Snorkeling Around Vieux Fort

When it comes to snorkeling in Vieux Fort, you'll find the way to make the most of the experience is to sign up for a guided boat tour that can get you out to deeper waters.

The underwater landscape of St. Lucia is phenomenal thanks to its volcanic origins, but you have to know where to look to find the right spots.  While you certainly can grab a snorkeling kit and hit the beach to do a little underwater exploration, you might find you are disappointed by the lack of sites near the coast.  If you prefer to stick to snorkeling from a beach, due to your desire for independence, perhaps a lack of time, or a desire to steer clear of boating, head up to Soufrière for the best options.

If you do decide a boat trip is for you, you'll have access to deep water coral reef systems and an underwater landscape that has been shaped by tectonic movement and lava flow over time and is simply breathtaking.  In addition to the warm waters and calm conditions, the visibility of up to 135 feet allows you to stay near the surface while still taking in the corals and sponges where flounder, parrotfish, clownfish, blue tang, barracuda, spiny lobster, arrow crabs, octopus, sting rays, and nurse sharks can be seen.

For more information about snorkeling, including suggestions and helpful tips for both "old pros" and beginners, read our exhaustive Caribbean snorkeling page.

You never know exactly what you're going to see when you go exploring in the waters of St. Lucia, but what you can count on is that it will be amazing.  Vieux Fort's beaches may not be ideal for snorkeling, but you can definitely make plans to participate in the sport elsewhere without having to do too much extra work.  


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