Off the east coast of Long Island, the snorkeling at Poseidon Point is known for shark sightings and diverse coral formations. While snorkeling Poseidon Point, keep an eye out for stingrays and the big tarpon that are known to swim through the reef composed of elkhorn coral, brain coral, staghorn coral and sea fans. There are various types of sharks in the region including reef sharks, bull sharks, mako sharks and hammerhead sharks. Ther are several typical reef fish including sergeant majors, parrotfish and yellowtail.
The Poseidon Point snorkeling dive site is located about 3.5nm north of the Stella Maris Marina. It is usually a shore accessed snorkeling destination located 75 feet off the rocky shoreline, but it can also be accessed by boat.
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 Poseidon Point off Long Island, the water temperture is known to vary greatly from summer (78F-84F) to winter (68F-76F).
Overall, Poseidon Point is the 4th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 15 snorkeling dives in Long Island.