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 experience what's down below you should consider a visit to 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 located 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 location 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 where you can 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 want to experience it for yourself, this site is located easily reached by taxi North-Northwest of central Saint George's.

Dragon Bay is a fifth location 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.

The following table enables you to get a few details regarding 5 of the best places where you can go snorkeling in this area.

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 located off shore.

If you're ready to combine some snorkeling with a boating adventure, you can check with 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 consider 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 in the heart of Saint George's.

Still another 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.

A few details about day sails and boat trips that provide snorkeling are provided 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 0.4 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown St. George
Jambalaya (473) 417-0773 0.4 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown St. George

Snorkeling Services

Grenada Seafaris Adventure

If you looking for someone that offers snorkel rentals, excursions, or similar services, you might want to check with Dive Grenada Scuba Centre. Depending on your schedule, they offer two dives each morning at 8:15 a.m. and one in the afternoon at 1:00 p.m. They are located in Morne Rouge, easily reached by taxi South West of central Saint George's.

Another place catering to snorkelers is Island Water World. Island Water World can handle all of your boating needs, from refurbishing the interior to added a stereo system.

A third option is Grenada Seafaris Adventure. Want a snorkeling tour that is beautiful when you're both above and below the sea? At Grenada Seafaris you will enjoy your time whether you're sitting on their sleek boat or swimming in the water. They're found within the heart of Saint George's.

Take a minute to read this table to read more concerning 6 firms that offer snorkeling related services.

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, 2.7 mi. South West of Central Saint George's
Eco Dive & Trek 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 concerning snorkeling, including helpful suggestions and tips for both "old pros" and beginners, read our extensive Caribbean snorkeling page.

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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