Snorkeling Around Nevis

Snorkeling Sites

If you're looking forward to experiencing what's below the surface you might enjoy visiting 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 place you might enjoy. 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.

View the table below for summary info 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 accessed away from the shore.

If you'd like to go snorkeling during a boat trip, you might want to check with 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.

Glance through the chart below to read more about 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 looking for a business offering snorkeling gear, excursions or similar services, you might want to contact Scuba Safaris. Most people sign up for the basic Snorkel Safari, which is a two and a half hour trip that begins at Oualie Beach and takes guests to the south east peninsula of St. Kitts. Refreshments are included. They are located within Saint James Windward Parish, Nevis.

You can look through the chart below to learn more regarding 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

To learn more about snorkeling, including tips and suggestions for beginners and "pros" read our extensive discussion of snorkeling in the Caribbean.


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