Northeast of Nassau and south of Harbour Island, the snorkeling at Gauldings Cay off Eleuthera is a popular dive site. There are amazing sea anemones and soft corals with plenty of bonefish roaming about. This dive site is located roughly 5.7 miles south-southwest of Dunmore.
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.
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 Gauldings Cay off Eleuthera Island, the water temperture is known to vary greatly from summer (78F-84F) to winter (68F-76F).
Overall, Gauldings Cay is the 7th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 7 snorkeling dives in Eleuthera Islands.