Rum Cay Snorkeling

The 14th most popular snorkel dive spot in Long Island.

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Southeast of Nassau and northeast of Long Island, the snorkeling at Rum Cay offers protected waters good for beginners. This patchy reef provides habitat for butterflyfish, parrotfish, angelfish and grouper. The water are about 15 feet deep with up to 75 foot visibility. The best snorkeling is off the west end of Rum Cay to the northwest of Sandy Point.

To reach the snorkeling at Long Island, 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). When flying into Long Island, the main airfield is Deadmans Cay Airport.

Tip: Keep in mind while snorkeling Rum Cay off Long Island, the water temperture is known to vary greatly from summer (78F-84F) to winter (68F-76F).

Overall, Rum Cay is the 14th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 15 snorkeling dives in Long Island.

MORE INFORMATION

Local Contact(s):  Bahamas Tourism (242) 322-7500.

Recommended Book:  "Bahamas Complete Snorkeling Guide" from Lawson Wood

Recommended Map:  "Bahamas Dive Map" from Franko Maps

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  Gems At Paradise Resort

Luxury Loding:  Stella Maris Resort (242) 338-2051; Cape Santa Maria Resort (250) 598-3366

Reference Source:  click here http://www.bahamas.com/islands/long

GPS:  23.669583, -74.951153

Date Published:  12/28/2011

Date Updated:  7/13/2016

ID:  24841

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