Goulding Cay Snorkeling

The 4th most popular snorkel dive spot in New Providence Island.

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West of Nassau off New Providence Island, the snorkeling at Goulding Cay is along a shallow elkhorn coral reef. You can expect to see eagle rays, moray eels, snapper, grunts, damselfish turtles, and elkhorn coral among the elkhorn coral habitat. The access to Goulding Cay is by boat only and is best on the north side. The water is about 10 to 30 feet deep.

To reach the snorkeling on New Providence Island, most travelers will fly commercial airlines into Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS). In case you'd like to do some snorkeling on 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).

Tip: Keep in mind while snorkeling off Gouldings Cay, the water temperture is known to vary greatly from summer (78F-84F) to winter (68F-76F).

Overall, Goulding Cay is the 4th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 11 snorkeling dives in New Providence Island.


Local Contact(s):  Bahamas Tourism (242) 322-7500; Bahama Divers, New Providence (242) 393-5644; Stuarts Cove Snorkel Tours (242) 362-4171.

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

Recommended Map:  "Providence Dive Map" from Franko Maps

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  Comfort Suites Paradise Island

Article Source:   Best Goulding Cay Snorkeling Review https://www.snorkelingdives.com/?id=23396

GPS:  25.021747, -77.569882

Date Published:  12/31/2011

Date Updated:  3/8/2017

ID:  23396

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