Snorkeling Around Nevis

Snorkeling Sites

If you'd like to explore what's below the surface you should consider a visit to Booby Shoals. Though it is a popular dive site, the snorkeling here is primo as well. The reefs shape into a semi-circle and are home to such sea life as hawksbill turtles, stingrays, horse-eyed jacks, and even nurse sharks. This snorkeling site is found in northern Nevis.

Pinney's Beach is another option. A shallow reef protects this beach, offering some great snorkeling in a calm area. Just a few feet bellow the surface is a world of black coral, wire coral, stingrays, barracuda, parrot fish, grunts, tangs, damselfish, lobsters, arrow crabs, and more.

The following table lists more details concerning 5 of the most popular places to go snorkeling in this area.

Snorkeling Sites Near Nevis
Site Location Island
Booby Shoals 8.7 mi. Southeast of Central Basseterre
Pinney's Beach 1.8 mi. Northwest of Central Charlestown Nevis
Newcastle Beach 0.5 mi. North-Northeast of Central Newcastle Nevis
Nisbet Beach 0.8 mi. East-Northeast of Central Newcastle Nevis
Oualie Beach 1.9 mi. West of Central Newcastle Nevis

Snorkeling Boat Trips

For some people, the most enjoyable snorkeling is located off shore.

If you'd like to snorkel during a boat trip, you should consider Nevis Yacht Private Charters. Half day, full day, and sunset cruise charters are available, leading you along the beautiful coast of St. Kitts and Nevis. These include refreshments, drinks, snacks, water toys, and snorkeling gear.

Be sure to look at the following chart for a list of the opportunity to take a boat ride that includes snorkeling.

Day Sails and Boat Trips On Nevis
Name Type Phone Location Island
Nevis Yacht Private Charters Boating and Day-Sailing Provider (869) 664-9171 1.5 mi. West of Central Newcastle Nevis

Snorkeling Services

If you're looking for a place that offers snorkeling gear, excursions or similar services, you might want to check with Scuba Safaris. The only full scuba center on the island of Nevis, this operator also offers two very interesting snorkeling tours regularly for guests to take advantage of. They are located in Saint James Windward Parish, Nevis.

Take a look at the chart below to read more concerning a firm that offers snorkeling related services.

Snorkeling Services On Nevis
Name Type Phone Location Island
Scuba Safaris Snorkeling Tour Operator (869) 469-9518 1.6 mi. West of Central Newcastle Nevis

For more information concerning snorkeling, including tips and suggestions for beginners and "pros" read this extensive guide to snorkeling in the Caribbean.


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