Rum Cay Snorkeling
The 9th most popular snorkel dive spot in Long Island.
Saturday 6 August 2016 06:43 GMT
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.