Rainbow Reef Snorkeling

The 5th most popular snorkel dive spot in Bimini Islands.

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Off the west coast of North Bimini Island, the snorkeling at Rainbow Reef is known for its eels, angelfish, grunts and parrotfish. Within this marine sanctuary, some consider this sheltered coral ridge to have the most marine life in the Bahamas. While snorkeling Rainbow Reef, you can expect water depths of 15 feet. This boat accessed snorkeling site is located northwest of Bailey Town and offshore of Bimini Bay Resort. After a hot day of snorkeling at Rainbow Reef, try checking out The Compleat Angler for a cool drink.

To reach the snorkeling at Bimini Islands, most travelers will fly commercial airlines into Nassau on New Providence or fly into Freeport on Grand Bahama Island. There are regular flights from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, into Bimini Island on Silver Airways (a United Airlines partner). 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). While there is a small primative airstrip on the desolate South Bimini Island, most visitors arrive via sea plane to North Bimini Island near Alice Town (Chalk's Seaplane Terminal). Occasionally, there are flights on United/Silver Airways from Ft Lauderdale, Florida, into the Bimini Islands.

Tip: Keep in mind while snorkeling Rainbow Reef off Bimini Islands, the water temperture is known to vary greatly from summer (78F-84F) to winter (68F-76F). Also, you may encounter hammerhead sharks that frequent North Bimini Island from January to March.

Overall, Rainbow Reef is the 5th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 9 snorkeling dives in Bimini Islands.


Local Contact(s):  Bimini Tourist Office (242) 347-3529; Bahamas Tourism (242) 322-7500; Bimini Undersea (242) 347-2941; Scuba Bimini Dive Resort (954) 524-6090. .

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

Recommended Map:  "Bahamas Dive Map" from Franko Maps

Best Season:  Any

Base Camp:  Scuba Bimini Dive Resort (954) 524-6090

Luxury Loding:  Big Game Club Resort (242) 347-3391; Bimini Bay Resort; Bimini Sands Resort, South Bimini (242) 347-3500

Breakfast Restaurant:  Capt Bob's Restaurant, Alice Town

Reference Source:  click here http://www.bahamas.com/islands/bimini

Article Source:   Best Rainbow Reef Snorkeling Review https://www.snorkelingdives.com/?id=24169

GPS:  25.7488990809, -79.2964410785

Date Published:  12/30/2011

Date Updated:  7/14/2016

ID:  24169

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