On the northwest side of Nevis and south of St Kitts, the snorkeling at Pinneys Beach is good for beginners due to its protective artificial reefs. During Pinneys Beach snorkeling, you may encounter tangs, parrotfish, damselfish, grunts, barracuda and stingrays.
After a long day of snorkeling at Pinneys Beach 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, Pinneys Beach is the 6th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 11 snorkeling dives in St Kitts.