Rum Cay Snorkeling

The 9th most popular snorkel dive spot in Long Island.

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Southeast of Nassau and the northeast of Long Island, the snorkeling at Rum Cay is known for its diverse coral types. These boat-accessed dives are in shallow waters. The best site is off the west side of Rum Cay and is called Snowfield. It is about 300 feet offshore and has plenty of elkhorn coral, star coral and brain coral. 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 Rum Cay off Long Island, the water temperture is known to vary greatly from summer (78F-84F) to winter (68F-76F).

Overall, Rum Cay is the 9th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 15 snorkeling dives in Long Island.


Local Contact(s):  Bahamas Tourism (242) 322-7500.

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

Recommended Map:  "Bahamas Dive Map" from Franko Maps

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  Gems At Paradise Resort

Luxury Loding:  Stella Maris Resort (242) 338-2051; Cape Santa Maria Resort (250) 598-3366

Reference Source:  click here

Article Source:   Best Rum Cay Snorkeling Review

GPS:  23.679311, -74.946634

Date Published:  1/3/2012

Date Updated:  8/6/2016

ID:  24197

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