Pink House Reef Snorkeling

The 6th most popular snorkel dive spot in Eleuthera Islands.

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Northeast of Nassau on the north point of Eleuthera Island, the snorkeling at Pink House Reef is considered the most popular dive off Harbour Island. At this boat accessed dive site, the water depth ranges from 5 to 20 feet deep. It is known for good biodiversity amongst the healthy elkhorn coral, brain and star coral formations. While snorkeling Pink House Reef, you may encounter grunts, angelfish, yellowtail, stingrays and parrotfish.

The island of Eleuthera is a 100 mile long Bahamas Out island that is generally undeveloped. A great base for exploring the snorkelling off Eleuthera is Harbour Island off the northshore. The Pink House Reef snorkeling dive site is located about 0.8 miles north of Harbour Island.

To reach the snorkeling at Eleuthera 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). The long Eleuthera Island has three airports, including the North Eleuthera Airport, the mid-island Governors Harbor Airport, and the southern Rock Sound Airport. There are regular flights from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, into Governors Harbor Airport, and flights from Fort Lauderdale and Orlando into North Eleuthera Airport on Silver Airways (a United Airlines partner).

Tip: Keep in mind while snorkeling Pink House Reef off Eleuthera Island, the water temperture is known to vary greatly from summer (78F-84F) to winter (68F-76F).

Overall, Pink House Reef is the 6th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 7 snorkeling dives in Eleuthera Islands.


Local Contact(s):  Bahamas Tourism (242) 322-7500; Valentines Dive Center, Harbour Island (242)-333-2080; Fishbone Tours (242) 332-6524.

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

Recommended Map:  "Eleuthera Island Dive Map" from Franko Maps

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  Surfer's Haven Guesthouse, Gregory Town

Luxury Loding:  Valentines Resort, Harbour Island; The Cove, Gregory Town

Article Source:   Best Pink House Reef Snorkeling Review

GPS:  25.493333, -76.629252

Date Published:  12/27/2011

Date Updated:  7/29/2016

ID:  24205

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