North of and just east of Great Bahama, the snorkeling at Fowl Cay Reef off the Abacos Islands is popular for its resident friendly grouper. The dive site is located roughly 6.5 miles to the north of the middle of Marsh Harbour on Fowl Cay.
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 Fowl Cay Reef off the Abacos Islands, the water temperture is known to vary greatly from summer (78F-84F) to winter (68F-76F).
Overall, Fowl Cay Reef is the 8th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 17 snorkeling dives in Abacos Islands.