Rainbow Reef Snorkeling
The 9th most popular snorkel dive spot in Grand Bahama Island.
Saturday 9 July 2016 06:53 GMT
South of Freeport on Grand Bahama Island, the snorkeling at Rainbow Reef is popular for its star coral and elkhorn coral formations. This boat or shore accessed snorkeling dive site is in 15 foot deep waters. During Rainbow Reef snorkeling, you may encounter sergeant majors, grunts, goatfish and jawfish.
A good place for an apres snorkeling drink is at Smith Point on Taino Beach.
To reach the snorkeling at Grand Bahama Island, most travelers will fly commercial airlines into Grand Bahama International Airport (FPO) in Freeport on Grand Bahama Island. There are regular flights from Florida (Orlando, West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale) directly into Grand Bahama International Airport (FPO) in Freeport on Silver Airways (a United Airlines partner). Alternately, there is a high-speed ferry from Ft Lauderdale to Grand Bahama Island known as the Balearia Bahamas Express (3 hours) that runs six days a week. It departs from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and heads to Freeport on Grand Bahama Island.
Tip: Keep in mind while snorkeling Rainbow Reef off Grand Bahama Island, the water temperture is known to vary greatly from summer (78F-84F) to winter (68F-76F).
Overall, Rainbow Reef is the 9th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 11 snorkeling dives in Grand Bahama Island.