Snorkeling the Bahamas, Florida Keys and Virgin Islands
Take a break from diving if you’re looking for a change of perspective, and check out the view from above as you snorkel in the shallows between dives. Mother Nature’s smallest creatures live in the shallowest areas, so keep your eyes peeled for juvenile damselfish, angelfish, and even some tiny blennies with heads the size of a pea! So shed your scuba gear and see what lurks at the top of the water.
Whether your in the Bahamas, Florida Keys, or Virgin Islands, there are always islands to explore and we’ll take you there! Because sometimes you feel like getting off the boat and feeling the sand under your toes…
In the Bahamas, we can take you snorkeling over to uninhabited cays where you can comb the beach for shells and sea glass, snorkel with southern stingrays, hang conch in a tree, or just find your land legs for an afternoon. We can even take you to the small inhabited out-islands of the Bahamas, like Bimini, where you can walk down the one sleepy that is downtown Alicetown, browse in the straw market for souvenirs, pick up some native Bahamian rum, dance to some Calypso music, and try some conch salad.
For your Florida Keys trip, we’ll make a stop on Key West which is not to be missed. Key West’s history is a colorful one, as are the folks who live there. Head on down to Mallory square where every night the island celebrates the end of another day by saluting the sun at the Sunset Celebration. Any excuse for a party! Starting an hour before the sun sinks into the sea, street performers and artists gather in the square providing amazing entertainment and crazy acrobatics. Don’t miss the trained cats – you’ve never seen anything like it, we promise!
And of course in the Virgin Islands there are beautiful islands to visit. We make regular stops at Virgin Gorda to visit the famous Baths, a strange yet gorgeous collection of rocks around a serene blue harbor. We try to be sure to get there early to have the place to ourselves before all the crowds arrive. We also make visits to Salt Island, the scene of the famous wreck of the Rhone, and home to three of the last sea salt harvesters in the BVIs.