Snorkeling Around Hamilton

Snorkeling Sites

If you'd like to see below the water's surface you might enjoy 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 found within Ireland Island North, easily reached by taxi Northwest of central Hamilton.

Elbow Beach is another place 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 to 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, this site is located in Warwick Parish, easily reached by taxi South-Southwest of central Hamilton.

Details concerning 5 of the best locations where you can experience snorkeling in this area are listed in the following chart.

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 want to combine some snorkeling with a boating adventure, you might want to contact 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 worth investigating is Jessie James Cruises. Their daily sailing and snorkeling trip brings passengers to at least two different locations for snorkeling. As an added bonus, they offer transportation to and from King's Wharf and the Dockyard. They're located in downtown Hamilton.

A third 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 some time to look through the following chart for a list 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're looking for a business offering snorkeling excursions, rentals, or other 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.

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 company worth contacting is Dive Bermuda at Fairmont Southampton. To participate in the snorkeling tour, you'll need to be at the dive shop at 9:00 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. They're located within Southampton Parish, easily reached by taxi South West of central Hamilton.

Be sure to look at the following chart for details on 6 companies that offer services of interest to snorkelers.

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 about snorkeling, including useful tips and suggestions for beginners and "pros" read this extensive discussion of snorkeling in the Caribbean.

 

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