Runaway Bay Snorkeling

The 2nd most popular snorkel dive spot in Jamaica.

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West of Ocho Rios near St Ann, the snorkeling at Runaway Bay offers a variety of marine life to observe. There are coral reefs just offshore that makes snorkelling at Runaway Bay enjoyable. During Runaway Bay snorkeling, you may encounter angelfish, butterflyfish, wrasses, parrotfish, chromis and turtles among the sea fans, elkhorn coral and brain coral formations.

To reach the snorkeling on Jamaica by air, you can use either Norman Manley International Airport (KIN) near Kingston or Sangster International Airport (MBJ) near Montego Bay. The Runaway Bay snorkeling dive site is located about a half mile to the east-northeast of the main Runaway Bay beach.

Overall, Runaway Bay is the 2nd most popular snorkel dive spot of all 20 snorkeling dives in Jamaica. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Runaway Bay including Ochos Rios Marine Park, Pear Tree River and Rio Bueno Bay.


Local Contact(s):  Jamiaca Tourism Board (876) 929-9200; Jamaica Scuba Divers (876) 381-1113

Recommended Book:  "The Ultimate Snorkeling Book" from Wes Burgess

Recommended Map:  "Jamaica Dive Map" from Franko

Best Season:  Any

Base Camp:  Birds Nest Guest Rooms, Montego Bay

Luxury Loding:  Jewel Runaway Bay Resort

Breakfast Restaurant:  Moms Restaurant, Ochos Rios

Article Source:   Best Runaway Bay Snorkeling Review

GPS:  18.466655, -77.320468

Date Published:  12/26/2011

Date Updated:  7/12/2016

ID:  23811

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