North of Georgetown off the east coast of Great Exuma, the snorkeling at Duck Cay offer unique reef structures on all sides of the island. The Duck Cay area is dived into quadrants. The Duck Cay North area has a unique reef structure that provides habitat to small reef fish and large schools of snapper. The Duck Cay South area has a staggered reef structure with lots of marine life and plants, including plentiful sea fans, in the 20 foot deep waters. The Duck Cay West and Duck Cay East areas are sandy flats with some coral structures.
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 Duck Cay off Exuma Cays, the water temperture is known to vary greatly from summer (78F-84F) to winter (68F-76F).
Overall, Duck Cay is the 6th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 20 snorkeling dives in Exuma Cays.