Reasons to Go Snorkeling in Freeport
The Bahamas has long been a diving and snorkeling mecca for underwater enthusiasts around the world. If you're coming to the Bahamas with a limited amount of time, it can be difficult to decide on where to lay your head while you're here. Sometimes, flipping through the pages of a glossy magazine makes the process more overwhelming than helpful, especially if you're basing your entire holiday around a snorkeling excursion. It's true there are several fantastic places to throw on some fins and go andlsquo;a wandering', but if you've got your eye on Grand Bahamas, here are some reasons why Freeport may be the perfect home base for you:
3 Great Tour Excursions on Offer
If this is your first time to the Grand Bahamas, hiring a boat and going out on your own may not only be intimidating, but also, expensive. So save yourself the time, money and hassle and climb aboard one of three fantastic snorkeling excursions on offer. The first, excursion, the Sensational Snorkeling Sea Safari, is barrel of fun for the whole family! The vessel you venture out on, the Fantasia features a 30-foot high climbing wall, and adrenaline pumping sliding board. The 30-foot slide is a favourite amongst youngsters, and while the kids are at play, there is a vast deck to bask in the sun, enjoy a refreshing cocktail and lunch away at the on-board Bar and Grill. The other two excursions, the Robinson Crusoe Beach Party Snorkel and the Deserted Island Cruise and Beach Party all feature great music, plenty of fabulous Caribbean cocktails, and of course, plenty of time to dip and dive like the mermaid (or merman) that you are!
Snorkeling Sites Galore
If Grand Bahamas has a lot of something, it's snorkeling locales. There are oodles of great places to drop the anchor and go exploring like Peterson Cay, the smallest national park in the Bahamas, and an uninhabited island located close to Freeport. With several naturally formed walls, excellent visibility and plenty of shallow places for novice snorkelers to feel comfortable, this is a great spot. Paradise Island is another favorite amidst visitors - it's a two mile square island surrounded by a living coral wall, secret caves and an abundance of bright tropical fish to keep you visually entertained.
Freeport is Fun to Explore
Hey, it's not like you're a dolphin, you can't spend your entire vacation bobbing around in the sea, right? Lucky for you Freeport offers up a great selection of on-land activities that will no doubt appeal to your land-loving soul. There are plenty of beautiful beaches, but that's a given - What isn't a given is places like Port Lucaya, a hub for tourism, and chock full of amazing restaurants, boutiques and services to meet your every whim and be sure to look out for great live music on Friday and Saturday nights!
There are few places in the Bahamas that don't offer up some of the best snorkeling in the world, but if you're after a great mixture of culture, beautiful beaches and of course, memorably snorkeling sites, Freeport is definitely a place to throw on your list.