Southeast of Nassau in the Bahamas, the snorkeling off Stocking Island is well known for its ring of undersea caves and the coral gardens. Stocking Island is a thin, long barrier island off George Town on Great Exuma Island.
To reach the snorkeling at Stocking Island, most travelers will fly commercial airlines into Nassau on New Providence or fly into Freeport on Grand Bahama Island. To reach the out islands from Nassau, you can either use Bahamas Air (which is known for late departures) or use the mail boat ferry service (393-1064). The main airport at Exuma Cays is the Exuma International Airport (GCT). Note, it is sometimes possible to fly commercial air from southern Florida into Great Exuma Cay, such as the United/Silver Airways flights from Ft Lauderdale to Georgetown. The capital city of Georgetown makes a good base.
Tip: Keep in mind while snorkeling off Stocking Island, the water temperture is known to vary greatly from summer (78F-84F) to winter (68F-76F).
Overall, Stocking Island is the 2nd most popular snorkel dive spot of all 20 snorkeling dives in Exuma Cays.