World's Best Snorkeling Vacations
Where to SnorkelSnorkeling is one of the best ways to experience the beauty that is hidden just under the surface of many of the world's seas. The world's best snorkeling vacations are highlighted as one of the six best snorkeling spots listed and offer the snorkeler experiences that vary from site to site. Consider booking your next vacation rental home near one of these famous spots.
They may be remote, being located off the coast of the southern most American city of Key West, but they are guaranteed to offer the avid snorkeler an experience unlike any other. The seven islands are composed of sand and coral reefs. Known for the marine life that lives there, the area is steeped in pirate mythology, with many divers believing there are still remnants of lost gold buried beneath the waves.
Dry Tortugas - Florida
You couldn't build a better dive site among the world's best snorkeling vacations if you tried. With 350 sunshine-filled days each year, a water temperature of more than 80 degrees and visibility that reaches 250 feet in some parts of the water, there are more that 500 species of fish, corals and the Mesoamerican barrier reef to explore.
Cozumel - Mexico
The calm bay waters are sheltered on three sides by land, making Kapalua Bay in Maui the perfect snorkeling spot. The warm water is edged by sugar white sand and is filled with exotic and colorful fish such as the Box Fish, Butterfly Fish, Damsel Fish and the famous Humuhumunukunukuapuaa. Snorkelers will enjoy seeing lots of marine life including two reefs, crustaceans and a variety of invertebrates.
Kapalua Bay - Maui, Hawaii
The Great Barrier Reef may be Mecca for snorkelers. The famous waters are warm, and in some areas you can walk right off the beach to see the reef. Snorkeling points are located throughout the area, although many beginners choose one of many spots that have resting buoys available.
Great Barrier Reef - Australia
There is something majestic about stingrays. Large, graceful and somewhat threatening, those with the guts can actually swim with hundreds at Stingray City. A guided tour is the best way to experience this snorkeling site in the Grand Caymans. You will even have the opportunity to feed them - if you are not too scared.
Stingray City - Grand Caymans
Trunk Bay in St Johns has gorgeous water, warm temperatures, tropical vegetation and all the marine life you could want, just like many of the other world's best snorkeling vacations. It has one thing that none of them have: an underground snorkeling trail. Follow the trail to experience everything that Trunk Bay has to offer.
Trunk Bay - St. Johns, US Virgin Islands
If you have never snorkeled before, you cannot understand the beauty of the sea. Snorkeling is not difficult to learn and can be an excellent activity for families, couples or even those interested in a solo vacation. Book a vacation rental at one of the world's best snorkeling vacations, hire a guide, and put on your flippers. Bask in the majesty of the undersea world and you'll never want to surface.