Best Forchue Island Snorkeling

The 2nd most popular snorkel dive spot in St Barts.

  St Barts


  March 21, 2019

Off the northwestern shore of St Barts, the snorkeling at Forchue Island (Ile Fourchue) is a popular dive destination since it is an underwater nature preserve. The water clarity ranges from 15 to 25 feet of visibility. To access Forchue Island, you will need to charter a boat tour. Plan on at least a half day, but a full day is better.

To reach the snorkeling on St Barts 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, Forchue Island is the 2nd most popular snorkel dive spot of all 4 snorkeling dives in St Barts.

Local Contacts:  Saint Barthélemy Tourism Board (+590) 27 87 27; Plongee Caraibes Diving Center (+590) 5 90 27 55 94

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

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  17.957373, -62.906803

Date Published:  1/6/2012

Date Updated:  3/21/2019

ID:  22914

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