Best White House Bay Snorkeling

The 2nd most popular snorkel dive spot in St Kitts.

  St Kitts


  August 2, 2016

On the southwest side of St Kitts south of Basseterre, the snorkeling at White House Bay has good visibility due to its rugged, rocky beach. This shore-accessed dive site is in a sheltered bay with calm surf. Since there is little sand to be kicked up, you can expect very good visibility. Try to find the tugboat wreck in 65 foot deep water. White House Bay is located 5 miles southeast of Basseterre.

After a long day of snorkeling at White House Bay 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, White House Bay is the 2nd most popular snorkel dive spot of all 11 snorkeling dives in St Kitts.

Local Contacts:  St Kitts Tourism Authority (869) 465-4040; Pro Divers St Kitts (869) 660-3483; Dive St Kitts (869) 465-8914; Blue Water Safaris (869) 466-4933; Kenneths Dive Centre (869) 465-2670.

Best Season:  Any

Base Camp:   Bird Rock Beach Hotel (869) 465-8914

Luxury Loding:  Timothy Beach Resort; St. Kitts Marriott Resort

Breakfast Restaurant:  RItual Coffee House or Sunset Cafe, Frigate Bay

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  17.249702, -62.658994

Date Published:  1/5/2012

Date Updated:  8/2/2016

ID:  24832

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