Snorkeling Around Saint George's

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Just off the coast of Grenada, under the surface of the sea, lies a world of some of the most unique sites one could imagine. Through the lens of your snorkeling mask, as the sun lights the already clear, stunningly blue waters, you'll find inspiration and an indescribable sense of peace as you spend your day snorkeling in Saint George's.  

Indeed, most of the island's most sought after snorkeling destinations exist either in Saint George's waters or very nearby.  The most prominent is the Underwater Sculpture Park, where a series of man-made pieces have been places purposely to promote coral growth and allows sea life to flourish.  Almost every snorkeling tour brings guests here, but there area other sites you can request as well.  You'll almost always get the best views of healthy sea life within the marine life, but the choice is yours.  A typical snorkeling tour is about $35(USD).

Some people don't see a need for a snorkeling tour when they can easily rent gear for about $10(USD) or get it for free from their accommodations and check out the underwater landscape on their own.   like the nearby Grand Anse Beach are especially great for the independent snorkeler.  

Snorkeling Sites

If you'd like to see what's below the surface you might enjoy visiting Grand Mal Bay. Underwater mounts of coral here are comprised of elkhorn and other hard formations within which live snapper and tarpon among other small crustaceans and creatures. This snorkeling site is found a short distance away North-Northwest of central Saint George's.

Grand Anse Beach is another option. Two miles of snorkeling is possible off this beach, teeming with lobster, shrimp, and many other fish that are common to the area.

A third site to consider is Underwater Sculpture Park. If you can only snorkel one site around the island, make sure this is it. It is the world's first underwater are exhibition, where statues and other man made structures have been placed along the reef. Nature has begun to take over, growing over the structures and making great homes for local sea life.

A fourth place to go snorkeling is Moliniere Point. The site should be reserved for the more experienced and adventurous snorkeler because of the strong currents and drop offs. Stay close to the rocks for views of barracudas. If you're interested, you'll find this site situated easily reached by taxi North-Northwest of central Saint George's.

Dragon Bay is a fifth site to consider. Located within this sheltered bay is a luminous coral garden filled with the seahorses that gave the bay their name. They are especially prominent in the summer time, and live within the soft corals that flourish here.

Details concerning 5 of the best locations where you can go snorkeling in this area are listed in the following chart.

Snorkeling Sites Near Saint George's
Site Location
Grand Mal Bay 1.5 mi. North-Northwest of Central Saint George's
Grand Anse Beach Grand Anse, 2.1 mi. South-Southwest of Central Saint George's
Underwater Sculpture Park 2.4 mi. Northwest of Central Saint George's
Moliniere Point 2.5 mi. North-Northwest of Central Saint George's
Dragon Bay Molinere, 2.5 mi. North-Northwest of Central Saint George's

Snorkeling Boat Trips

Island Windjammers

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 should consider Island Windjammers. Fully immerse yourself in life at sea when you book an extended crewed charter. Sail through the Caribbean at a relaxed pace, stopping to visit different islands, do some snorkeling, or just enjoy the sunset while you take in the beauty that surrounds you.

Another option to investigate is First Impressions. For any kind of water adventure, First Impressions has the equipment and expertise you need. This group offers tours around the waters of Grenada, such as whale and dolphin sighting, snorkel and diving tours, and basic party boats, First Impressions overall offers a day of fun in the sun. They're located within the heart of Saint George's.

A third option is Jambalaya. Spin tradition on its heels by booking this 73 foot wooden schooner and its crew to show you around the Grenadines, Tobago Cays, Sandy Island, and more. You help set the itinerary in order to create the perfect getaway from you, while enjoying the opportunity to stay in their comfortable cabins and see more of the region that you would have imagined possible.

Some details about day sails and boat trips that provide snorkeling can be found directly below.

Day Sails and Boat Trips In Saint George's
Name Phone Location
First Impressions (473) 440-3678 0.4 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown St. George
Island Windjammers (877) 772-4549 Downtown St. George
Jambalaya (473) 417-0773 0.4 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown St. George

Snorkeling Services

Grenada Seafaris Adventure

If you're looking for a place that offers snorkel rentals, excursions, or similar services, you might want to check with Grenada Seafaris Adventure. With Grenada Seafairs, it's like three for one. On their tours you get a scenic boat ride, multiple different snorkeling experiences, and you get to hear all about both the Caribbean's and Grenada's history. They are found in the heart of Saint George's.

Another company that offers snorkeling related services is Eco Dive Snorkeling. You don't have to go through scuba training to enjoy the wonders under the sea. This watersports operator offers snorkeling classes, excursions, and rentals to their guests in addition to their dive services. They are owned and operated by local marine biologists, donating $10 per dive certification course to save the ocean environments.

A third company worth contacting is Native Spirit Scuba. A small, professional company that focuses on personalized services, this watersports operator was the first of its kind on its island. Among their offerings is your choice of several full and half day snorkeling trips. They're located within Grand Anse, a short distance away South-Southwest of central Saint George's.

The following table lists some key facts with regard to 6 companies that offer services related to snorkeling.

Snorkeling Services In And Around Saint George's
Name Type Phone Location
Devotion 2 Ocean Snorkeling Tour Operator (473) 444-3483 Grand Anse, 2.2 mi. South-Southwest of Central Saint George's
Dive Grenada Scuba Centre Snorkeling Tour Operator (473) 444-1092 Morne Rouge, 2.6 mi. South West of Central Saint George's
Eco Dive Snorkeling Snorkeling Tour Operator (473) 232-7777 0.5 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown St. George
Grenada Seafaris Adventure Snorkeling Tour Operator (473) 405-7800 0.4 mi. Southeast of Downtown St. George
Island Water World Watersports Equipment Shop (473) 435-2150 ext. 1 0.7 mi. Southeast of Downtown St. George
Native Spirit Scuba Snorkeling Tour Operator (473) 439-7013 Grand Anse, 2.1 mi. South-Southwest of Central Saint George's

To learn more about snorkeling, including tips and suggestions for both "old pros" and beginners, read our exhaustive Caribbean snorkeling article.

However you go about snorkeling, know that you can't go wrong.  With great conditions, clear waters, and amazing sites to see, snorkeling in Saint George's is a must.

 

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