Southeast of Nassau off the northend Long Island, the snorkeling at Barracuda Heads off Long Island is known for large coral head formations with plenty of circling barracuda. This boat-accessed dive site has waters from 5 to 40 feet deep. Barracuda Heads is located west of Hog Cay. The snorkeling is good all year-round.
To reach the snorkeling at Long Island, 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). When flying into Long Island, the main airfield is Deadmans Cay Airport.
Tip: Keep in mind while snorkeling Barracuda Heads off Long Island, the water temperture is known to vary greatly from summer (78F-84F) to winter (68F-76F).
Overall, Barracuda Heads is the 7th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 15 snorkeling dives in Long Island.