North of Georgetown off the east coast of Great Exuma, the snorkeling at Stingray Reef offers views of an old spur-and-groove reef with large brain coral heads in the sand flats. This boat-accessed dive is in 25 foot deep waters known for moderate surf. There are plenty of sea fans and sea plumes. It is located to the northeast of Conch Cay.
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 Stingray Reef off Exuma Cays, the water temperture is known to vary greatly from summer (78F-84F) to winter (68F-76F).
Overall, Stingray Reef is the 11th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 20 snorkeling dives in Exuma Cays.