On the southwest side of St Kitts south of Basseterre, the snorkeling at Frigate Bay Reef is one of the most popular dive sites on St Kitts. Frigate Bay Reef is the house reef of Timothy Beach Resort. It is known for moray eels and sea turtles. The main bay has snorkeling out to 0.75 miles offshore in 30 foot deep water. But the best snorkeling is on the south end of the bay right from shore. Frigate Bay is located 2.5 miles southeast of Basseterre.
After a long day of snorkeling at Frigate Bay Reef in the hot sun, stop by Shipwreck Beach Bar in South Friars Bay for a cool drink.
To reach the snorkeling on St Kitts by air, you will need to fly into Robert L Bradshaw International Airport (SKB) near Basseterre. There are regular flights from New York, Toronto, Miami, Atlanta, Newark, Charlotte and Puerto Rico on American Airlines, Delta Airlines and United Airlines.
During St Kitts snorkeling, you will find that the visibility usually ranges from 40 feet to 90 feet. The surface water temperature ranges from 85F in the summer to 75F in the winter. While snorkeling, you may encounter angelfish, damselfish, barracuda, snapper, grunts, grouper, jacks, stingrays, nurse sharks and sea turtles. Before entering the water, make sure to look out for jellyfish that are common to these waters.
Overall, Frigate Bay Reef is the 4th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 11 snorkeling dives in St Kitts.