Snorkeling Around Hamilton

Snorkeling Sites

If you're looking forward to exploring 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 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 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 place 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 experience it for yourself, you'll find this site found within Warwick Parish, easily reached by taxi South-Southwest of central Hamilton.

Details concerning 5 of the most popular places where you can experience snorkeling in this area are listed here:

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 located off 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 located within downtown Hamilton.

A third good 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 look at the following chart for a listing of boat operators that offer 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

Dive Bermuda at Fairmont Southampton

If you looking for a place offering snorkeling excursions, rentals, or other services, you can check with 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.

Another place 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 option is Dive Bermuda at Fairmont Southampton. 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 found within Southampton Parish, easily reached by taxi South West of central Hamilton.

The following chart enables you to learn information concerning 6 firms that provide services related to snorkeling.

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

For more information concerning snorkeling, including suggestions and helpful tips for beginners and "pros" check out our comprehensive discussion of snorkeling in the Caribbean.


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