Tobacco Bay Snorkeling

The 3rd most popular snorkel dive spot in Bermuda.

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Near St George on Bermuda, the snorkeling at Tobacco Bay offers diverse marine life. The Tobacco Bay has grassy sand flats with some soft corrals providing habitate for eels, parrotfish, sergeant majors, hogfish, lobsters, sea turtles and sea horses in three to ten feet of water. The water clarity can be pretty poor at this dive spot, except near the rocks.

To reach the Tobacco Bay snorkeling, follow the Duke Of Kent Street to Tobacco Bay Beach. It is located north of St Georges Golf Club and about 0.5 miles north-northwest of St George.

The snorkeling on Bermuda is best from May through October when the water is calmest and at its warmest, which is not saying much since its always alittle cold. In other months, the water can be in the mid-60F which means you will need a wet suit, and it can be rough. Some of the best snorkeling dive sites are only accessible by boat. While you can rent a boat, if you are not familiar with the waters around Bermuda, you may want to stay in the sounds, bays and harbors, such as Castle Harbour and Harrington Sound. By the way, there is a quicker way to get around the hook-shaped island of Bermuda -- try checking out the Sea Express ferry service with its hub at the Hamilton Ferry Terminal (schedule at 295-4506).

To reach the snorkeling on Bermuda by air, you'll have to use the non-centrally located international aiport, LF Wade International Airport (BDA), on St Davids Island which is located on the far northeast side of Bermuda. The most popular way to get around the island is by renting a scooter.

After a long day of snorkeling, make sure to check out either Mickey's Beach Bar or Ocean Grill at Pompano Beach Club.

Overall, Tobacco Bay is the 3rd most popular snorkel dive spot of all 10 snorkeling dives in Bermuda.


Local Contact(s):  Bermuda Tourism (441) 296-9200; Blue Water Divers (441) 234 1034; Dive Bermuda (441) 238 2332; Snorkel Bermuda (441) 747-7245; Triangle Diving (441) 293-7319; Blue Hole Sports (441) 293-2915.

Recommended Book:  "Best Dives Snorkeling Adventures" from Joyce Huber

Best Season:  June - Oct

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  Salt Kettle House, Hamilton; Greenbank Cottages, Hamilton

Luxury Loding:  Cambridge Beaches, Sandys (800) 468-7300; Waterloo House, Hamilton (800) 468-4100

Breakfast Restaurant:  Bouchee, Hamilton City; Speciality Inn, Smiths

Reference Source:  click here

Article Source:   Best Tobacco Bay Snorkeling Review

GPS:  32.38846, -64.678976

Date Published:  12/31/2011

Date Updated:  11/18/2016

ID:  23069

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