Fowl Cay Reef Snorkeling

The 4th most popular snorkel dive spot in Exuma Cays.

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East of George Town off the east coast of Great Exuma Island, the snorkeling at Fowl Cay Reef is known for very healthy coral and usually calm waters. This popular snorkeling destination has a small, protected reef system with plenty of small marine life to observe among the sea fans and fire coral.

The Fowl Cay Reef is located between Guana Cay and Fowl Cay. This is a boat-accessed snorkeling dive site and the water depth ranges from 5 feet to 20 feet deep.

To reach the snorkeling at Exuma Cays, 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 main airport at Exuma Cays is the Exuma International Airport (GCT). Note, it is sometimes possible to fly commercial air from southern Florida into Great Exuma Cay, such as the United/Silver Airways flights from Ft Lauderdale to Georgetown. The capital city of Georgetown makes a good base.

Tip: Keep in mind while snorkeling Fowl Cay Reef off Exuma Cays, the water temperture is known to vary greatly from summer (78F-84F) to winter (68F-76F).

Overall, Fowl Cay Reef is the 4th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 20 snorkeling dives in Exuma Cays.


Local Contact(s):  Bahamas Tourism (242) 322-7500; Dive Exuma (242) 336-2893.

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

Recommended Map:  "Exuma Dive Map" from Franko Maps

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  Coconut Cove Hotel; Peace And Plenty Beach Inn

Luxury Loding:  Grand Isle Resort (241) 393-2841; Staniel Cay Yacht Club (242) 355-2024; Turquoise Cay

Article Source:   Best Fowl Cay Reef Snorkeling Review

GPS:  23.49819, -75.706176

Date Published:  1/4/2012

Date Updated:  6/28/2016

ID:  24208

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