Silver Point Reef Snorkeling

The MOST popular snorkel dive spot in Grand Bahama Island.

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South of Freeport off Silver Point Beach, the snorkeling at Silver Point Reef off Grand Bahama Island offers plentiful marine life. Overall, the snorkeling on Grand Bahama Island is very popular due to the clear waters. There are great coral beds for snorkelers to explore at Silver Point Reef.

A good place for an apres snorkeling drink is at Smith Point on Taino Beach.

To reach the snorkeling at Grand Bahama Island, most travelers will fly commercial airlines into Grand Bahama International Airport (FPO) in Freeport on Grand Bahama Island. There are regular flights from Florida (Orlando, West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale) directly into Grand Bahama International Airport (FPO) in Freeport on Silver Airways (a United Airlines partner). Alternately, there is a high-speed ferry from Ft Lauderdale to Grand Bahama Island known as the Balearia Bahamas Express (3 hours) that runs six days a week. It departs from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and heads to Freeport on Grand Bahama Island. The Silver Point Reef snorkeling site is located 2.6 miles east of Freeport.

Tip: Keep in mind while snorkeling Silver Point Reef off Grand Bahama Island, the water temperture is known to vary greatly from summer (78F-84F) to winter (68F-76F). If you happen to be snorkeling at Tiger Beach, keep in mind that it is called that since the area is known for its tiger shark population.

Overall, Silver Point Reef is the 1st most popular snorkel dive spot of all 11 snorkeling dives in Grand Bahama Island.


Local Contact(s):  Bahamas Tourism (242) 322-7500; Grand Bahamas Scuba (242) 373-9791; Reef Tours (242) 373-5880; Fantasia Tours (242) 373-8681 Lucaya Watersports (242) 727-0968; Paradise Watersports (242) 373-4001

Recommended Book:  "Bahamas Complete Snorkeling Guide" from Lawson Wood

Recommended Map:  "Bahamas Dive Map" from Franko Maps

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  Paradise Cove Beach Resort (242) 349-2677

Luxury Loding:  Old Bahama Bay Resort, Grand Bahama

Breakfast Restaurant:  Better To Serve You Cafe, Freeport

Article Source:   Best Silver Point Reef Snorkeling Review

GPS:  26.496249, -78.668382

Date Published:  1/1/2012

Date Updated:  7/31/2016

ID:  23083

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