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Best Snorkeling Spots for a Bahamas Yacht Charter

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Clear, blue water that is usually calm and miles of stunning coral reefs make Bahamian islands ideal for snorkeling. Coral reefs, also known as “Rainforests of the Sea”, are home to millions of fish, starfish, sea urchins and turtles. The shallow reefs that surround the islands are only a few feet from the surface of the ocean making it very easy to take a look into underwater life. There are also numerous blue holes and cays to explore.

Below you will find a list of the Best Snorkeling Spots for a Bahamas Yacht Charter :

1. Dean’s Blue Hole (Long Island)

When the ceiling of an ancient cave collapses into the ocean, a blue hole is created. This one is considered to be one of the deepest in the world! 

Dean’s Blue Hole - Photo: Public Domain

 

2. Green Turtle Cay (Abacos)

Located in the northern part of the Bahamian islands, the Abacos are one of the most remote areas of the Out Islands. Green Turtle Cay is the perfect spot to explore magnificent shallow reefs and outstanding fish life, sea fans and coral formations just off the beach. Unlike more central islands of the Bahamas, this area is free of crowds and marine environments are more preserved.

Green Turtle - Photo Public Domain

 

3. Stocking Island (Exumas)

This barrier island located Southeast of Nassau houses stunning blue holes (ocean pools of fresh water floating on heavier saltwater) and is surrounded by underwater caves and coral gardens of striking colors. Don’t Miss Mystery Cave, a 400 ft. deep blue hole!

4. Devil’s Backbone (Eleuthera)

Located about 1.4 miles northeast of Spanish Wells Island, Devil’s Backbone is known for its beautiful shallow reef, the variety of fish and other marine life. Renowned for its numerous shipwrecks, this boat accessed site houses snappers, parrotfish, grunts, moray eels, angelfish, and stingrays.

Devil's Backbone Reef - Photo By James St. John CC BY

 

5. Bimini Road (Bimini)

This is probably one of the most famous dive sites around this area, whose most famous visitor was Ernst Hemingway. Explore the huge limestone blocks off the coast of North Bimini, which are believed to have been once an undersea road to the lost city of Atlantis. It is very accessible and only around 20 feet deep. Where this stones natural or man-made? Explore them and decide for yourself!

6. The Wreck of San Jacinto (Abacos)

this ancient shipwreck is located near Whale Cay and consists of acres of steel rubble covered in coral. It is home to thousands of reef fish, turtles, morays and other marine life.

7. Thunderball Grotto (Exuma Cays)

This fantastic underwater cave was used in the filming of two James Bond movies!

Thunderball Grotto - Photo By Elena Kalls

 

So you liked our list of the Snorkeling Spots for a Bahamas Yacht Charter? What are you waiting for? Book a Yacht charter here, so you may adventure yourself in this undersea life.