Hope Town Reef Snorkeling

The 9th most popular snorkel dive spot in Abacos Islands.

North of and just east of Great Bahama, the snorkeling at Hope Town Reef off the Abacos Islands is known for its brain coral and elkhorn coral formations. These corals provide plenty of habitat for large numbers of schooling reef fish. The Hope Town Reef snorkeling dive site is located 30 feet offshore of Hope Town to the northwest.

To reach the snorkeling at Elbow Cay, 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). Note: If you are coming from Miami, there may even be a direct flight to Abacos Island Marsh Harbour Airport (MHH) on the weekends. There are regular flights from Florida (Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Orlando, Tampa and Jacksonville) into Marsh Harbor Airport (MHH) on Silver Airways (a United Airlines partner).

Tip: Keep in mind while snorkeling Hope Town Reef off the Abacos Islands, the water temperture is known to vary greatly from summer (78F-84F) to winter (68F-76F).

Overall, Hope Town Reef is the 9th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 17 snorkeling dives in Abacos Islands.

Hope Town Reef Snorkeling Map

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Local Contact(s):  Bahamas Tourism (242) 322-7500; Dive Abaco, Marsh Harbor (247) 367-2787; Brendals Dive Center (242) 365-4411.

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

Recommended Map:  "Abaco Dive Map" from Franko Maps

Best Season:  Any

Base Camp:  Abaco Inn, Hopetown; Conch Inn Resort; Lofty Fig Villas

Luxury Loding:  Abaco Beach Resort, Marsh Harbor; Treasure Cay Beach Resort; Green Turtle Club Resort

Breakfast Restaurant:  Anglers Restaurant, Marsh Harbour

Reference Source:  click here http://www.abacoescape.com/Snorkel/AESnorkeling.html

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Date Updated:  7/6/2016

ID:  24248

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