Shark Rodeo Snorkeling

The 11th most popular snorkel dive spot in Abacos Islands.

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Northwest of Great Abaco Island and northeast of Walker Cay, the snorkeling at Shark Rodeo (aka Snoopys Reef) offers plenty of sharks to observe. On a typical boat trip out to Snoopys Reef, the waters are chummed with a frozen block of fish parts to attract a couple hundred sharks including nurse sharks, Caribbean reef sharks, blacktipped reef sharks, lemon sharks, tiger sharks and bull sharks. It is a crazy high speed frenzy. The central area inside the circular Snoopys Reef is 40 foot deep sand flats with 50 foot visibility. The Shark Rodeo dive site is located 15 minutes by boat from the Walkers Cay marina.

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 Shark Rodeo off Abaco Islands, the water temperture is known to vary greatly from summer (78F-84F) to winter (68F-76F).

Overall, Shark Rodeo is the 11th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 17 snorkeling dives in Abacos Islands.

Shark Rodeo Snorkeling Map



Local Contact(s):  Bahamas Tourism (242) 322-7500; Dive Abaco, Marsh Harbor (247) 367-2787; Brendals Dive Center (242) 365-4411.

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

Recommended Map:  "Abaco Dive Map" from Franko Maps

Best Season:  Nov-May

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  Abaco Inn, Hopetown; Conch Inn Resort; Lofty Fig Villas

Luxury Loding:  Abaco Beach Resort, Marsh Harbor; Treasure Cay Beach Resort; Green Turtle Club Resort

Breakfast Restaurant:  Anglers Restaurant, Marsh Harbour

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  27.262984, -78.401302

Date Published:  3/4/2012

Date Updated:  7/8/2016

ID:  24188

Shark Rodeo Snorkeling Map


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