Harbor Buoys Snorkeling

The 3rd most popular snorkel dive spot in Exuma Cays.

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Southeast of Nassau in the Bahamas, the snorkeling at Harbor Buoys off Exuma Cays is very popular for active marine life. There are two Harbor Buoys known as Harbor Buoy Starboard and Harbor Buoy Portside. The Harbor Buoy Starboard is marked by an old ships mast at the northernmost end of the reef where you'll find plenty of brain coral. The Harbor Buoy Portside reef is active with typical reef fish.

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 Harbor Buoys off Exuma Cays, the water temperture is known to vary greatly from summer (78F-84F) to winter (68F-76F).

Overall, Harbor Buoys is the 3rd most popular snorkel dive spot of all 20 snorkeling dives in Exuma Cays.

Harbor Buoys Snorkeling Map



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

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

Date Published:  1/5/2012

Date Updated:  7/5/2016

ID:  24240

Harbor Buoys Snorkeling Map


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