Forchue Island Snorkeling

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

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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. 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 St Barts Airport (SBH) on the northwest side of the island. To reach St Barts Airport, there are regular flights from either St Maarten (SXM) and San Juan Puerto Rico (SJU).

In addition, there is a ferry called Great Bay Ferry that interconnects St. Martin with St Barts.

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


Local Contact(s):  St Barts Tourism Board (+590) 27 87 27; Plongee Caraibes Diving Center (+590) 5 90 27 55 94

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

Best Season:  Any

Luxury Loding:  Hotel St. Barths Isle de France (800) 810-4691; Auberge de La Petite Anse 011-590-590-276489

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

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  17.957373, -62.906803

Date Published:  1/6/2012

Date Updated:  8/21/2016

ID:  22914


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