Although the beaches of Palmas del Mar are gorgeous, snorkeling from the shore is less than ideal. If you're planning to get in some underwater exploration while you visit this area of Humacao, your best option will be to book an off-shore tour.
There area several tour guide operators in the area that specialize in snorkeling excursions. The most popular trips include a boat ride, and hour or more of snorkeling, a meal or a snack, some time spent on the beach, and finally the boat ride home. Typically, you will travel to Vieques, Culebra, Monkey Island, or Fajardo, all of which are less than 90 minutes away.
At any of these locations, you can expect to spend some time underwater exploring healthy coral reef teeming with brightly colored reef fish, sea urchins, sea turtles, octopus, rays, and more. Sometimes dolphins even make an appearance.
For some people, the best snorkeling is located off shore.
If you want to go snorkeling during a boating adventure, you might want to check with Maragata Yacht Charter. Captain Matt and the rest of the crew at Maragata Yacht Charter are happy to guide you on sailing, snorkeling, and fishing adventures to various location around Puerto Rico.
You can look through the following table to read more about the opportunity to take a boat ride that includes snorkeling.
|Maragata Yacht Charter||Boating and Day-Sailing Provider||(787) 850-7548||1.0 mi. South-Southeast of Central Palmas Del Mar||Puerto Rico|
To learn more about snorkeling, including tips and suggestions for beginners and "pros" read this detailed Caribbean snorkeling article.
It is hard to describe the sense of peace and tranquility that comes over you as you spend time under the surface, but it is definitely worth the trip outside of Palmas Del Mar to make it happen.
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