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.