Pelican Cay National Park Snorkeling
The 5th most popular snorkel dive spot in Abacos Islands.
Sunday 10 July 2016 06:43 GMT
North of and just east of Great Bahama, the snorkeling at Pelican Cay National Park off the Abaco Islands is known for its shallow reefs that are habitat to sea turtles, grouper, jacks, spotted eagle rays and anglefish. The Pelican Cay National Park is a 2,000 acre maze of coral reef. The water depth ranges from shallow to 30 feet.
To reach the snorkeling at Abaco Islands, 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). For a flight into the Abacos Islands, the main airfield is located in Marsh Harbor on Great Abaco Island. Note: If you are coming from Miami, there may even be a direct flight to Abacos Island Marsh Harbour Airport (MHH) on the weekends. There are regular flights from Florida (Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Orlando, Tampa and Jacksonville) into Marsh Harbor Airport (MHH) on Silver Airways (a United Airlines partner).
Tip: Keep in mind while snorkeling Pelican Cay National Park off Abaco Islands, the water temperture is known to vary greatly from summer (78F-84F) to winter (68F-76F).
Overall, Pelican Cay National Park is the 5th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 17 snorkeling dives in Abacos Islands.