Snorkeling Around Hamilton

Snorkeling Sites

If you're looking forward to exploring what's below the 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 located on 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 site 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 chart right below has more information on the 5 of the most popular locations where you can 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

Some people believe the most enjoyable snorkeling is located off shore.

If you're ready to go snorkeling during 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 to consider 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 found 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.

Information concerning day sails and boat trips that offer snorkeling are displayed in the following chart.

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 that offers snorkeling gear, excursions or similar services, you might want to contact 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 place catering to snorkelers is Dive Bermuda. 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. The adventure lasts for three hours and takes snorkelers to the shipwreck of the Vixen, as well as a local reef site.

A third option is Marine Locker. For over 30 years Marine Locker has been a leader in watersports equipment retail. They have all the gear you need for water boarding surfing, snorkeling, and sailing. They're located in Hamilton.

The table just below lists a few details with regard to 6 companies that provide 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 Snorkeling Tour Operator (441) 238-2332 3.9 mi. South West of Central Hamilton Bermuda
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
Triangle Diving Bermuda Snorkeling Tour Operator (441) 293-7319 Castle Harbour, 5.8 mi. Northeast of Central Hamilton St. David's Island

For more information concerning snorkeling, including useful tips and suggestions for beginners and "pros" check out this detailed discussion of snorkeling in the Caribbean.

 

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