Southeast of Eleuthera and north of Long Island, the snorkeling at Jumping Rocks Point on Cat Island is known for a underwater ledge covered with sea fans. The waters vary from surface to 15 feet deep and have soft and hard corals. The Jumping Rocks Point snorkeling dive site is just a five minute walk from Fernandez Bay near Fernandez Bay Village Resort.
The Cat Island snorkeling offers exceptionally clear water due to the limestone coastline without sandy beaches. The waters have exceptional biodiversity where you can expect to see many large schools of reef fish.
If you happen to be snorkeling at Cat Island during April or May, you may encounter oceanic white-tipped reeef sharks that frequent the island waters at that time of year.
To reach the snorkeling off Cat 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 local airport for Cat Island is Arthur's Town Airport.
Tip: Keep in mind while snorkeling Jumping Rocks Point off Cat Island, the water temperture is known to vary greatly from summer (78F-84F) to winter (68F-76F).
Overall, Jumping Rocks Point is the 2nd most popular snorkel dive spot of all 8 snorkeling dives in Cat Island.