Snorkeling Around Nassau

Photo credit: © Stuart Cove

Nassau is the tourism mecca of the Bahamas, and from the moment you arrive on the island there will be people there ready to guide you from attraction to attraction.  While there are many distractions to keep you busy from sunrise to sundown, snorkeling is one you absolutely will not want to miss.

There are many different organizations and locals that make their living by offering guided tours of the best snorkeling spots around the island.  In truth, you can rent equipment and snorkel from any of the beaches, however, they won't always offer the most prolific coral breeding grounds or enough colorful fish to keep your interest.  

Most resorts and hotels on the island offer snorkeling equipment to their guests free of charge, but if you happen to be staying somewhere that does not, check out any local watersports facility and dive centers for rental opportunities.  Some of the busier beaches also have snorkeling stands set up along the shore offering rentals as well. 

Snorkeling Boat Trips

Some people believe the most enjoyable snorkeling is experienced away from the shore.

If you'd like to combine some snorkeling with a boating adventure, you might want to contact Sunshine Cruises. Take a gentle day cruise out into the Bahamian waters and look down through the glass flow at the fish below. This unique boat lets you see directly under the crystal clear water without keeping wet, though nothing is stopping you from jumping into the water, so you have that choice to.

Another option to investigate is Party Cat Cruises. You won't find a charter service offering a more fun experience than this one. Whether you're throwing a bachelor party, hosting a wedding, or just want to get in some diving, fishing, or snorkeling, they will work with you to create the perfect day out on the boat. They're found in northeastern Nassau.

A third option is Barefoot Sailing Cruises. Snorkeling and sailing are Barefoot Sailing Cruises' specialty, and their crew assures you will have an unforgettable experience unlike any other in the Bahamas.

Take some time to look through the table just below for a listing of boat trip providers that provide snorkeling.

Day Sails and Boat Trips In Nassau
Name Phone Location
Barefoot Sailing Cruises (242) 393-0820 0.8 mi. East of Downtown Nassau
Party Cat Cruises (954) 727-5339 1.9 mi. East of Downtown Nassau
Seaworld Explorer (242) 356-2548 Downtown Nassau
Stuart's Cove's Snorkel Bahamas (800) 879-9832 Downtown Nassau
Sunshine Cruises (242) 327-5122 Downtown Nassau

Snorkeling Services

Stuart's Cove's Snorkel Bahamas

If you're looking for a place offering snorkeling excursions, rentals, or other services, you should check out Stuart's Cove's Snorkel Bahamas. Considered to be some of the leading experts in Nassau's coral reef systems, this favored tour company invites you to plan your next snorkeling adventure with them. They are found in downtown Nassau.

The following table lists some details with regard to a company that offers snorkeling related services.

Snorkeling Services In Nassau
Name Type Phone Location Island
Stuart's Cove's Snorkel Bahamas Snorkeling Equipment Rental Service (800) 879-9832 Downtown Nassau New Providence

To learn more concerning snorkeling, including helpful suggestions and tips for both "old pros" and beginners, check out this exhaustive guide to snorkeling in the Caribbean.

While most would recommend that you sign up for a snorkeling tour to see the best sites around Nassau, the choice is yours.  Just make sure you get out there, get under water, and have fun while you're doing it. 


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