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Snorkel Park Kings Wharf

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Snorkel Park Kings Wharf

I saw on this forum a while a tip from someone about the best place to actually snorkel at the Snorkel Park.

Now I am actually doing the planning for next week and I can't seem to find this tip anywhere, can anyone help me on this?

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That's probably because it ain't an especially good place to snorkel...unless your're simply looking for the 'closest' snorkeling spot to the end of a cruise ship gangway, berthed at King's/Heritage Wharf. It's also a convenient spot for '..cruising..' parents with small children. There is a $5 admission charge to use the beach facilities at the Snorkel Park attraction..



For the best snorkeling from the beach in Bermuda, head to CHURCH BAY along the south shore. This is a fairly open south shore bay...but reasonably well-protected by a 'crescent' of rock and broken reef reaching out from the shore to knock down the swell. The immediate area has rock, broken reef and smaller coral formations that make for a great habitat for marine life and the best snorkeling from the beach in Bermuda.

For pretty good snorkeling from the beach, there is also TOBACCO BAY, located out along Bermuda's northeastern shore, on the 'backside' of Saint George's. This is a well protected, relatively shallow little bay with rock formations that make for a pretty good manine habitat and good snorkeling. There is no surf and very little swell out along Bermuda's north shore due to the extentive barrier reef system farther offshore...so you can also snorkel out on the 'ocean-side' of the rocks without difficulty.

There are concessionaires at both CHURCH BAY and TOBACCO BAY where you can rent basic snorkeling gear.

Edited: 08 September 2011, 18:01
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2. Re: Snorkel Park Kings Wharf

KDKSAIL, again thanks so much for the info....was going to ask about snorkeling places!!!

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If you're a rank beginner or an un-confident swimmer. you'll probably find that the shallower TOBACCO BAY may be better suited to your skill level.

If you've snorkeled before and are reasonably confident in your abilities (just 'average' is sufficient) then CHURCH BAY will be the much better choice. If you can also '..time..' your visit here to Low Tide, the water here will tend to be relatively calm and 'flat' (little 'swell').

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We've never been to Church Bay, but did see it from the bus and it looks beautiful.

We did go to Tobacco Bay last week and loved it. The water was so calm and clear and we saw many beautiful colored fish when we were just standing in the water.

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Why it is called SNORKLE park- I do not know- very little fish- but saw some beer cans, Tobacco Bay is worth the trip.

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Snorkel Park is a manmade beach. Bermuda has so many beautiful beaches it is a shame to waste hours here.

You can snorkel at Church or Tobacco Bay like others have said. We have also snorkeled at Warwick Long Bay and Jobson's Cove. There is not as much there as the other two but the beaches are less crowded and also good for swimming.

We have also snorkeled at John Smith's Bay but it can be very rough like Church Bay.

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