Central Hamilton Bermuda
Dive Bermuda at Grotto Bay Snorkeling Tour Operator (441) 293-7319 Castle Harbour, 5.8 mi. Northeast of Central Hamilton St. David's Island
Fantasea Snorkeling Snorkeling Tour Operator (441) 236-3483 Ireland Island North, 3.2 mi. Northwest of Central Hamilton Bermuda
Marine Locker Watersports Equipment Shop (441) 295-9950 0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton Bermuda
Snorkel Bermuda Snorkeling Tour Operator (441) 747-7245 0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton Bermuda

To learn more concerning snorkeling, including suggestions and helpful tips for beginners and "pros" check out our exhaustive Caribbean snorkeling page.

 

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