Best White Sound Snorkeling

The 16th most popular snorkel dive spot in Abacos Islands.


  August 18, 2016

Southwest of Hopetown in the Abacos, the snorkeling at White Sound offers elkhorn coral and brain coral forests to explore. During White Sound snorkeling, you may encounter wrasse, snapper, parrotfish, stingrays and sea turtles.

The White Sound snorkeling dive site is located 1.8 miles to the southwest of Hopetown along the west side of Elbow Cay.

To reach the snorkeling at White Sound, 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 White Sound off the Abacos Islands, the water temperture is known to vary greatly from summer (78F-84F) to winter (68F-76F).

Overall, White Sound is the 16th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 17 snorkeling dives in Abacos Islands.

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

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

Date Published:  3/4/2012

Date Updated:  8/18/2016

ID:  24739

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