Anse De Colombier Snorkeling

The MOST popular snorkel dive spot in St Barts.

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Off the northwestern point of St Barts, the snorkeling at Anse De Colombier Beach is known for its calm seas and isolated location. The edges of the bay are known for parrotfish, angelfish, morays, and sea stars. If you are looking for green sea turtles, try snorkeling the right side of Anse De Colombier where they may be foraging the sea grass. The water clarity ranges from 15 to 25 feet.

If you are an experienced snorkeler and its calm, try heading out the left side about 200 yards to where there is a wall topped with hard and soft corals. Overall, Anse De Colombier is considered the best snorkeling on St Barts.

Due to its hilly location, if you want to snorkel at Anse De Colombier, you have got to work for it. There are two trails which access the secluded beach. The easiest hiking route starts from the end of Flamands Road and is a scenic 20 minute hike along Colombier Beach Trail. It is worth it for snorkeling at Anse De Colombier. You'll find a lot of people arriving by boat as well.

To reach the snorkeling on St Barths by air, you will need to fly into Saint Barthélemy Airport (SBH) on the northwest side of the island. To reach Saint Barthélemy Airport, there are regular flights from either St Maarten (SXM) and San Juan Puerto Rico (SJU).

In addition to air service, there is regular ferry boat service between Sint Maarten, Saba and Sint Eustatius from both Great Bay Express Ferry, Voyager Ferry and Edge Ferries. When leaving St Martin and then leaving St Barts, there are departure taxes to be paid at both locations.

Overall, Anse De Colombier is the 1st most popular snorkel dive spot of all 4 snorkeling dives in St Barts.


Local Contact(s):  Saint Barthélemy Tourism Board (+590) 27 87 27; Plongee Caraibes Blue Cat Diving Center (+590) 5 90 27 55 94; St. Barth Plongee Birdy Dive Center (+590) 6 90 419 666.

Recommended Book:  "The Ultimate Snorkeling Book" from Wes Burgess

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Auberge de la Petite Anse +590 590 27 64 89; Salines Garden Cottages +590 690-419-429

Luxury Loding:  Le Barthelemy Hotel And Spa; Hotel St. Barths Isle de France (800) 810-4691; Le Village

Breakfast Restaurant:  Kiki-e-Mo Cafe, St Jean

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Article Source:   Best Anse De Colombier Snorkeling Review

GPS:  17.9247, -62.868437

Date Published:  1/2/2012

Date Updated:  3/21/2019

ID:  22909

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