Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > People > Chit - Chat for Cruisers
Register Forgot Password?

Chit - Chat for Cruisers Open Forum for non-cruise posts. Please refrain from inflammatory rhetoric that could be considered offensive. We reserve the right to edit or delete for any reason.

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old June 26th, 2002, 11:17 AM
Posts: n/a
Default Swim-Snorkeling in Bermuda

We plan to do some snorkeling in Bermuda this September. Don't care to go all the way out to sea . Prefer just beach snorkeling. Actually, you could call it, " swim-snorkeling".
I have no desire to take a "snorkel boat" that charges $50 pp. It would kill the thrill for me.
So, I'm left to my own devices in seeking out "where to snorkel", with so little time, as the ship awaits anxiously reaking to weigh anchor.

With so little time to spend on that beautiful island, I'd prefer to know ahead of time, if thats possible, where are the good places to snorkel.

I've read that there's a "Snorkel Park" close to St. George that sounds good.
I've been trying to read about other peoples favorite swim-snorkel spots on Bermuda, but with very little sucess.

And, with Bermuda's gorgeous "Turquoise" waters, I would think that most visitors
would take advantage of its superb acquatic attributes, and just "dive in".

Clue me in!

Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old June 26th, 2002, 03:14 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2000
Posts: 1,020
Default Re: Swim-Snorkeling in Bermuda

In St. Georges most people go to Tobacco Bay. Snorkeling there is ok , but, gets crowded. There are newer beach facilities at St. Catherines beach and for good snorkeling you can walk 100 yards on the other side of the Fort to Achilles Bay Beach.
There is nice snorkeling along the rocks .
If you are a good swimmer there is a reef off Ft St Catherines beach (to the right and several hundred yards away). There are also sea turtles living in that area.

Any of the beaches along Horseshoe Bay and Warwick have ok snorkeling.

I know you do not want to pay the $50 but, if you change your mind, the best $50 you will ever spend snokelling is with Jessie James out of Hamilton. The office is down an alley on the main Street in Hamilton. Their trip leaves every day from an area just past the ferry terminal in Hamilton. They make 3 stops.
First a small island just outside the harbor. If you snorkel, circle the island(Isaid small).
If a beginner this is where they do the teaching. Next stop, a double wreck. They get in the water and tour you over two side by side wrecks.Facinating stuff.Third stop the northern most coral reef in the world. Nice color and only in a few feet of water despite that you are several miles out.
On the way in you get a nice narrated tour of the Dockyard area and the harbor.
Family run business and booking directly with them gets you more snorkeling for less money than with the ships tour.
Tell Jill OcConner that Bill from NY says hello. Ask her about how happy they made the guy who waited 4 years to go out with them.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old June 26th, 2002, 08:45 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 1
Default Re: Swim-Snorkeling in Bermuda

I thought the snorkeling at Tobacco Bay was absolutely amazing. There were so many great things to see, it was amazing (imho).

But it was not crowded when we were there, and while the beach filled up somewhat I found that if you just swim out to the rocks and stuff that there was almost no one out there. Definitely check out tobacco bay for good snorkelling. Also it is very easy because there are no waves and the water is very calm. FYI they rent the equipment right on the beach for very cheap.

Just my two cents

Reply With Quote


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Did anone ever swim with the dolphins in Bermuda? clem Shore Excursions 0 June 28th, 2005 05:37 PM
Dolphin swim in Bermuda clem Caribbean & Panama Canal 0 July 23rd, 2004 12:08 PM
Dolphin swim in Bermuda clem Shore Excursions 0 July 16th, 2004 06:14 PM
Snorkeling when you don't know how to swim? Elphaba Caribbean & Panama Canal 7 June 18th, 2004 08:26 AM
Snorkeling in Bermuda poppy Caribbean & Panama Canal 1 June 27th, 2002 07:24 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:36 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1